A stress-free oasis in the heart of downtown, Seattle Executive Spa offers a tranquil counterpoint to the bustling energy of the city just outside its doors. The spa’s aestheticians and therapists practice their crafts within private treatment rooms, where medical-grade facials help correct blemishes and a combination of traditional and Hawaiian massage styles untie pineapple-size knots or pry away floral shirts that have taken root on backs and shoulders. Though the team specializes in relaxing individual treatments, they can also accommodate large groups for events such as weddings, bachelorette parties, or corporate functions.
Dr. Benjamin Killey has notoriously steady hands. They helped him win the 1997 MTNA collegiate state championship in piano for Illinois, and later, to treat ER patients with enough finesse to earn him a feature on TLC's Untold Stories of the ER. The emergency-medicine doctor has since refocused them on cosmetic treatments, undergoing the training and certification that enabled him to supervise Blue Haven Medical Spa.
Today, his hands wield Nd:YAG lasers and medical-grade skincare products that remedy various dermal conditions, including wrinkles and unwanted hair. All of Dr. Killey's laser services, from facials to spider-vein removal, charge by time spent, rather than by area covered, and adjust to fit the client's desired results. He puts patients at ease by ensuring that only physicians, and never interns, administer procedures and by using tools such as chilled-air machines that cool laser-affected pores.
Under the expert guidance of advanced registered nurse practitioner Sima Rafii, the staff at Sima Medical & Cosmetic Clinic restores patients' health and confidence with a full menu of wellness services. Their medical treatments cover dermatologic conditions such as acne, rashes, and sun damage, as well as yearly health exams and skin-cancer screenings. Armed with lasers, they turn their hands to cosmetic services such as hair removal, fotofacials, and Zerona body-contouring treatments. The skincare experts also smooth epidermises with microdermabrasion and Botox injections, and coach clients on how to care for their skin and train it to win all-state skin care trophies.
Triple board-certified surgeon Dr. Jan Zemplenyi of Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery—which opened in 1989—makes himself available 24/7 after every patient’s reconstructive, cosmetic, or otolaryngology surgery. He can reach for Botox injections to ward off facial wrinkles, or use a Reaction by Viora system, which combines three radio-frequency modes and a vacuum effect, to tighten skin while simultaneously spooking cellulite until it runs away. The doctor also performs noninvasive treatments such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing, and donates his services to victims of domestic violence.
Far removed from the revolving door of many health clinics, Doctor of Naturopathy Ashley D. May takes time to get to know his patients. Before administering any of his drug-free services, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, or chiropractic adjustments, he learns about patients through consultations, combing through their health history and telephoning their high-school principal. He uses this information to formulate a custom treatment to help clients overcome a full range of ailments.
Now that summer’s over, remedy those patches of irregular colored pigment left over from the sun, who, frankly, has been phoning it in lately. Today’s Groupon gets you a $59 microdermabrasion treatment at Ambrosia MedSpa ($125 value), located in Kirkland. It's perfect for long-time sun worshippers, prematurely wrinkled pals, or your father's ice-skating partner.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.