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.
For almost 50 years, the Proserpi-Schlecter Center for Plastic Surgery has delivered quality cosmetic care to patients throughout the region. Dr. Benjamin Schlecter, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience under his scalpel, performs your 25-unit Botox injection wherein folded face furrows are smoothed to a youthful sheen that lasts three to six months. In addition to Botox, patients will receive a digital skin analysis and hydrafacial therapy—a noninvasive treatment that cleanses and exfoliates the skin, mitigating fine lines, age spots, and other evidence of man’s never-ending battle against the sun. The hydrafacial takes place at the Spa at Spring Ridge, just next door to the plastic surgery center.
Anew Salon & Spa makes hair its business. From formal updos to simple cuts, the stylists can create any kind of look to fit both everyday and spectacular occasions. In addition to haircuts, color, and straightening treatments, the staff offers a variety of spa services, including facials to clear away acne and massages to loosen muscle knots and free backs for an evening of crab walking.
Whether she’s treating patients at Kulp Chiropractic Clinic or serving as the team chiropractor for the Reading Royals hockey team, Doctor Kulp offers nutritional advice and teaches corrective exercises. She works with massage therapist Tom Senkowski to alleviate muscle pain with massages, and seeks to detoxify bodies with infrared-sauna treatments. Dr. Kulp’s onsite health-food shop stocks organic and gluten-free foods.