In a minimalist office with ivory carpeting and black accents, Dr. Glenn Detlefsen and his staff polish away fine lines and resurface skin with injectables, laser treatments, photofacials, and peels, which can bring a youthful glow to visages without permanently situating them over a birthday cake with five flickering candles. The center bases treatments on results from Visia digital skin analysis, which investigates six aspects contributing to the health and appearance of clients' facial features, including the depth and frequency of wrinkles, the size of pores, and the number of freckles feigned with magic marker.
Considering it's tucked inside the Apple Valley Medical Center, it makes sense that Clinical Skin Therapeutics takes a medical approach to aesthetics. It does so by equipping staff with lasers, which they use to erase signs of aging, sun damage, or, in rare cases, damage caused by Jupiter's third-innermost Galilean moon, Ganymede. The lasers also tighten and tone skin, reduce or halt hair growth, banish spider veins from view, and help control the symptoms of rosacea. Medical-grade skincare products from Revision Skincare and SkinMedica aid the team during appointments, which often begin with complimentary consultations so staff can educate clients and address their concerns.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.
Natasha Kennedy knows what it feels like to be stressed. Along with being the owner of Aloha! Massage and Spa, the massage therapist is a licensed aesthetician, holistic nutrition coach, nursing student, and mother of five. She uses her knowledge and experience to help others who might be leading busy, stressful, or overwhelming lives. At Alhoa!, she provides five different massage styles including Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. In LomiLomi massages, she uses her forearm to stroke the body and mimic the waves of the ocean or splash after a cannon ball. Meanwhile, her mommy-to-be and post natal massages aim to ease labor pains and reduce stress. All of her techniques bring about various benefits including improved circulation, enhanced sleep quality, and decreased anxiety.
Gretchen Johnson?s cache of Glo Therapeutics skin care products helps her clear away dirt, acne, and excess oil from faces. The aesthetician spends her days solving all sorts of skin issues with custom facials at The Water Lilly. Her customized chemical peels?glycolic, lactic, or jessner?aid in the reduction of sun damage and wrinkles, combat acne and scars, and stimulate collagen production to smooth the skin's texture and complexion. In addition to the natural skincare line, she uses microcurrent treatments and a microdermabrasion wand to smooth fine lines and extract dirt and loose change from deep within pores.
Owner Angela Bastien?an 18-year veteran of the healthcare industry?runs Begin with your Skin Medspa with a staff of all-stars. That includes a board-certified plastic surgeon who graduated from Duke University and a medical aesthetician with a diploma from the prestigious CIDESCO aesthetics program. With that lineup of talent, the clinic is able to offer diverse cosmetic services, including injectables, laser treatments, and peels.
Treatments such as Botox and Juvederm fill out wrinkles and photodynamic-therapy treatments tackle acne blemishes. For anyone who doesn't want body hair ruining Wear Your Bathingsuit to Work Day, certified laser technicians attack follicles with CoolGlide Xeo lasers that render body areas smooth and hairless. Since skincare is so central to the med spa's offerings?including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and 3D skin rejuvenation?the staff also carries maintenance products, including Skinceuticals formulas. They even offer Body Bronze spray tans that make UV tanning unnecessary.