The Thin Spa's staff has a two-pronged approach to enhancing their clients' lives. First, they help them reduce fat and tighten skin with ultrasonic cavitation and radio-frequency treatments, which are more high-tech than building a thinner-looking robot clone. Alternatively, clients relax under a range of soothing massages, including Swedish and more in-depth myofascial-release modalities.
At Seek Laser Spa, a team of certified laser specialists harnesses the power of light to eradicate blemishes ranging from skin tags to unwanted stubble. During the spa’s CO2 fractional-laser facials, therapeutic beams vaporize aged skin and stimulate the growth of new collagen. Teeth-whitening procedures, meanwhile, use cold blue-laser light to activate a bleaching agent and enhance its effectiveness. Other laser-based procedures can combat toe fungus, treat rosacea, or minimize scars or spider veins.
Essence Laser & Wellness Essence Laser & Wellness’s Dr. Melinda C. O'Rourke and a diverse staff deliver a comprehensive repertoire of services, incorporating techniques as disparate as laser technology and acupuncture to enhance clients’ health and appearance. Aestheticians take a comprehensive approach to caring for skin by giving visitors analyses and consultations before each facial or chemical peel featuring SkinCeuticals skincare products. Skilled laser techs remake skin’s topography by passing heated light rays over sun spots, sagging skin, and portraits of Gary Busey graffitied across the body. Staffers also dole out a variety of elixirs clients can use to achieve youthful good looks from home, including Latisse, glominerals, and colorescience products.
Helmed by Dr. Whitney Kennedy, a board-certified family physician, and Shannon Ellifritz, a jack of all beauty trades (aesthetician, neuromuscular massage therapist, laser technician), Spa Raviche offers advanced skin treatments and therapies. Book a relaxing, 60-minute custom massage ($75), laser hair removal (prices vary), or lightening lift chemical peel ($85). Apply your Groupon toward age-defying Juvéderm or Radiesse treatments ($500 and up), or reveal your purest skin feel with a virgin skin body scrub ($85). View a complete list of services here; this Groupon cannot be used for Botox or Dysport treatments.
Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Jake Simpson, the figure-shaping team at LoHi Lipo Laser smoothes the appearance of cellulite with 45-minute noninvasive Zerona laser treatments. As clients recline on a massage table or levitate in mid-air, Zerona-certified technicians pass the laser over the skin, where it liquefies the cell-bound fat and releases it into the space between cells. The lymphatic system absorbs and metabolizes the fat, ushering it toward the exits. While lasers battle fat cells beneath the surface, clients read, meditate, or read about dogs who meditate. The Zerona laser targets specific hard-to-exercise areas and can show smoother skin in six sessions.
When asked what the name of their spa means, the owners of Cairde Wellness, Inc. point to their Irish ancestry and kindly reply that Cairde (pronounced cor-deh) is the Gaelic word for friends. It’s a fitting name, as the spa’s staff is known for greeting even strangers with a welcoming smile before leading them through an array of soothing services. While prone patrons drift into a rejuvenating slumber, therapists mend stresses and injuries with craniosacral, reflexology, deep-tissue, and Swedish techniques. They also unclog waxy ears with candling treatments and purge bodily toxins with ionic footbaths. Cairde opens the doors to its soothing oasis Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m. to close, with Saturday appointments available by calling in advance or tattooing intentions on another client's back.
Donna Lapetina, owner and head aesthetician at Skin Solutions Medical Spa, has spent the last decade caring for aging skin—including her own. Donna and her team work their age-defying magic under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Boyle, whose career includes time as a flight surgeon, a lieutenant commander in the military, and a volunteer speaker on skin cancer. The staff’s specialty services include microdermabrasion, peels, and facials, as well as intensive acne treatments. Dr. Boyle performs all Botox and dermal-filler procedures herself to safely keep crow’s-feet, frown lines, and worry lines at bay. Clients receive their treatments in private, earth-toned rooms that mix the serenity of a spa with the professionalism of a medical office.
Rather than buying leftover potions from local sorcerers, Skin Solutions Medical Spa has developed its own line of products, including cleansers, eye creams, and an exfoliating scrub. The gentle solutions are formulated with ingredients such as green-tea extract, oil of calendula, and cranberry extract.