Not content to merely determine prescriptions, optometrists and staff members at the Brandywine Vision Associates also manage eye disease, conduct LASIK consultations, and procure high-end eyewear from brands such as Giorgio Armani, Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, and Prada. After an exam determines patients' prescriptions and algebra skills, they pick out frames furbished with lenses in ultrathin, scratch-resistant, polarized, or high-def varieties, or grab contacts. Customers can visit on weekdays, evenings, or weekends.
At Elements to Wellness, clients leave behind their cares to relax with soothing massages, rejuvenating facials, and refreshing skincare treatments. In a private room, pillowy treatment tables sit head to head, inviting twosomes to relax on them during couples massages. Clients can recline comfortably on a table in another private room as a licensed aesthetician rejuvenates their skin with custom oil- or wrinkle-reducing facials. The spa also offers Jane Iredale mineral-makeup applications, body scrubs, and waxing services.
Anew Salon & Spa makes hair its business. From formal updos to simple cuts, the stylists can create any kind of look to fit both everyday and spectacular occasions. In addition to haircuts, color, and straightening treatments, the staff offers a variety of spa services, including facials to clear away acne and massages to loosen muscle knots and free backs for an evening of crab walking.
At Rejuvenation Wellness Center, healers rely upon a single modality: Tui Na. The Asian style of bodywork recalibrates unbalanced energy and emotions with the power of touch. It can diminish stress, fatigue, and tension, as well as boost energy and relaxation.
Attached to the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, the 60-year-old Women's Clinic, Ltd., resurrects wilted skin and slays unwanted hair with the cutting edge of beauty's technological arsenal. During the microderabrasion treatment, a stream of small crystals blasts off the outer layer of dead and damaged skin cells, which are then gently suctioned off the face, exposing the fresh, idealistic cells underneath that have yet to sell out their youthful vigor to dryness and sun damage. The treatment can eliminate such beauty plagues as fine lines, enlarged pores, age spots, hyperpigmentation, scars, wrinkles, and extraterrestrial parasites acting as second skins. Those looking to gain an aerodynamic edge in a dolphin swim-off can avail themselves of the laser hair-removal treatments, which barrage ill-loved fur with supercharged light from a state-of-the-art Laserscope Lyra machine. This beam box directs long pulses of light at follicles, using heat to lull them into an ineffectual, sloth-like stupor.
Helmed by certified massage therapist and licensed skincare specialist Alisha Corcino, the staff members at Alisha's Spa Euphoria relax clients with massages and beautify skin with a robust selection of facial, peel, and spray-tanning treatments. The diverse skincare roster includes treatments that fight acne, enzyme-brightening facials that fight blotchy skin and help reduce signs of aging, and microdermabrasion that eliminates dead skin cells.