More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
Accomplished Doctor of Chiropractic Mandana Mousavi pilots Sina Medical Group?s team of thoroughly trained technicians, striving to assuage chronic pain and cultivate svelte physiques. Working in close collaboration with orthopedic doctors, Dr. Mousavi and her staff administer a wide range of holistic and alternative-healing services that help vanquish ongoing aches. They perform these hands-on techniques alongside laser technicians, who wield high-tech devices?including the Zerona lipo laser?during diverse treatments for weight-loss and skincare. To enhance clients? overall wellness, the team can devise custom nutrition plans that outline ways to bolsters results and expose candy bars masquerading as wheat germ.
The mission at BodyPro Wellness Center is to have each patient reach peak health so they may "enjoy a happy lifestyle in the activities they enjoy the most." To do this, Doctors of Chiropractic Tony Ganem and Scott Collie get to the root of patients' symptoms with posture evaluations, spinal screening, and thermal scanning. These results help them to create customized outlines that address unique concerns, involving anything from advanced spinal correction to recommendations on healthy eating habits and Slouchers Anonymous support groups. Contracted massage therapists are also on hand to help soothe muscles and restore the body's balance and energy.
Dermáge MedSpa's staff of licensed doctors and registered nurses works together to beautify bodies with a range of cosmetic and aesthetic services. FDA-approved laser services range from laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and spider-vein removal to facial treatments such as skin tightening, IPL photofacials, and microlaser peels. Botox and Juvéderm injections can temporarily iron out wrinkles around the eyes or on poorly laminated library cards, and microdermabrasion treatments harness the power of tiny crystals to help exfoliate faces and reduce fine lines or sun damage.
Dr. Krugman and his team of board-certified plastic surgeons have amassed decades of combined experience turning medical techniques toward bodily beautification. Careful pretreatment evaluation and consultation helps determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each face in their care. Botox ($390 for 33 units, the average quantity needed for best results) stops wrinkle-causing frown muscles in their tracks with a quick, noninvasive injection between the brows and a series of clown auditions. The 10-minute treatment continues its forehead-refurbishing effects over the next few days, perking up countenances for an average of three to four months.
Celebrity aesthetician Leaine Dehmer describes herself as a “skin behaviorist.” Whether crafting her own professional line of skincare products or tending to clients with massages, facials, skin peels, or body exfoliations, she seems to intuitively know the components of a healthy, radiant complexion. You don’t have to take her word for it, though; Leaine’s reputation recently received a boost when her services were included in each of the celebrity swag bags handed out at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Regardless of their box-office draw, guests from all walks of life can indulge in the roster of relaxing services at Leaine’s Skinsations Spa, many of which derive their powers from natural or organic products. Private treatment rooms lull clients into relaxation with such calming touches as scented candles. Cascading waterfalls flood the rooms with amber light, while drifting moisture clings softly to the skin like a baby kitten in wet mittens.