At Visual Eyes at Mizner Park and Real Eyes on Atlantic Avenue, licensed optometrist Aaron Evans oversees full-service optometry centers and an inventory of more than 1,500 designer frames from makers such as Gucci, Ray-Ban, and Chanel. The staff uses state-of-the-art technology, including the optomap retinal scan, to examine eyes. The optomap produces full-color, high-definition images of the retina without dilating the eye, which can help reduce blurriness and sensitivity to light after the exam. The doctors prescribe appropriate lenses such as single-vision, bifocal, or progressive, with available add-ons such as Transitions lenses or scratch-resistant coatings. They also stock more than 400 varieties of sunglasses, enough for a gang of 50 spiders protect their eyes and look uniquely cool at the same time.
Unlike traditional skincare treatments that only provide a temporary fix, skincare at Nourishe works to nurture each person’s genetic makeup to help skin function at its optimal level. Each individually formulated treatment mimics the body’s natural DNA repair to help restore skin cells and achieve a more youthful look. For example, the Nourishe Elixi-lift, a nonsurgical face-lift, can stimulate the growth of natural collagen to help reduce wrinkles without surgery. Even their more basic facial services rely on botanically infused ingredients, using everything from chocolate to chamomile to satisfy the needs and midnight cravings of each client’s individual epidermis.
After more than two decades of practicing surgery in the area, Dr. Luis Viñas—a board-certified plastic surgeon—decided to open L.A. Viñas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in 2009. Here, he performs and supervises cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as preventative procedures alongside a well-trained staff of medical assistants, aestheticians, and a physician-assistant laser specialist. The med spa specializes in anti-aging treatments, including injectables, chemical peels, and laser treatments that resurface skin to minimize wrinkles, age spots, and scarring.
The center’s massage therapists specialize in postoperative lymphatic drainage techniques, which help reduce inflammation, prevent scarring, and speed healing by enhancing the system’s ability to filter out toxins hiding behind cardboard replicas of the lungs. In addition to his surgical duties, Dr. Viñas partnered with his daughter to create a skincare line—V Therapeutic—that targets acne without stripping away moisture.
Strax Rejuvenation's 10 doctors, many of whom attended Ivy League schools, have collectively performed tens of thousands of cosmetic procedures ranging from rhinoplasty and breast augmentation to liposuction and lap-band treatments. They abate the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes during less invasive skincare procedures such as microdermabrasion, Botox, and laser peels. They reduce fat-volume with weight loss programs and treatments such as Tickle Lipo, Power Assisted Lipo, and a non-surgical alternative Lipo-Ex.
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.
Indigo Studio's team of body beautifiers provide rejuvenating services to pamper faces and de-fuzz anatomies. Opt for the 60-minute facial to gently expunge excess from pores, followed by a mask customized to your skin type, whether it be dry, oily, or partially obscured by a permanent-marker moustache. While the mask busily scrubs up skin, hands are dipped in a paraffin-wax treatment to emulate the silky texture of the most youthful birthday candle. A relaxing scalp massage finishes the process with a soothing flourish. Choose a waxing service, and a depilatory specialist swiftly evicts freeloading follicles from the desired area. Underarm waxing decreases drag for speedier slip 'n' slide times, and a Brazilian bikini wax leaves bodies sleek and ready for the beach.
Like a Swiss Army knife made out of Legos, Maria Elena Gegunde is many things in one. She holds licenses in aesthetics and massage therapy, certifications in aerobics and personal training, and a degree in physical therapy. Inside Shanti Om Spa’s soothing atmosphere, she and her hand-picked staff draw from their skills during massages that incorporate aromatherapy oils and coconut body scrubs to exfoliate the skin while working over muscles. Other services include facials, butt lifts, lipo laser, and holistic massages.