Shady Grove Laser Aesthetic Center's experienced doctor Steve Behram leads a team that helps skin of all tones look its smoothest and tightest. Laser hair-removal treatments aim to banish unwanted fuzz and natural SPF protection using the handheld CoolGlide laser system. Free up space on lower arms for distraction-free slap-bracelet modeling, or neatly define eyebrow territories. A post-procedure topical treatment relieves most irritation caused by the lasers. Shady Grove recommends five to eight laser treatments on most areas for the best results.
Before her passion for aesthetics brought her to the United States, England native Nicola Cattle, who trained in the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland, worked with a dermatologist and plastic surgeon in London. There she learned how to treat patients suffering from severe acne and how to combine aesthetic treatments with dermatological treatments.
Now, at Nicola of London Body & Skin Care, she continues this work alongside her international team of licensed aestheticians. They transform clients using a blend of European and American beauty techniques potent enough to erase fine age lines from even the most grizzled sea captain.
They customize treatments to each client’s skin type, sometimes veering from their extensive menu of spa services. The beauty experts perform European and green-tea facials, microdermabrasions, five PCA peels, ultrasound and red-light skin therapy, and a range of relaxation massages. They also perform Lymphobiology treatments—a process that relies on an enzyme peel, glycolic peel, or exfoliating grains used in tandem with steam and lymphatic drainage.
A team of nearly 20 beauty professionals run Dolce Vita Salon & Spa, each member bringing unique talents and style to the massage table or styling chair. Inside the salon, hair professionals utilize Schwarzkopf and ColorProof haircare products as they cut off split ends, deep-condition damaged strands, and apply highlights or full-color treatments. Men can choose from a list of specialized services that include grey-hair camouflaging and brow waxing. Women can also enjoy classic cosmetic services such as makeup applications or eyelash tinting and extensions. Outside the salon, spa professionals—including licensed aestheticians and massage therapists—welcome both sexes to indulge in a cleansing SkinCeuticals facial or a soothing Swedish or reflexology massage.
Certified surgeon Dr. Anouche M. Roberts of Liquid Facelift Centers combines surgical expertise with a passion for aesthetic medicine. Her expert knowledge of the face aids her as she wards off signs of aging with liquid facelifts and laser treatments using a laser new to the industry. A restrained aesthetic style, attention to detail, and knack for all things artistic round out Dr. Roberts’ qualifications and explain her affinity for cross-stitching all of her patients’ post-op prescriptions rather than writing them. Having performed more than 5,000 injectable procedures using the micro-cannula injection technique, Dr. Roberts has mastered performing pain-free, precise injections with little to no bruising.
Board-certified, award-winning dermatologist Dr. Lily Talakoub has been quoted in Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, which asked her to speak about summer skincare. Readers found her advice helpful, but it's visitors to Dr. Talakoub's contemporary chic office who get personalized care. The Center offers modern amenities combined with dermatologic care to create a unique spa experience, with available services that include CoolSculpting, during which technicians use an FDA-approved device to freeze fat cells, which can result the reduction of fat in treatment areas.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.