Before stepping onto the ice or the baseball diamond, members of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Durham Bulls pay a visit to Eye Care Associates, who have provided top-notch eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye exams for nearly 35 years. Founded by Dr. Stephen Bolick, the team of vision specialists at the center help rid blurriness from pucks, balls, and signs held by adoring fans. When they’re not gazing into the eyes of athletes, they and their fellow doctors at a network of clinics stay busy correcting the vision of seniors, children, and adults. The company topped Indy Week's 2012 Readers’ Choice poll for best optometrists in the area and received a Standing Ovation award as the best eyecare center in the Triangle in 2012 from readers of Metro Magazine.
At Aria Skin and Laser Spa in Chapel Hill and Somalase in Sanford, Medical Director Dr. Ajay Ajmani oversees a team of tech-savvy aestheticians who beautify and protect the epidermis with facials, laser treatments, and massages. During microdermabrasions, a skilled technician employs a diamond tip to control the seven seas and exfoliate the upper strata of damaged skin, revealing a youthful acreage of epidermis. Laser treatments for pigmentation correction, hair removal, and skin tightening enlist powerful YAG lasers to beautify the epidermis. Facials reinvigorate visages with an eye treatment, custom mask, neck-and-hand massage, moisturizer, and a restraining order against the sun.
Massage Express’s founder, Alicia Tolliver, recognized a need for what she calls “me” time, especially for those too busy to make it into the spa. She now brings the spa to the comfort of her clients’ homes or the silence of their favorite library aisles as part of her business’s traveling branch. The recently renovated Fayetteville studio also welcomes clients into a private treatment room, where Alicia employs pain-relieving deep-tissue strokes or the relaxation of her signature massage, which unites stress-busting Swedish kneading with the rhythm of lomilomi massage.
Touche Medical Spa's beauty professionals welcome clients into private treatment rooms for one-on-one conversations about aesthetic goals. As patients chat about their health, lifestyle, SAT score, and desired outcome, consultants draw up personalized wellness programs that account for each factor. Among the spa treatments, massage therapy restores range of motion, facials rejuvenate complexions, and body treatments stimulate metabolism. These treatments set a relaxing tone for medical treatments, including dermal injections and chiropractic adjustments.
Behind Mane Issue Spa-Lon's regal Bragg Boulevard façade, hair wizardry is complemented by the neighboring spa and beauty practices of Belissima Esthetics by Amber. Joining the salon in January 2012, licensed aesthetician and makeup artist Amber engages clientele in a fully partitioned and relaxing private treatment area where medical-grade skin products power facials. Amber introduces unwanted body fur to advanced waxing techniques within the pink-walled treatment room, which quickly lulls customers into tranquil spa reveries and freestyle raps about exfoliation.:m]]