Owner Lindsay Mackinnon opened Our Times Harbour View Spa four years ago to ply her trade as an aesthetician, but her favorite part of the job isn't any service she performs. It's hearing people's stories. She doesn't skimp on the service front either, gathering talent such as Lorraine Wilkins, an award-winning UK-born stylist, to keep her spa on the forefront of style. Her services span the whole body, boasting manicures and pedicures for extremities, massages for the back, and facials for faces or highly animated hands.
At Seven Medi Spa, the staff proves there's more than one way to remove a wrinkle. Patients can opt for Botox injections, facials, or microdermabrasion to obtain more youthful-looking skin. For other cosmetic needs, the medi spa schedules laser hair-removal treatments and mesotherapy injections that can diminish the appearance of hair and cellulite, respectively.
At Spada's Village Salon & Spa, stylists and a seasoned esthetician treat visitors to a smorgasbord of beautifying treatments for hair, skin, and nails, from massages and mani-pedis to waxing and laser-hair removal. They soothe away stresses with full-body massages, glamourize faces with spa facials and makeup applications, or reinvent hairdos with highlights, perms, and keratin treatments.
Lasers have been a constant source of wonder ever since they were invented in 1992 to read the tiny music that exists on every compact disc, but the reach of their possible applications has turned out to be absolutely astronomical. These days, med-spa owners around the globe and back look to this basically intangible, thoroughly ineffable technology to undo the perpetual advancement of time where it gets most ugly: on our skin. With an interminable army of state-of-the-art laser machines, the savvy techs of Avid MediSpa flatten out fine lines, stunt the growth of unsightly hair, and cancel the appearance of spider veins. Any service can be hyper-impacted with the addition of intense pulsed light therapy, which shines pulses of heat and light on the outermost layers of skin to further obscure wrinkles, repair sun damage, and melt away stray crayon marks.
Evanesce Laser Esthetics? title is evocative of its services. Medical aestheticians evanesce, or dissipate, aesthetic concerns ranging from wrinkles to spider veins with nonsurgical medical treatments. Beams of the intense-pulsed-light system target spider veins, causing them to coagulate and absorb into the body. Pixel laser skin resurfacing unveils fresh skin cells with laser blasts harvested from the lightsabers of local Vaders, and blue-light therapy renders acne-causing bacteria and sebaceous oil glands obsolete. Dr. J.C. Maytham administers medical injectables, sending wrinkles and fine lines off in search of a pug's face. Evanesce Laser Esthetics' technicians sculpt physiques with laser body contouring and heat-induced cellulite reduction. Spa facials with aromatherapy nourish skin, and acupressure massages drain away stress.
Artistic Esthetic Spa marries old and new in both its spa services and simple black and white decor. Traditional chandeliers hang above asymmetrical couches in the lobby, where clients can sip complimentary coffee before they journey to private treatment rooms or pedicure stations. Though the spa team specializes in Ayurveda-inspired head massages-venerated treatments common in India for thousands of years-they also perform med-spa services such as peels and body-contouring sessions designed to tone skin. And during nail services, technicians invite clients to sit beneath the glow of funky hanging lamps as they perform botanical scrubs and pedicures heightened by high-end OPI polish.