Signature Service: Esthetic hair removal
Brands Used: Glo
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Please call ahead.
As a therapist, Kelly was never content to settle on one craft. After graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2000, she began practicing as a certified massage therapist. Soon, she also delved into detoxification and weight loss, became a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist, and trained in holistic techniques such as reflexology, chakra balancing, and energy work.
Today, Kelly follows her passion for making others feel beautiful inside the private rooms of her quiet Pikesville spa. To cultivate a serene atmosphere, she surrounds her clients with candlelight, aromatherapy, and soft music. Her range of skin treatments can cleanse pores, repair sun damage and acne scars, and infuse faces with nourishing herbs or vitamin C. She also coaxes out skin's natural glow and strangers' spontaneous compliments with back facials, body polishes, and spray tans.
Whether you're there to lose weight, to treat fatigue and chronic illness, or simply to stave off wrinkles, it's a given that medical director Dr. Ekan Essien has approved your treatment protocol. Working with Dr. Essien is another physician, clinic director Dr. Thomas Burk, a Johns Hopkins med-school grad who has practiced internal medicine and other medical disciplines for more than 20 years.
All that medical training translates into a clinic where science-based methods and cutting-edge technology reign. For instance, to fight the effects of aging, the staff administers not only cosmetic injections such as Botox and Juvederm, but also hormone replacement therapy that can help regulate the metabolism, improve the immune system, and increase energy. Other services, such as removing hair with laser energy and reminding you that you have an appointment through a giant megaphone, rely on high-tech machines.
Dr. Michael Perline and Linda Perline, PA-C, understand the importance of looking at a pretty face, and not just because the husband and wife work together. The duo helm Between the Lines Medispa, twice voted Best of Howard County by Howard Magazine. These medical specialists—Michael an M.D. and instructor at John Hopkins Hospital, and Linda a nationally certified physician assistant with 26 years of clinical experience—aim to give all their clients personalized care, which they do through services such as their “liquid facelift.” Using Botox and Dysport, dermal fillers, and prescriptive skin care products, this treatment can improve lines around the eyes and forehead, soften deep folds around the mouth, and reshape the chin and jaw. During this treatment, clients are given a mirror so that they can give feedback, such as asking the clinicians to focus more on frown lines. Afterward, clients are typically able to return to normal activities the same day. Between the Lines Medispa is located inside Mason & Friends Salon·Spa; together, their menu of services includes facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, haircare, Vi Peels, and ultrasound Clarisonic brushes.
Lash Logic Studio’s lash extensions make every blink a special occasion. The glamorous lashes come in synthetic, silk, and mink varieties, as well as specialty styles—glitter lashes, for example, can enhance any look with subtle sparkle, much like a hat that’s made from only half a disco ball. And, as if ditching the mascara wand wasn't enough reason to celebrate, Lash Logic also hosts lash parties held in their studio or on-location, where guests can toast their new heftier winks with free champagne.
Under the guidance of Ramesh G. Patel, a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, the staff at Nivika Medspa beautifies patients with a range of advanced technologies. Technicians harness the power of specialized lasers to help to improve clients? skin tone, reduce wrinkles, or remove unwanted hairs, and they wield multiple tools?including ultrasound devices and HCG injections?that can assist customers with weight-loss programs. Chemical peels that employ PCA Skin products join forces with FDA-approved facial injections such as Botox and Juv?derm, working to reverse the signs of aging or prolonged exposure to the sun. With a setting as groomed as its clients, Nivika Medspa features sleek, high-contrast furniture and colorful accents of modern artwork.