A Beautiful Partnership
At a stunning, state-of-the-art facility in Glen Mills, Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon has teamed with Dr. Susan Hughes to offer a full line of services
by Daniel Sean Kaye

In the world of cosmetic surgery, nothing is more important than trust. Whether one needs reconstructive surgery, a tummy tuck or just some of the tiredness removed from around his or her eyes, they want to believe that their physician is the very best at the procedure and is being honest about their options.

In addition, it’s nice to be able to receive these procedures in a tranquil atmosphere, from a support staff dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, surrounded by people who are compassionate about the patient’s situation, willing to offer comfort and answers to their post-procedure questions.

In August, the practices of Susan Hughes, M.D., board certified in both facial cosmetic surgery and ophthalmology, and Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon—two practices known for offering their patients superb care by an exceptional staff—merged, providing patients with a one-stop center for all of their beauty needs.

Uniting Services
While Hughes’ practice has been full service “from the neck up,” Joseph Anthony has been dedicated to services that benefit its guests from the “inside out.” The father-and-son team of Joe Gaglioti Sr. and Joe Jr., co-owners of Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon, traveled the world with a team of spa specialists in search of the absolute finest in spa treatments and offerings. The result was their 26,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art salon and spa nestled in Glen Mills, offering the most unique spa and medical treatments in the region. By combining lavish amenities and specialty services with exceptional customer service, Joseph Anthony has created the perfect retreat from the everyday, just minutes away from Philadelphia and has been recognized as the region’s premier day spa.

Since it opened in 2007, one room of the facility has been dedicated to noninvasive procedures including injectables, microdermabrasion and laser hair removal. The popularity of these services prompted Joseph Anthony to dedicate 2,800-square-foot of their facility to a new med spa: the Hughes Center at Joseph Anthony.

This new partnership with Dr. Hughes is a huge step—for Joseph Anthony and the med-spa industry.

“For years, clients have told me that the highlight of their week is getting their hair and nails done at our salon. They feel comfortable here,” says Gaglioti Jr.  “I’m thrilled to offer them spa and cosmetic services in that same environment.”

Joseph Anthony has spent the last six months renovating and outfitting the new med spa and transforming it into a contemporary six-room medical suite that will provide additional noninvasive medical procedures including Neo Graft Hair restoration and the newest therapy, Cool Sculpting by ZELTIQ. Cool Sculpting is ideal for those who are close to their target body weight but, due to either genetics or other extenuating circumstances, cannot get rid of the fat on their sides or back.  This nonsurgical procedure reduces the fat layers in the flanks and love handles by making use of controlled cooling. 

“There is no anesthesia, no incisions, no pain medication, no downtown—just results,” says Dr. Hughes.
Many Reasons for Care
In today’s world, the perception of cosmetic surgery has changed.

“People are in the working world 10 to 15 years longer than they used to be, so they need to look younger in order to compete,” says Dr. Hughes. “We’re after a natural appearance; we don’t want to make them look different or odd. We help them turn back the clock. The thing about cosmetic surgery is that people are no longer ashamed of it. People ‘get it’ now, and are much more accepting. They want to take care of themselves, and to look and feel better. We listen to them and help them decide what to do and when it’s right for them.

“We are excited to partner with Joseph Anthony, an establishment that has an impeccable reputation in the community for offering unique and beneficial treatments to its guests in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere,” she continues. “A state-of-the-art facility that houses state-of-the-art treatments—what more could guests ask for?”

“We wanted to meet the needs and requests of all our guests, and this is what they desired—noninvasive medical procedures in a spa-like atmosphere” adds Gaglioti Jr. “We will be the only spa to carry over our comforting environment and commitment to customer service into the med spa.”

Joseph Anthony and Dr. Hughes have also teamed up to create the LuxRX skin-care line that incorporates medical-grade products for all skin types, yielding a cosmetic benefit for any skin type. LuxRX products are clinically proven to deliver results to clients which include refreshed, rejuvenated and beautiful-looking skin. The goal of LuxRX is to determine the client’s skin-care needs and develop a solution that will help them reach their skin-care goals. 

Among the other world-class services offered by Joseph Anthony is the ancient, oriental ritual of Rasul, offered in its own suite: an ornately tiled steam chamber. There, sequestered solo or with a partner, guests can experience the ultimate in cleansing. Eastern massages or Pantai Luar treatments are performed in a body-polish suite equipped with a heated Haman table to ensure a comfortable temperature throughout the experience. One of the finest in bathing experiences is offered in the chromotherapy tub suite, which uses color and light therapy to support health and well-being. Guests also enjoy sumptuous wrap treatments in the soft-pack suites where they enjoy a heavenly float in a pressure-free cushion of water. A long list of customized facials, therapeutic body treatments and specialty massages that make the menu of services Joseph Anthony offers not only extensive but also innovative.

“We didn’t want to be just another day spa,” says Gaglioti Jr.  “We wanted to provide our guests with a unique experience that was beneficial to their overall health, all while having a strong emphasis on impeccable customer service.”

Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon
243 W. Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
610-459-4663 | www.josephanthony.com

About Susan M. Hughes, M.D.
Dr. Susan Hughes is a Fellow of both the American Society of Oculoplastic
and Reconstructive Surgery and the American College of Surgeons. Harvard trained, Dr. Hughes is among the most educated and experienced facial cosmetic surgeons in the region. She has consistently been selected by her peers as a “Top Doc” in eyelid plastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery in Philadelphia and New Jersey.