Upon walking into the waiting area of Body Bar Laser Clinic, you may feel as though you've stepped into the future: an electric fireplace sits between stark white shelves filled with Obagi and SkinCeuticals products, and illuminated orbs hang from a ceiling that glows with electric blue light. Inside the clinic, the technology is no less advanced. Medically supervised technicians wield Syneron's eMax system to target a variety of skin conditions. During the Triniti series, a PhotoFacial radiofrequency session targets age spots and sun damage before the ReFirme device tightens skin and the Matrix IR fractional laser diminishes wrinkles. The team also reduces cellulite with noninvasive VelaShape sessions, sculpts bodies with Zerona cold-laser energy, and uses Proellixe vibration treatments to tone muscles and shake ears free of coins forgotten by magicians.
It looks a bit like a distant cousin of the R2-D2 droid from Star Wars: it's a modular, upright unit on four wheels with a display screen that could double for a face. But the Harmony XL laser is a primary tool the technicians at Avante Laser & Aesthetics use to beautify their clients. It addresses more than 60 skin conditions, smoothing wrinkles, fading age spots, and removing tattoos. It's also used during Avante's laser hair-removal sessions.
Avante's other main beautification device is the HydraFacial machine. This is used to suction out debris from pores and push serums deep into the face for intense hydration. It can also slough off dead skin cells and glitter makeup left over from childhood beauty pageants with its diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and it can brighten faces during LED treatments.
Since Oakridge Laser & Skin Care Clinic's service menu leans so heavily on advanced medical procedures?think laser vein removal and even intense-pulsed-light skin rejuvenation?it's a good thing the centre is run by Dr. Shihab, a physician with an impressive background. He has concentrated on laser technology for more than 12 years, and he shares his knowledge with students at the Laser and CosMedic Academy, which he founded.
The clinic is also home to a spa side, where staffers relieve muscle tension with five kinds of massage, groom hands with peppermint-sugar scrubs, and cleanse faces with minerals and skincare products from Bhoomi Minerals.
If it has an on switch, then Simin Yazdani Tehrani, a medical doctor, probably knows how to use it to improve her clients' skin tone and texture. With more than 18 years of professional experience studying and performing medical-grade cosmetic procedures, the doctor has mastered the use of cosmetic-laser systems, skin-firming radio-frequency technologies, IPL, crystal and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands, intense pulsed-light systems, and needle-free mesotherapy equipment. This arsenal of technology allows the doctor and her staff to accurately address a wide range of skincare concerns without resorting to invasive surgeries or consultations with a Magic 8 Ball.
The certified technicians at InkOff Laser Tattoo Removal wield the Quanta Q-Plus laser to diminish or remove all colours of body art. While skin is kept cool and comfortable with the Zimmer Cryo system, the laser breaks up ink particles for eventual removal through the lymphatic system. Most patients begin seeing results after one or two treatments, but more may be necessary to completely remove tattoos.
As soon as smock-clad clients settle into the styling chairs at Ciao Bella Studios, seasoned stylists spring into action. They can snip up sleek new haircuts, arrange locks into formal up-dos, or smoothen locks with an innovative Dickson Keratin Action treatment—an intensive formula that penetrates cuticles to repair and protect hair. As the stylists work, nail technicians keep busy at mani-pedi stations, decorating fingers and toes with durable gel polishes. Meanwhile, in private treatment rooms, skincare specialists strip away unwanted fuzz with professional wax. The versatile specialists also offer advanced laser treatments that can remove hair, wrinkles, and tattoos that read "Bob Dole '96".