The combination of flowers, thoroughly cushioned reddish-brown leather chairs, mint-green walls, and Asian decorative accents gives Leisure Health Spa a tranquil appearance. But the center’s trained acupuncturists, massage therapists, and aestheticians do their part as well to instill a sense of calm in each client. Therapists use a soothing touch as they knead out knots lodged in legs and lengthen spines compressed like cartoon accordions—meaning someone drew them that way. The spa’s aestheticians, armed with Obagi skincare products, also foster relaxing experiences. But they do so by way of custom facials, which help brighten and smooth complexions affected by acne, wrinkles, and overactive oil glands. Clients can feel at ease even during detoxifying body wraps, as technicians cocoon their contour-cream-covered figures tightly to boost lymphatic circulation.
Getting a tan typically requires a sunny day, a beach, and most importantly, an open schedule. When time becomes an obstacle to achieving a summery glow, Tanner’s Paradise expedites the tanning process with its four levels of high-powered beds, from the level 1 Genesis beds to the level 4 Saturn beds. Those wishing to eschew UV rays altogether can step into Tanner's automated Mystic Tan spray booths, which engulf bodies in a mist of DHA, bronzers, aloe, and moisturizers resulting in a streak-free tan that lasts up to 10 days. The salon’s Smart Tan–certified staff helps clients further darken their complexions with a range of Designer Skin and Luminary accelerator lotions, which boost the effectiveness of bronzing sessions and render bodies slippery enough to escape awkwardly long hugs.
Clients leaving La Val Skin Studio often look different somehow—refreshed and more relaxed. The masterminds behind the newly rejuvenated skin and brightened eyes are the expert skin specialists inside the studio. These seasoned professionals perform a sweeping array of replenishing beauty treatments, from intensive microdermabrasion diamond peels to glamorous eyelash extensions. They strip away unwanted hair with waxing services, and sooth tired backs with purifying treatments and mineral sea salt polishes. The versatile techs even offer specialty services for gents, including a facial tailored to accommodate the unique skincare needs of older boys, men, and silverback gorillas.
At Fremont Laser MedSpa, Dr. James Kojian is as one of the first doctors in the Bay area to utilize this new laser treatment, and Fremont Laser Med Spa has treated more than 10,000 clients of every skin type, including over 1,000 patients for face-fat reduction. He oversees a team of laser technicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians' assistants as they administer FDA-approved beautification services that keep skin looking youthful. Dr. Kojian draws on his experience in the fields of anti-aging and longevity as well as aesthetics, calibrating his arsenal of lasers to target everything from wrinkles and rosacea to unwanted hair and rebel spacecraft. Fat-liquifying lasers safely circumvent the skin to liquefy fat cells, aiming to let the body flush them away for a potential loss of inches.
For more than 27 years, California Skin Care & Day Spa owner Elena Aleteanu has navigated the world to collect Russia's, France's, Germany's, and Dolly Parton's best-kept cosmetic secrets for use at her own spa. Elena lavishes her clients with beautifying body wraps and nutrient-laden body masks, and her spa's spray tans give bodies a healthy glow. Elena's team also applies permanent makeup, doles out massages, and administers eye-catching manicures and pedicures.