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The team at Bella Medspa comprises osteopathic physicians, nurses, laser technicians, and medical aestheticians, all of whom focus their skills on restoring youthful facets to faces. They use DiamondTome microdermabrasion technology to buff away dead skin cells and minimize age spots, and beauty injections to tame wrinkles and plump up features that have lost volume. Different injections, along with IPL treatments, help to reduce signs of aging, whereas flashes of laser light zap unwanted body hair on nearly any area of the anatomy.

28 E Montgomery Ave
Ardmore,
PA
US

The Makeup Bar Salon may be named for its chair-lined countertops that brim with signature cosmetics, but its staff of stylists and aestheticians brings much more than just makeup artistry to the table. Supervised by Lisa Severino, a makeup artist with more than 20 years of experience, the salon’s many claims to fame include a seaweed facial that was a 2011 Pick by InStyle magazine and a blow-dry bar with a choice of three styling options: tousled, straight, or Louis XIV. Meanwhile, eyebrow specialists flaunt years of over-eye artistry in brow-shaping sessions that both correct past tweezing blunders and ensure flattering contours when brows grow out. Clients can put a bow on their spa and salon services with exclusive cosmetics, whether the salon’s own or the feng-shui-inspired Color Elements line designed by Severino herself.

264 S 20th St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The tools of the hair-removal trade remain simple at Anjuthreads. A bit of baby powder here, some Aveda toner to close pores there. And the most important item in the aestheticians' toolkit: pure cotton thread from India.

Thread in hand, one of Anjuthreads' experts twists and rolls over the unwanted hair?gently removing it from the skin like a farmer harvesting the world's tiniest, hairiest crop of corn. This ritual unfolds across the face and neck, with attention paid to the sensitivity of skin. If the client prefers it, the salon can also turn to wax to help remove hair.

1126 Walnut St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Posh Nail Studio’s nail technicians furbish fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures that pamper skin with botanicals such as aloe juice, peppermint oil, soybean oil, and cucumber heel cream. Instead of posing like a flamingo during spa pedicures, clients unwind in a massage chair as a technician cleanses and files each toe-shield and removes dull skin cells with an exfoliating sand scrub. Hot-rock massages melt tension from legs and feet during treatments such as Rock the Posh and the Milk Me pedicure, and hot towels envelop hooves in warmth more soothing than a lullaby sung by someone with cough-drop breath.

163 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

A team of doctors and technicians use lasers and other clinical techniques to realize clients' cosmetic goals. They spotlight wrinkles, blemishes, hair, and varicose veins with lasers to whisk such offending particles off of bodies and faces. Waxing, too, fells follicular shrubbery. To slough away materials that cause facial dullness, such as dead skin or a papier-mâché mask worn two years too many, the staff administers peels, facials, and microdermabrasion.

1528 Walnut Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

It generally takes about six laser treatments to completely banish unwelcome hair, which is why you are conveniently able to combine two Groupons for a total of six sessions on one area. Those who don't want to go completely body bald but just want to thin out and lighten up a particularly hairy situation can simply get fewer sessions than the magic six. Upon your first visit, a clinic director will help set up your individualized treatment regimen to establish the frequency and number of visits necessary to achieve desired results. Use this initial consultation to ask pertinent questions or to swap apple-streusel recipes with your lasersmith.

1425 Arch Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US