One wasn't enough for Radiant Complexions Dermatology Clinics—its team of doctors and nurse practitioners have established 11 offices across Iowa and Arizona in the past decade. At each location, dermatology specialists preserve the health and unique character of all skin types with medical and cosmetic treatments. They can resolve all types of skin problems, and tend to strictly aesthetic concerns from the outside in with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers. Offices are equipped with advanced StarLux fractional lasers, which firm the skin by stimulating collagen production at the dermal layer, and VelaShape machines that use radio and light energies to reduce the appearance of cellulite and sagging skin. A scientifically formulated line of skincare products allow for at-home care with glycolic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C.
Soothing Bioelements serums and medical-grade SkinBorn products are always within an arm's reach of Skin Spa's aesthetician Jinah, who pampers face and body with indulgent spa services. The team swathes clients from head to toe in detoxifying body wraps and sloughs off dead skin cells with Mandarin scrubs. They cleanse skin and unclog pores with one-hour facials, complemented by light chemical peels that gently buff away imperfections such as fine lines, acne, and wayward sock lint. Aestheticians also dispense swift waxing treatments, stripping away stubble from underarms, legs, and bikini areas.
At locations across the country, the technicians of Lipo Laser Centers of America rely on advanced technology to produce the beautyifying results of surgery, only without the scalpels. Using a combination of suction, laser energy, and cooling techniques, their FDA-approved Cynosure TriActive machines can eliminate cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, while also massaging and soothing muscles. When paired with 15- to 20-minute vibration plate sessions, their low-level lipo-laser devices can help bodies shed fat and inches. In fact, after only two lipo-laser sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.
Long before it became trendy to "go green," Aveda formulated its products with pure botanical ingredients. The company's mission—to care for the world we live in—shines through its products as well as its professionals. At five classrooms and 126 styling stations, Aveda Institute Des Moines mints brand-new environmental leaders. The institute's rigorous seven-phase program immerses students in all aspects of beauty, from the fundamentals of styling hair to the nuances of applying makeup for an editorial photo-shoot. During the final phase of the program, students spend the entire day on the clinic floor. Here, students cut hair, wax brows, and pamper real clients under the supervision of certified professionals and Edward Scissorhands.
Medical aesthetician Ashley Van Zetten started her career in nursing, but earned a national laser license, and certifications in more than 30 pieces of aesthetic equipment after discovering her passion for aesthetics. At SkinGym by Ashley, named after her skin program developed in 2005, she performs non-invasive procedures using all-natural products?many of which are designed to reduce the appearance of aging?including facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. Skingym also offers a variety of light therapies to correct and restore the skin, body treatments and spray tanning, along with slimming body wraps, salt scrubs, waxing, spray tanning, and weight-loss plans to clients looking for full-body improvements.
The doctors at Skin Body Soul are constantly upgrading their cosmetic technology, improving the tools and serums they use to help clients look and feel their most stunning. At locations in Des Moines, Houston, Minneapolis, and Seattle, treatments help whiten teeth, make complexions brighter, and glue stylish hats permanently onto heads. When it comes to rejuvenating bodies from the neck down, the spa has you covered with machines, saunas, and even medical devices designed to shrink fat cells. With a little guidance during pre-treatment consultations, clients boost their own self-confidence with services physicians hand-pick and customize to suit individual goals.