Relaxing at a spa doesn't always have to be a noiseless, clinical affair. It can also be fun. This fact is key at every bliss Spa, and it's immediately palpable upon walking into bliss Scottsdale's hideaway on the ground floor of the W Hotel. Fluffy clouds seem to float along the walls of the lobby, where guests can tap their toes to R&B melodies as they dig in to the spa's legendary brownie bar.
Even the treatment names are likely to draw smiles, including the peeling groovy facial that combines microdermabrasion and an enzyme peel. It's their triple oxygen facial that's earned them the most acclaim by brightening skin with a trio of oxygen deliveries that includes a wrap and vitaminized spray. Examples of pampering innovations continue throughout the spa, including massages with freshly grated ginger and pedicures with a foot soak mixed from almond oil and steamed whole milk. Guests can even take the blissed-out experience home with bliss Spa's private-label products instead of trying to stuff a massage bed under their hats.
Signature Service: Medical Injectables
Brands Used: Botox, Dysport
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Staff has great personalities and excellent communication skills.
Like many spas, Allure MedSpa's business is beauty. However, Allure's nurses go about it in a slightly different fashion than with traditional brushes, pigments, and products. Instead, they specialize in injections. These range from dermal fillers and wrinkle smoothers such as Botox to general health boosters including Vitamin B-12, Glutathione, and Vitamin C, which makes you immune to archaic insults like "scurvy dog."
At Rx (Skin) Lab, owner Angela Shcolnik and her team of skincare specialists showcase their skills as aestheticians, laser techs, and permanent-makeup artists as they restore youthful complexions within a peacefully quiet spa. Along with its array of medical grade skincare brands including DermaQuest and Neocutis, Rx (Skin) Lab also houses the latest in advanced laser technologies, including the Cutera CoolGlide and ProWave for hair removal and the Genesis and LimeLight IPL for skin rejuvenation. Technicians also enhance facial treatments using the NuFace microcurrent and LightStim LED light-therapy systems. Permanent-makeup sessions rely on a Nouveau Contour device, which defines facial features and camouflages scars shaped like expertly thrown Batman Pez dispensers.
New Age Cosmetic Surgery's medical director, Dr. Enrique Leon, has specialized in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for close to two decades. After a medal-filled career in the US Army and Air Force, Dr. Leon went on to complete a fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and became a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Today, he and his team of surgeons and medical assistants perform a variety of beauty-enhancing procedures within the center's cutting-edge surgical facility. Dr. Leon also employs a board-certified anesthesiologist in the event that his on-staff macroeconomics professor is unavailable to lecture patients to sleep.
At Total Rejuvenation Center, certified acupuncturist, acupressurist, and licensed massage therapist Victoria Mogilner helps visitors lead more balanced lives. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience?including training in Tibetan medicine under Dr. Dolma, a personal physician to the Dalai Lama?she strives to elevate her clients to "higher levels of health, awareness, and being." She works to reduce clients? stress during reiki healing treatments, which involve the manipulation of bodily energies, or while administering classic massages. Her acupuncture and acupressure sessions target specific spots with small, sterile needles or the hands, aiming to eliminate blockages of energy. Mogilner also specializes in facial-rejuvenation services, employing acupuncture and microcurrents to alleviate the wrinkles and layers of milk moustaches built up over time.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
It is the first clinically proven non-surgical therapy for gradually melting away fat deposits for safe and natural looking results, with experienced medical professionals.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Safely and affordably bring the first clinically proven non-surgical therapy, for true face and body sculpting.
What do you love most about your job?
The joy of actually helping men and women look and feel better.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"You changed my life, I'm so thrilled with my results, I didn't think it was possible non-surgically."