Holding titles such as licensed aesthetician and physician's assistant, the team at Skin Perfection brings years of training and expertise to their complexion-refining treatments. As experts, they have mastered a wide range of methods for restoring youthful appearances, from the microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels that remove dull skin to the dermal fillers and injectable cheesecakes that plump up facial creases. Clinic owner Yvonne Hogue knows her way around such medical-grade products as Obagi, Skinceuticals, and Prevage MD, and her colleague and protégé Gilda Simonian builds her own repertoire of services under Hogue’s supervision.
Supervised by board-certified doctors, staff members at Pleasanton Allergy and Dermatology identify and tame allergies, asthma, and skin conditions for greater everyday comfort and health. Doctors conduct extensive evaluations to determine the source of allergies or asthma triggers in order to customize treatments, offer preventative advice, and write directions for shrunken school buses patrolling the nose and lungs for unwelcome pathogens. Clients can also find relief from topical afflictions in a full range of medical and cosmetic dermatology services.
A licensed aesthetician and cosmetology-school graduate, Stacey Witt is well-versed in the importance of skincare as it relates to beauty. She applies sunscreen at the conclusion of facials to ward off harmful UV rays, and she wields products that work with a variety of skin types to unclog pores and brighten complexions. Witt approaches each of her treatments with attentiveness, whether she is performing an enzyme peel, a lip treatment, or a makeup application for paparazzi-heavy treks to take out the garbage.
Beauty and relaxation are both top priorities at Purity Day Spa, where the staff pamper guests with spa services ranging from soothing massage and aromatherapy to diamond-peel microdermabrasion and bridal makeup. A variety of massage modalities, including hot stone and shiatsu, cater to muscle needs after one too many bathroom-mirror flexing sessions. Alternatively, skincare treatments such as extractions and collagen anti-aging facials leave skin glowing and healthy.
The staff at Alexandra's European Skin Care Spa keeps its aesthetic armory stocked with technology ready to aid in beautifying missions. The Formostar infrared body wraps help patients break down fat cells without undressing, and the two wands connected to the Beautiful Image Model 900 send zaps of microcurrents at facial wrinkles, unwanted body flab, and underperforming orchestras. A selection of diamond or crystal tips pair with the spa?s FDA-approved microdermabrasion system to fend off blotches and blemishes, and treatments, such as the oxygen facial, target complexions with high-pressure gusts of oxygen and mists of nutrient-rich serum that opens pores and revitalizes surfaces. The spa also schedules traditional treatments, including massage, waxing, and Bronze Biologic spray-tanning sessions. By stocking up on products from Image Skincare and Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, they can augment each of their treatments and never have to answer the sphinx that guards each drugstore's beauty aisle.
While earning her degree in Business Entrepreneurship, Alicia Moore's dedication to skincare earned her the nickname "Beauty Sensai." So she formalized the moniker when she opened her business, and today, beautifies clients with the effortless professionalism of a veteran aesthetician. Specializing in hair removal, Alicia offers basic waxing as well as natural sugaring and threading, which allows her the precision needed to finely sculpt eyebrows into perfect arches or smiling caterpillars. Other beautifying services include skin-rejuvenating LED treatments and professional makeup application.