Getting a facial is great for your skin, but it won’t make long-lasting difference in your complexion if you have a subpar home-care regimen. That’s why Jeanne Whitman of Achieve Beautiful Skin, Inc. goes out of her way to educate her clients about what products to use and what habits to adopt. As a medical aesthetician, she is well-versed in the art of war against acne, wrinkles, and sun spot graffiti. And she takes joy in sharing her knowledge with her customers. As a trained laser specialist, Jeanne can also skillfully zap hair from any area of the human anatomy.
At Precision Hair Salon, highly skilled hair artists and beauty technicians embellish scalps and rejuvenate skin with a host of salon and spa treatments. Specialties here include keratin smoothing, highlights and coloring, and nonsurgical facelifts. Meanwhile, waxing services remove unwanted hair from anywhere on the body and permanent makeup procedures help shave seconds off the morning routines of clients and clowns.
At Neo Laser Medical Spa, two physicians, a registered nurse, and a licensed aesthetician use the latest technology to beautify skin. Their multiple laser systems form a cosmic tag-team that can rejuvenate bodies from head to toe. A fractional CO2 laser dramatically reduces pigmentation problems and other signs of aging, a Fraxel laser reduces wrinkles with minimal downtime, and a CoolTouch laser gently diminishes acne and acne scarring. The team also employs lasers to eradicate spider veins and unwanted hair and performs laser-assisted SmartLipo procedures that are less invasive than traditional liposuction.
But lasers aren't the only tools in Neo Laser's anti-aging kit. Clinical staffers combat wrinkles with Botox and dermal fillers, and customize facials or medical peels with petrochemical- and paraben-free Image Skincare products. The medical spa's complimentary consultations include a skin analysis with a detailed written report and photos, as well as 30 minutes with an aesthetician to discuss the best way to remove a mole or a mustache drawn on in permanent marker.
Surgeons Dr. Kim and Dr. Schmid, aesthetician Cammie Pascolini, and the New Image Maxillofacial staff shepherd clients toward their most confident selves. Some opt for oral and facial surgery, while others visit for Botox treatments and peels. The docs tackle heath issues, too: sufferers of sleep apnea, for instance, rely on New Image for a better night's sleep. With its experienced team, a sprawling service menu, and a welcoming office, the practice revolves around making guests feel great.
Rio de Janeiro–born aesthetician Lucy Caporaletti and her staff at Brazilian Beauty by Lucy perform plenty of Brazilian waxes. But they pay equal attention to the skin and nails: Vitamin C facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels leave behind a youthful glow, and manicures pamper the whole hand. They're also adept at decorating nails with charming seasonal designs.
Complexions Center for Clinical Skin Care and Permanent Makeup revitalizes wearied faces with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning. The center's repertoire of services includes chemical peels designed to treat acne or age-related blemishes. Specially concocted to the unique color, oiliness, and acne proclivities of each client’s skin, the acne peel bathes epidermises in alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids to usurp transgressing layers of skin and eliminate surface pimples. The anti-aging peel's glycolic acid exfoliates skin and stimulates new collagen growth, thickening skin and banishing pigmentation and fine lines caused by sun damage, and requires no recovery time or sacrifices of pricey organic produce to the sun. Microdermabrasion exfoliates skin's surface with microcrystals and promotes cell growth while treating enlarged pores and age spots. Dermaplaning carefully shaves away skin cells that, like a mall Santa still accepting wish lists in July, have overstayed their welcome, resulting in a smoother, tighter appearance with fewer wrinkles and clearer pores.