Though a classically inspired mural of a serene statue sunlit against a blue body of water greets patients as they walk through its doors, North Bay Laser & Skin Care Center isn't a typical med spa that focuses a lot of its energy on relaxation. North Bay Laser focuses on results, and its cosmetic procedures are performed in a highly sterile environment by medical professionals who frequently attend plastic-surgery lectures and conventions. They get dramatic results and turn back time with cosmetic lasers, injectables, and artisan-crafted space-time wormholes. Specially crafted lasers dissolve unwanted hair, spider veins, and blemishes, and age-slackened skin becomes firm under the beams of a radio-frequency machine.
In the meticulous hands of Board Certified dermatologist Dr. Robin Knuttel, Sonoma Skin’s precision laser eradicates extraneous hair from upper lips and chins (a $150 value/treatment), underarms (a $125 value/treatment), or bikini regions (a $150 value/treatment, front area only). As potent photon machetes hack away unsightly foliage, the light treatment stymies future regrowth by targeting pigments at the heart of the follicles and jacking up rents far beyond the bristles’ pay grade. Under the safe beams of GentleLASE and GentleYAG lasers, filament elimination generally yields only mild discomfort, which can be assuaged with a cooling spray. After repelling cosmetic menaces, Sonoma Skin keeps potentially rebellious epidermal elements in check with an eyebrow waxing (a $30 value).
Aesthetician Deanne Roy didn't begin her career in a skin and body spa but rather in the newborn and pediatric intensive-care unit. It was the years spent working with fragile children and their often-hysterical teddy bears that helped her develop the gentle touch and relaxed demeanor she brings to her aesthetic work today. Working under the supervision of plastic surgeon Dr. Randall Weil, she works to create the appearance of relaxed beauty in the hopes of improving her clients' self-confidence. To realize this goal, she recommends and administers treatments that include photofacials, long-term hair reduction, and cosmetic injectables.
The staff at Dermal Essentials' three locations takes skin seriously. With backgrounds and certifications in aesthetics and makeup artistry, they know how to cleanse skin and enhance appearances whether they are performing microdermabrasions, organic peptide peels, or makeup applications. During treatments, they use high-quality products from Image Skincare, a chemical-free, pharmaceutical-grade skincare line, and Follique, which calms skin after waxing, shaving, or a stern talking-to in the mirror.
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Elan Medical Spa was founded by two physicians—Drs. Madeline Andrew and Paul Kivela—who have struggled with the same health, fitness, and aging concerns as their patients. They have researched and trained with some of the top industry experts, learning all they can about weight-loss services such as the HCG diet and noninvasive body contouring, as well as downtime-free aesthetic treatments ranging from cosmetic injectables to fat-dissolving Viora Reaction radio-frequency sessions. The specialists also design executive health programs for occupational athletes, CEOs who take the stairs to their top-floor offices, and other high-powered clients who need to function at optimum hormone and fitness levels.