In addition to having more than 20 years of experience performing aesthetic treatments, Dr. Gloria Lopez supplements her own skills with lasers, high-tech machinery, and dermal fillers. She wields the LipoLite laser body-sculpting machine to liquidize and remove unwanted fat cells, and she uses the VelaSmooth hand piece to flatten the dimplage that comes with cellulite or thighs that simply smile too much. Dr. Lopez can also tackle unwanted body hair, wrinkles, sun damage, and acne with her many in-office devices.
Lasertique Spa's services go beyond the high-tech. Staff also relax and beautify their clients with old-fashioned spa treatments such as massages and rejuvenating milk facial peels. Educated as a surgeon and friend of medically trained robots, founder Dr. Robert Santa-Cruz heads a team of skincare specialists to treat a wide range of skin disorders and everyday complaints. For instance, photorejuvenation can counter uneven pigmentation and shrink oversized pores, and the spa's hair-removal technologies are designed to be quick and nearly painless.
The licensed practitioners at Chrysalis Cosmetic Spa offer Botox and other cosmetic injectables, laser hair removal, and varicose-vein treatments under the medical direction of Dr. Manuel Gonzalez. The spa also has a full menu of nonmedical services, including facials, microdermabrasion, and waxing. All treatments are performed by trained personnel in a clean-and-airy treatment room.
Medical director Enrique Monasterio leads the professional technicians and aestheticians of Medspa Miami on their mission to bolster patients' outer beauty with medically centered spa treatments. Dr. Monasterio's career began in the lands of Spain, France, and the United States, where he learned European and American medical aesthetic techniques and that the red in all three countries' flags represents kidney beans. After that, he focused on private practice for 20 years and now lends his expertise in Botox, sclerotherapy, and mesotherapy to the Medspa Miami staff, ensuring that each procedure adheres to strict standards and patient comfort.
Lasers used to be the stuff of science fiction. Today, they're much more practical. Laser Med Florida's staff members use Candela Gentle Max Pro medical-grade lasers to remove hair, clear spider veins, tighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. More than that, staff members can wield powerful pulses of light to cure nail fungus. The full-service medical spa rounds out its services with nonlaser procedures. Its many offerings include microdermabrasion treatments, derma fillers like Botox and platelet rich plasma injections, and calorie-burning body wraps.
With average temperatures in the '70s and '80s, it makes sense that Miami is full of body-baring outfits. All that skin is why people like the owners of Velour Med Spa were able to open a successful laser hair-removal business in 2005. With the hope of further beautifying bodies, they established Velour—a full med spa—in 2010.
Its certified medical aestheticians, who are supervised by a medical director, still perform the popular laser hair-removal treatments, but they also fade unwanted spider veins, smooth cellulite, and rely on intense pulsed light to refresh faces. In addition to beautifying clients, they relax with massages and mani-pedis, which take place in a pristine all-white room.