Board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of Neos Med Spa, Dr. Shaun Parson, insists that his licensed medical staff undergo intensive training in both the technology and administration of all treatments. This expert training, combined with a catlike fascination with lasers, has led to the center?s specialization in laser procedures, including hair removal, spider-vein removal, custom skin-rejuvenation treatments to treat acne, and anti-aging treatments. A detailed consultation precedes each treatment, helping technicians develop a custom plan of action that optimizes results. Neos MedSpa also offers Botox and Dysport injections, and a medically supervised weight-loss program that supplements a very low-calorie diet with HCG injections to help patients lose one to two pounds a day.
A staff of licensed and board-certified doctors heads Center for Venous Disease, where their sole attention is on treating the underlying cause of varicose veins. Prior to their procedures, patients come in to be fitted with compression stockings by onsite experts, who dole out use-and-care instructions as well as tips on how best to accessorize stockings for inaugural balls. Treatments can employ a dual method of radiofrequency and ultrasound to eradicate the source of unsightly varicose and spider veins, thereby reducing chances of a recurrence. After treatments, clients keep wearing the compression stockings for at least two weeks for long-lasting results.
Both women and men turn to one of Madison Avenue Salon & Day Spa's four locations when they need treatments capable of instilling relaxation while rejuvenating looks. In the spa, massage therapists extract tension with hands and hot stones and aestheticians apply nutrient-rich Dermalogica products that hydrate the skin. The salon side of their operation boasts a large team of stylists, who keep current on both office-ready and avant-garde looks with continuing education from Redken.
Inside of My Resort Tanning & Spa’s private rooms, clients control their tanning destiny by specifying desired darkness and tint. Booths, beds, and UV-free Mystic and VersaSpa spray tans deliver such customized finishes, allowing all who enter to depart with a skin tone that best complements their back-to-school wardrobe or perpetual end-of-summer frowning. For additional relaxation, the spa also pampers the body and mind with hydromassage, red-light therapy, and a moisturizing hydrofusion-therapy machine.
Inner Radiance Spa, a "Best of Groupon" in 2011, knows the key to achieving and maintaining healthy skin: treating it with non-toxic products. To that end, the specialists rely on organic products from the Hungarian Eminence Organic Skin Care line, which incorporates ingredients such as flowers, herbs, and fruits instead of harsh chemicals.
But the spa's earth-friendly approach doesn't just benefit faces?its commitment to sustainable practices includes using biodegradable cleaning supplies, recycling, and serving fair-trade tea. The business even utilizes a water filtration system that prevents staff from having to buy bottled water or squeeze a cactus till it cries. This green approach was spearheaded by founder Shaly Vassigh, who recalls her education at the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics and experience as a holistic skincare practitioner to offer spa treatments that nourish both the skin and the earth.
As they stroll along the green, undulating grounds of the Marriott's Wildfire Golf Club, guests watch as a fire pit slowly comes into view. White sand golf hazards slope along the grassy surface, and rows of palm trees sway. Then, they arrive at their destination: Meritage Steakhouse. Inside, spotted cowhides cover chairs beneath cream-and-burgundy ceilings high enough to allow room for a black-tie food fight. Expansive windows complement meals with natural sunlight and landscape views.
All of this is the setting for the restaurant's main draw: steaks. Filet or porterhouse, dressed with b?arnaise or white truffle butter, paired with lobster tail or scallops, the steaks are filled with a soft textured tenderness that only comes from using the best aged, marbled cuts. Meritage operates on an organic, sustainable philosophy, and partners with a largely local community of farmers, fisheries, and artisans. All of the steaks hail from just two ranches?one in California and one in Colorado?that pride themselves on their cattle's vegetarian diets.