Helmed by experienced aesthetician Nazia Bajwa, Beautyland Salon’s team of expertly trained pamperers restores radiance to weary visages via relaxing facial treatments and arch-ameliorating eyebrow-threading services. During the 45-minute European facial, complexions undergo thorough revamping that leaves skin looking as smooth and youthful as a newborn beach ball. The glow-inducing treatment whisks away dull, dry skin, leaving dewy cutaneous planes in its wake. Once smile machines have been streamlined, knowledgeable depilatory artists sculpt unkempt brows with a speedy threading service. Aestheticians meticulously lasso each individual strand with a cotton thread, harvesting hairs from their roots. Patrons grapevine out of appointments in possession of eyebrows so well-defined they draw admiring stares from passersby and other eyebrows going through their own identity crises.
At Unwanted Ink, registered nurse Debbie leads a team of adept laser technicians who help dislodge undesired ink, restoring skin canvases to smoothness. Debbie believes in patient comfort and compassion, as evidenced by her thorough study of each patron’s medical history and consultations, during which she explains the tattoo-removal procedure in great detail.
Before each treatment, Nurse Debbie sets up skin with Dr. Numb topical numbing ointment, guarding against the light sting of the lasers and the subsequent landing spacecraft. She then uses an energy-efficient Cynosure laser tailored to the process of tattoo removal, singing away most colours in the spectrum—excluding greens—to erase designs faster than the interior decorator for a supervillian's top-secret lair. A cooling machine soothes epidermis in the targeted area during each step of the removal. Following treatment, Nurse Debbie bestows all supplies necessary to facilitate skin recovery in the first three days, such as bandages, tape, and wrap, as well as necessary instructions to prevent scarring.
Overseen by Dr. Shahib, the founder and instructor of the Laser and CosMedic Academy, the Canadian-trained technicians at TLC Dermal Laser Clinic practice three means to get unwanted hair off your body. With electrolysis, laser hair removal, and waxing at their disposal, the administer treatments with attention to each client’s privacy and comfort level. Once bodies have shed excess hair, the staff helps them shed excess pounds with ProEllixe whole-body vibration machines and Alpha Spa dry-heat saunas.
It looks a bit like a distant cousin of the R2-D2 droid from Star Wars: it's a modular, upright unit on four wheels with a display screen that could double for a face. But the Harmony XL laser is a primary tool the technicians at Avante Laser & Aesthetics use to beautify their clients. It addresses more than 60 skin conditions, smoothing wrinkles, fading age spots, and removing tattoos. It's also used during Avante's laser hair-removal sessions.
Avante's other main beautification device is the HydraFacial machine. This is used to suction out debris from pores and push serums deep into the face for intense hydration. It can also slough off dead skin cells and glitter makeup left over from childhood beauty pageants with its diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and it can brighten faces during LED treatments.
Upon walking into the waiting area of Body Bar Laser Clinic, you may feel as though you've stepped into the future: an electric fireplace sits between stark white shelves filled with Obagi and SkinCeuticals products, and illuminated orbs hang from a ceiling that glows with electric blue light. Inside the clinic, the technology is no less advanced. Medically supervised technicians wield Syneron's eMax system to target a variety of skin conditions. During the Triniti series, a PhotoFacial radiofrequency session targets age spots and sun damage before the ReFirme device tightens skin and the Matrix IR fractional laser diminishes wrinkles. The team also reduces cellulite with noninvasive VelaShape sessions, sculpts bodies with Zerona cold-laser energy, and uses Proellixe vibration treatments to tone muscles and shake ears free of coins forgotten by magicians.
Dr. Henry Ngai was an early adopter of IPL, introducing the equipment into his cosmetic practice in 1991. Today, he continues to stay ahead in the industry by constantly seeking out new technologies. His clinic currently houses more than 15 lasers, each designed to treat skin issues including acne, scars, fine lines, pigmentation, hair removal, leg veins and tattoos removal.