Those seeking slimming services need look no further than the studio's Lipo Light Pro, which targets localized areas of fat with the power of LED light. In addition to body contouring, the beauty experts at Gentle Touch CT zap unwanted follicles with carefully calibrated jolts of electrical current, causing them to close up shop and stop producing hair after a series of sessions. They treat common areas such as the upper lip, underarms, or tops of the feet and perform their services within the confines of a private, comfortable office. Gentle Touch CT also offers facial-rejuvenation treatments that are safe for all skin types.
Board-certified physician Dr. Tory Westbrook erases veins and solidifies skin with the help of a Candela laser. Both the spider-vein treatments and skin-tightening treatments deliver an intense beam of light to the targeted cells, inundating them with heat and leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. During each procedure, both the technician and the client don safety glasses to look sciencey before the doctor applies the laser hand piece to the client's skin. The laser issues a light spray of coolant before each pulse of light to soothe and protect the skin. Each treatment takes up to 15 minutes and can be performed on all skin types, including fair, dark, and Claymation. Clients can learn more by visiting Dr. Westbrook's list of frequently asked questions or by scheduling a consultation.
Sparse eyebrows, thin lips, and lingering scars are no match for A Better Image's SofTap permanent makeup. Aestheticians use a microprobe to gently inject natural-looking pigments around the eyes, lips, areola, or anywhere else that needs more pigment, including those bearing the vestiges of burns or surgery. The tattooing process is entirely the choice of the client, who can choose how subtle or dramatic they wish their new look to be. A Better Image also offers permanent hair removal and eyebrow shaping services.
GBS Brows has carved out a niche for its four locations by offering beautification treatments not often found at other salons. While they certainly present standard fare such as facials, massages, and waxing, what sets them apart are their two other treatments; threading and henna tattoos. Threading, an alternative to traditional waxing, uses intertwined pieces of thread to remove and shape facial hair with increased precision. Their India-trained henna tattoo artists can create beautiful, often floral-inspired designs that typically last about two to four weeks, like most grade school plays. Each location's décor showcases its own type of elegance, but they all feature bright colors and pleasant flourishes such as plants and paintings.
Xolo, which takes its name from a hairless breed of Mexican dog, specializes in lasering unwanted hair into oblivion, thus freeing patients from the pain of waxing and tweezing, the burn of the razor, and the discomfort of duct tape peels. Your three laser hair removal treatments will be undertaken by Dr. Peggy Ku, a certified physician who uses the Cynosure Elite laser system to provide personalized results based on your skin color, hair type, and hair color (unfortunately, treatments aren't effective against white, gray, light blond, or red hair). An interval of six to eight weeks separates each laser session; most clients should see smooth, lasting results and a loss of at least 90% of their hair after a total of six treatments.
One of MadeMan's 10 Best Day Spas in Connecticut, Lavender Fields provides patrons with a range of services aimed at keeping bodies looking and feeling pampered. Unmitten your mitts for a classic manicure ($18) to leave your fingers ready for hours of glamorous poking and pointing. A spa pedicure ($40) complements the hand holiday, starting with an aromatherapy spa foot bath followed by nail shaping, a lower-leg and foot exfoliation, moisturizing, and a coat of polish or buff to leave your toes ready for emergency counting duties. Like pied pipers of pleasure, Lavender Fields' massage therapists are trained to coax tension out of bodies and lock it in a closet. Hit your aches and pains with a 60-minute dose of blood-oxygenating Swedish massage ($75), or penetrate through to muscles living in caves far beneath the skin's surface with a deep-tissue massage ($75). An hour-long sports massage ($75) can melt stress and salve muscles, helping bodies prepare for or recuperate from taxing physical activities.