Like any good vampire tale, Doctor Michael Markou siphons off patients' blood to fight the advance of aging. But in this reality, it's not his own youth he's chasing—he works to lengthen and enhance the life of his clients. At his medical center, Dr. Markou specializes in stem cell therapies that distill rejuvenating enzymes from the subject's own blood; the resulting serum can be redeployed to restore hair, repair joints, and smooth wrinkles. The center also offers weight-loss programs and hormonal shots alongside a more traditional general practice for mundane medical matters.
One size doesn't fit all at Solomon Cosmetic Center, which is why Dr. George Solomon and his team tailor their aesthetic treatments to each of their client's individual cosmetic goals. They use surgical and non-surgical methods to help whittle waists and enhance other features. Whether softening fine lines on the face with Botox or getting a Brazilian butt lift, every patient is treated with personalized attention.
There are many paths to self improvement. The Laser and Cosmetic Center recognizes both internal and external routes to perfection. Hypnotherapist Maureen draws on experience accumulated at Temple, Barry, and Harvard universities to help patrons use their own hidden inner strengths to quit smoking, lose weight, or improve their general mindsets.
Dr. A. Valdes, the resident physician at the center, helps work on the surface to work towards beauty. He isn't fond of scalpels, preferring to rejuvenate his clients' faces without surgery, smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume with dermal injections. He administers injections of Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and other fillers, targeting areas such as crow's feet and smile lines. He can even perform non-surgical face-lifts and lessen double chins without hiding one beneath a Victorian ruff.
The center's expert staff also performs a variety of other cosmetic treatments. Their Candela laser removes unwanted body hair, as do electrolysis sessions. Facials, microdermabrasion, and clinical peels help to clarify complexions, while permanent makeup lends definition to eyebrows and lips. There's a Harvard-educated hypnotherapist on staff as well, who strives to curb bad habits and addictions.
Under the guidance of Drs. John and Louis Michaelos, Halo Aesthetics' spa team administers a wide range of cosmetic treatments for the skin and body. Lasers are used for several services, including skin resurfacing, hair removal, and acne therapy. Botox is also a multipurpose remedy here, effective against both facial wrinkles and hyperhidrosis. One of their most popular services is Venus Freeze, which is a technology that can help tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite in anyone but snowmen.
Having cosmetic surgery can be quite nerve-racking, but patients at Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa Bay might rest a little easier in the hands of Dr. Christina Paylan, who has performed more than 4,000 cosmetic procedures and who also co-authored a surgical textbook in which she talks about how to prevent and treat surgical infections. Because she is so knowledgeable about this, Dr. Paylan has maintained a zero percent surgical-infection rate in her practice.
The veteran of Tampa General Hospital performs not only surgical treatments, such as tummy tucks and breast augmentations, but also less invasive procedures, such as dermal fillers and Botox injections. And she's a proponent of treating the body with more holistic practices, using arnica pills to reduce bruising after surgery and requiring all of her liposuction patients to get routine deep-tissue massages. Plus, Dr. Paylan's clinic has an organic med spa, where she administers vitamin-boosting energy shots, as well as perform gold-infusion therapy, which can lift sagging skin and minimize crow's-feet, and spider-vein removal, which makes legs look smoother and less menacing to butterflies.
The beauty experts at A Confident You, LLC enhance outward appearances with the latest noninvasive aesthetic treatments, including microdermabrasion and scar reduction. They also target cellulite and fat deposits with radio-frequency energy and vacuum therapy from the Viora Reaction system, which may also be used in attempts to tighten skin, diminish fine lines, or lighten stretch marks. Additionally, the crew employs laser technology to stimulate living follicles and curb hair loss caused by hormonal changes or an ill-advised scalp massage from Edward Scissorhands. They might also recommend an It Works! product to address flagging energy and weight gain.