Dimitri Dermatology liberates skin of pestilent spider veins with sclerotherapy procedures. During treatments, a member of Dr. Elizabeth Dimitri’s team first injects the offending epidermal arachnids with a solution that forces vessels to swell and self-bind. As the treated blood clots, veins begin to recoil like bashful pythons, ultimately admitting defeat and fading from view. Sclerotherapy requires no downtime (although strenuous activity is discouraged) and typically incurs only slight redness at the remedied area. Two sessions are usually sufficient for complete vein banishment, although especially ornery squatters may require additional treatments.
The aestheticians at SpaRinity know that if we don't put harsh chemicals in our bodies, it makes no sense to put them on our skin. That's why they rely on Image and Pevonia skincare products during each of their facials, chemical peels, and back treatments. These products eschew all chemical preservatives and parabens in favor of gentle, nutrient-rich botanicals, boosting skin's health, glow, and texture.
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 the 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 that 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.
From the gas lanterns at the entryway to the antique-style armchairs in the relaxation room, The Woodhouse Day Spa feels like a Victorian parlor that just happens to house more than a dozen massage therapists and a team of talented aestheticians and nail technicians. The 5,200-square-foot space includes four single massage rooms, one couples massage room, and a Vichy shower to facilitate body treatments. In the Woodhouse four-handed massage, one of the spa's signature services, two therapists choreograph customized pressure and 20-finger shadow-puppet chorus lines. A team member can firm and tone facial skin with a proprietary Minkyti massage technique or pamper digits with a soothing hand treatment.
The spa's rich hardwood floors and accents and exposed stone and brick walls create a retreat-like ambiance, as does the relaxation room where guests can read a magazine while listening to a trickling water fountain. The retail area showcases certified natural and organic Naturopathica skincare products and items from the spa's activewear line, which was co-branded with Nike.
The staff at Electric Sun Tanning Salon facilitates hue transformations with a full range of UV-tanning beds and sunless spray services accented by tropical murals and décor. During Level 1 or 2 Mystic Tans, nozzles swivel and coat bodies evenly from head to toe in a dermis-darkening formula. Mystic sessions help avoid UV rays and the sun’s vengeful glares when you ask the moon out for coffee.
Spa Laje pampers bodies with a number of services designed to ease tension, maintain appearance, and soften signs of aging. Finger and toe helmets clean up during the 100-minute spa mani-pedi treatment as a file smoothes rough nail edges and creates round, square, or javelin-like tips, and paint splashes onto polished surfaces. Arms and legs then receive a rubdown, while hands and feet relax under the shelter of a mask. Legs also undergo a good scrubbing to remove any evidence of mud wresting before customers stop in for an astronaut-suit fitting. The 60-minute Masquerade of Radiance facial nourishes and hydrates skin, diminishing signs of aging. Fine lines and wrinkles soften under the treatment, which maintains the skin's optimum balance and restore its youthful appearance to ensure patrons easier admittance into G-rated movies.