Aesthetician Lina Yang trained as a medical professional in China before making her way to the United States. After arriving in the States, she studied aesthetics with dermatologist Dr. James Fulton, who went on to codevelop the topical acne treatment Retin-A. Today, Lina?whose numerous credentials include an international certification in Xtreme lash extensions?owns and operates Skin Essence. Stationed in her warmly lit spa, Lina relies on 20 years of experience and a team of skincare professionals to rejuvenate complexions and pamper bodies with a full menu of medical-grade spa treatments. The staff specializes in diamond-peel-microdermabrasion treatments and nonsurgical face-lifts, both of which help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and discoloration; clients may see noticeable improvement in their skin after one visit.
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The three surgeons at Specialists in Plastic Surgery call upon more than 60 years of combined experience as they transform patients' faces and bodies. The physicians—Roger Russell, Don Oschwald, and Richard Carlino—also boast recognition by professional organizations, with certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ranks as Fellows in the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
At The Museum Spa & Laser Center, an adjacent facility that focuses on nonsurgical procedures, registered nurses certified to handle cosmetic lasers beautify bodies with noninvasive treatments such as hair removal and skin resurfacing. The team's licensed medical aestheticians also use the Visia computerized skin-analysis system to recommend the appropriate services for issues such as sun damage, wrinkles, or the inability to smile during driver's-license photos.
Aesthetician Tassie Small believes that a glowing exterior is made possible by a healthy interior. After earning a license in aesthetics and building her knowledge of holistic health and detoxification, she opened Restorations Holistic Skincare to blend her multiple passions. At Restorations, she helps her clients achieve their beauty goals by addressing the needs of the whole body. Ultrasonic and far-infrared procedures rejuvenate faces and bodies, whereas ionic footbaths help expel toxins. Facials and microdermabrasion treatments, meanwhile, sweep away dead skin to reveal façades more youthful than the attendees at a Nickelodeon stockholders meeting. Tassie is also the creator and formulator of Tacia Essentials, a line of natural and organic skin and hair products that she uses at her spa. During regular workshops, she teaches her secrets to guests, guiding them through the creation of their very own perfumes and bath products.
Dedicated to keeping both patrons and the planet looking beautiful, Eco Friendly Beauty Bar strives, like Kermit the Frog's wardrobe, to be 90% green?a feat that earned it recognition on ABC 11. Nontoxic and natural products form the foundation of the salon's services, which include everything from spray tans to hairstyles kept clean with vegan shampoo. Under the glow of repurposed chandeliers, Eco Friendly Beauty Bar's staff members make good on their commitment to a smaller carbon footprint by wearing only narrow-width shoes as they shuffle atop recycled-cardboard flooring, serving complimentary sips of green wine in glasses that are recycled or repurposed from wine bottles. The bright, full-service salon crafted its chic aesthetic using furniture rescued from thrift stores, including bubbling fountains and an antique sewing table, and shelves proudly display chemical-free makeup, bamboo hairbrushes, and locally made skincare products available for purchase.
With the explosion of new aesthetic devices and products in the last several years, it's often difficult to determine which ones work and which ones don't. That's why Blue Water Spa carefully vets each product they add and service they offer, ensuring that every one is safe, easily reproducible, and based in solid science, without causing undue downtime. Certified by the Joint Commission and named the best medical spa in the country by American Spa Magazine, the 7,000 square-foot facility offers both surgical and noninvasive treatments designed to treat aesthetic concerns, such as fine lines or unwanted fat, and medical conditions such as acne. Three lasers work to remove hair, diminish spider veins, and ease signs of aging, while four light-based machines such as GentleWaves LED photomodulation device noninvasively fight the signs of aging and improve skin's condition from the inside out.
In December 2011, Park Centre Spa threw open its doors to offer more traditional services, such as massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and body treatments, as well as medically-integrated services, such as the HydraFacial. The medical director approves the services, which include four-hand massage, facials with Image Skincare, myBody Skin Care, and Lindi Skin products, and medical massages and pedicures. With select services, clients don robes and slippers for their stay in the elegant spa, which is replete with golden-hued wood, fresh flowers, pleated toilet paper, and luminous chandeliers.
The spa is open after business hours, so clients can swing by on their way home from the office. Inside private treatment rooms, ambient lighting reveals mosaic wall accents. The havens offer a retreat from everyday concerns, even granting complimentary childcare at Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness next door.