Chicago >Beauty > Avanti Skin Center
409 W North Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.910939 -87.639124
Monday: Closed; Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Near North Side, Central
nice work. – hough there was no hard sell on products, I am sooooooooo glad I followed their suggestions - my face thanks her!! This placeis amazing, and totally know their stuff!!
Old Town's Best Neighborhood Spa – I have been going to Avanti for almost three years and love the owner and the other girls. Kristi does amazing eyebrows and spray tan. I am very picky and would never be this loyal to a location without continuous and consistent positive experiences.
Fantastic! – as an eastern european brunette, i finally decided to take the plunge on laser hair removal. it seemed half my life was spent shaving my legs and i was over it. i went to avanti and worked out a package that was right for me. i'm now beginning a new round of hair removal (on different areas), because the first produced such great results on my legs that i've become totally greedy. beyond the success of the actual treatment, the staff is extremely accommodating and friendly and provides recommendations without using any kind of pushy sales techniques. i've also done microdermabrasion there, which i love. it leaves my skin feeling baby-soft and depending on how diligent i am at home in the days and weeks following the procedure, the results are pretty long-lasting. overall i have had only positive experiences there and will definitely remain a regular customer.
Best Micro and Facials – I am not new to the whole skincare routine. I have had my share of microdermabrasions and facials throughout Chicagoland. I recently decided to check out Avanti Skin Center because I have walked by it many times and I am in the area and I must say I am in love! I received a facial just the other day and I feel as though I was truly educated about my skin concerns. I was treated as a VIP not just a sale or number. I was totally relaxed in their facial room and was not bothered at all about the occasional question or advice from the esthetician about my skin. I found it rather refreshing since, most estheticians do not say a word. My skin has never seen better days since I began going to Avanti. It gets quite busy on the weekend, so book in advance! Even though I want to keep my facialist and Avanti a secret, I had to share my experience.
Definite Skin Pros! – These girls are knowledgeable about the ins and outs of skincare and it shows! Avanti uses one of the most innovative laser hair removal devices on the market and I absolutely loved my results. In my evaluation I was informed it may take several treatments to achieve my desired results. I am on treatment number 3 and I swear the hair is totally gone on my underarms with the exception of two hairs. Two hairs is nothing, compared with what my underarms looked like before treatment. I also loved their chemical peels! I have to say it made my skin glow and my skin has never been so smooth. I like the idea that there is a different chemical peel for each individual skin type and concern, which makes me feel comfortable that not everyone receives the same exact general one. So, yes I highly recommend them!
Great Staff! Great Atmosphere, and Great Location! – I recently visited Avanti Skin Center after reading the reviews they have on here. I was excited to have my pain free hair removal. After years of brazilian waxing, I was ready for something that didn't hurt as bad. I had a consultation with Christy. She was Great! She explained to me about how the laser works and how I would feel afterward. She told me that the new laser that they have isn't pain free but certainly hurts a lot less than older lasers. She said that they could still do the pain free one but that she thought my results would be better with the new one. I figured that anything would be better than waxing. I was right!! I wouldn't say the laser "hurt" but I wouldn't say it is pain free either. I was kind of bummed to find out that I can't wax in between my appointments but I will deal with shaving if that means I will be hair free soon. I liked the atmosphere here (their lobby is very cute) and I felt that their treatment room was very clean and "medical" looking. I look forward to going back so that I can get rid of my hair!
Simply fabulous spa – I just had an absolutely wonderful deep cleaning facial at Avanti. Talk about feeling pampered! The staff is friendly and really make you feel welcome.
I've had a couple of laser hair tretaments at Avanti as well. For both the laser hair removal and the facial they explained everything in detail and asked several times if I had any questions. When I called to make my first laser hair removal appointment all of my questions were answered. When I left after the first treatment I knew exactly what to expect over the next week or so.
I can't say enough good about my experiences there. Avanti has definitely earned my repeat business . I can't wait for my next facial.
very disappointing – This was my first experience with laser hair removal. I went for one treatment during the Pretty in Pink promotion. I was surprised that nobody sat down to talk to me before getting started... they just put me in a room and told me to get changed. The spa was nice, clean, and the technician was friendly and accommodating. The treatment hurt more than I thought it would, but it is quick and bearable. Afterward I changed clothes and walked into the lobby where my technician gave me prices for additional treatments. When I didn't buy, she was on to another client. I was left not knowing how long the redness, swelling, and discomfort would last, or what I should (or shouldn't) do about it. Perhaps she forgot this was my first time with this and had no idea what to expect. I was, however, able to ask the person at the counter how long it would last. She downplayed it and said it would be gone by tomorrow. I was pretty uncomfortable, so I applied Tend Skin at home, which turned out to be a mistake as it burned and blistered. Two weeks later the hair that was treated has fallen out...it's wonderful! But it is very obvious that some spots were skipped by the technician. This is not "new" hair growth, but a few strips of hair that were there at the time of the treatment and simply skipped over. I contacted Avanti to ask if they would treat the spots they missed, but they would not. I did sign a release saying they were not responsible for the results, but I thought I'd give them a chance to correct their mistake. I was not at all happy with the way this looked... it was worse than if I hadn't had it done at all. I have since gone to another spa where they treated the skipped spots. When I can afford more treatments I will certainly go to this other spa, not Avanti. I think they were just sloppy.
We tried to explain to the client that you cannot go over spots that were just lasered as you will burn the skin. That is why multiple treatments are required. She had great results from one treatment. Upon calling and offering this client a second session at the special price of $31 for the Breast Cancer Promotion she informed us that she was getting treatments AGAIN at another place and wanted us to book her for December. This abuse of the promotion, the skin and the technology is dangerous. Be very careful if anyone is considering doing this. You must follow the proper protocol which is clearly spelled out in 5 pages of paperwork given to each client. Pretty in Pink was an outrageously busy promotion and we were so busy and frantic. We apologize to anyone who did not get the care they deserve but we really tried. At $31 a treatment (savings of over $150 on the normal price) people get excited and have high expectations from one treatment. We tried to make her happy...
Clean, pristine, med-spa known for its skin rejuvenating and laser hair removal therapies. – In Short
Billing itself as a painless alternative to surgical cosmetic procedures, this Old Town skin center specializes in noninvasive medical treatments like photorejuvenation, microdermabrasion, Botox and Restylane that target the effects of sun damage, aging and rosacea. Excess and unwanted hair on the face, neck, hairline, back and chest gets zapped with state-of-the-art lasers. Medical grade chemical peels, pulsed light hair removal, massages and facials are also offered.
Comfortable and friendly! This is a great spa. – Unfortunately I had PAIN-FULL hair removal performed AT A DIFFERENT PLACE prior to learning about Avanti, so I cannot speak to their pain-free hair removal services. What I can speak to is the physical spa itself, the customer service and the facials! The decor is very inviting for a medical spa. It feels warm and cozy, like you're being wrapped in your favorite blanket. The staff is very accommodating and will take the best care of you. The environment they create for me during a facial is so relaxing and the facialist is incredibly sweet and very conscientious of my time and "space" needs - meaning whether I want to have a conversation or just chill out. It's also very conveniently located right on North Ave at Sedgwick. I usually drive and always find a parking spot on North Ave. within two blocks of the spa. There is also a parking garage across the street but I've never had to use it.
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