The staff at Results Skin Care Center uses the Candela GentleLASE, a high-energy, long-pulse laser, to evict stray strands from all skin types. Each successive 30- to 60-minute hair-removal session will lessen the amount of hair. Because the hair root has to be present for the best results, treatments should ideally be spaced every four to five weeks, and hair should not be plucked or waxed for two weeks prior to the treatment. Slight discomfort at the treatment site is common; feel free to ask about a topical anesthetic. For more frequently asked questions, click here.
The beauty mavens at GiGi Aveda Salon Spa continually uncover fresh trends and learning techniques to revitalize clients with Aveda's organic tonics. Classic spa facials begin with Aveda's Elemental Nature consultation, which helps skin therapists assess epidermal concerns before devising a customized course of treatment. Next, those immersed in the face-and-hand treatment submerge their rough palms and stiff finger puppets into a warm paraffin-wax bath. Technicians finish by trimming nails and cuticles and crowning newly supple mitts with bright OPI lacquer.
Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
With multiple locations in the greater Portland metro area and throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
Overseen by a friendly staff, the staggering collection of tanning beds and Mystic Tan booths at Tan Republic readily accepts pale visages into the depths of their enclosures for swift, efficient bronzings. Mystic Tan sessions imbue epidermises with an eye-catching midsummer's blush during a simple, UV-free process that can be color-customized with three levels, allowing patrons to calibrate their corporal chroma to a flattering golden-brown, deep-bronze, or toasted-marshmallow camouflage. Within the private, enclosed station, oscillating airbrushes bathe bodies in a refreshing mist of polarized skin-darkening solution in a session that takes less than a minute, with effects that can linger up to five days.
At Adorned Aesthetics, even the most familiar of skincare treatments, the facial, contains some surprises; the center's roster of nine different facials includes three services specifically designed for men as well as a Just Like Heaven exfoliation and massage treatment that lasts a full two hours. Two other services make use of some rare materials: the 24 kt. gold facial uses a gold serum and mask to reverse oxidation damage, and the Diamond Exfolight facial removes dead skin using the diamond-soled shoes that inspired Paul Simon to become a cobbler. When serums fall short, clients turn to the Bio-Roller, an FDA-approved micro-needle rolling system that treats wrinkles and acne without inflicting the downtime associated with surgery.
The spa can offer all of these treatments thanks to the expertise of Melanie Hamilton and Kathryn Hoffman, who are professionally certified and trained by Obagi Pharmaceutical Skin Care. This company also provides a few of the specialized products that they use during treatments on a variety of skin issues. Melanie and Kathryn, who are also trained in the formal modalities of the Valmont skincare line from Switzerland, stay sharp by attending classes, seminars, and conventions in the industry.