Evolve Skin and Laser Center's certified nurse, laser technicians, and aestheticians help to transform epidermises into smoother, rejuvenated versions of themselves with the aid of advanced Palomar laser systems, including the StarLux 300 and the StarLux 1540. During hair-removal treatments, a trained laser technician directs a noninvasive laser over legs, underarms, and other areas to transform grasslands into expanses of smooth skin by permanently disabling hair follicles. When a laser specialist turns the microbeams of the StarLux 1540 on stretch-marked skin, the light beams cause minute coagulations in the skin to jumpstart the body's natural healing system and erase markings. Other services on Evolve's menu include microdermabrasion and beauty injections of Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, and Juv?derm.
The experts at Glow Goddess are passionate about keeping skin healthy and youthful. To that end, they have focused on mastering two treatments: spray tanning and cellulite reduction. Before each customized tan, the skin pros spritz guests with a moisturizing prep spray that fortifies skin with hydrating aloe oils. In addition to spray tans, Glow Goddess?s staff also aims to smooth away cellulite with noninvasive Endermologie treatments that use patented rollers to break up trapped toxins in fibrous tissues that are drained through the lymphatic system. Along with spray tanning and cellulite reduction, Glow Goddess also offers eyelash extension services.
Working with the notion that the eyebrows define the face, the threading specialists at Beautif-Eye Studios take care to shape brows into alluring arches without irritating the skin. The threading artists use a pair of tightly wound strands to pluck out stray hairs instead of using waxes or security guards to forcefully evict them. For further beautification, classic European facials brighten skin with a customized blend of products, and oxygenating facials refresh and awaken dull skin by stimulating circulation. Massages of Swedish, deep tissue, and aromatherapy modalities relieve stress, while facial peels hydrate and mend damaged skin.
After 20 years of making runways bloom with gorgeous hairstyles, master stylist Ramon Bacaui opened Ramon Bacaui Hair & MedSpa to merge hairstyling with classic day-spa services. Ramon supervises a team of stylists, aestheticians, and a massage therapist as they update hairstyles, cleanse skin, and relax muscles amid classical artwork and dark wooden styling tables. The med-spa also carries Stella Bella mineral cosmetics, developed to suit sensitive skin types with products that are eco-friendly, made with cruelty-free methods, and fun to squeeze into a boss?s shoes.
The Brow Lady USA was founded by former Wilhelmina model Jennifer Louise Hayes-Bowman, and this beauty pedigree shows. The staff adds drama to ocular orbs with Blink Mink extensions, which come in a variety of lengths so clients can maintain a low-key look or dust a computer screen by blinking. The salon's half-dozen facials treat everything from rosacea to wrinkles, readying the face for a permanent or temporary makeup application.
Beyond its soft, seemingly delicate outer layer, skin acts as a living barrier between us and the harsh world outside. Check out Groupon?s guide to the body's pliable armor.
If you were to take all your skin and spread it out, it would, on average, cover a twin bed. And though that might be a blessing when you've run out of clean sheets, it would leave you defenseless against hazards such as bacteria, chemicals, sunlight, and even water. A complex system of more than 300 million constantly regenerating cells, nerves, and glands, the skin is not only the body's largest organ, but also its first line of defense against the environment, a flexible, waterproof sheath for all the muscles, bones, and sensitive electronics inside.
In most cases, we can only see the skin's outer layer, or epidermis, but two more layers lie just below the surface?the dermis, full of flexible collagen and elastin, and a subcutaneous layer of fat meant to cushion and insulate our insides. Of the three layers, the dermis is the workhorse, bracing the capillaries that regulate our body temperature and hosting millions of follicles that knit new hair and expel softening oils. But despite its importance, nobody will ever tell you how nice your dermis looks. Beauty, after all, is only epidermis deep, and it's there where we see the most change. New skin cells are constantly replacing the old, pushing off roughly 1.5 pounds of dead cells every year, and over time the epidermis slowly loses its ability to retain moisture or spring back into place, resulting in wrinkles, dryness, and other signs of wisdom gained.
One of skin?s most useful attributes is its regenerative ability. When the skin breaks or needs repair, the blood vessels amp into overdrive, carrying much-needed nutrients straight to the site on pallets of platelets. This is why a cut forms a scab and, oddly enough, why our face turns red when we're sunburned; the color isn't actually a burn?it's blood rushing to the face to repair the cellular damage caused by UV rays.