Alan Darush MD sat down at his computer, and rather than seeing a flurry of Facebook updates, tweets, and piles of junk email, he saw opportunity. Realizing that the internet could be used to bring dermatologist-created skincare products and guides to the home, he founded NewLaserSkinCenter.com. In conjunction with the website, the brick-and-mortar NewSkin Laser Center keeps client?s skin young and healthy with skin treatments including Juvaderm, Restylane, and Radiesse. The center?s services include technologically advanced treatments, such as acne treatments that target blemish with a blue light that activates a sensitizing agent and photofacials that repair damaged skin with light energy, as well as Venus Freeze, IPL facials, and laser hair removal. For the time between treatments, clients can visit the products page to stock up on products from Skinmedica and Neova to tend to skin needs at home.
In a private treatment room adorned with black-and-white wallpaper and accessories, Beautiful Xtreme Lashes’ staff artists Kelly and Kenia dedicate themselves to prettying blinks with eyelash perms, three types of extensions, and other aesthetic services. In addition to applying regular makeup for weddings and formal events, Kelly provides an alternative with permanent makeup on brows, lids, and lips. The hair on 12 body areas is no match for their waxing services, and they also coat nails with gel polish, which provides chip-free color for up to three weeks.
At Tutiya Threading, Mojgan—the sole practitioner and owner—draws on 13 years of experience to beautify bodies with ancient threading practices. Mojgan uses 100% cotton thread that is organic, sanitary, and chemical-free to precisely remove hair from a range of areas, including the eyebrows, upper lip, and chin. Unlike tweezing or plucking, threading removes a clean line of hair all at once, which makes it a precise and fast process. Mojgan also offers additional services such as eyebrow tinting, which can add a luscious look to the brows by making them look darker and fuller.
Vidal Sassoon Academy?trained Annie Dobie has tended to oily, dry, sensitive, and acne-riddled skin for more than 20 years. Nestled inside her nook at Sola Suites, her services include chemical peels, ultrasonic microdermabrasion treatments, and nourishing facials, which employ products from PCA and Epicuren to improve clients' complexions. Although facials remain her top service, Annie also offers full body waxing, from shaping eyebrows to defuzzing bikini areas, never double-dipping wax to ensure a clean and smooth session.
The technicians at Sugaring Westlake love to talk about the benefits of removing hair with sugar paste instead of wax. For one thing, sugar paste won't stick to skin--that is, it won't stick to any living skin cells. It does, however, exfoliate the dead ones, leaving skin soft and smooth after clearing away unwanted hair. For another thing, the sugar paste is all-natural, with no harsh chemical ingredients to irritate the skin. Finally, sugar paste, unlike wax and tattoos of oil spills, can be removed with water.