It’s written all over your face.
Sure, the lasery bells and state-of-the-art whistles at Dr. Rebecca Giles’s beachside medical spa are impressive. But even the most basic facial gets skin clean, clear, and glowing. The $100 treatment leads with a steamy enzyme powder cleanse, includes extra exfoliation and massage, and finishes with hydrating serums. So you can maintain between visits, every item used comes from the house line and is available for purchase. Fix Malibu, 22741 Pacific Coast Highway, south of Sweetwater Canyon Drive, suite 200, Malibu (310-456-5350 or fixmalibu.com).
Prepare to go all in with Vanessa Hernandez. Following a serious assessment and discussion, the aesthetician gets to work, using any number of her many machines and treatments — serums, masks, peels, oxygen, LED, microdermabrasion — to whip skin into shape. The first 75-minute visit comes with a hefty $375 price tag, but that covers three follow-ups guaranteed to keep you looking fresh. Vanessa Hernandez, 9675 Brighton Way, between North Bedford and Roxbury Drives, Beverly Hills (310-869-4376 or beautybyvanessa.com).
Maschera al Ferro
Proof everything sounds better in Italian — Maschera al Ferro (translation: the iron mask). In English, it goes more like this: Aesthetician and educator Nina Curtis slathers a metal-infused mixture onto your face and then uses a magnet to attract and remove particles and impurities from deep within the dermis. Its ability to stimulate circulation to detox the tissue and firm up the skin simultaneously makes the $150 treatment worthy of such strong language. The Nile Institute, 9053 Nemo Street, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive, West Hollywood (310-275-6453 or facebook.com).
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