Keeping client satisfaction at the forefront of its mission, the Avalon Med Spa and Laser Center recently underwent a complete overhaul that included acquiring the award-winning G.M. Collin product line, as well as a new therapist, physician, and staff. A medical director and board certified-internist leads a team of professionals, including one member with certification in aesthetic medicine, and special training in medical informatics. The wide-reaching expertise of its staff enables Avalon Med Spa to deliver a varied menu of aesthetic services that includes everything from laser hair removal to teeth whitening, Botox, and body wraps.
Devoted to bettering the patient experience, the center also nestles clients into a relaxing environment replete with plush couches and a waiting lounge done up in warm, neutral tones. Hardwood floors lead clients back to a private treatment room, where the elegant décor relaxes with furnishings such as draped, olive-green curtains, frosted sconces, and a wall waterfall that trickles out droplets harvested from the fountain of youth.:m]]
Nestled on a street corner in the Federal Hill neighborhood, The RowHouse Grille beckons to passersby with homey feasts of freshly caught seafood, crispy fried chicken, and burgers. A misty, old-timey charm pervades the welcoming tavern, with wooden rafter beams overhead, dark varnished hardwood floors underfoot, and a silent 'e' defiantly hanging off the end of the word "Grill." Friendly tenders at two different bars pour out frosty glasses of beer from 16 taps, perfect for pairing with a plate of P.E.I. mussels or New England lobster rolls. Servers bear gifts of jerk chicken, gator po' boys, and English pea risotto, or cart out five-course sampler feasts of smoked cheese, seared scallops, bacon-wrapped steaks, and pear tartes.
TranquiLaser's technicians wield two all-important tools for efficient hair removal: Candela technology and trust. Typically, clients meet with the same technician for each of their visits, a practice that results in more personalized treatments and a more comfortable overall experience. And, because the center performs laser hair removal exclusively, every staff member has finely honed his or her skills. Their noninvasive service stops hair growth on any skin type by beaming heat into the follicle. Over the course of several treatments (six on average), the follicle shuts down, leaving areas such as bikini lines, underarms, and chins smoother than a marble statue of Casanova.
Academic Alliance's cadre of doctors and technicians wields both years of experience and an eye for dermal aesthetics to augment each client's natural beauty. Today's offered treatments utilize different modalities to smooth out the face's many rogue wrinkles, using motivated proteins and chemicals to clobber the creases of time. Fifteen units of Botox, injected just below the skin, wipe out lines between brows with minimally uncomfortable ease, smoothly concealing the penalties of protracted frowning contests for up to four months. Alternatively, the Jessner chemical peel exfoliates the deepest clogged pores, purging accumulated microdebris, diminishing age-spot melanin gangs, and reducing fine lines that have been acting out of line.
New Horizon MediSpa offers medically supervised weight-loss and aesthetic treatments at three Tampa-area locations staffed by friendly, bilingual employees. Weight-loss programs include evaluations from doctors and nurse-practitioners who prescribe pharmaceutical weight-loss medications or weight-loss injections that stimulate the thin-down process. Another avenue to a slimmer belt is the low-calorie meal-replacement program, which includes a regimen of foods that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Technicians also pare down pounds with nonsurgical ultrasonic-cavitation treatments that use ultrasonic waves to break up fat cells and often lead to slimmer figures and less-taxed hula-hoops. A variety of aesthetic treatments are available as well, including Botox injections, microdermabrasion, and wrinkle fillers such as Radiesse.
Audrey Hepburn gazes out from her portrait in Paola's Beauty Boutique, her movie-star eyes taking in the salon's chic furnishings, expert staff, and patrons leaving with manicured brows that might even rival hers. Audrey stands as Paola's unofficial mascot?in addition to her portrait, an Audrey quote in praise of strength, laughter, and femininity hangs on the salon's wall?but it's the services themselves that are the real stars. In addition to waxing services for brows and bikini lines, Paola's offers spray tans, weight-loss aids, and other beauty services designed to make guests feel like eating Breakfast at Tiffany's, going on a Roman Holiday, or various other glamorous activities related to movie titles.