A full service spa and wellness center, Abiada Healing Arts shapes and soothes muscles with individually tailored bodywork. Heating the air with safe, infrared bands of light, 30-minute sauna sessions expose bodies to radiant heat that penetrates as deep as 1.5 inches below the skin, increasing blood flow and dispelling toxins through refreshing bouts of sweat more powerful than those incurred from traditional saunas or blind dates.
Professional Electrolysis's lead electrologist, Carol Smith, zaps away clients' unwanted cilium with Zeus-like precision, yielding permanent results coveted by tweezers, wax, and razors. Prior to the appointment, she holds a phone consultation to answer questions about the procedure and ease away any lingering fears by relaying her experience. During each of the three sessions, Carol can adjust her equipment's intensity settings upon request as she blitzes follicles with heat and electricity, relinquishing hairs from their epidermal prisons. In a completely private setting, patients can choose one area per session to focus on exclusively, such as unsightly facial whiskers or patchy backside hair that naturally spells out "kick me." Newly bald skin then revels in the soothing power of witch-hazel compresses designed to reduce redness and cool the skin. Customers should schedule sessions three weeks apart for optimal results.
Bottsford's Vein and Laser Care's team of medical professionals, headed up by pioneer of phlebology Dr. John Bottsford and wife Jane, a registered nurse, has provided advanced aesthetic treatments for more than 30 years. Dr. Bottsford spent many years adopting up-and-coming vein-removal techniques, and offers time-tested treatments for varicose and spider veins. The minimally invasive sclerotherapy procedure allows patients to kick back as an aesthetic expert erases the cobwebbed memories of dilated capillaries with a solution injected directly into the vein followed by use of medical-grade compression hose.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Orseck mines his cosmetic expertise in creating personalized treatments to help patients remove skin imperfections and wrinkles while improving self-confidence. The microlaser peel uses a precise epidermal laser to delicately shuck the outermost layers of skin, treating a variety of issues and revealing healthier skin in days. Photofacial sessions bathe complexions with warm broadband light to fill in sun spots, age spots, and dermal polka dots with even, pore-sized circles of youthful glow. Iron out wrinkles with a round of up to 20 Botox injectables to one area and reduce or eliminate the appearance of aging signs and emotion-exposing worry lines.
For more than 20 years, licensed massage therapist Carol Williams has combined her healing touch with her knowledge of human anatomy to design therapeutic, personalized massage treatments. In the Carolina Plastic Surgery Medical Spa's tranquil facility, where she has worked since 1993, Williams eases aches and pains with hot-stone massage, reflexology, deep-tissue massage, and stress-reduction-massage techniques. Carol also assembles natural skincare and massage products, such as Celtic Sea bath salts and body butters, into gift packs or potato toppers.
Exzel Fitness sprawls across 30,000 square feet and holds plenty of cardio machines, weight-training equipment, and studio space for group classes. Guests can practice pounding on heavy bags, lifting tires or free weights, or running in place on treadmills. The gym also offers personal training in three stages and a schedule of group classes that includes Zumba, spinning, and cardio circuits.