Overseen by a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University Medical School and owned by a former model cum medical aesthetician, LivingYoung Center represents the apex of medicine and beauty. Since board-certified plastic surgeon Karen Singer earned her MD at Harvard, the doctor has spent more than 30 years developing a deft, artistic approach to whittling the contours and lifting the slack skin of patients while sculpting her own body through competitive ballroom dancing and innovative use of shoulder pads. She acknowledges that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to any treatment, and so attends closely to her patients' aspirations to create slim, youthful exteriors or rejuvenate them from within with bio-identical hormone therapy.
During her decade as a model, owner Katie Kaffai discovered a scientific interest in beauty and evaluated industry methods for making faces glow, such as surprising tween mannequins with teddy bears. She sought clinical training in aesthetics and laser technology to formalize this experience, developing a program of high-tech, noninvasive treatments to develop camera-ready skin at the cellular level. Kaffai and Singer both belong to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine to stay current with innovations in the field, and command an elite team that includes a doctor who specializes in facial anatomy in order to safely administer rejuvenating injections.
When Dr. George Kamajian isn’t busy lecturing on the international circuit, publishing medical articles, or writing books, he oversees his staff of aestheticians at Dr. K’s Med Spa. His team specializes in the use of advanced technology to fight the aging process without invasive plastic surgery. Some of those results-oriented treatments include the use of Cutera lasers, bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, Fraxel laser treatments, or beauty injections. Further bolstering the team’s time-reversing skin services is a menu of spa treatments that includes peels, facials, and massages, which aim to relax, improve skin tone, and punish wrinkles for their crimes against the face.
The Bonsai Holistic Spa's signature mani-pedi lavishes hands and feet with careful, attentive pampering inside a tranquil beauty sanctuary dedicated to holistic wellness. Clients can recline as attentive nail nurturers trim and buff toe armor before clipping cuticles and softening insults from ornery foot calluses. Dedicated professionals scoff away rough skin with gentle exfoliation and mask application before dressing little market-bound piggies in vibrant shades of red, blue, or bacon. Jealous hands are showered with similar affections of softening scrubs and massage techniques followed by a customized color application. Patrons can request simple french polish on their manicures or pedicures. Guests leave the spa with relaxed and refreshed spirits and renewed confidence when signing autographs with feet.
Merle Norman owner Kelly Machbitz is a local fashionista and beauty guru, and she has made a host of appearances offering advice on local shows. Though her website is light on service details, rest assured that Merle Norman can help remedy even the most unsavory complexions. This Groupon allows clients to see what it's like to live adult life with a baby's face, just like Prad Bitt in The Noteworthy Notion of Willoughby Waistcoat. Your skin will be re-softened to horse-nose levels, while imperfections will be harshly instructed to take a hike off a one-way cliff. Like a monogrammed beach tote or all-knowing mood ring, the state-of-the-art treatment is completely personalized to your pores and uses only products designed for your skin.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.