City Life's August/September 2010 edition lauded Sugar Blossom as a "one-of-a-kind natural hair removal salon," which its aestheticians earned through the popularity of their natural body-sugaring treatments. The trained and certified staff eschews waxing in favour of the sugaring method, which aims to remove unwanted body hair in a safe and less painful manner than mocking each individual follicle until it gives up and falls out. Using 100 per cent natural Alexandria Professional products, they massage the sugar paste onto skin, which helps remove unwanted hair in the direction of its growth. The staff believes this method holds distinct advantages over waxing, including less irritation and lower risk for rashes and ingrown hairs cropping up. They use this comfort-focused method on both men and women, whisking away fuzz on body areas such as Brazilian lines, backs, and underarms.
Kate Lee and Amy Yang founded IN Beauty MedSpa with the ambition to meld Eastern philosophy with Western technology. The clinic's specialists intertwine inner and outer beauty during spa services that range from facials and massages to waxing and manicures that polish the spirit's fingernails. On-site dieticians and physicians tailor individualized plans for healthy eating, exercising, and ascertaining the number of jellybeans it takes to get a stomachache.
Lee and Yang jet-set to anti-aging conferences around the world. They continually incorporate new cosmetic technologies such as the Alpha LED light spa, which uses dry heat, oxygen therapy, and near-infrared light to improve blood flow and stimulate metabolic processes. Other medically supervised treatments include focused radiofrequency sessions, which tighten and firm the body.
More than one kind of bodily transformation is happening within the walls of Active Fitness. While exercisers trim waistlines with conventional exercise, the technicians at Brava Body Works Ltd. aim to contour figures with another fat-liquefying method: laser lipo therapy. They position treatment pads over specific body areas, striving to convince fat-cell membranes to release some of their volume with low-level laser energy. The team also uses the LightSheer diode laser to remove hair from virtually any skin type, including light, dark, tanned, or bioluminescent, and also offers waxing services.
Amid an elegant spa space, Chryssalis Skin Renu's dedicated team works to restore youthful appearances with advanced cosmetic and laser treatments. A three-step Triniti system alleviates hyperpigmentation and firms sagging skin with radio frequencies and gentle, yet firm, reprimands. Technicians use the Syneron elos laser to banish hair of any color from the face or body and administer noninvasive VelaShape treatments to address cellulite while contouring frames. For clients looking to shape up the traditional way, the center's women-only workout area invites them to torch calories during 30-minute circuit-training programs.
Freedom Medi-Spa's team is passionate about their clients' happiness. Each draw on years of professional experience and specialized training to help clients look and feel younger and healthier, and treat them with honesty and professionalism. The spa's menu of services combines advanced technology with a human touch, with treatments such as thermal skin resurfacing, photo facials, and organic herbal peels customized to each client's needs. Medical-grade lasers in the hands of a 15-year veteran laser technician zap away unwanted hair and shrink unsightly spider veins, while products from Dr. Schrammek and Elta MD help clients maintain a sophisticated beauty regimen at home or while touring with their kazoo band.
NV Medical Spa's technicians have collectively performed more than 20,000 laser hair-removal treatments. That's 20,000 times they've fired up their equipment and shone its pulsating beams into follicles to shut down hair production on the back, neck, face, and abdomen. With so much success in this arena, it's hardly surprising the spa's two locations have rushed to adopt other light-based treatments; their IPL technology also treats acne, veins, and scars. But as with stock-car-pushing races, machines don't do all the work. Fueled exclusively by Dermalogica products, the spa's seven facials reduce blemishes and wrinkles and slough off dead skin cells, leaving faces looking fresh and youthful.