Medical procedures and spa treatments share a home at Allure Skin and Laser Clinic, where medical aestheticians reinvigorate skin with facial peels, laser hair removal, permanent makeup, and other treatments that blur the line between the laboratory and the day spa. Though their specialties vary, the staff members share a common philosophy: treat each guest as an individual who deserves to be pampered.
This philosophy pervades every aspect of the spa, from the smile and steamy cup of herbal tea that await guests upon their arrival to the treatments themselves—each of which begins with a personal consultation and a customized skin analysis. The aestheticians often call upon advanced implements such as a special skin scanner to determine which treatments to deploy. Their considerable skills also allow the team to camouflage scars, whiten teeth, and obliterate rebellious planets with their laser devices.
By frequently consulting with the team at Aveda, the staff at Scruples Salon & Spa stays on top of current trends and developments in the beauty world. They perform services both modern and time-tested, including cosmetic teeth whitening, body-hair removal, and head-hair colouring. Additionally, aestheticians and stylists goes out of their way to calm brides-to-be as they prepare for their big day. The wedding gurus apply makeup, sculpt hair worthy of being immortalized in pictures, and divulge tips on how to discern jellyfish from delicious globs of grape jelly lying on honeymoon beaches. Aveda products remain a constant in the wide array of services the staff performs, as the plant-based hair and skin serums have a proven track record of adding shine to hair and making faces look good enough to lick.
The professional beautifiers at Bassett Spa blend therapeutic-grade essential oils and plant-based biodegradable ingredients directly on-site to slather on skin during spa services. The organic products, applied during peels and facials, help hydrate skin and gently remove the remnants of failed gum bubbles, and vibrant polish glistens atop fingers and toes as they emerge from mani-pedis. The body artisans can also whisk away unwanted hair or apply permanent makeup.
"I now use many of the noninvasive medical services I offer at my clinics to fight the aging process. I have personally never felt or looked better and I am now in my forties," says Eleanor Welsh, founder of Skin Vitality Medical Clinic. Using Elos laser and radio frequency technology, her team of registered nurses and registered practical nurses is able to reshape bodies, erase body hair, and tighten skin with the push of a button. Their skill with beauty injectables comes from extensive training from Allergan and other pharmaceutical companies, giving them the deft ability to leave clients' faces more youthful than a rosebud in a sippy cup. For more dramatic results, Dr. Conor B. Turley performs cosmetic surgeries such as tucks, augmentations, and lifts.
The staff at A Touch of Paradise Esthetics boast expertise that covers nearly every square inch of the body, and they perform services with the singular aim of making guests look and feel their best. Starting at the toes, pedicures doll up feet for trips to the beach, and waxing and laser hair removal rid the entire body of unwanted bristle. More than 10 types of facials bring out each client's inner glow, and more powerful treatments such as microdermabrasion are brought in to deal with deep wrinkles and frown lines. The staff also work to maintain a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere, which is why clients are asked to turn off their phones and leave extra-crinkly potato-chip bags in the car.
At Body Bliss Beautique, trained technicians perform a wide range of aesthetic and wellness treatments. Prior to each service, they provide a complimentary consultation to determine each client's aesthetic concerns, from wrinkles and sunspots to unwanted hair and yellowing teeth. During mani-pedis, nail technicians coat digits with any of the shop’s 25-plus different Shellac colours, each formulated to resist chips caused by car keys and aggressive keytaring for up to two weeks. The skincare specialists also uplift sagging skin with dermal fillers and skin-tightening photofacials, and provide such wellness treatments as chiropractic services and infrared-sauna sessions.