The technologies at Sol Wellness Studios have evolved since the holistic health and beauty centre opened its doors in 1998, but the goal of the staff remains the same: to help clients look and feel their best. The front desk resembles a sylvan general store, with wooden furniture, eggplant-coloured walls, and ivy winding along the ceiling. Inside the facility, the staff members administer vitamin-D tests to reveal nutritional deficiencies, and they prescribe nutritional supplements for general health and weight loss. Physicians oversee aesthetic treatments such as Botox, and noninvasive Yolo Curve lasers contour bodies for a silhouette that’s smoother than a Barry White record dripping with butter. Clients can add the finishing touches to their look with a custom spray tan or teeth whitening.
Kucumber Skin Lounge's physician-supervised staff enhances earthly edifices with hair removal sessions performed with lasers or customized wax, Botox injections, and cutting-edge anti-aging treatments such as photofacials and chemical peels. Tattoo-removal services rid bodies of the names of ex-lovers or outdated maps leading to safe-deposit boxes hidden during the Y2K scare. Other body beautifiers include sunless tanning and specialized cosmetic treatments.
Spa Utopia’s services range from those of a salon to those of a med-spa, recognizing the connection between medical and more purely aesthetic issues. Facials can purify skin or minimize signs of aging, and they also calm rosacea outbreaks. A LightSheer Diode system combats unwanted stubble during laser hair-removal sessions, and beams from a Fox Diode system attack toenail fungus. Massage therapists use styles ranging from traditional Swedish to deep tissue, and they’re glad to combine modalities to target unique troubles such as lower back pain or shoulders that won’t stop shimmying.
Clients can concentrate attention on an array of beauty and body needs by booking a couples room or VIP suite for an afternoon of private treatments. Even the public areas of the spa evince a strong taste for luxury—clients walking in are greeted by a marble-topped reception desk and a giant, faux-stone archway engraved with the spa’s name before passing between polished pillars leading to a grand fountain.
As its name makes clear, Azure Skin Care: Spa + Medical is a hybrid of a spa and a medical aesthetics center, which means it delivers clinical-quality results while still paying attention to each client’s actual experience. The staff performs facials, waxing, and massage, and the clinic’s board-certified doctors supervise treatments that are more medical in nature, such as Botox injections. Distinguished by white tiles, neutral hues, and floral accents, the spa is as relaxing as a hammock tied between two classical violinists.
Crystal Beam Laser's flagship services—laser hair removal and IPL skin rejuvenation—embody the company's commitment to enhancing beauty with advanced technology and providing great service. Depilation treatments for women and men target any body area that sprouts hair or grows a handlebar mustache. During IPL sessions, a technician treats the face with a laser that infuses skin with rapid, concurrent pulses of light. The combination of heat, light, and energy fades signs of aging while heightening collagen production. To round out these offerings, Crystal Beam Laser offers facials and teeth whitening.
As a certified doctor of natural medicine, an aesthetician with 25 years of experience, and a natural-health consultant, Irina is anything but a one-trick skin specialist. She puts her diverse background to use unearthing beauty with custom facials and permanent-makeup applications that keep eyebrows properly arched, lips colourful, and beauty marks firmly planted. While her staff meticulously performs mani-pedis and antibacterial, antimicrobial nonwax hair-removal treatments, Irina helms electrolysis and IPL sessions, as well as holistic Bowen-therapy treatments, which employ short bursts of rolling, massage-like moves designed to restore bodily balance and incite natural healing.