Steiner Leisure Limited Announces Addition of Ultherapy(R) Skin Lift and Tightening Treatment to Ideal Image Offerings

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NASSAU, The Bahamas, Dec. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capping off a successful year of growth and geographic expansion, Steiner Leisure's (Nasdaq:STNR) Ideal Image, a leading specialist in laser hair removal, is now adding Ultherapy®, a non-invasive skin lift and tightening treatment, to its service offerings. This innovative cosmetic procedure will initially be available in 40 Ideal Image centers in the U.S. 

Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure designed to stimulate the body's natural processes to produce more collagen, to lift, tone, and tighten skin on the brow, neck and under the chin, improving an individual's appearance over time. 

Ultherapy is well-suited for people who want to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the brow and neck and under the chin.  Results following treatment can significantly improve one's overall appearance.

"As a trusted provider in laser hair removal services, we are thrilled to expand our array of offerings by adding Ultherapy as a new service available to our current and prospective guests," said Bruce Fabel, President of Ideal Image. "We know the importance of looking and feeling your best in today's modern world, and we are committed to helping people achieve this goal in new and innovative ways, and striving to provide results that stand true to our mission to 'Change Your Life Forever.'"

As with its laser hair removal services, only qualified and trained medical professionals (Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners) will administer Ultherapy treatments, aiming to ensure the safety and comfort of each guest.

In line with its continued national expansion, and recent expansion into Canada this month, Ideal Image now has 124 centers in 31 states across the U.S. and one location in Canada. 

Ideal Image was recently featured for a second time on Lifetime Television's "The Balancing Act," as part of the show's Mission Makeover health and wellness series. Here, women received custom consultations for their individual hair and skin types and were treated to the latest procedures in laser hair removal.

If you have any questions about the new Ultherapy services or laser hair removal services, the team of professionals at these locations will be happy to fully explain the processes of each, as well as the benefits each can offer.  To learn more about Ideal Image and the locations offering Ultherapy, please visit www.idealimage.com.

About Ideal Image:

Ideal Image is a leader in laser hair removal and uses advanced techniques for permanent hair reduction at locations nationwide. Ideal Image distinguishes itself from its competitors through its unparalleled passion for incorporating continual advancements in the industry and encouraging the highest standards of medical training. Ideal Image takes pride in its rigorous hiring practices and unwavering dedication to customer privacy, safety, and comfort.

Ideal Image was the recipient of the 2011 Florida Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" honoree for Consumer Services. 

About Steiner Leisure Limited:

Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider and innovator in the fields of beauty, wellness and education. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest quality standards and continually evolving to include and anticipate new developments within our industry. We aim to maintain and expand our existing diverse portfolio of services, products and brands, as well as to seek out new opportunities to complement our business.

Our services include traditional and alternative massage, body and skin treatment options, fitness, acupuncture, herbal medicine, medi-spa treatments and laser hair removal. We are committed to providing our customers with a wide-ranging assortment of beauty products, including premium quality options developed by us under our own brands, as well as those purchased from third parties.

Our distribution channels include our shipboard and land-based spas and salons, destination spas, health clubs, department stores and third party retail outlets and distributors. We also sell our products on certain British Airways flights, on QVC, by catalog, and online through our websites, including www.timetospa.com and www.blissworld.com.

Our post-secondary schools offer programs in massage therapy and skin care, among others, and, along with our recruiting and training operations, prepare spa professionals for careers in the health and wellness industry, including within the Steiner family of companies.

Our cruise line operations are conducted in spas onboard 155 ships, including Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Ibero Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Silversea Cruises and Windstar Cruises.

Our land-based spa operations are carried out under our Elemis®, Mandara®, Chavana®, Bliss® and Remède® brands and take place in 69 locations, including resort spas, urban hotel spas and day spas. In addition, a total of 28 resort and hotel spas are operated under our brands by third parties pursuant to license agreements with the company. Our land-based customers include Caesar's Entertainment, Hilton Hotels, Kerzner International, Loews Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Nikko Hotels, Planet Hollywood, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, St. Regis Hotels, W Hotels and Resorts and Westin Hotels and Resorts.

Our Ideal Image customized laser hair removal services are provided by highly trained, experienced practitioners through a nationwide network of 124 treatment centers (17 of which are operated by franchisees) across 31 states, as well as one location in Canada. 

We develop and sell a variety of high quality beauty products under our Elemis, La Thérapie™, Bliss, Remède, Laboratoire Remède® and Jou® brands.

Our schools operations consist of 12 post-secondary schools (comprised of a total of 31 campuses) located in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Westminster and Aurora, Colorado; Groton, Newington and Westport, Connecticut; Miami, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Sarasota and Tampa/St. Pete, Florida; Chicago, Crystal Lake and Woodridge, Illinois; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Las Vegas, Nevada; Hoboken and Wall, New Jersey; King of Prussia and York, Pennsylvania; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Salt Lake City and Lindon, Utah; Charlottesville, Virginia; and Federal Way and Seattle, Washington. Offering programs in massage therapy and, in some cases, skin care, these schools train and qualify spa professionals for health and beauty positions within the industry, including our own operations.

As part of our employee recruitment operations for our shipboard spas, we provide education to our shipboard employees through our rigorous training programs, at our primary training facilities near London, England or one of our satellite training centers in South Africa and the Philippines. These employees are sourced primarily from the British Isles, Australia, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Canada, the Caribbean and continental Europe.  

Leonard Fluxman
President & Chief Executive Officer
(305) 284-1417