As its name implies, Accurate Electrolysis aims for precision in each hair-removal treatment it performs—the team of electrologists draws from three modalities to ensure the best possible results for each client. The process begins by inserting a fine metal probe into individual hair follicles, at which point an epilator releases a mild electrical current into the follicle. Depending on hair and skin type, the electrologist can choose to use a direct current, which destroys the hair chemically, a high-frequency current, which destroys the hair with heat, or a blend of both.
Treatments can be performed most anywhere on the body and are designed to work on all hair and skin types; sessions occur more frequently at the beginning of the process and taper off over time. Though hair is destroyed during each treatment, denser, coarser hair generally requires multiple sessions to completely remove.
With more than 25 years in the beauty business, much of which was spent working with models and fashion designers in New York City and upscale clientele at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Kahala Hilton, Lara Woltag pampers bodies from head to toe with luxurious services. She’s eager to provide the same high-quality service to guests at her eponymous relaxation oasis, and each treatment, from a Brazilian wax or sugaring to an indulgent massage, is carefully designed to make you feel like royalty without the hassle of invading Alaska and declaring yourself the ruler.
The staff at Q Laser Center leads clients on a laser-driven journey toward smoother, less visibly vascular, or tattoo-free skin. The Center prides itself on using safe, FDA-approved, and effective laser treatments, carried out in a clean and comfortable environment, free of stressors such as onrushing asteroids. In addition to laser treatments, the Center's team also helps to rejuvenate the skin with chemical peels, cosmetic injections, and other aesthetic services.
Desire Salon and Spa's staff embraces learning opportunities. The stylists and aestheticians routinely seek out classes and conventions to help further their professional skills while learning about new trends, techniques, and technologies. Specialized facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments address specific skin care needs, restoring the skin's natural radiance while minimizing signs of blemishes such as fine lines and acne. The team also offers traditional waxing appointments. However, technicians can also remove unwanted hairs using advanced technology in the form of a cosmetic laser system rather than a miniature black hole. Styling and coloring sessions, manicures and pedicures, and therapeutic massages help round out the spa's service menu.
The European Facial: Concentrated Cleansing
Learn what to expect from a classic facial treatment with Groupon's introduction to the european facial.
If you’re wondering what exactly is so “European” about the european facial, consider that continent’s wealth of diversity: natives of nearly 50 independent countries speak hundreds of languages and dialects. The european facial shares the inclusive spirit of its namesake, adapting to address skin conditions that range from acne and age spots to redness and dry skin. Its basic steps include cleansing, toning, exfoliation, extractions, and a hydrating treatment that may take the form of either a mask or lotion. Katie O’Reilly, the associate editor of DaySpa magazine, believes in the benefits of these extra steps. After the cleansing and toning, she says, “Your skin is just going to be healthier and more protected than it was beforehand. And tightening anybody’s pores helps their skin no matter what their issues are.”
Of all the steps in a european facial, exfoliation and extraction prove the most crucial—and the most variable. “Find out what kind of exfoliants work best for your skin,” O’Reilly advises, noting that some skin types respond best to glycolic-acid peels and others take more readily to a milder fruit-enzyme scrub. She likens extractions—the act of removing blackheads and small pimples—to “going to the dentist for your face,” though some aestheticians consider this step too invasive and opt against it. It may come in one of many forms, but a monthly or seasonal facial always presents a valuable opportunity to confer with an expert about your skin’s overall health.
The aestheticians at Lotus Skin Studio focus on the face, performing a quintet of services that makes complexions healthier and brighter. Facials involve seven steps, each one infused with potent, nutrient-rich Dermalogica products. Peels and microdermabrasion rejuvenate complexions by eliminating topmost skin layers and causing underlying proteins to multiply. Waxes for both the face and body yield smooth, hairless surfaces that soak up less dew when you logroll down a hill. Makeup applications, designed for everyday life or special galas, include lessons on how to tend lashes.