The phrase “ladies who lunch” takes on an entirely new meaning when you’re talking about fine lines instead of fine dining.
With little time to spare and a busy schedule to return to, we’re always looking for quick beauty treatments that leave us fresh-faced and ready to go.
Here are a few Boston spas that offer rejuvenating in-and-out treatments — ones that are easy enough to squeeze into your lunch hour.
Let’s get straight to the point. Fine lines, sagging skin and overall puffiness require TLC. Exhale Spa’s acu-healing facial rejuvenation treatment is pointedly powerful to reduce the appearance of all these stresses by promoting blood circulation and stimulating collagen and elastin production through a sort of facial acupuncture. This modern spin on an ancient practice will leave you looking and feeling radiant in no time.
2 Battery Wharf, Boston
28 Arlington St., Boston
Instead of blasting your skin with harsh abrasives a la dermabrasion, Bella Sante’s dermaplaning treatment uses a sterile surgical scalpel to gently and safely remove unwanted vellus hair (AKA peach fuzz) and dead skin cells. It exfoliates at a much deeper level than dermabrasion, and the resulting effect is smooth, even skin. You’ll leave a little rosy, but in a good way. It can be performed as standalone service, or pair it with the spa’s signature medical-grade facial for ultimate results.
38 Newbury St., Boston
Consider the Cryofacial at CryoMed Boston pretty cool — literally. The treatment exposes your face and neck to pressurized liquid nitrogen vapors, which improves blood flow, decreases pore size, and stimulates collagen production. The ridiculously low temps (think -270 Fahrenheit) enhance shedding of dead cells on the top skin layer to expose healthy, more radiant skin. Skin looks instantly firmer and glowing, but the more times you go, the greater the benefits.
252 Newbury St., Boston
Skin Deep Med Spa
A literal whirlwind of skin care, Skin Deep Med Spa’s Hydrafacial’s vortex-fusion (a powerful circulation of liquid) cleanses, gently peels, painlessly extracts and intensely hydrates with a whirl of antioxidants and peptides. LED light therapy finishes up the treatment by stimulating collagen production. Goodbye fine lines, dull winter skin and dryness.
Priced upon consultation
231 Newbury St., Boston
G2O Spa + Salon
G2O Spa + Salon offers Skinceuticals’ Corrective Treatments, a bespoke quickie facial that begins with a skin analysis to determine exactly what you need. Skin is exfoliated to remove dead, dry cells, then lavished in a customized masque (brightening, clarifying, rejuvenating, or soothing), and you’ll leave feeling stronger, softer and instantly healthier. Add in a 30-minute targeted massage of your neck, shoulders and back, legs and feet, or arms and hands to complete your lunch hour.
$125, add $85 for massage
33 Exeter St., Boston
Here’s to looking fresh and fabulous in the New Year, glam squad not included!