Your face is your personal billboard; if it falls into disrepair, teenagers will be tempted to spray-paint it with mustaches. Stave off surly graffiterati with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get $250 worth of spa services at Imaj Institute, located in Scottsdale.
A teaching facility, Imaj primps and preens skins with traditional and medical skin-care services, including laser hair reduction, facials, and microdermabrasion in both individual treatments and monthly spa packages. Tighten sagging, lagging skin sans belt with Imaj's Sculptor, which restructures flawed, downtrodden skin on the face and body. The Sculptor body-shaping ($250–$300 each for abdomen, buttocks, inner thighs, upper arms; $150–$200 for hands) or facial-contouring process ($250–$300 for full face and neck; $150–$200 for eyes) is knife- and drug-free, treating cellulite, smoothing skin, and erasing stretch marks with minimal recovery time. Prices vary depending on practitioner.
After a custom facial that takes into account an individual’s skin conditions ($35+ for individual treatments, $140+ for a series), visages shine as brightly as Apollo’s chariot after a trip to the car wash. Waxing options also abound, helping to evict delinquent strands from eyebrows ($12), backs ($45), bikini areas ($30), and more without complicated court orders.
Given an A+ rating by the BBB, IMAj Institute’s experienced teachers train aspiring aestheticians and laser technicians, instructing them in their future professions, including how to use technology, execute best practices, and synthesize research the institute has collected during more than 25 years in the business. In addition to classroom time, IMAj’s undergraduate students receive hands-on training, performing laser and spa services for the general public. Laser light softens the appearance of unwanted tattoos, cellulite, unsightly body hair, or forehead-mounted flashlights. The institute’s spa sector doles out rejuvenating peels, custom facials, and face-to-floor waxing services.