Those arriving to Enigma Medi Spa for the first time might be struck by the chic, contemporary decor, which mixes modern chandeliers and sleek furniture with Asian-inspired accents. But the spa doesn?t just look pretty??behind each beautiful treatment room door lies the latest aesthetic technology, administered under the watch of medical director Dr. Oleg Volchonok, a double board-certified specialist in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
Using a computerized skin-analysis system, Dr. Volchonok?s staff can customize a skincare regimen unique to each client?s needs and goals and steer them toward treatments that might include IPL photorejuvenation, microcurrent facelifts, or a 24K gold facial. Beyond customized skincare treatments and slim-down plans, the mei spa also offers laser body contouring and a relaxing salt therapy room, which has LED lights surrounded by pure Himalayan rock salts that emanate 84 minerals and negative ions. This helps to increase the natural healing process in addition to improving sleep, calming allergies, and helping asthma suffers breathe easier.
Enigma Medi Spa has also been helping clients acquire smooth, hair-free physiques for six years. Under doctor supervision, The GentleMax Laser treatment is the newest and most powerful way to remove hair. The system contains two lasers: The Alexandrite or Alex, for lighter skin and The Yag for dark skin. The med spa is home to five FDA-approved laser hair-removal devices that speedily target and remove unwanted hair with the precision of a Whac-A-Mole champion.
The Makeup Bar Salon may be named for its chair-lined countertops that brim with signature cosmetics, but its staff of stylists and aestheticians brings much more than just makeup artistry to the table. Supervised by Lisa Severino, a makeup artist with more than 20 years of experience, the salon’s many claims to fame include a seaweed facial that was a 2011 Pick by InStyle magazine and a blow-dry bar with a choice of three styling options: tousled, straight, or Louis XIV. Meanwhile, eyebrow specialists flaunt years of over-eye artistry in brow-shaping sessions that both correct past tweezing blunders and ensure flattering contours when brows grow out. Clients can put a bow on their spa and salon services with exclusive cosmetics, whether the salon’s own or the feng-shui-inspired Color Elements line designed by Severino herself.
Through her own experience with aging, Dr. Pamela T. Dyer-Goode realized that women needed viable options for rejuvenating the face and body. That’s why—after decades spent practicing gynecology—she devoted herself to learning the latest in anti-aging and restorative medicine. She founded Renew Medspa with the belief that the best anti-aging treatments restore the appearance of natural youth without looking “done.”
Together with a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dyer-Goode seeks to slow down bodily clocks both internally and externally. Bio-identical hormones replicate individuals’ own unique hormones in order to counter their natural decrease over time. On the exterior, microdermabrasion and broadband-light treatments target wrinkles and sagging skin, leaving skin smoother than a freshly buttered floor.
On Ridge Avenue’s merchant strip in East Falls, Koco Nail Salon and Wax Studio infuses a bit of whimsy into the usual salon setup. Manicures are given clever names such as the Limoncello, which features a citrus scrub, and the Koco Truffle, with a chocolate scrub and a paraffin treatment. For the pedicure called the Arnold Palmer, geared toward athletes, the lucky recipient gets a green tea and lemon footbath and a brown-sugar scrub. There are numerous options to get your nails bedazzled – Swarovski crystals, anyone? – though less flashy treatments might include facials. This friendly spot, with its clean white space accented by greens and browns, even offers an array of waxing choices from eyebrows to Brazilians.
At Le Reve Medical Spa, Sophia Brodsky and her fellow aestheticians employ environmentally friendly products in order to improve clients? outward appearances without compromising their health. The studio surrounds guests with a warm, sandy color scheme with decorative lighting and exposed brick, providing a calming environment where daily cares can be laid to rest. As visitors unwind, Le Reve?s team members tend to them with spa services for both outer beauty and inner wellness, from med-spa treatments and electrolysis to couples massage and chiropractic care. Aestheticians also operate a mobile spa service, bringing therapies directly to clients at their workplaces, hotels, or favorite dimly lit alleys.
Dr. Gerald R. Phelan is no stranger to cutting-edge medical treatments. He participated in the FDA study for VelaSmooth, an advanced cellulite-reduction device, and routinely performs other noninvasive medical aesthetics procedures as the director of Chestnut Hill Aesthetics Center. When he’s not helping to put new treatments on the market, Dr. Phelan oversees the center’s qualified staff as they take aim at unwanted body hair, wrinkles, and spider veins. When the doctor and his team turn their attention to skin on the face, they use IPL photofacials and microdermabrasion wands to clear away sun damage, rosacea, and embarrassing smudges of mom’s lipstick.