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.
The resume of Dr. Marvin Borsand, president of The Body Sculpting Center, should put any prospective client at ease. He not only has been certified to perform breast augmentation since 1992, but also has been a principal investigator on a silicone study for the Institutional Review Board. Plus, he co-authored an article on breast augmentation for the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and is the current president of the Arizona Society of Cosmetic Surgery.
Breast augmentation procedures are his specialty, and he spends a generous amount of time with each client as they consider treatment, doing his best to offer honest, realistic expectations of results. He understands that each person has their own reasons for seeking treatment, from the mother wanting to firm her breasts after pregnancy, to the cancer survivor seeking her former silhouette post-mastectomy.
Of course, Dr. Borsand, along with Drs. Bryan Friedman and Elizabeth Nikolic, perform an extensive selection of other procedures, including facial contouring, sinus surgery, and even vaginal rejuvenation. They have a med spa onsite as well, where clients can pursue less invasive treatments such as laser rejuvenation and hormone-replacement therapy.
Signature Service: Making uou look good and feel good.
Brands Used: Botox and Juvederm
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Full service for Anti-Aging and Feeling Alive Again
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Yes I agree that beauty begins on the inside. When you're feeling good and confident it carries over to the outside, making you look and feel good
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
People create their own stress which makes them age faster. Beauty embodies the whole person and one must take care of their inner body. Life is about smelling the roses and enjoying yourself.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We create a professional, friendly, and relaxing atmosphere.