Spread across three Miami-area offices, Vanity Cosmetic Surgery boasts a medical staff that includes nine MDs, whose wealth of knowledge guides staff members in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. In many treatments, doctors use lasers to perform everything from liposuction to hair removal to skin rejuvenation. To choose the right procedure, which may also include injectables such as fat grafting, the staff equips clients with an online animations library that displays the benefits of surgeries performed on all of Hollywood's most popular cartoons.
The aestheticians at Khirei Med Spa rely on advanced technology to beautify the skin and contour the body. Lasers in the form of intense pulsed light zap unwanted hair, remove spider veins, or lighten dark spots in the skin caused by aging or sun damage. Radio frequency pairs up with noninvasive laser-light treatments to drain fat cells and reduce stretch marks. The treatments are preceded by a consultation, during which the team customizes a treatment plan suited to each client.
Performing around 3,000 treatments every year, South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery aims to mend bodily botherations with noninvasive- and surgical-treatment options. Supported by a staff of doctors, nurse practitioners, and aestheticians, the center employs two plastic surgeons, each with roughly 30 years of experience. Before performing any surgery, these doctors meet with patients to discuss their expectations for the procedure as well as their medical history. For its noninvasive med-spa services, the aestheticians use medical-grade products or injectable dermal fillers to even out clients' skin tone. Additionally, the center features four different cosmetic laser systems, which can help to minimize the appearance of stubble, acne scars, spider veins, cellulite, or especially stubborn temporary tattoos
Led by Dr. Stephen Cosentino and his wife Lorena, an aesthetician and laser specialist, the medically supervised team at VIP Aesthetics performs minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in a facility that is both a functioning med spa and an education center. Dr. Cosentino partners with Empire Medical Training and often allows other physicians to observe him as he performs certain treatments. These can include tumescent liposuction or VelaShape sessions, which contour bodies, sclerotherapy injections, which battle visible veins, or photofacials and chemical peels, which soften signs of aging such as sun damage, fine lines, and “I Heart Grover Cleveland” tattoos.
Signature Service: Michelle Hoff
Brands Used: Allergan, Medicis, Merz, Infini, Venus Freeze, E-Matrix
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Pro Tip: Harmonious and Peaceful Medspa.
Natural look after procedures
Michelle Hoff brings her expertise as a family nurse practitioner to skincare at Timeless Beauty Aesthetics. She strives to help people look and feel better, without crossing the line into appearing worked over. "[The] most common beauty mistake people make [is] overdoing ... procedures and having the 'fake look,'" she says. To avoid such results, she relies on highly-rated, brand-name procedures such as Venus Freeze. The skin-tightening service uses various radio frequencies to battle conditions such as cellulite and wrinkles. Clients seem to like their results: Venus Freeze won the Reader's Choice Award for American Health and Beauty's 2013 Best of All Procedures.
Laser technician Christine, one of the many professionals on staff at Aqua Plastic Surgery, readies clients for beach season with gentle and effective laser hair-removal treatments. Armed with the Palomar Starlux Pulsed Light laser system, she zaps unwanted hair while the device cools the skin.
Led by Dr. David Rankin, Christine, and Aqua Plastic Surgery's team of beautifiers pampers clients with IPL Skin Rejuvenation, Medical grade chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, which gently remove the topmost layer of skin, and mini face-lifts, which tighten the skin without major surgery. They also use TruSculpt, a noninvasive body-contouring system first utilized by Michelangelo.