Anyone who's completed four full Ironman triathlons must know a thing or two about staying in shape. Add to that the fact that Dr. Brent Larsen is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has studied the field since 2010, and it's clear why people trust his clinic to provide weight-loss and aesthetic services at SLC Med Spa. The clinic's weight-loss methods are based on scientific testing of the client's metabolism and body composition, a practice that allows the staff of certified personal trainers to draw up meal plans and recommend supplements with greater accuracy than if they were basing their advice on a horoscope stained with meat sauce. On occasion, CoolSculpting provides a machine-assisted boost by crystallizing fat cells with targeted cooling. Peels and injectables such as Botox and Dysport put the finishing touches on complexions as they smooth away blemishes and iron out wrinkles.
Although clients are often there for their own good, the center doesn't feel like somewhere you'd visit as a chore. As guests await their treatments, they watch a flat-screen TV in a waiting room replete with leather furniture, earthen tones, and wood-paneled walls that reflect handsomely off the burnished tile floor.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: HydraFacial
Brands Used: Rhonda Allison, Glymed, Hempz, and Li Lash
Pro Tip: Come ready to relax and be well taken care of.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The HydraFacial resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including a Vortex-Fusion of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial is a noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started a passion for the skincare industry after years of getting facials myself. I decided that I would love to pamper people and build great relationships with clients.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am a Master Aesthetician.
At Elase spas, teams of nurses and experienced aestheticians smooth skin and tone bodies with dermal fillers, weight-loss therapy, and laser hair removal. Custom laser programs can zap hair from most body surfaces, and skin-rejuvenation treatments use intense pulsed-light therapy to reduce the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
The staff at Urban Retreat Spa & Salon believe that physical beauty begins with a healthy attitude. While cultivating a positive vibe inside a comfortable spa setting, they offer a full range of services that use cutting-edge techniques for skincare, body waxing, and nail treatments. Massages in a number of modalities, including pregnancy, hot-stone, and deep-tissue, relax muscles, and laser treatments—including skin rejuvenation and hair removal—show off the spa's high-tech equipment. In addition to beautifying services, Urban Retreat maintains the Whimsy Clothing Boutique, where stylists match shoppers to eclectic fashions.
Located in a historic building in downtown Escondido with two floors and 11,000 square feet of space where romanesque white columns and archways, Renaissance paintings, and a sparkling chandelier invoke the parlor of an Italian palace. Relaxing music puts guests at ease as they sit in antique-style armchairs, awaiting custom facials, body treatments, and salon services performed with herbal and botanical products. Duos can de-stress together in the couples massage room, and a garden room allows humans to get the sun they need for their stalks to grow.
When the aestheticians at Rejuvenate Medical Spa recommend a product or service, they're speaking from experience. As part of the spa's commitment to delivering the industry's best anti-aging treatments, the aestheticians put the products through a thorough vetting process, trying them on themselves.
Based on the encouraging results of their own trials, the beauty experts integrate anti-aging SkinMedica products into facials and finish treatments with a dash of jane iredale mineral makeup. To plump up wrinkles, they inject dermal fillers or infuse skin with laser light. The team also tends to the intrinsic sources of beauty, providing soothing body treatments that revitalize the mind and spirit.