You could say that Dr. Douglas M. Stevens has earned the trust of his patients. A practicing facial plastic surgeon for 16 years and board-certified by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in chemical engineering and then went on to become double board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He was also a doctor in the U.S. Navy for 12 years, where he performed facial reconstructions, and went on to found his practice in 1977. With a special knack for patient care and years of experience reducing signs of aging on the face and neck, today he helps his patents feel comfortable in his private practice before performing any of his commonly requested procedures, from surgical lifts to nonsurgical injections and laser treatments.
After fulfilling a cosmetic-facial-plastic fellowship at the Flowers Clinic in Honolulu, licensed physician Dr. John Nassif began lending his line-lifting expertise to Eye Associates of SW Florida. Amid the med spa's restful earth tones and sighing furniture, Dr. Nassif targets wrinkles with treatments such as Botox and laser skin rejuvenation. Using these and other techniques, including surgical ones, the doctor erases blemishes, enhances appearances, and corrects the underlying issues that would otherwise limit the longevity of clients' results.
Most people squeeze honey into milk because they want a rich, soothing drink. At Tranquility Spa, the staff uses the concoction to create organic footbaths for their pedicures. This sort of pampering is felt elsewhere, too. The massage therapists mash stress with Swedish or deep-tissue kneads and optional cold stones, and the aestheticians revamp complexions during facials and microdermabrasions that fill each pore with a sparkly 24-carat diamond.
At Medical Edge MD, the staff uses patients' starting wellness level as a base to chart the course of their goals. Through hyperbaric oxygen therapy, detoxifying infrared therapy, and weight-loss supplements, clients can feel better in myriad ways, ranging from slimmer figures to increased energy to refreshed skin. The entire practice is overseen by Dr. Gregory Dowbak, the medical director and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The aestheticians at Blink Aesthetics infuse facial skin with coconut oil, natural-fruit acids, and vitamin C serums during facial and microdermabrasion treatments. They continue to revamp faces with eyelash extensions, facial threading, and eyebrow tinting. The staff also offers body-sculpting treatments that break down fat cells and diminish the appearance of cellulite using ultrasound cavitation and radio frequency.
At The Laser Lounge Spa, a local family-owned company, certified physician's assistant and spa director Jonathan Sigg and his team of beauty and medical technicians care about more than just skincare. They also aim to keep clients comfortable, diminishing cellulite with noninvasive SmoothShapes technology and curbing hair growth with the Candela GentleLase system, which features a Dynamic Cooling Device to regulate skin temperature. In the tranquil, pale blue reception area, guests stay serene in sleek, white couches adjacent to a fireplace. There, they can sip a cold beverage from the cooler, listen to the trickling water fountain, and sing gargled responses to it.