Beauty: Spas With A Twist

Welcome to the new world of medi-spas, where doctors are on staff

When Pat Roitman turned 40, she began to notice red splotches and parched skin on her face. So she started taking quarterly trips from Detroit to New York City for medi-spa services. The airline employee, now 43, says microdermabrasion salt peels administered under a doctor's supervision have rid her face of blemishes and moisturized her dry skin. "I get a smoother surface on my face after a salt peel. I'm going after that porcelain-beautiful skin, and I want to do everything I can to have it," says Roitman.

Medi-spas are the fastest-growing segment of the spa industry, with estimated annual revenues...

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