By the time Dr. Richard H. Dubou brought his talents to Louisville Plastics, he had already racked up a string of accomplishments. His achievements included graduating cum laude from Brandeis University, earning his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, and serving as lieutenant commander of the United States Public Health Service at the Marine Hospital’s surgery department in Galveston, Texas. Today, at Louisville Plastics, he oversees a staff of health and beauty specialists who help clients alter their outer appearances through elective surgery as well as less invasive measures, such as Radiesse injections, which reduce fine lines and increase skin’s volume with a special formula.
Nestled inside the casino, Indulge The Spa at Horseshoe pampers guests with massage therapy, facials, and exfoliating body scrubs. Licensed massage therapists disentangle knotted muscles with precise strokes and treatment enhancements including hot towels and aromatherapy. Facials cleanse pores of dirt and oil, and body scrubs and peel treatments reveal fresh skin while exfoliating away dead cells.
White Raven Spa Company's staff work to bring balance to bodies with holistic treatments informed by owner Jenna's Native American heritage. A medicine minister certified by her tribal council, Jenna incorporates healing herbs into body wraps and scrubs that attempt to flush toxins from bodies. These treatments hearken back to the purification rituals undertaken by members of some native cultures after a hanblecheyapi, or vision quest.
Other treatments, such as lymphatic-drainage massages and ionic footbaths, also aim to detoxify, but the comprehensive spa's menu of services doesn't stop there. Wellness experts guide patrons during weight-control and life-coaching sessions, and reiki practitioners attempt to realign a body's energy. All the healing is jump-started with complimentary cups of organic herbal tea. Beautifying treatments such as microdermabrasion, waxing, haircuts, and permanent makeup complete the transformative process.
Body Shapes Medical helps patients feel better from the inside out with a variety of custom, clinical options. The medical staff is helmed by Board-certified physicians, and their talented medical team of nurses and nurse practitioners includes Leesa Ennenbach, RN, BSN, who has been inducted into the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is certified in cosmetic injectables and laser treatments.
The team provides hormone optimization for men and women, Juvaderm and Botox injections, and personalized, medically supervised weight-loss programs, including doctor-prescribed HCG plans and B12 injections. They also specialize in rendering bodies as sleek as a just-greased bowling ball with nonsurgical services such as Exilis skin tightening and body contouring.
Beneath the glow of Abeille Salon & Spa's elegant chandeliers, clients can indulge in services for face, hair, and body. On the salon floor, they can have a seat as stylists smooth and strengthen manes with L'Anza haircare products and Coppola keratin treatments. Alternately, patrons can follow the leopard-print carpeted staircase up into the tranquil, chocolate-colored manicure room where technicians carefully shape and trim nails, apply Brisa gel enhancements, and paint on vibrant Shellac polishes. In the spa's private treatment rooms, guests can lie down on comfortable massage tables and let massage therapists purge stress with four modalities, including prenatal massage. Aestheticians can tackle blemishes and signs of aging with four types of facials, including one that features a skin-soothing poetry reading.
Owner Angie Briggs may be a native to Louisville, but her products come from some of the world’s most trusted producers. In that vein, the aesthetician of more than 16 years not only shares her passion and knowledge for skincare, she also aims to “expose [her] customers to the most innovative skin care lines in the spa industry.” She does this during facial treatments that hydrate and lift and during detoxifying body wraps that restore elasticity and quell off-season yearnings to wrap Christmas presents. Her innovative treatments include ultrasonic peeling and microcurrent treatments and brightening services that use crushed pearl powder to delay the aging process. She is also able to calm and refine skin through various masks including a hydrating oxygen mask, a lifting bi-phasic mask, and a nourishing vitamin-C mask with aloe and calming licorice extract.