Under the supervision of the spa's medical director, the aestheticians and laser technicians at Belly Wrap Boutique & Spa rejuvenate faces and bodies with modern techniques. Intense pulses of light work to erase sun spots and ruddiness, while laser energy targets unwanted hair on nearly any area of the body. Radio frequency (RF) energy helps tighten lax skin and promotes the growth of supple new collagen, and dermal fillers add volume to thinned facial features.
At Veinity, varicose veins shrink and dissipate, body hair vanishes, and cellulite surrenders its hold on hips and thighs. Aiming to solve these and other beauty concerns is the specialty of Dr. Peter G. Vajtai, who taps into more than 25 years of experience. His mission is to help beautify clients without pain, scarring, or need for anesthesia. That’s why, instead of surgery, he relies on lasers; they can be calibrated to target certain tissues and ignore others. Smart Lipo treatments, for instance, can emulsify fat cells without damaging the skin. Unwanted hair, rosacea, and spider veins can also evaporate without much collateral damage––which is what laser treatments are designed for.
But the board-certified vascular surgeon doesn’t work alone. Alongside Dr. Vajtai, Licensed Aesthetician Wendy Lewis smoothens wrinkles and resolves other beauty woes with training from the Mayo Clinic. She wields certifications in Botox, Juvederm, and medical-grade chemical peels and, like the good doctor, she draws from more than a quarter of a century of experience.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Daniel Taheri, the staff at LA Laser and Skin Center harnesses laser-fat-removal technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can slink away. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water slides. The noninvasive treatment requires minimal recovery time. Technicians perform the six treatments within 72 hours of one another over the span of two weeks, the exact length of time it takes a laser to cross a football field. Patients can boost results with healthy eating habits, daily exercise, regular hydration, and avoidance of caffeine and alcohol.
Although aesthetician Nicole Maldonado is an expert wax technician, you won't find any wax in her studio. Instead, she removes unwanted hair with the same sugaring techniques the ancient Egyptians relied on. As a certified sugaring educator, she lauds the many benefits of sugar over wax. For one, sugar isn't hot, so there's no risk of clients getting burnt. For another, it eases out strands in their natural direction of growth to prevent breakage and ingrown hairs.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Pedicures, manicures
Brands Used: OPI
Pro Tip: Expressions Beauty Lounge takes pride in making sure our clients are pleased and pampered completely
The components of Expressions Beauty Lounge's signature pedicure echo the staff's philosophy of cosseting their clients by going above and beyond your average spa service. To wit, the treatment begins with a soak in warm water with lemon, before the nail tech grooms the nails and cuticles and administers an exfoliating lavender scrub on the legs and feet. But while others might stop here, they add on a soothing body-butter mask, cooling gel, and massage with white-tea lotion before applying OPI polish. Such attention to detail follows suit in the spa's other offerings, from European facials and waxing to salon cuts and sew-in extensions.
A 55-minute healthy chocolate facial at Ondo Aesthetics blends the antioxidant power in Xocai chocolate, an all-natural unprocessed chocolate devoid of bad fats or preservatives, with the hydrating brilliance of Decléor Aromessences, plant-based beauty concentrates tailored to your skin type. The skilled and friendly aestheticians will customize the treatment to your individual needs before artfully painting on the cool, luxurious chocolate mask. Unlike falling asleep on a pile of Halloween candy, merging your facial region with the cocoa of Xocai results in hydrated, refreshed skin.