The staff, which includes a certified laser specialist, at Gentle Light Laser Center’s three clinics harness beams to address clients’ needs, inside and out. They specialize in aesthetic services, from resurfacing laser and photo facials to spider-vein- and hair-removal treatments. Teeth are also spotlighted during whitening services, which use LEDs to eliminate deep-set stains or graffiti from vengeful tooth fairies. The Center’s scope goes beyond cosmetic services as well, offering laser acupuncture and cold-laser therapy to relieve pain and assist healing.
In the waxing world, soft wax tends to be less painful for a client, though it's often not used for Brazilian treatments because it poses a higher degree of difficulty for aestheticians. Not so at The Pretty Kitty, where the experienced team featured in InStyle's October 2013 Beauty Black Book deftly applies soft wax to deliver more efficient and comfortable treatments than traditional hard wax allows. Using only high-quality products, they often finish skin-smoothing full Brazilians in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. With the same gentle touch, this full service waxing boutique will also dismiss unwanted body hair from all body regions, including legs, lips, and eyebrows.
A quiet and relaxing getaway from the outside world, Frenchic Home Sweet Spa facilitates relaxation. Aromatherapy massages, salt scrubs, and deep-cleansing facials awaken the skin and lift the spirits. Meanwhile, on the salon side, stylists offer women's and men’s haircuts, coloring treatments, and spa mani-pedis.
With 24 years of medical experience in the U.S., U.K., and India, Dr. Ram Chandra reels in his far-reaching skills to focus exclusively on beauty woes. At Anara Medspa & Cosmetic Laser Center, LLC, named best medical spa by readers of New Jersey Monthly, the consultant, board certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery, combats unwanted hair, sun damage, and spider veins with advanced laser technology, while his team of aestheticians replenishes skin with traditional facials and chemical peels.
If it turns out practice doesn’t make perfect, Ethos Spa’s medical director, Dr. Hardik Soni, will be very disappointed. Dr. Soni, who specializes in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, has performed more than 35,000 laser treatments over the course of his career. At his spa, he works with a team of plastic surgeons and aestheticians to perform even more, turning to laser beams’ power for a variety of purposes: minimizing the visibility of unsightly veins, tightening skin, and soothing acne. The med spa’s services extend beyond laser treatments, too. The team also instills clients with a youthful glow via microdermabrasion, Botox injections, facials, and making them sleep in glow-in-the-dark cribs.
Drawing from her family's catalog of natural wax recipes, the proprietor of Girl from Ipanema Spa evicts fuzz with homemade waxes designed to play nice with sensitive skin. The spa's aestheticians also rejuvenate visages with facials that rely on either organic ingredients or high-tech methods, as in the photofacial, which skips PPx pulsed light across skin ponds to break up rosacea, sun damage, and other imperfections. Amidst green-tea-hued walls, exfoliating sea salts and essential oils remove dry skin and prepare bodies for airbrush tanning. Visitors can cop a full range of Éminence handmade organic skincare products to continue their bodycare at home or on the giant hamster wheels they've agreed to live on for science.