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.
Universal Laser Center has been beaming cosmetic laser rays for more than a decade, devoting itself to a philosophy that welds health to the shimmering luster of beauty. Whether technicians are dissolving cellulite, toning complexions, or sending acne back in time, they pride themselves on using diverse technology "that improves and transforms lives." Spare decor marks the crisp, airy reception area, where patients wait to meet with professionals who leave clear complexions and sleek silhouettes in their wake.
The Neat Waxing Co. uproots bodily briar patches using European herbal waxing and depilation techniques. A gentle skin-spackling of talcum powder commences each treatment, readying clients for resident wax wizards’ deft wooden spatulas that gently displace excess fuzz without incurring irritation, root damage, or curses cast by vengeful members of extended follicular families. A Brazilian or bikini wax ably equips beachcombers with carefree summertime savvy ($22–$27), and a thorough leg waxing glams up gams from thigh to toe ($25–$43). Men looking to don backless business suits can pluck the shock from their shoulders ($10–$27), or exploit open collars more modishly when free of follicular frontispieces ($7–$17). The resulting smoothness may last up to four weeks, and ensuing waxes can eventually abate unwanted body hair to result in long-lasting softer surfaces.
Dasol takes the “med” part of med-spa seriously: it’s staffed by a team of board-certified cosmetic surgeons, registered nurses, and aestheticians. Inside a building that resembles a stately Southern villa, they turn to the latest aesthetic treatments to ward off wrinkles, dark spots, sagging skin, and other signs of aging or extended vacations to the sun. Time-tested spa treatments are coupled with products from SkinCeuticals and Obagi and advanced technology including the skin-firming eMatrix system, wrinkle-plumping dermal fillers, and the highly publicized HydraFacial.
Though the Vellisimo Center is an international organization based primarily in Spain, the staffers at its three locations in Florida beautify men's and women's bodies with same technology-driven treatments. Technicians utilize the intense pulsed light of the On Flash system to combat acne, diminish spider veins, and remove hair of almost any color, including blonde, red, and argyle strands. Noninvasive Depura Spa treatments help enhance and stimulate the body's natural detoxification process.
The technicians at Personal Touch Body Waxing & Tanning get their clients' skin summer ready with gentle mineral waxes and spray tans. With each waxing treatment, the aestheticians use new spatulas and fresh mineral wax to insure cleanliness and safety. During spray tans, the technicians custom airbrush bodies for a natural, even look, using an FDA-approved formula.