Skin Alive and its aesthetician school, Mequon Thiensville School of Esthetics, are devoted to the study and practice of skincare. Clients can choose to visit the hands-on student-learning center for aesthetic services performed by students under instructor supervision, or head to the Skin Alive spa for services performed by a licensed professional. Both offer basic beauty services, such as facials, peels, and waxing, but the licensed aestheticians at Skin Alive can also slough off dead skin cells with diamond-tip microdermabrasion, rejuvenate skin with lasers, and vanquish unwelcome hair with laser hair-removal treatments that leave skin smoother than a cue ball smothered in olive oil.
The aestheticians at Mariya’s European Skin Care know that no two faces are the same. Their services menu customizes facial treatments for women, men, teens, and complexions combating acne or aging. Waxing treatments paves smooth, supple skin over errant hair; and threading provides a natural hair-removal alternative for those averse to waxing, tweezing, or Bunsen burning. For weddings or special occasions, make-up applications accentuate the cut of the cheekbone and the jewel of the eye. And for each client and each service, the aestheticians navigate their stock of products by Christina, Jadience, and Epicuren to choose the optimum formulation.
During the past five years, Dr. Phillip Milgram has used the FDA-approved PinPointe FootLaser to address the nail concerns of more than 2,200 patients. A team of NIH-funded scientists and medical professionals spent two decades developing the technology used in the laser, which carefully eradicates fungus without damaging the nail or surrounding skin. After each of the approximately 30-minute procedures, patients can immediately resume normal activities and expect their nails to grow back clear or with a french tip.
Deniez Surofchy has spent the last eight years solving all of her clients’ hair-related problems, including overgrown locks, dull hair color, and stubborn frizz. She offers a diverse array of services, from ombre color and hair extensions to facial threading and makeup application. And the clientele she works with is just as diverse, as she speaks Farsi, Turkish, and Azeri along with English. When not crafting new hairstyles, she teaches professionals-in-training how to cut and color properly at the Paul Mitchell school.
The medical director of The Institute for Aesthetic Medicine believes a beautiful appearance can be attained through noninvasive, surgery-free techniques that leave patients rejuvenated with minimal downtime. His laser and radio-frequency treatments tighten skin and cosmetic injectables reduce facial wrinkles. Susie, the aesthetician on staff, performs similarly noninvasive skincare services, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and ultrasonic pore cleansing.
"Comfort" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you're thinking about a Brazilian wax, but Brazilia Skin Care is trying to change that. At five locations throughout San Diego, the day spa's all-female staff waxes almost every body part, always with gentleness as their foremost goal. Customers choose between European hard wax or cream-based strip wax, both of which were developed for sensitive skin. The stores also sell aftercare products that prevent ingrown hairs and irritation.
In addition to waxing, the team performs facials, peels, and massages. They even have three ways to change up your eyebrows that don't involve drawing a third brow on your forehead: threading, tinting, and tweezing. And though the atmosphere certainly caters to women?the website tells working moms to "bring your baby"?Brazilia has an entire menu of men's services, including chest waxes and facials that help with the side-effects of shaving.