When Gabrielle Kochell-Nunez looks at a body, she doesn’t see any imperfections. After 20 years as an industry leader, the plastic-surgery and skincare expert merely sees natural beauty that’s ripe for enhancement. The Plastic and Reconstructive Certified Nurse Injector performs medical-spa treatments to bring out this beauty by reducing wrinkles, treating acne, and replacing spider veins with healthy tissue. Among these treatments, a DiamondTome microexfoliation technique removes the topmost layer of skin to promote the growth of new cells, while dermal fillers and injectables including Botox, Restylane, and Juvéderm help to restore facial volume. Gabrielle and her staff at Bella Pelle Medispa and Laser Clinic also specialize in laser treatments that use pulsed-light technology to treat brown spots, disable hair growth, and kick-start impromptu dance parties.
Led by Dr. Lydia Savic-Durnas, the skilled technicians at True Laser use Candela GentleLase and GentleYAG lasers for hair removal and collagen-stimulating skin-rejuvenation treatments. They calibrate the laser's wavelength to suit either purpose, and a cooling device spritzes skin with cryogen immediately after the laser's pulses to make treatments more comfortable for clients.
But not all of True Laser's services are laser-based. Aestheticians polish away dead and dull skin with microdermabrasion treatments, using pure baking-soda crystals—rather than the more commonly used aluminum oxide—to avoid unnecessary skin irritation. They also stock glo therapeutics skincare products—infused with vitamin C and ultrafine fairy dust—for facials tailored toward each client's needs, and they administer facial peels to target signs of aging.
The dedicated stylists at Bellasazi Salon & Spa out of their to make clients feel like part of an extended family in their stylish and comfortable space. Using on-going education for new trends, their services range from hair, nail, and cosmetic work and facials to whole-body treatments. During an aroma-body-wrap treatment, for example, a custom blend of therapeutic aromatherapy oils soothes the entire body as it’s wrapped in heated blankets before a spritz of cooling herbal tonic leaves the skin silky smooth. The staff also treats and beautifies clients with massage therapy rendered between walls that are a cool blue. Wedding spa packages leave brides looking their best for the big days, even if the “brides” are just actresses getting way too into their next roles.
When 38-year-old Patrick Finster decided to become a massage therapist, he lacked experience. He had never received a massage, much less administered one. But, he took a leap of faith and enrolled at East-West Healing Arts Institute to study massage therapy and reflexology. In addition to his local training, Finster has traveled to China to gain a deeper understanding of the art. As a result, the massage therapist is well versed in Eastern and Western modalities, including deep therapeutic bodywork, Chinese cupping, foot reflexology, and Thai stretching.