ATLA October 2012 : Page 58

–Stephanie Davis Smith BEAUTY BUZZ human ice maker at Icebox Cryotherapy , a gasiform nitrogen-infused chamber that cools you off for three minutes at minus 270 degrees. Like an ice bath, but with more cosmetic benefi ts, such as boosting metabolism (burn 500 to 800 extra calories after) and collagen in your skin. We hear Buckhead Betties are in weekly for the skin-tightening advantage. $75 per session, 3293 Laventure Drive, iceboxtherapy. com –Karina Timmel 58 | Pretty Cool When it comes to worrying about extra calories, you can chill out. Step into a | October 2012 STUDY UP PHOTO BY PHOTOALTO/ALIX MINDE; SKIN SAVER PHOTO BY IMAGO/ZUMA PRESS THE RADAR | HEALTH SPA BUZZ Orient De-stress Buckhead has a new luxe retreat. | By Nia Dural | With its new ag waving high, the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta has settled into an elite space, formerly known as e Mansion on Peachtree. Its rst matter of business? Recreating the 15,000-square-foot spa sanctuary into an East-meets-West harmonious retreat. Asian elements embody the core of the Mandarin Oriental’s philosophy. e stage is set with a decor of neutral hues and organic textures—peaceful and relaxing. e moment a guest walks through the door, he/she is greeted with the spa’s signature Japanese shoe removal ceremony. en, mellowing sounds of Tibetan Tingsha chimes begin and end each spa treatment. Under the charge of Spa Director Gretchen Vandegrift, the treatment menu re ects a personalized philosophy, with a focus on each client’s individual needs. ey begin by delving into your personality with an intriguing questionnaire, asking unusual q’s like “Do you care too much about what others think?” e examination is meant to determine which treatments, massage styles and scents best t your mood and demeanor. Taking a holistic approach through world-renowned therapies, coupled with local and seasonal specialties (pumpkin facials for fall and a Southern peaches and cream massage), the spa journey restores balance and rejuvenates. In addition to the 14 private rooms, including a special VIP Couples Suite, featuring a private soaking tub and shower, the spa also boasts an indoor lap pool, sauna, terrace for lounging, jacuzzi room, tness center and yoga studio— all at your disposal for the day. 3376 Peachtree Road NE, mandarinoriental.com STUDY UP Break the Mold Each October, we pay more attention than usual to our breast health. However, Breast Cancer Awareness Month rarely reaches out to the countless women who have chosen breast augmentation. The good news for those women? “Breast augmentation may decrease the risk of breast cancer about fourfold,” says Dr. Susan Kolb of Plastikos Plastic Surgery Center (plastikos. com) in Atlanta. “However, many doctors tout that implants don’t cause any problems, and that is not the whole truth,” she warns. A new health issue is arising around implants— mold. In a previously fi lmed episode of Animal Planet’s popular show Monsters Inside Me , that will air this fall, Dr. Kolb is a featured expert discussing the disconcerting trend. “Just about any implant can become infected with bacteria or mold,” says Kolb, “and more frightening, is that most doctors know nothing about the disease. In fact, mold biotoxins cause problems in about 25 percent of women.” Luckily it’s treatable. Her advice? “Implants should be changed every 8 to 10 years.” Only a few upscale spots in the country (and only one in Atlanta) carry the über-exclusive Eura Face Action by Face Value Lydia Sarfati . e multifunction machine uses electrodes to stimulate nerve endings in the face, resulting in skin-toning and lifting—without a visit to the dermatologist for Botox, or a nip and tuck. Great for a skin refreshment before a big event, the wonder remedy counters wrinkles, stimulates broblasts and increases collagen. $75 per treatment, 646 Lindbergh Way NE, stevehightower.com –Caroline Cox SKIN SAVER

The Radar Health

Nia Dural

SPA BUZZ

Orient De-stress

Buckhead has a new luxe retreat.

With its new flag waving high, the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta has settled into an elite space, formerly known as the Mansion on Peachtree. Its first matter of business? Recreating the 15,000-square-foot spa sanctuary into an East-meets-West harmonious retreat.

Asian elements embody the core of the Mandarin Oriental’s philosophy. The stage is set with a decor of neutral hues and organic textures—peaceful and relaxing. The moment a guest walks through the door, he/she is greeted with the spa’s signature Japanese shoe removal ceremony. Then, mellowing sounds of Tibetan Tingsha chimes begin and end each spa treatment.

Under the charge of Spa Director Gretchen Vandegrift, the treatment menu reflects a personalized philosophy, with a focus on each client’s individual needs. They begin by delving into your personality with an intriguing questionnaire, asking unusual q’s like “Do you care too much about what others think?” e examination is meant to determine which treatments, massage styles and scents best t your mood and demeanor. Taking a holistic approach through world-renowned therapies, coupled with local and seasonal specialties (pumpkin facials for fall and a Southern peaches and cream massage), the spa journey restores balance and rejuvenates.

In addition to the 14 private rooms, including a special VIP Couples Suite, featuring a private soaking tub and shower, the spa also boasts an indoor lap pool, sauna, terrace for lounging, jacuzzi room, fitness center and yoga studio— all at your disposal for the day. 3376 Peachtree Road NE, mandarinoriental.com

SKIN SAVER

Face Value

Only a few upscale spots in the country (and only one in Atlanta) carry the über-exclusive Eura Face Action by Lydia Sarfati. e multifunction machine uses electrodes to stimulate nerve endings in the face, resulting in skintoning and lifting—without a visit to the dermatologist for Botox, or a nip and tuck. Great for a skin refreshment before a big event, the wonder remedy counters wrinkles, stimulates broblasts and increases collagen.$75 per treatment, 646 Lindbergh Way NE, stevehightower.com –Caroline Cox

BEAUTY BUZZ

Pretty Cool

When it comes to worrying about extra calories, you can chill out. Step into a human ice maker at Icebox Cryotherapy, a gasiform nitrogen-infused chamber that cools you off for three minutes at minus 270 degrees. Like an ice bath, but with more cosmetic benefits, such as boosting metabolism (burn 500 to 800 extra calories after) and collagen in your skin. We hear Buckhead Betties are in weekly for the skin-tightening advantage. $75 per session, 3293 Laventure Drive, iceboxtherapy. Com –Karina Timmel

STUDY UP

Break the Mold

Each October, we pay more attention than usual to our breast health. However, Breast Cancer Awareness Month rarely reaches out to the countless women who have chosen breast augmentation. The good news for those women? “Breast augmentation may decrease the risk of breast cancer about fourfold,” says Dr. Susan Kolb of Plastikos Plastic Surgery Center (plastikos. Com) in Atlanta. “However, many doctors tout that implants don’t cause any problems, and that is not the whole truth,” she warns.

A new health issue is arising around implants— mold. In a previously filmed episode of Animal Planet’s popular show Monsters Inside Me, that will air this fall, Dr. Kolb is a featured expert discussing the disconcerting trend. “Just about any implant can become infected with bacteria or mold,” says Kolb, “and more frightening, is that most doctors know nothing about the disease. In fact, mold biotoxins cause problems in about 25 percent of women.” Luckily it’s treatable. Her advice? “Implants should be changed every 8 to 10 years.” –Stephanie Davis Smith

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