Behind the front desk, a panoramic black frame stretches the length of André the Giant's wingspan, framing a mosaic of gray, white, and black tiles. This expansive mosaic exemplifies Revive Salon & Spa's modern, polished aesthetic. A rainbow of product bottles stripes the wall behind shampoo sinks, where craniums get scrubbed of unfashionable thoughts before stylists perform salon services. Leather pedicure thrones hug guests who dunk their toes into warm water for nail services. The spa's encyclopedic roster of treatments includes massage therapy, makeup artistry, and even teeth whitening. More intensive med-spa treatments include laser therapies, dermal injections, and body-contouring treatments.
Practitioners at Stretch U employ The Carey Stretch method, which was developed by professional physical therapist John Carey. Through his work with countless professional athletes, including baseball players and golfers, John developed his method to help unblock constricted neural pathways and help boost functioning of the nervous system. Through a combination of stretching muscles, nerves, and the myofascial system, The Carey Stretch method strives to improve athletic performance, increase mobility, and increase range of motion.
At Avalon Laser, Dr. Tirgari and his staff of registered nurses rejuvenate skin with non-invasive treatments, earning several features on Channel 6?s ?San Diego Living?. Whether they?re looking to permanently eliminate body hair or lift away fine lines and wrinkles, every Avalon client receive a customized treatment plan tailored to their individual needs and skin type. Dr. Tirgari might call upon laser technologies to combat acne and unwanted hair, or use medical-grade skin treatments, such as salicylic acid or Jessner peels, to smooth uneven skin textures. FDA-approved VelaShape treatments work to contour the body, reducing dimpling caused by cellulite or excessive impersonations of Mario Lopez, while shots of Botox and Juvederm smooth wrinkles confined to the forehead.
Dr. Daniel Hiser earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College and spent years in private practice, during which he became worried about the sun damage plaguing so many of his patients. Along with a registered nurse and the clinic director, he decided to open a med spa that would nurture skin dealing with the effects of aging and overexposure to the sun. The trio’s brainchild, Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic, treats patients to medical services ranging from wrinkle-fighting Botox injections and smoothing laser hair removal to age-defying IPL photofacials and chemical peels.
The clinic also ventures into spa territory with gentler facial treatments, which employ green tea, antioxidants, and microdermabrasion to fight blemishes and restore a youthful glow to cheeks without installing light switches in them. Clients can continue nourishing their skin at home with skincare products from Obagi and Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic’s own label.
The certified technicians of Poshe' Skincare Salon customize each aesthetic service—from natural-nail treatments to full-body waxing—to their clients' individual traits as they dole out time-honored beauty advice. Armed with Dermalogica and Jan Marini Skin Research products, aestheticians help fend off impurities and aging with eight facials, each of which includes exfoliation, a nourishing mask, and hydration in addition to adding invigorating extras such as papaya enzymes, alpha hydroxy acids, or mineral sea salts. To further polish bodily surfaces, microdermabrasion liberates faces, necks, and upper bodies of dead skin cells to reveal fresher complexions. Permanent makeup decks eyelids, brows, or lips with durable daubs of micropigmentation, creating the appearance of natural-looking cosmetics sans the smudging, smearing, or telltale kiss marks on handsome department-store mannequins.
France is known to be a country with fine taste in beauty and luxury. That's part of why Beatrice de Paris European Skin Care's products come from France, from hair-removal waxes to skin-care elixirs.
But Beatrice also relies on a lot of training; she's been an aesthetician for nearly 30 years and has certifications in permanent makeup and eye-lash extensions. That training has been suitably international as well, with stints in France, Spain, Italy, Canada, and England at centers such as the International Dermal Institute. She puts those skills to use while performing services that include eyelash extensions, eyebrow tinting, reflexology, and all manner of skin care.