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					J6                                                                                The San Diego Union-Tribune • Sunday, May 13, 2007

                                                                                                                                                                       CO N S U M E R CO R N E R

                                                                                                                                                                       M     akeup mavens and fragrance fanatics
                                                                                                                                                                             have long loved Sephora, which offers lots
                                                                                                                                                                       of popular brands to try in one location. Now,
                                                                                                                                                                       Sephora has just opened a location inside J.C.
                                                                                                                                                                       Penney in Fashion Valley with the signature
                                                                                                                                                                       Sephora look (store concept model pictured).
                                                                                                                                                                       You’ll find about 50 beauty brands, including
                                                                                                                                                                       makeup lines such as Bare Escentuals, Stila
                                                                                                                                                                       and Smashbox, along with Sephora’s own
                                                                                                                                                                       makeup, skin care and bath and body line.

        AND PRICES
        Here is a partial list of
        treatments offered by
        Destinations Medical Spa
        and approximate costs. All
        services are totally hygienic
        and delivered by licensed
        medical staff. Prices
        vary depending on the
        Laser hair removal: $400
        to $800 for a
        series of treatments; most
        people need at least five
        Photo Genesis laser: (uses
        intense pulsed laser light
        — IPL — to erase superficial
        skin damage, fine veins and
        brown spots); $350 per
        Laser Genesis: (stimulates
        collagen regrowth for
        wrinkle reduction and
        diminishing redness);
        $500 to $1,200 for a
        series of treatments; most
        people need three to five
        Titan laser: (skin
        tightening and toning);
        $2,500 to $3,000 for a
        series of treatments; most
        people need three to five
        Botox: injectable for one
        area (20 units), $250; two
        areas (40 units), $475;
        three areas (60 units),
        $675; four areas (80 units),       Dr. Donna M. Richardson of Destinations Medical Spa used the mobile Cutera laser, which performs the Laser Genesis skin treatment, for May Paz at the
        $875.                              bride-to-be’s condo near University Towne Centre. Scott Linnett / Union-Tribune photos
        Restylane: (injectable

                                           PEELS ON
        dermal filler for facial
        wrinkles, adds fullness to
        lips); one syringe, $550.
        Cosmoderm: (for deep lines
        around corners of mouth
        or between brows); one
        syringe, $400.
        Chemical peels: (improve

        texture of facial skin;
        diminish fine lines), $110 per
        peel or $440 for five.
        Laser vein therapy:
        (elimination of spider veins                                                                                                                            A touch screen is used to control the
        or deeper blue veins); $250                                                                                                                             Laser Genesis, which works by heating
        per area.                                                                                                                                               the upper dermis well below the skin’s
        Acne therapy: Includes                                                                                                                                  surface, stimulating collagen regrowth.
        cosmoceuticals for skin
        care, five Laser Genesis
        treatments and five vibra-
        dermabrasions (newest
                                           From lasers to Botox to dermabrasion, this mobile medical spa comes to you
        form of microdermabra-
        sion, removes outer layer          By Susan Shroder                                       other medical spa treatments in your home.                  Richardson, who is 59, and her team of
        of skin); $1,900.
                                           INSTYLE EDITOR                                           With her wedding looming, a busy Paz                   licensed medical professionals have treated
                                                                                                  saved time by having the treatment at her                people throughout the county and beyond,

                                                       ay Paz is getting married today in         condo near University Towne Centre. She was              from Bonsall to Beverly Hills to Solana Beach
                                                       Coronado, and like any bride, she          able to resume activities afterward with no              and Rancho Santa Fe. In an era of busy sched-
                                                       wanted her skin to be glowing.             down time.                                               ules and booming gas prices, Evans calls it
                                                         So about two weeks ago, the 29-            Richardson, a former emergency room                    “an idea whose time has come.” The idea par-
            FOR MORE                       year-old had one in a series of Laser Genesis          physician at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego              ticularly appeals to men, who are sometimes
          INFORMATION                      facial treatments to even her skin tone from           and an award-winning equestrian, is a certified          reluctant to come to spas, Richardson said.
  Visit;        Dr. Donna M. Richardson, who made a house              cosmetic surgeon who, among her many ER                     Prices are competitive with other local medi-
          call (760) 525-7184;             call with a spa table and a $200,000 state-of-         duties, helped repair the faces of car accident          cal spas, and free in-home consultations are
          or send an e-mail to             the-art medical laser on wheels.                       patients. She decided to open her own medi-              offered. The company also works with some              In December, Richardson launched Desti-              cal spa, but she and CEO Skyler Evans failed             of the county’s day spas to provide medical
                                           nations Medical Spa, the San Diego area’s first        to find a location they liked. Evans’ mother             services to their clients.
                                           doctor-managed mobile cosmetic care service            suggested the mobile idea, and Destinations                 Want a Botox party with your best buddies?
                                           that provides laser, Botox and other inject-           Medical Spa, headquartered in San Marcos,                Destinations Medical Spa will provide that for
                                           ables, chemical peels, massage therapy, and            was born.                                                small groups along with its other services.

  Next to the Oscars, the annual Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is the place for actresses
and socialites to display their fashion prowess, especially as they climb the Met’s long staircase, often in flowing gowns. Monday night’s event
celebrated a new exhibit on 20th-century French couturier Paul Poiret, which runs through Aug. 5. Known among fashion
designers as “The Party of the Year” (like the Oscars, they all want their designs on top celebs), here are some of the night’s looks:
                                                                                                                                              — SUSAN SHRODER

                                                                                                                                                                        G L I M PS ES & G L A N C ES

                                                                                                                                                                        FIND YOUR
                                                                                                                                                                        SUMMER LOOK
                                                                                                                                                                           The Yves Saint Laurent national makeup
                                                                                                                                                                        team and other YSL makeup artists will be at
                                                                                                                                                                        Nordstrom Fashion Valley Thursday through
                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday for one-on-one makeup consulta-
                                                                                                                                                                        tions. Learn how to enhance your best features,
                                                                                                                                                                        update your look and discover new techniques.
                                                                                                                                                                           Try YSL’s Perfect Touch Radiant Brush
                                                                                                                                                                        Foundation, which consumer cosmetics tester
                                                                                                                                                                        Paula Begoun (www.cosmetics
                                                                                                                                                                        picked as best new product last month. Or
                                                                                                                                                                        check out YSL’s bright new palettes for the com-
Metallics: Cate Blanchett, one of the evening’s hosts, donned a fringed gold     Colorful: Jennifer Garner chose crimson vintage Valentino Haute Couture.               plexion and eyes (pictured) in file patterns.
Balenciaga, while Jennifer Lopez (with husband Marc Anthony), sparkled in        Cameron Diaz paired turquoise jewelry with her Dior by John Galliano fuchsia              To schedule an appointment, call (619) 295-
a silver draped Marchesa gown. Getty Images photos                               dress with ruffled tiers.                                                              4441, ext. 1056.

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