When its icy beauty isn't adding a tony touch to episodes of CSI, Blue Medi Spa spruces up the pages of publications from Allure to the Wall Street Journal. Blue's medical director, Dr. Daniel Yamini, has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and Dr. 90210.
Dr. Yamini's expertise stems from double board certification in plastic and general surgery, and he has performed more than 5,000 procedures during his career. He oversees Blue's nonsurgical services, which range from laser and body-contouring treatments to injectables and clinical facials that work better than taping prescription pads over the face.
As Dr. Yamini and his aestheticians tend to bodies, the spa's aquamarine light filters through translucent panels and reflects off of tiling. Stretched fabric and hanging shapes evoke the mobiles of Alexander Calder as space dividers create the feel of an art gallery on Pluto.
Lasers are often associated with evil villains and galactic battles, but the lasers at The Laser Image only have the clients’ best interests at heart. They use the power of their beams to remove unwanted stubble, dissolve spider veins, and boost collagen and elastin production to make faces look younger and give clients more confidence. Dr. Brian Fenmore, in practice for more than two decades, supervises every laser treatment, along with a bevy of other med spa services offered at his center. Oxygen therapy, for example, beautifies skin with topically-applied oxygen infused with antioxidants, while facials and peels, combat skin conditions from aging to acne. Additionally, the center employs an on-staff nutritionist to help patients create healthy diet plans to foster beauty and wellness inside and out.
Like a triple-A baseball player getting called up to the big leagues, Skin Sensations founder Jennifer McRae was asked by EyeQBeauty to take her skills on the road as a master educator. In that capacity, the skilled aesthetician teaches other professionals about eyelashes and brows. At her spa, she practices what she teaches, joining her team of aestheticians to provide one-on-one care to help each client maintain visible, long-term results. To personalize treatments and make them feel like an indulgent experience rather than a chore, the staffers simply takes their time with each visitor. They don't rush clients or use expediencies at the expense of relaxation. They also get to know each client through complimentary skincare consultations, which help them determine the best techniques and treatments for facials and discern the appropriate products and types of wax.
Eleven facials grant patrons the opportunity to experience the aestheticians' above-and-beyond approach to treatments. These range from a simple microdermabrasion to the rejuvenating oxygen facial, which includes a european cleanse, skin analysis, chemical exfoliant, oxygen mask, moisturizer, and botanical, vitamin, mineral, and nutrient extracts. Several add-ons—such as a neck, back, and décolletage massage—are available to render facials more luxurious than a gown patched together with winning lottery tickets. Eyelash extensions, perming, and tinting take the transformation from skin to the eyes, for added definition and an incentive to break up with manual eyelash curlers.
After spending years sunbathing on the beaches of her native Southern California, Jeni Nola started having second thoughts about what she was doing to her skin. She began researching spray-tan solutions, but she discovered that many of the formulas were tainted with chemicals.
Instead of lamenting her lack of choices or throwing water balloons at the sun, Jeni rolled up her sleeves and developed her own all-natural tanning solution. Her concoction forms the cornerstone of Bronzed Bunny, Jeni's tanning spa where clients are bronzed with a formula that's organic, paraben-free, water-soluble, and environmentally friendly. But it's not just about tanning?overall, Jeni and her team offer more than 40 treatments, including body scrubs, facials, and their signature bikini waxes.
When it comes to pampering her clients? skin, Adelina trusts ?minence products, a professional line of cleansers, salves, and serums that are handmade with organic ingredients. Essential oils and natural fruit essences lend their healthful benefits to facials and peels, and each of her treatments comes with a soothing neck and face massage. Adelina has been on the L.A. aesthetics scene for years and has picked up many skincare secrets from clients in the movie industry.
Armed with Candela GentleLASE technology, the registered nurses at Calm Laser Center zap unwanted body hair from nearly any body part. The cooling tip on the laser’s handpiece keeps skin comfortable as pulses of light travel down to the follicular level to obliterate roots and give surrounding tissue a safe fireworks display. These treatments take place in a private sanctuary within Envy Salon and Spa, an upscale studio dedicated to head-to-toe pampering.