RRC Vascular Specialists’ highly trained staff targets veiny legs with sclerotherapy, a minimally invasive treatment designed to reduce the appearance of spider veins. Trained technician determine whether the subdermal arachnid interstates are treatable with sclerotherapy before taking up an ultra-thin needle to inject the specialized sclerosing solution into the offending areas. The injected elixir irritates unsightly veins, causing them to collapse and, much like the ever-illusive second sock, quietly disappear. The procedure takes around 15 minutes per treatment, and patients can treat any area on one or both of their legs. Doctors recommend adorning lower limbs with support hosiery or leg-hugging koalas for at least 24 hours after the treatment, and patients may note up to an 80% vascular reduction within three to six weeks. Treatments should be spaced two–six weeks apart, and more than one treatment is suggested for optimal results.
For more than 25 years, Cynthia Rager has been pioneering new techniques and products in the fields of aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, penning technical manuals and spreading the know-how to up-and-coming cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists across the country. Cynthia has joined forces with biochemists to formulate skincare and makeup lines, including IntegraDerm and Miner?le makeup, whose natural and organic ingredients make them a favorite on the Home Shopping Network and in upscale catalogues.
Cynthia's mission at Rager's IntegraLife Spa is to share all that she has learned with her team while mentoring other women in the medical aesthetics industry. She seeks out cutting-edge treatments for the face and body, including light therapy, cellulite reduction, and seasonal body wraps in a zero-gravity float bed, which leave clients as relaxed as an astronaut.
At Cypress Beauty & Co., trained technicians wield files, clippers, and brushes in the pursuit of polished nails and peace of mind. During the 60- to 90-minute experience, a nail guru takes guardianship of hands and feet at a super-sanitized station, clipping and filing nails into perfect crescents and curtailing cuticles to expand keratin canvases. A coat of OPI polish in the desired color leaves nails as strong and sparkling as 10 diamond-encrusted box turtles. Both locations usher prettifiers in with sunny hues and glitzy displays of the 50 brands of beauty products they stock. Patrons can upgrade to french polish ($5 for mani; $10 for pedi) and add a sea extract marine-cooling mask ($10) or a complimentary round of applause.
The certified technicians at Life Laser Therapy harness the noninvasive power of light to help squelch the body's cravings for tobacco and unhealthy foods. By applying lasers to specific energy points or barcodes on the hands, wrists, and face, they are able to stimulate the release of endorphins, which helps clients power through withdrawal symptoms and stress. They have treated more than 3,000 smoking-cessation and weight-loss patients, all under the guidance of the clinic's medical director.
The center's spa offers detoxifying treatments such as ionic footbaths and infrared sauna sessions, as well as beauty services that include facials, microderambrasion, waxing, and body wraps.
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.
Under the supervision of a physician, the aestheticians at EuroSpa of Naples beautify clients and soothe clients' exteriors with medical-grade products. Therapists perform venerated spa services alongside photo rejuvenation and cosmetic injections. To maintain a clean space and a clear conscience, the spa uses Vichy showers for select treatments and utilizes sustainable products and organic botanicals whenever possible, eschewing old-hat serums such as petroleum or Tasmanian tiger tears.