In the meticulous hands of Board Certified dermatologist Dr. Robin Knuttel, Sonoma Skin’s precision laser eradicates extraneous hair from upper lips and chins (a $150 value/treatment), underarms (a $125 value/treatment), or bikini regions (a $150 value/treatment, front area only). As potent photon machetes hack away unsightly foliage, the light treatment stymies future regrowth by targeting pigments at the heart of the follicles and jacking up rents far beyond the bristles’ pay grade. Under the safe beams of GentleLASE and GentleYAG lasers, filament elimination generally yields only mild discomfort, which can be assuaged with a cooling spray. After repelling cosmetic menaces, Sonoma Skin keeps potentially rebellious epidermal elements in check with an eyebrow waxing (a $30 value).
Aesthetician Deanne Roy didn't begin her career in a skin and body spa but rather in the newborn and pediatric intensive-care unit. It was the years spent working with fragile children and their often-hysterical teddy bears that helped her develop the gentle touch and relaxed demeanor she brings to her aesthetic work today. Working under the supervision of plastic surgeon Dr. Randall Weil, she works to create the appearance of relaxed beauty in the hopes of improving her clients' self-confidence. To realize this goal, she recommends and administers treatments that include photofacials, long-term hair reduction, and cosmetic injectables.
Though a classically inspired mural of a serene statue sunlit against a blue body of water greets patients as they walk through its doors, North Bay Laser & Skin Care Center isn't a typical med spa that focuses a lot of its energy on relaxation. North Bay Laser focuses on results, and its cosmetic procedures are performed in a highly sterile environment by medical professionals who frequently attend plastic-surgery lectures and conventions. They get dramatic results and turn back time with cosmetic lasers, injectables, and artisan-crafted space-time wormholes. Specially crafted lasers dissolve unwanted hair, spider veins, and blemishes, and age-slackened skin becomes firm under the beams of a radio-frequency machine.
The staff at Dermal Essentials' three locations takes skin seriously. With backgrounds and certifications in aesthetics and makeup artistry, they know how to cleanse skin and enhance appearances whether they are performing microdermabrasions, organic peptide peels, or makeup applications. During treatments, they use high-quality products from Image Skincare, a chemical-free, pharmaceutical-grade skincare line, and Follique, which calms skin after waxing, shaving, or a stern talking-to in the mirror.
Absolute Pilates?s instructors are far from old-school. Though they each boast extensive training in traditional Pilates?and teach classic mat classes?they focus largely on incorporating modern equipment into the ancient practice. Pilates Reformers, Towers, chairs, and even the barre are used during classes, often in combination with each other to optimize workouts and results. The equipment helps students of all levels maintain their balance and target dormant muscles, transforming standard Pilates into a more effective workout. But teachers still maintain the welcoming, personal environment long attributed to Pilates studios and grandma?s doomsday bunker.
Dr. Barbara Persons, a board-certified plastic surgeon, pares her experience as a surgeon with an artistic vision in all of her procedures. Her areas of specialty include both aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring, facial rejuvenation, and helping new mothers to get back to 'pre-baby' weight.