14 Mint Plaza, #110, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410337.782725 -122.407749
Neighborhoods: Central East, SoMa, SoMa (South of Market)
Gentle Star is 5 Star! – If you want a REAL facial - not just a massage with good smelling lotion - this is your place. Craig, Nikko and Dr. Ellis are wonderful people.
Nikko is friendly and always makes sure I have all of the tea/water that I can drink.
There are not words to describe the work that Craig does --- he is a skin god. He will get all of the icky gunk out of your pores and give you practical, effective recommendations for good skin. There is not even a hint of hard sell, like the normal 'spa' stick.
Pick up that phone and get there --- you won't be sorry. It is the spa I have been looking for forever!! and yippeah I found it.
Thank you for your real testimonial. Honest beauty service with the appropriate products is our goal.
Best Service and amazing results – Before Gentlestar, I don't think there was ever a time I wasn't conscious of my skin, even when there were good days. From teenage hormones to stress to makeup, my skin had it's fair share of ups and downs. I never left home without makeup. I spent a lot of money on dermatologists, beauty spas that provided temporary results. Finally, after an allergic breakout to a powder, I found Gentlestar. I was skeptical at first, but Craig was so thorough and patient in regards to the best solution for my skin that I decided to take the plunge and try Obagi. A combination of Obagi and Vitalize Peel revealed beautiful, soft skin. Mind you, the first month, even the second, was painful using Obagi. In the third and fourth month, I was thrilled at the texture of my skin. Very minimal outbreakouts, which healed incredibly fast, and the surface of the skin was refined and delicate with a nice sheen. Presently, I hardly wear foundation, just blush, eyeshadow, and lipgloss. No longer conscious of the way I look, I am more confident at whatever I do. The self-conscious, insecure person is gone. It feels very liberating. Not only that, I finally found a beauty professional who truly cared for his patient. I'm so glad to be under the care of Craig. Gentlestar is a gem with high-quality, caring customer service. Recently, my mother and I went in for the vitalize peel together. She was very satisfied with the result, as am I. And Craig is just amazing.
Every patient's beauty concern is a concern of ours. Thank you for giving our approach to beauty a chance. ~The Gentle Star Beauty Team
Highly professional, highly recommended life-changing experience! – For many months before I discovered Gentlestar Medspa, I was breaking out like never before. I'm in my late 20's. A combination of work, relationship, family stress, late nights, and coffee binges were probably the cause for that. Despite trying to relax and sleep early, the breakouts didnt stop. I tried many different solutions recommended by friends to try to improve the situation, but it never worked. If anything, it made my face look worse. Soon I didnt even want to acknowledge what was happening to my face. I didnt want to see people because I didnt want to answer questions or hear people's suggestions anymore. I was even approached by complete strangers and their first question to me was, "Are you doing anything for your face?" I felt embarrassed and frustrated. I decided I needed professional help. After reading Citysearch reviews for dermatologists, I didnt think it was the type of service I wanted.
I looked at some related references and discovered Gentlestar. I read the reviews carefully to see if Gentlestar seemed like it could help me and if there were references for Asian skin. It did, and I made my call.
The office has a chic and relaxing decor. Nikko and Craig were extremely welcoming. My first facial appointment with Craig lasted approximately 2 hours. Though he had a lot of work ahead of him, he was so friendly, patient, and very thorough. He was extremely informative about skin care, giving me tons of tips. At the end, I completely trusted his suggestions.
It has been over three months now, and my face has improved dramatically. After about 8 weeks of treatment, I didnt get anymore serious breakouts. Today my skin feels softer, it looks more moisturized, and I feel a lot better about myself. I am very thankful to have found Gentlestar! I hope my review will help other individuals discover this wonderful medspa as well.
Thank you for trusting our medical esthetic science knowledge and experience.
Gentle Star - Downtown Oasis – Craig and Bob have created a stunning Oasis on 54 Mint Street. From the moment you walk into Gentle Star you know you are in for a unique experience.
Gentle Star is infused with the personality of its owners. Their exquisitely hip tastes are reflected in the office decor, a mixture of brick, reflecting the history of this building, and modern Asian inspired accents. It is all designed to relax and lull you into a mood to be pampered. Attention to detail if foremost, down to the teas and drinks served, music played, reading materials, and professional services that are offered.
What I find most important is the special talent Gentle Star has on making it's customers feel comfortable and appreciated. I highly recommend Gentle Star.
Best of the best Medspa in town – Congratulation to all lovely and friendly staff st Gentle Star. You all have work very hard and effectively for this and you all deserve the Best of Medspa. Dr. Ellis is very very knid and understanding to clients. He is always open and listen to what clients need. Nikko is also a perfect person for this place. If I could give one or more extra stars, Gentle Star would have the most stars from me and I beleive that all clients ould do so. If you are hesitated for what you should do to enhance your life, you should call and consult with the Gentle Star team.
Complexion Radiance – From the moment you walk into Gentle Star Med Spa, there is always something that catches your eye. Be it Nikko their beauty school fashionista, who always leaves you wondering which fabulous outfit you will see him in next or the amazing seasonal decor designs Dr. Tom dreams up throughout the year. Not to mention the talent he has in erasing those wrinkles in the blink of an eye with minimal discomfort and fabulous results. Let's not forget Dr. Craig Shisiedo, the ever so gentle micro dermabrasion Master. Craig will leave you feeling and looking like a new woman! I cannot recommend Gentle Star Med Spa more highly but be sure and make an appointment soon - after all, who wants to be just another face in the crowd?
Best Med Spa Experience – Gentle Star is the best med spa experience I've ever had. They have the knowledge and experience to make me look my best. Not only will you love the way you look but you will love the way Gentle Star makes you feel.
High Value Beauty – Gentle Spa is an amazing place. I am 46 years old and I go to them for the best facials. They don't oversell product and believe in a simple approach. They have given me amazing referrals for and are very happy to help out with any questions. This is a place you will go to for a long time. Very professional and the price is worth it!!!
Best Facial in San Francisco! – I just had the "Deep Pore Facial" by Craig, his signature facial, and it was outstanding! I've been getting facials monthly for 20 years and this was the most thorough treatment ever. The best part was that once my facial was finished I didn't look like I was stung by bees. I was shocked because there wasn't one spot on my face that wasn't probed- how does Craig do this? The pampering didn't stop there. Craig applied some make-up so that I could go right to dinner looking great. If you want a great treatment, relaxing setting and unbelievable pampering, go to Gentle Star- I'm hooked.
The BEST Med-Spa in San Francisco, Hands-down. – I had started laser hair removal a few months ago at my dermatologist's office. Not only was I not getting the results I wanted, but his pricing structure for it was nickel and diming me to death. With Dr. ____ you paid by the treatment, and the pricing was complicated and archaic.
Finally, after upper torso treatment #2, I had it and took the advice of a couple of friends and got my butt down to Gentle Star. The first good vibe I got was on phone call to set up a consultation. Nico was such a dream, so professional and warm, and he gave me the great news that the consultation was complimentary (not so at Dr. ____'s, where you paid $75 for a 20 minute consult).
The next good vibe was the day I walked in the door of Gentle Star and was greeted with a warm handshake and a cup of tea from Nico. After filling out a little paperwork in the tranquil reception area, I was off to one of the very cozy treatment rooms. I have to say here: nothing about this place is clinical. The decor is beautiful, not overdone, tranquil and impeccably clean. The staff is warm, inviting, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Tom is amazing.
Immediately I knew that this was where I wanted to get the rest of my laser hair removal done, and promptly scheduled the first session, which was bikini, butt and "the junk". I have to say, Dr. Tom was so great about putting me at ease and putting my comfort and safety first and foremost. Even though I expected these areas to be more painful than the upper torso treatments I had had at the other place, I was pleasantly surprised to find quite the opposite. Now that Dr. Tom as done my upper torso treatment # 3, I know that the practitioner definitely makes a huge difference. Even though both Drs that I have seen use the same technology, I can say that definitely Dr. Tom is the best..
I can't wait to schedule a facial with Craig, that's definitely next on my agenda. Don't waste your time or money, get down to Gentle Star and get pampered.
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