While working as an ob-gyn, Dr. Karen Lee noticed a trend in her patients. They complained about age spots, spider veins, and other issues that were more aesthetic than medical. Deciding to use her medical expertise to help women boost their confidence, she opened Synergy Advanced Medical Aesthetics?a clinic dedicated to health and beauty.
Treatment rooms are stocked with high-quality tools, including Syneron and Cutera lasers, which precisely execute vein therapy, hair removal, and body contouring treatments. The trained staff also augments skincare, such as facials and peels, with SkinCeuticals and Rhonda Allison products.
First developed in the U.S. in 1875, electrolysis is a FDA-approved procedure proven to be a safe and effective method of permanent hair removal. Pacific Permanent Hair Removal's Donna Speirs has a passion for helping her clients feel good about their appearance. The electrologist is California state board-certified and has 18 years of experience in the field of electrolysis hair removal.
The friendly aestheticians and stylists at Browtique will smooth and soothe whatever section of your surface area aches for tending, from your freshly sore Olive Oyl tattoo to the love-bite scars from your pet gull. Because this deal can be applied to any of Browtique's wide range of services, you may have more trouble deciding which parts to pamper than trying to choose between chunky or smooth peanut butter. Order up the house special, eyebrow shaping, which includes a wax and tweeze ($35), and then tint the attitude revealers ($30) for extra drama. Wax any surface areas for aerodynamic purposes, from the stiff upper lip ($15) to the Brazilian under-carriage ($65). Give your hide a light butterscotch topping with an airbrush tan ($50 for a single service) or slough off your face's stifling topcoat with a microdermabrasion ($99) or other facial treatment ($100+).
Loraine-Dale Hall had packed away more than a decade of experience and numerous awards as an aesthetician and cosmetic tattoo artist before she created spaViolet, a beauty haven bent on having fun while maintaining a no-nonsense approach to skincare. The freewheeling revelry visitors experience has led the spa to devise a list of house rules, which include tongue-in-cheek warnings to refrain from karaoke in the eucalyptus steam room and foam parties in the six-head Vichy shower. The spa's signature violet hue anoints every inch of the cottage-inspired space, where extra embellishments of potted flowers and pastel pillows lure clients in for a soothing escape. In this beauty-centered retreat, Hall helms a team of skin specialists whose skills have landed them on the glossy pages of 944 Magazine and a victory in a face-off against a chain spa conducted by San Diego Magazine. The menu also packs in body scrubs, lash and brow tinting, nail services, and happy-hour waxing, which grants discounts every Thursday and Friday afternoon. Clients can further enjoy their spa experience with complimentary almonds, brownies, tea, and wine, which keep bored tongues from licking off newly applied skin serums when the staff isn't looking.
European Wax Center has been in the waxing business since 1975, so it has hair removal down to a science, which is evident in its signature 4 Steps to Gorgeous method, outlined below.
1) Cleanse: Sessions begin with a calming, prewax cleanser to remove any makeup, oil, or lotion on the areas to be treated.
2) Protect: Aestheticians use a prewax oil to ensure the wax only takes hold of clients' pesky hairs rather than their skin or passing squirrels.
3) Time to Get Your Wax On: The salon's exclusive Comfort Wax is its secret to a virtually painless treatment. Crafted in Europe, the wax is far gentler on skin than traditional wax.
4) Rejuvenate: This step is all about pampering the skin. Treated areas receive a healthy dose of Ingrown Hair Serum to help prevent bumps or breakouts. Facial treatments also receive a Calming Cream application.
After working together at a spinal care clinic for three years, Dr. Kureshi and family nurse practitioner B.J. Brockington decided to turn their attention to cosmetic care by opening Momma's Medi Spa. Dr. Kureshi oversees the operation while Brockington handles the day-to-day tasks. Her services include everything from Botox injections and laser hair removal to facials and peels. B.J. doesn't stop at costmetic treatments, though?her background in family medicine means patients can schedule wellness services including weight loss programs that make use of B12 injections and prescription-strength, anti-gravity pills.