The tall white Doric columns that flank the entrance to Diamond Salon and Spa give a not-so-subtle hint to the similarly stately interior. This Chestnut Hill establishment, flowing with natural light from the large, curved front windows, keeps an understated tan-and-cream color scheme, with lots of comfortable seating and a few leafy touches. Appealingly room, Diamond Salon and Spa provides a waiting area, a section dedicated to manicures and pedicures and a massage/waxing space, discretely tucked away behind doors. Diamond Salon carries Dermalogica Skincare products and the Youngblood mineral makeup line, which the salon uses exclusively for its facials and applications. Appointments are welcomed here seven days a week, with limited walk-in availability.
To more effectively treat a range of skin and hair types, the medically supervised clinicians at Style MedSpa/Laser Hair Removal Center utilize a range of advanced technologies, including long-pulsed Alexandrite, Diode, YAG, and IPL cosmetic laser systems. Although these systems mainly target unwanted stubble, the staff also treats signs of sun damage, fine lines, and spider veins with similar laser therapies. Botox and other dermal fillers are also available to combat aging. Even the teeth-whitening treatments and exfoliating facials rely on cutting-edge equipment from NASA's top-secret spas.
In a warm-yet-airy atmosphere of stone walls and high ceilings – plus exposed beams for the fully rustic effect – Spa Elysium in Chestnut Hill will take care of your hair, face and nail needs. Brighten your look with hair color or highlights at this sunny shop, or peruse the complete menu of manicure, pedicure and facial options, including the signature Elysium Radiance facial. Each are perfect pampering treats, while a detoxifying seaweed wrap nourishes and soothes the entire body, for a more rejuvenating experience. The area near the spa’s entrance is given over to a retail section with artful greeting cards, scented candles and colorful, trendy jewelry, plus hair care products by the likes of Aveda and Bumble & bumble.
Dr. Gerald R. Phelan is no stranger to cutting-edge medical treatments. He participated in the FDA study for VelaSmooth, an advanced cellulite-reduction device, and routinely performs other noninvasive medical aesthetics procedures as the director of Chestnut Hill Aesthetics Center. When he’s not helping to put new treatments on the market, Dr. Phelan oversees the center’s qualified staff as they take aim at unwanted body hair, wrinkles, and spider veins. When the doctor and his team turn their attention to skin on the face, they use IPL photofacials and microdermabrasion wands to clear away sun damage, rosacea, and embarrassing smudges of mom’s lipstick.
Jardin Medical Spa springs several spa services on Philadelphia's faces, but only two have been set aside for Groupon users. The chemical peel efficiently and effectively treats skin that's been damaged by the harsh winter sun, unevenly pigmented, unfairly wrinkled, or unwisely replaced with a hologram. The spa's sugarcane-based glycolic peel improves texture and tone, adding a healthier look to faces while helping reduce future aging agitators such as age spots or faded pigmentation. At 15 minutes, the chemical peel is also one of the fastest cosmetic procedures available, topped only by a goblet of vitriol tossed in the face by a spiteful Victorian mistress.
With his long list of degrees, certifications, and hospital affiliations, Dr. Mark P. Solomon—who has been featured as an expert source in such publications as the Philadelphia Inquirer—sets any client who may be intimidated by cosmetic surgery at ease. Dr. Solomon harnesses his two decades of expertise to enhance appearances with a wide range of procedures, including liposuction, face lifts, and Botox. He also oversees a staff of medical aestheticians who perform noninvasive treatments, such as chemical peels and laser hair removal, which blasts unwanted hair with laser-tag guns.