Day Spa – Orange County Register

Facial Aesthetic Concepts

San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita; 888-744-1828

Facial Aesthetic Concepts caters to people who want more than pampering.

Founded by Dr. Richard Gangnes in 1980 in San Clemente, it’s primarily a cosmetic surgery practice and began offering day spa services 20 years ago.

In recent years, the practice has put more focus on day spa services to address a shift in what consumers are seeking, says General Manager Chris Gangnes.

“Patients want more of an effective treatment, rather than a pampering facial,” he says.

Each location is staffed with medical aestheticians who provide services such as facials, microdermabrasion, waxing and custom-formulated chemical peels. One of its most popular treatments is microneedling, which uses small needles to enhance collagen production and increases the effectiveness of products, Gangnes says.

While some clients come just for the day spa, the majority also come for cosmetic surgery.

“The majority of our patients partake in the whole range of services we offer,” Gangnes says. “Skin care is a maintenance routine, and we combine that with our medical services to provide maximum results for our patients.”

But what sets the practice apart is the staff’s customer service, Gangnes said.

“The overall patient experience is what we deliver,” he says.


Burke Williams

Orange, Mission Viejo; 866-239-6635

Each of Burke Williams’ Orange County locations offers a European-inspired quick escape from urban life.

The Orange spa, located in The Outlets at Orange, is modeled after an Italian villa. The Mission Viejo spa at the Kaleidoscope shopping center is a take on a British Colonial plantation.

Each offers a robust menu of massages, facials, wet-room treatments, Ayurvedic treatments, manicures, pedicures and chiropractic services.

Customers can use the whirlpools, saunas, showers and cool-mist rooms before or after treatments. There are also men’s and women’s quiet rooms.

Those who wish to make a spa visit a regular indulgence can purchase a monthly membership at three price points – Essential (one 50-minute massage or facial per month), Deluxe (one 80-minute massage or facial) and Beyond, which includes the Essential package plus access to the spa where you purchased the membership any time Sunday through Friday.

The Spa at Pelican Hill

22701 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast, 855-467-6800

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