More than a decade ago, Dawn M. Sears, LME, opened medical skincare and aesthetic laser center Skinsation, where a licensed physician oversees nonsurgical beauty procedures. In the hands of technicians, GentleMax and Vbeam Candela laser systems remove pesky stubble and unflattering vascular lesions. Alternatively, permanent makeup can simplify morning routines, rendering beauty basics such as eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrow filler, and war paint obsolete by imbuing the skin’s dermal layer with natural pigments. Five injectables, such as Botox and Restylane, smooth client’s brows with minimal downtime, and trained technicians coat physiques in sunless Airtan liquid, whose bronzing effects last 7–10 days. Clients can refer to the website for a complete list of services.
Adagio Massage Company sows the seeds of relaxation with buckets of natural remedies. For more than two decades, the company's staff has fought the good fight against the ravages of the elements and the small indignities of time with a flotilla of services, including skincare regimens or massages delivered by male or female therapists. Guests kick back with a complimentary glass of champagne and organic dessert, and customize their own treatments by choosing aromatherapy and specialty oils to add to the relaxation.
Each of the stylists at Bishop?s Salon & Day Spa goes through a rigorous training program before putting scissor to strands. Armed with knowledge, they use Aveda?s plant-based products to nourish hair during precision cuts and color treatments. The staff also clarifies complexions with facials and microdermabrasions, and lavishes feet with ingredients such as paraffin and chocolate during relaxing pedicures.
Porsche Bailey-Brown, aesthetician and owner of Esthetics by P. Brown, chooses organic, chemical-free products for all of her skincare treatments. She assembles product suites that match each individual's skin type, reaching for Rhonda Allison cleansers and Adonia Organics creams that sweep away grime and lock in nutrients. "I love seeing my clients glow with the results of a good facial," she said, citing her anti-aging facial as a particularly effective treatment for investing skin with radiance. During this three-step facial, Porsche washes and buffs skin to open pores for an infusion of vitamins, collagen, and Lite-Brite pegs.
At the spa, Porsche works alongside a wellness coach and a homeopathic massage therapist. "All our staff are highly trained in their field," Porsche said, noting that the wellness coach holds a master's degree in psychology and nearly a decade of counseling experience. Together, the professionals cultivate a welcoming environment with soothing music and soft lighting.
The practitioners at The Chi Doctor believe that the ability to heal comes from within. Through calming treatments and six-week programs, they manipulate their clients' internal life forces to help their own bodies heal their ailments. Treatments can target any part of the body, rejuvenating the complexion with age-reversal facelifts or relaxing the entirety with a combination of acupressure, qigong, and Chinese massage. To completely recharge the body, strengthen its immune system, and overcome its susceptibility to kryptonite, The Chi Doctor recommends one of its six-week programs that include stretches, breathing, and meditation, as well as full-body acupressure treatments.
A simple skin analysis helps Shelli Green create custom treatment plans for her clients’ skin issues. During Level 101 and Level 201 clinical facials, she gently combats acne, fine lines, sun damage, and skin changes due to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. She uses Institut Dermed clinical skincare products, which are free of parabens, artificial dyes, witchcraft, and synthetic fragrances. They also contain the highest concentration of active ingredients that skincare products can have without requiring a prescription.