Dr. Thomas McFadden may not be an artist, but he makes the human body his canvas. After studying under three of the world?s most experience cosmetic surgeons, Dr. McFadden stepped into his own practice where he spends time getting to know his patients and understanding their aesthetic desires so that their surgeries result in the looks they?ve envisioned. A staff of anesthesia personnel and registered nurses work alongside Dr. McFadden, aiding him in his state-of-the-art surgery center and in performing less invasive treatments, such as facials, hair removal, and dermal fillers, which reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
At Greenville Vein & Aesthetics, board-certified surgeon Dr. Donald Gilbert leads a team of medical professionals who employ lasers to wage war on varicose veins, unwanted fuzz, and wrinkles. They also rejuvenate skin with Botox injections, which help smooth down wrinkles, and with SkinMedica chemical peels, which can tighten skin and mitigate acne scarring. By evaluating six different dermal components, Visia Complexion Analysis helps staffers decide which treatments suit clients best and which points to bring up during joint counseling appointments with their breakout-prone noses.
The products used at Wisteria Aveda Salon Spa harness the beautifying power of plants and flowers. In line with the Aveda philosophy of caring for the earth, the stylists here wash and primp hair with naturally derived shampoos and pomades, and makeup artists flatter features with mineral-based powders and recycling stickers. Organic keratin and protein treatments tame frizzy locks, and botanical waxes whisk away unwanted fuzz.
Regency Salon & Spa's professional staff rejuvenates bodies from scalp to toe with a bouquet of services that draw upon products from Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and Abba. From lifeless ponytails to hissing coifs of snakes, unflattering cuts meet their match in the salon’s stylists, who frame complexions with precision haircuts, beach wave perms, glossing treatments, and vibrant highlights. Reflexology massages and soothing pedicures coax tension from weary feet, and organic medical facials leave faces glowing like a jack-o'-lantern’s nuclear reactor. Patrons can unwind on a plush couch or warm their freshly manicured hands beside the spa’s cozy fireplace.
Each year, skincare company Rhonda Allison sponsors a 90-day Face-Off Competition, which awards the aesthetician who makes the most drastic improvements on a patient's skin. In 2006, aesthetician Helene won first place by using a series of peels and Acculift facial-toning sessions. She employs those same award-winning techniques at her skincare studio, Youthful Solutions by Helene. Additionally, she offers facials, microphototherapy, and Pressotherapy, a cellulite-removal technique that was honed by printing-press inventor Johannes Gutenberg.
Readers of the Greenville News cast their votes and named The Spa at West End the "Best Day Spa" in both 2012 and 2013. In addition to eight-hour pampering packages, the spa also offers facials, full-service hair and nail services, and makeup services. For an additional fee clients can clean up afterwards with a Vichy shower, which allows patrons to recline on a cushioned table while warm water pours over their bodies. Finally, complimentary steam-room visits and custom-blended aromatherapy oils ensure that the spa remains a relaxing retreat.