Since Jennifer Farmer became an aesthetician in 2005, she's sharpened the skills that clients rely on when they visit her at Flourish Skincare at Synergy, which she describes as "a place to escape and let your mind, body, and spirit flourish." After a thorough skin assessment, she tailors facials, body wraps, and waxing services to each client, and frees skin from unwanted hair just as prison wardens free any prisoner who can beat them in checkers.
Lakisha Morgan wields shears, foil, extensions, and razors with equal ease as she styles men’s and women’s hair. Her work speaks for itself, leaving her to utter little more than a monosyllable in its praise. She offers some particularly special services, as well, such as natural hair extensions. She weaves together strands from two humans to create a single, cohesive look, much like tying two strongmen together by their mustache curls to create a super strongman.
The human face has many natural predators: acne, wrinkles, oil, and DMV photographers, to name a few. Norrell Skin Care offers sanctuary from these pesky villains with more than a dozen express and extended facial treatments, all of which are customized to each client's unique skin type. After the spa's skilled aestheticians use PCA or Dermalogica products to deep clean the pores, they can tackle full-body beautification with a slimming wrap or a waxing session.
Dermea Laser and Medical Skin Care is not a spa. It?s not a salon. And it?s definitely not one of those places where they make mediocre burgers but people still go because the servers pretend to be rude to you. But it is the aesthetics branch of Get Well Clinics, which means it relies on medical-grade equipment and procedures to remove body hair and refresh the skin. One such piece of equipment is the LightSheer diode laser system, a popular machine that can remove hair from all six types of skin on the Fitzpatrick scale. Another is the microdermabrasion machine, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles, acne, and scars, especially when it?s coupled with the alpha-hydroxy acids of the clinic?s glycolic peels.
For those seeking to spruce up appearances without surgery, Infinity Med-I-Spa's options are?true to the company's name?virtually infinite. For one, there are its numerous aesthetic lasers, which can remove hair, wrinkles, spider veins, tattoos, Mattel logos, and a range of other blemishes quickly and effectively. Facial treatments ranging from classic microdermabrasion to cutting-edge services such as the VI Peel and the Jet Peel rid pores of impurities and smooth over signs of aging, while medical weight-loss services help clients shed inches with meal-replacement shakes, medications, and vitamin injections.
Beyond enhancing the outside, the med-spa also helps clients feel better on the inside. Licensed massage therapists ease nagging pains and chronic tension with a range of modalities, from traditional strokes such as Swedish and deep-tissue to Eastern-inspired therapies such as energy work.
While most of his peers were concentrating on their senior year of high school, 17-year-old Steven Bengelsdorf kept an eye toward the future and accepted a spot in Boston University’s prestigious six-year medical program. Fifteen years later, the gifted youth has transformed into an experienced physician who oversees a staff of nurses and medical aestheticians at The Franklin Center for Skin & Laser Surgery.
Dr. Bengelsdorf and his staff believe that minimally invasive treatments—chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and light-based therapy, to name a few—can rejuvenate the face just as effectively as surgical procedures and bobbing for live electrical wires. Personal consultations and examinations typify the individual approach they take to each treatment, and Dr. Bengelsdorf’s dedication to innovation has resulted in the facility’s penchant for technologically advanced solutions.