Skin Care by Alyce's beauty experts attend continuing education classes to ensure their methods and products are up-to-date, renovating body real estate with relaxing modern spa treatments. The classic pedicure treats aching feet to a fragrant whirlpool soak before a tension tamer daubs lower legs and shoe-fillers with a soothing sea-salt scrub. A skilled skinscaper then smoothes away feet’s rough patches, trims toe keratin, plants a row of tulips around the footbath, and applies a fresh coat of paint. An effervescent cuticle soak launches the must-have manicure, followed by a cuticle trimming, stress-melting hand massage, nail shaping, and a glaze of eye-catching color.
Attached to the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, the 60-year-old Women's Clinic, Ltd., resurrects wilted skin and slays unwanted hair with the cutting edge of beauty's technological arsenal. During the microderabrasion treatment, a stream of small crystals blasts off the outer layer of dead and damaged skin cells, which are then gently suctioned off the face, exposing the fresh, idealistic cells underneath that have yet to sell out their youthful vigor to dryness and sun damage. The treatment can eliminate such beauty plagues as fine lines, enlarged pores, age spots, hyperpigmentation, scars, wrinkles, and extraterrestrial parasites acting as second skins. Those looking to gain an aerodynamic edge in a dolphin swim-off can avail themselves of the laser hair-removal treatments, which barrage ill-loved fur with supercharged light from a state-of-the-art Laserscope Lyra machine. This beam box directs long pulses of light at follicles, using heat to lull them into an ineffectual, sloth-like stupor.
Dr. Timothy Stringer, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery, and Dr. Laura Guerin, who specializes in treating problems caused by diabetes, combine their expertise to treat a slew of foot and ankle ailments at Premier Foot & Ankle Associates. They prescribe custom orthotics to treat plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, extract ingrown toenails, and administer radio frequency to plantar warts to kill the virus. For more serious problems that require surgery, such as bunions or the aftermath of running into a streetball player who vows to break your ankles, their office has an adjoining surgical center that is accredited by the nonprofit The Joint Commission.
With more than 20 years of surgical experience under his lab coat, Dr. Benjamin Schlechter cares for cosmetic patients with a plethora of surgical and nonsurgical procedures tailored to each client. Administered by a highly trained skin-health professional in a minutes-long procedure, a syringe of Botox smoothes out the folded face furrows caused by repeated muscle movement, leaving its youthful effects for three–six months. Within three–five days, patients can expect dramatic results as the Botox treatment cheers up dour frown lines, irons out forehead creases, and tickles away pesky crow's feet.
Skilled staff members at Accent On You Salon & Spa melt muscle tension during wellness and skincare services that draw extra oomph from the power of heated stones. The hot-stone massage combines the flowing effleurage strokes of the Swedish technique with the soothing heat of oiled stones to assuage the muscle tension that lies as deep below the surface of the body as the country’s piggy bank lies below the Lincoln Memorial. The massage stimulates circulation and can ease the discomfort associated with muscle tension, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Technicians customize the hot-stone facial based on individual skin types, lifting away impurities and tiny pore-dwelling hermits with organic Hylunia product. The nourishing facial concludes with a warm-stone massage of the neck, face, and shoulders to bring out skin’s natural rosy glow.
Whether she’s treating patients at Kulp Chiropractic Clinic or serving as the team chiropractor for the Reading Royals hockey team and Reading Express indoor-football team, Doctor Donna Kulp analyzes spinal and postural shape, dispenses nutritional advice, and teaches corrective exercises. She works with massage therapist Tom Senkowski to alleviate muscle pain with massages and acupuncture, and seeks to detoxify bodies with infrared-sauna treatments and ionic footbaths. Dr. Kulp’s onsite health-food shop stocks organic and gluten-free foods in an effort to encourage patients to eat less wax fruit.
Helmed by certified massage therapist and licensed skincare specialist Alisha Corcino, the staff members at Alisha's Spa Euphoria relax clients with massages and beautify skin with a robust selection of facial, peel, and spray-tanning treatments. The diverse skincare roster includes treatments that fight acne, enzyme-brightening facials that fight blotchy skin and help reduce signs of aging, and microdermabrasion that eliminates dead skin cells.