The Skin Care Center's advanced Palomar tattoo-removal system photoshops away flawed first drafts from flesh papyrus with a minimal risk of scarring or infection. The noninvasive Sinon removal laser emits highly-concentrated energy pulses that break tattoo ink into particles. The body's lymphatic system then flushes these particles out naturally, erasing all trace of hearts adorned with one's Social Security number and other short-sighted imagery. Though black ink dissipates the quickest, different laser wavelengths rainbow-blitz a wide range of colors and can also disable the strobe lights in particular obnoxious tattoos. Some needle calligraphy fades completely after one 5–20-minute treatment, but most skin slates require 5–10 treatments before they are completely cleaned. Because patients can expect moderate discomfort on par with explaining the question mark mistakenly tattooed after a sweetheart's name, local anesthesia is available at an additional cost.
A cosmetic procedure might not be the perfect fit for everyone. That's why Dr. Nathan W. Patterson and his team at Patterson Plastic Surgery take the time to build a relationship with their patients, ensuring expectations and goals are set before any treatments are performed. Dr. Patterson then draws on his years of experience to perform surgical procedures, from breast augmentations and tummy tucks to face and body lifts. Nonsurgical alternatives use lasers and injected solutions to refresh faces, rather than simply covering them in spaghetti sauce.
Located inside Pensacola Apothecary, DermaStudio sets a soothing backdrop for luster-rejuvenating organic facials administered with Obagi skincare products. More than a dozen organic facials revive visages, such as the Blueberry Bliss facial, rife with antioxidants, exfoliating soy yogurt, and a medley of vitamins. Aestheticians augment signature facials with add-ons such as eyebrow waxing and enzyme-infused exfoliating peels, sure to remove the remnants of banana-crème pies thrown in anger.
In oak-studded pastures awash with climbing vines and vibrant flowers, a horse whinnies and a startled peacock flies off to find shelter in a tree's branches. For Marilyn Gibbs, it's just another day at the office—the licensed massage therapist opened her studio on a ranch in order to give her clients the kind of tranquility they can't find in the city. With 15 years of experience, Marilyn switches her modality of choice to suit the needs of each client: focused compression addresses chronic pain during deep-tissue massages, and fluid kneads with forearms and elbows comprise her Hawaiian-style Lomi Lomi treatment. She also practices pain-focused myoskeletal-alignment techniques (MAT) and myofascial release, which gradually unwinds contracted muscles and encourage them to stretch. With a G5 Cellutec massager, a complimentary add-on to each treatment, she can even help fade the telltale dimples of cellulite.
After a massage, Marilyn's clients often benefit from increased flexibility and less palpable aches. A complimentary 15–20 stop inside her far-infrared sauna following massages can enhance these effects, warming joints and reducing soreness caused by headaches, arthritis, and other ailments.
Marilyn Gibbs, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT MA25768/MM8508, AL#33)
Binbin McDonald chose to name her studio "Natural Beauty" for a reason: her products. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and seaweed extracts, the creams and serums she uses for facials can all trace their ancestry back to Mother Earth. The diversity of these products allows Binbin to tailor her treatments to specific skin problems, from aging to teenage pores clogged with oil and discarded homework.
Rejuvenation Med Spa's first priority is firm, alluring skin. Staffers achieve this goal through a variety of goods and treatments, all of which avoid the downtime of surgery and the discomfort of wearing a nude-colored catsuit every day. They disrupt fat deposits with FDA-approved Zerona lasers, fill in wrinkles with Botox and Juvéderm injections, and apply skincare formulas from Obagi and Nu Skin. They also lead clients through weight-loss and diet programs for further slimming tips. The spa's monochromatic decor—composed of white couches, black rugs, and silver walls—lends its lounge a futuristic feel that complements the lasers within its treatment rooms.
The experienced dermis doctors at Mosaic Medspa offer patrons a complete list of skin-rejuvenating services and high-tech prettification procedures in a calm, relaxing spa atmosphere. A trio of laser hair-removal sessions zaps away at uncooperative follicles on either the underarm or bikini-line areas, diminishing strand growth with brief pulses of intense light. Each session takes about 15–30 minutes, leaving ample time to return to work or to test the aerodynamics of newly smoothened areas in a bikini-clad relay race or a high-five decathlon.