Housed inside the offices of a renowned facial plastic surgeon, the aestheticians at True Skin Care Center were hand-selected to form an elite team, whose access to results-driven skincare tools, methods, and products upgrades clients' spa visits into transformative experiences. All of the staff members have undergone rigorous academic training and held careers in high-end spas, yet their resumés impress with different feats—Daniela specializes in precision lasering. Joanie draws from past jobs as a model and makeup artist to augment her procedures, Gigi and Jennifer boasts an expertise in exfoliating services.
The team administers a broad range of treatments, from chemical peels to firming ultrasound sessions. To prep for a special event, clients can recline for an Intraceuticals oxygen facial, whose black-cherry-scented formula helps polish complexions to a firm and healthy glow. Laser hair removal helps clients achieve smooth skin, and microdermabrasion buffs away dead cells to reveal brighter complexions and previously undiscovered dimples. Other offerings include waxing, makeup applications and comprehensive bridal packages. Regardless of its type, however, each appointment begins with a thorough client consultation, which identifies both current and past concerns before devising a new skincare regimen.
Brands Used: Botox, Juvederm, Obagi, PCA, Neocutis, Sciton Laser Technology
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Ask questions—we have a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Q&A with the Aestheticians
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We offer a modern and warm, yet professional, medical environment. All three of our offices feature free wifi, refreshments, and elegant decor. Our Chicago facility has its own parking lot.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Our products help improve the appearance of all types of skin imperfections. They are clinically proven products designed to help revitalize, enhance, and maintain healthy skin for life. We stock Obagi, Neocutis, PCA, and Jane Iredale Cosmetics. Additionally, we offer Sciton laser treatments for facial rejuvenation or laser hair removal. We also started offering the new VI Peel.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We have a medical side that specializes in varicose vein treatment that is often covered by insurance, in addition to the plastic surgery and medical spa services.
Artist Jeffery Lyle Segal discovered his passion for drawing at age 12. By high school he’d mastered makeup application, and by college he found himself teaching makeup-application courses, eventually commanding the classrooms of Empire Academy in Costa Mesa and the Cinema Makeup School in LA. Along the way, the steady-handed professional worked as a special-effects makeup artist for film, theater, and print, honing his beauty-application techniques on models and willing key grips. It wasn't until 1991, however, that he found the perfect merger between his appreciation for fine art and love of beautiful faces in the world of permanent makeup. Today, he's renowned as an expert in the field and has served for more than 20 years as a certified member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and as a fellow of the American Academy of Micropigmentation. He strives to help women look their naturally beautiful best and literally wrote the book on the subject, penning his design prowess into a highly regarded training program titled, The Shape of Permanent Beauty.
As the saying goes, "an artist is only as good as his tools," and so Segal favors high-end equipment such as the digital German cosmetic-tattooing devices from Harmonix and Nouveau Contour. Beyond making makeup routines easy for busy folks or those with poor vision or cosmetic sensitivities, his talents can also be used to help correct asymmetrical features, sparse hair or brow lines, scars, or discolored areolas following breast surgery.
Amid the thriving Indian marketplace on Devon Avenue sits Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayuerveda Center, a satellite location of a renowned healing center in India. A mash-up of the Sanskrit words ayur (meaning life and longevity) and veda (science), Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is still widely practiced today as a side-effect free alternative to modern medicine.
On Devon, patients can find ancient treatments used for both preventive and curative purposes. An herbal steam treatment known as Swedana helps the body release impurities through perspiration. In another treatment, Shirodhara, the practitioner pours a steady stream of warm aromatic oils over the forehead to calm the mind and soothe the nervous system. Though the primary goal of Ayurveda is to restore internal balance, the center offers a variety of holistic and aesthetic treatments as well, including anti-aging packages and hair treatments that reduces hairs' tendencies to turn grey or into a nest of snakes.
The practitioners at Colon Clinic & Wellness Center blend spa services with holistic health-care methods to banish stress and unhealthy debris from the body. Colon hydrotherapists bathe the intestinal tract in warm water to rid it of lingering waste, and ear-candling sessions draw wax and leftover magician's coins from aural canals. The acupuncturists on staff rely on traditional Chinese medicine to ease both chronic and acute ailments. The homey, wood-floored spa also facilitates a range of massages and facials to induce inner and outer tranquility.
Colon Clinic & Wellness Center
The practitioners at Colon Clinic and Wellness Center blend spa services with holistic health-care methods to banish stress and unhealthy debris from the body. Colon hydrotherapists bathe the intestinal tract in warm water to rid it of lingering waste, and ear-candling sessions draw wax and leftover magician's coins from aural canals. The acupuncturists on staff rely on traditional Chinese medicine to ease both chronic and acute ailments. The homey, wood-floored spa also facilitates a range of massages and facials to induce inner and outer tranquility.
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