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SEV Laser Aesthetics Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek


1561 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

Los Angeles-based SEV Laser Aesthetics is opening a new salon in downtown Walnut Creek next to Lettuce where Pro Home Systems used to be. Check out their services here. Thanks to a reader for sending word about this.

From their website:

SEV Laser Aesthetics is LA’s finest intimate A-List approved Medical Spa, specializing in Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Tightening, Dermal Fillers and of course BOTOX. SEV Laser, a faith-based company, started with the simple vision of providing high quality and affordable laser treatments.

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Modern Acupuncture Opens at Ygnacio Plaza – My First Acupuncture Experience


Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek

I was checking out Sports Basement at Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek recently when I realized that Modern Acupuncture opened. Find out more about their services here.

I had never tried acupuncture before but since they just opened I was able to try a free 30 minute session. The communal area in back has numerous reclining, heated massage chairs separated by curtains for semi-privacy. It’s quiet with TV screens showing nature scenes with soft music playing in the background. You take your shoes and socks off sitting or lying on the chair and wait for the acupuncturist to come where she asks about problem areas. I mentioned my back and stress and eventually she applied several needles to my hands, feet and head in particular areas to help with these problem areas. Then she left for 20 minutes while I tried to relax with needles sticking out of me. Eventually I got used to it and she came back to remove the needles. Although it’s not like a massage where I get instant relief, I did feel noticeably better later on which pleasantly surprised me. Not sure if this is a placebo affect but I actually feel like it worked better than a massage. If you’re thinking about trying it out I recommend checking this place out!

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iBar Opens at Lyric in Walnut Creek


Lyric, Walnut Creek

Earlier this year we learned that the eyebrow threading salon iBar would be relocating from their Mercer spot a few blocks away to Lyric and they have now conveniently opened right next to Drybar. Check out their services here which also includes facial/massage therapies as well as waxing and teeth whitening.

From their website:

Established in 2009 by the founder Vimaa Patel, her dedicated staff and loyal clientele have warranted the expansion of her eyebrow empire across the Bay area with multiple signature eyebrow boutiques. As an esthetician by trade, Vimaa wanted to share her gift & passion to create a better way for people to experience beauty services.