Drawing from 15 years of work in the nutritional-supplement industry and a PhD in nutrition and food sciences, Dr. Dejia Zhang brings an acute health consciousness to the treatments at JC Laser & Medical Spa. When he’s not busy publishing papers or flying to Hong Kong to deliver lectures on health-food markets, Dr. Zhang and his team nourish and beautify skin with high-tech procedures. They perform microdermabrasions, apply dermal fillers, and whiten teeth to match the new bathroom tiling. They also tend to hair by tinting brows and lashes and removing unwanted bristle with lasers or wax.
Although Candi Johnson has spent more than 20 years of her life in the beauty industry, the last decade of her career has been more or less dedicated to med-spa treatments. As the owner of Gem Spa, she helps clients combat the signs of aging with services designed to improve both the tone and texture of skin. The center's GentleLase alexandrite-laser treatments, for instance, beautify skin by removing unwanted stubble in a procedure that’s as noninvasive as a missed prank phone call. By contrast, the med spa’s microdermabrasion treatments and Botox injections give faces the quick boost they need to look more youthful, radiant, and smooth.
Lou Lou’s Skin Spa is run by Laurelle "Lou Lou" Fillmore, a master aesthetician and massage therapist who combines her areas of expertise to pamper bodies from top to tendon. Lou Lou employs more than 20 years of experience to perform custom massages, skincare treatments, and waxing services. Her services take place within a warmly lit, home-like space, where patrons are offered free beverages and $2 high-fives.
Whether catering to a girls’ birthday party or delicately pampering a single pair of hands, The NailPort Nail Salon's devout technicians use high-end CND Vinylux, OPI and Gelish products to pamper their clients' faces and bodies. During spa mani-pedis, they file ragged edges and push back encroaching cuticles to make room for colorful decorations sealed beneath long-lasting Shellac coats. Chemical peels improve appearance of hands and feet, eyelash extensions add ferocity to peepers, and brow tinting helps standout hairs blend in with underlying skin tones or jungle foliage.
BotaniKa Skin stays true to its name. Its staffers pamper the epidermis with a variety of services, from body scrubs and chemical peels to waxing and permanent makeup. But treatments don’t stop at the skin—BotaniKa’s diverse team of aestheticians and stylists also offers manicures, massages, and haircuts.
In slenderizing their clients, the technicians at Lifestyle Lipo don’t use a knife. In fact, they don’t break the skin at all. Instead, they rely on ultrasonic energy to reach through the skin and remove fat cells on hips, thighs, buttocks, and waists. The procedure is designed to permanently and safely destroy fat cells. The ultrasonic sound waves that do the killing are calibrated to target adipose tissue alone and ignore other types of tissue completely. As a result, clients can return to normal activity immediately following treatments.