In Focus: Skin Medical Spa
Specialty: noninvasive skin-rejuvenation services
The medical director: Dr. Robert Colvin, an expert in laser treatments and injectable cosmetics
Sample laser treatments: hair removal, skin tightening, vein reduction
Sample injectables: wrinkle-relaxing Botox and fold-filling Radiesse
Sample skincare: microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and photorejuvenation
Surrounded by coral walls and flickering candles, Caramella Skin Couture?s aestheticians pair tranquility with technology. Traditional European spa treatments, such as Ionothermie Body Detox wraps, join the clinical cosmetic therapies of a med spa. Treatments such as chemical peels intensively refresh patrons from head to 11th toe before beauty masks and brow sculpting add final, professional touches.
Each member of Stript Wax Bar's staff specializes in waxing, using top-shelf waxing products and artful technique to efficiently strip away hair. Technicians ensure cleanliness through a strict no-double-dipping policy, clearing away hair as guests lounge in soothing environs.
Today’s Groupon beautifies and pristines your hands and feet while tickling Mother Nature. For $28, you get Nova Nail Spa’s eco-friendly traditional organic mani-pedi, a wondrous way to glamorize your fingers and toes without the caustic paint fumes.Manny: Peddy, are you done painting that silo yet? President Teddy Roosevelt is going to be here any minute!
The epidermal up-lifters at Castro Day Spa sweep away complexion clutter within their restorative sanctuary of stressless-ness. The men's facial restores moxie to macho faces, targeting male-specific skin issues such as skin imbalance and hardened Hello Kitty decals. An experienced aesthetician begins by exfoliating the skin to gently slough away dead layers lacquered with pore pollutants, before administering a customized skin peel to unveil the clear canvas hiding just beneath. Afterward, clients are graced with tips and tricks for maintaining a cleansing regime at home. As an added bonus, Groupon customers will receive 10% off any products bought the day of their treatment, as well as 10% off their next service if booked on the same day as the appointment—ensuring a long-lasting manly glow unhindered by work stress, or late-night snuggles with an old favorite Gillette.
The skilled aestheticians at Hand Job Nail and Spa put a sassy spin on their multitude of skin-pampering spa services in a professional, fun-loving atmosphere complete with relaxing perks including tea bar stocked with organic products. To begin their service, clients head to a softly lit treatment room sumptuously appointed with cushy chairs and cordoned off from the rest of the spa by sliding doors. The Raw Man facial puts masculine visages at home with products derived from rugged raw minerals, plants, and botanicals. During the no-nonsense service, an aesthetician spends 60 minutes giving skin a lit-from-within glow with a combination of aromatherapeutic products, hot and cold therapy, and reenactments of clients' favorite action movies. Alternatively, during Organic Orgasmic facials, facialists work to uncrinkle brows furrowed from a stressful workweek or a failed attempt at rewiring home-rollercoaster systems with a purifying treatment that cleanses, exfoliates, and massages faces into a state of total relaxation. Finally, a customized mask chock-full of beneficial botanical extracts caps relaxation time with the kind of one-on-one attention for which faces would gladly endure hours skiing in an itchy ski mask.