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).
Located inside the Painted Lady Tanning and Spa, but its name is Serenity Bungalow Massage and this welcoming relaxation destination is meant for women and men alike. Serenity Bungalow Massage is staffed by therapists who fuse modalities such as Swedish massage and acupressure. For even more luxurious experiences, clients can upgrade their kneads with hot stones, sugar scrubs, shea butter, and essential oils.
Extra-wide beds aren’t merely for hauling cumbersome freight on the back of a semitruck. They host guests during massages at Napa Vineyard Massage, making it easier for human backs to haul the freight of everyday life such as backpacks, sports equipment, and Chevy Tahoes. The center’s massage therapists knead backs using organic coconut oil. They also glide warm stones along the skin and employ a range of massage techniques to unwind knotted and double-knotted muscles. The team renders organic facials and melts stress with aromatherapy scents such as a lavender-and-rose blend or rosemary essential oils.
Donna Davis, a critical-care nurse and aesthetician, borrows knowledge from her healthcare background to craft custom treatment plans that enhance the appearance and health of her clients' complexions. The skincare specialist glazes faces with medical-grade products from SkinTherapeutic and hypoallergenic and fragrance-free elixirs from SkinCeuticals, gently slathering exfoliating substances over pores like a Renaissance painter applying cream cheese to a bagel. Those suffering from chronic acne or scarring may benefit from the Dadashie Acne System, with visible results emerging in as little as two weeks. Davis' medical expertise allows her to use higher percentages of chemical acids and pure and unbuffered substances, as well as to write recommendations for future skincare regimens in a moderately illegible script.
Copa Vida Med Spa helps to revamp figures with minimally invasive and noninvasive cosmetic treatments vetted for their efficacy and scientific soundness. Board-certified maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Tony Chu chairs the facility with expertise in facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, which he developed through stints as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas and through training with Mayo Clinic's former chairman of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chu's seasoned staff of aestheticians, surgical nurses, and surgical assistants lends a helping hand during the med spa's various treatments, which include everything from Botox and liposuction to facials and event makeup for weddings or visits to the DMV. With an emphasis on the individual, Copa Vida Med Spa tailors custom skincare regimens to each client using professional products from Colorescience, SkinCeuticals, and Jan Marini.
Prepping for a big event usually requires multiple salon stops: one for the updo, another for the nails, and the last for a spray tan. Not so at Solar Flair, where stylists perform all these services and more. They bring about bronzy glows with a choice between 11 tanning beds or a UV-free Mystic spray-tan booth. The full-service salon also polishes exteriors with glycolic peels and waxing treatments. This one-stop beautification frees up time before big events for relaxing at home or making googly eyes at the mirror’s handsome new reflection.