More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
As a physician who's double-board-certified in anesthesia and laser surgery, Dr. Gail Humble has found that her expertise is in demand. She's shared her knowledge in the pages of such press outlets as the Los Angeles Daily News and Skin & Aging magazine, and she's even appeared on Extra and other television shows. When she's not demonstrating her methods to the public, Dr. Humble's treating such skin problems as wrinkles, scarring, and varicose veins with the services that she determines will be most effective for each patient—especially for patients who write her nice cards that use the word "cool-tacular" a lot. One such method, Botox, reduces the appearance of fine lines by weakening the muscle activity that causes wrinkles. Meanwhile, IPL and Laser Genesis treatments promote collagen production and make the skin appear tighter, and facial peels remove the skin's damaged outer layers.
Although Aesthetic Edge's doctors specialize in cosmetic treatments for the head and neck, each doctor treats the patient as a whole. After passing his facial-plastic-surgery boards in the 99th percentile, Keith Marcus, MD, teamed up with Michael Fulbright, DDS, to found Aesthetic Edge—a med spa with primarily noninvasive cosmetic procedures. While Dr. Marcus rejuvenates skin and reduces wrinkles with lasers and injectables (among them, Botox and Juvéderm), Dr. Fulbright improves smiles with various procedures and technologies, such as porcelain veneers and Chiclets. Sheila Chang Barbarino, MD, uses her expertise in oculofacial surgery to help clients achieve their desired look, applying experience gained from her time with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
For more than a quarter of a century, Sirrell has performed custom beauty and relaxation treatments using the most up-to-date techniques. She analyzes each client’s unique skin type before prescribing ideal products, which may come from high-end brands such as Jan Marini, Le Meiux, and Jane Iredale mineral makeup. The spa also invites guests to indulge in full-body waxing, detox slimming tummy wraps, make-up applications, and spray tans, all enhanced by soothing music and an air-filtration system that turns oxygen into giggle gas.
The Laser Image Company’s team of medical professionals keep bodies looking beautiful by illuminating skin with lasers specialized for removing hair, tightening skin, and reducing cellulite. Teeth-whitening lasers brighten smiles in less than 20 minutes, and toenail fungus quickly succumbs to its own light-based foe. Nonlaser treatments such as Botox, chemical peels, and vitamin injections forge a young appearance without the need for undercover kindergarten ID purchases.
Beaute Body Contours specializes in FDA–approved, noninvasive Endermologie and Lipomassage treatments and teeth whitening. Cellulite transforms into planes smoother than an olive-oiled dolphin after Endermologie sessions, and Lipomassage sessions employ a more advanced technique that focuses on eliminating toxins buried deep within the body while slimming.