Keeping client satisfaction at the forefront of its mission, the Avalon Med Spa and Laser Center recently underwent a complete overhaul that included acquiring the award-winning G.M. Collin product line, as well as a new therapist, physician, and staff. A medical director and board certified-internist leads a team of professionals, including one member with certification in aesthetic medicine, and special training in medical informatics. The wide-reaching expertise of its staff enables Avalon Med Spa to deliver a varied menu of aesthetic services that includes everything from laser hair removal to teeth whitening, Botox, and body wraps.
Devoted to bettering the patient experience, the center also nestles clients into a relaxing environment replete with plush couches and a waiting lounge done up in warm, neutral tones. Hardwood floors lead clients back to a private treatment room, where the elegant décor relaxes with furnishings such as draped, olive-green curtains, frosted sconces, and a wall waterfall that trickles out droplets harvested from the fountain of youth.:m]]
Spa Sundara's licensed aestheticians and massage therapists beautify clients with 90-minute wraps performed amid flickering candles, golden-hued walls, and draped fabric. Sessions commence with a 15-minute stint in a warm, infrared sauna to start the detoxifying process, relax tight muscles, and loosen socks sealed-on with wax. Practitioners then apply a sloughing scrub made from highly caffeinated Balinese coffee to smooth uneven skin texture, refine contours, and infuse the body with antioxidants. An aromatic coffee mask teamed up with a warm blanket wrap follows to evict impurities from cramped pore apartments. Spa Sundara's staff recommends clients receive one body wrap a week for six weeks to obtain maximum detoxification and the energy of a child playing in a pool of Mountain Dew.
During a plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Eleanor Barone, she goes out of her way to outline all the procedure options available to clients so that they can make informed decisions based on expected results, downtime, and price points. She rejuvenates faces with surgical lifts, while the registered nurse on staff fights crow's feet and facial folds with beauty injections and dermal fillers. Liposuction removes unwanted fat deposits during an outpatient surgery, and noninvasive Viora Reaction treatments iron out cellulite via scalpel-free radio frequencies.
Lipo Envy's technicians rejuvenate bodies with noninvasive services that refresh dull skin and tackle fat and toxins. Without harming surrounding skin, laser-lipo treatments shrink fat cells on problem areas such as the love handles, back, and thighs, reducing circumference and cellulite. A vibration platform further promotes weight-loss efforts by stimulating muscles to contract 30 times per second.
Also in the technicians' toolbelts are infrared body wraps, which cocoon bodies in infrared heat with the goal of burning calories, flushing out toxins, and improving skin tone. Paraben-free spray tans are also available to moisturize skin and gild limbs.
It's hard not to relax while lounging beside glowing paper lanterns and flickering candles––and the therapy has barely begun. Licensed massage therapist Danerys Gonzalez slowly builds from flowing Swedish strokes to deep-tissue pressure, which can improve range of motion in muscles. Guests may also pair bodywork with Danerys' signature brown-sugar body scrub, or request a slimming body wrap with essences of key lime or vanilla bean.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries?Planet Beach Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.