Facials >Calidora Skin Clinic
1413 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040334.037571 -118.488579
Mon, Tue, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
Neighborhoods: West LA
I look so much better! – I walked by Calidora in the marina and debated on going in for about two weeks. There's a skin spa on every corner in LA. Anyway, I finally went in and made an appointment for the vi peel and didn't think much about it because it was two weeks away. A few days before, I was a little nervous so I went in for a consultation with Kelly. She patiently answered every question I had and made me feel at ease.
A few days later I went in for the peel. She cleansed my face thoroughly and explained every part of the procedure as she went along. I felt very reassured. She even checked up on me to see how my peel was going.
A week later everyone who saw me said my skin looked amazing. My acne scars aren't as bad and the sun discoloration is almost gone.
Two weeks later, my skin has a glow. I wear sunscreen and lip balm now. I don't feel the need to hide under makeup. I'm so happy.
Sadly, they closed the Marina location, but I'm following Kelly to their Santa Monica location. The woman knows skin. I can't imagine going to anyone else and I just won't.
Kim at Calidora gets AMAZING results... – I have seen Kim at the Santa Monica location now for about a year and I cannot speak enough of her praises. She has done such an amazing job on my skin and everyone comments now on my skin. The best part is that often I don't even have make up on when I get the compliments. I recommend her to all my friends and everyone that has gone to see her has been impressed with their results too :). What a better compliment than recommending her to others and then they can recommend.
Outside of her exceptional facial skills, she is such a kind heart too. I love my facial times as they are "catch up" times for us to talk., As one of the other reviwers mentioned she remembers the small stuff, no matter how long its been. The one last thing I have been most impressed with is her follow up skills! SHe is always checking in on me to see how my facial went and how my skin is responding. I love that and will continue to go and refer her years to come.
She is simply AMAZING!!!!
BEST FACIALS IN LA! – I have been seeing Kim there for years and she is absolutely the most caring and professional esthetician I have ever met! I tend to have oily skin and Kim takes note of my skin's condition each time I see her, and she remembers the little details, even if it's been weeks or months since my last visit.
She is very gentle and she uses the most wonderful ingredients to gently soothe and calm my skin--lavender, eucalyptus, camphor-- the scents are amazing and perfect, since I'm more of a natural therapy girl. It's great to know that a simple facial can make such a difference in how my skin looks and feels.
In fact, I was there recently for my birthday and I left looking and feeling ten years younger. I am not kidding, my husband even commented about how good I looked!
It's tough to find someone you can trust with something as delicate as your skin care, and I'm lucky to have found Kim. Thanks ;*)
Amazing facials and professional skin care – I am so completely happy with my facials with Kim, the lead aesthetician at Calidora Santa Monica. She is absolutely amazing and the most knowledgeable aesthetician I have ever met. I highly recommend a facial with her!
I also am very pleased with the results I have had with the photo facials with Sherry and Jen.
All 3 of these ladies rock!
I am hooked on this place!
Real Skin Care – I read the one post here and had to respond because it certainly wasn't my experience. First, Calidora isn't a day spa. It's a skin clinic with a medical background. Sure they offer basic procedures like facials...but they also do very expensive laser treatments, serious medical facials, chemical peels, etc. Skin care like this isn't cheap. You just have to know that going in. I got a free consult when I went in for a facial and they gave me a revealing look at what's going on under my skin. I found the staff professional and knowledgable and certainly would go back for another facial.
Best Fillers in So Cal!
It was my first time having fillers and I was completely unsure. I met with Vance the manager and he explained the treatment in depth and made sure I was comfortable performing the treatment. When I went in the clinic it was extremely clean and the staff was extremely friendly. You can just tell that their number one passion is customer service. After my service they followed up with me and made sure I was completely taken care of. I have tried everything under the sun when it comes to skin care and this was the one place that actually knows what they are doing. Granted this is a skin "clinic" so do not come in expecting a day spa. The treatments are effective but cost a pretty penny. It is very medical driven but at the same time when it comes to my skin, I want to know where I am going is the best and gives the best results. I am willing to spend the money when I get results. At Calidora in Santa Monica I got results. This place truly is a wonderful experience and I have already referred two friends who said the exact same. My fillers look amazing and when I asked about Botox they were completely honest and said to me "you don't need it". The fact that they were so honest scored major brownie points. Of course I still got the Botox because I wanted it!
If you like Used Car Lots you'll Love this Spa Experience – This is the truth: If you love going to used car lots to buy a car you will love Calidora. I went there for a "free" skincare analysis and to see if they could recommend anything to make my skin better. I was shown into a room with Vance who is the manager there. He dressed the part of a car salesman and acted the part. From the moment the experience started I knew that all they wanted to do was sell me something - it was nothing like going to a spa or a dermatologist office. He did not seem to know the medical treatments that well at all but insisted they were exactly what I needed. The pressure got so strong to buy that I had to get out of there. If you want relaxing spa treatments go to a spa, if you want skin problems treated go to a dermatologist but avoid this Frankenstein clinic and its pushy staff at all costs.
We are looking to create clients for life by carefully listening to client concerns and by delivering unparalleled service to treat those concerns. Our goal is to work together with you to create a customized treatment plan that will show you visible results. Calidora prides itself on education and continued training for each associate. As our industry evolves, our mission is to ensure our team members keep abreast of current technologies and treatments to best serve clients. To better understand your experience, we'd appreciate speaking to you and encourage you to call 206 633 6225. We believe it?s important to listen, educate, train and identify areas of opportunity. Your satisfaction is very important and I hope you'll consider giving us another try. If you do, I will personally make sure your experience exceeds your expectations. Thank you for your feedback - Colette Courtion CEO
With services that range from basic skin rejuvenation to advanced anti-aging treatments, this Santa Monica skincare sanctuary uses the newest (cutting edge) technology to recreate complexions no matte – In Short
Considered a skincare mecca, this Santa Monica spot is Grecian-inspired from its desin to its name--a combination of the Greek words Kallos (beauty) and Doros (gift.) Inside, the Greek Islands are a clear inspiration--sea and sky are the most prominent architectural motifs. The focus is on exclusive, individual care -- to cater to personal needs, experts assess customer complexions using advanced technology and one-on-one discussion during the first visit. A "Skin Plan" is then tailored to suit specific skin requirements with an extensive (and expensive) regimen consisting of in-clinic treatments and at-home care. Clinic treatment options include body contouring, fat and cellulite reduction, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, facials, glycolic and chemical peels, laser hair removal and BOTOX®. Professionals also offer laser and light therapy to remove sun and age spots, diffuse redness and vein appearance, treat acne and tighten skin's appearance. The professional staff is comprised of nurse practioners and physician's assistants and a resident plastic surgeon at each clinic. Skincare products for sale feature brands like Prevage® MD, Neostrata, G.M. Collin, Korres Natural Products, Jane Iredale, and Skin Medica.
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