As a child, Mary Ann Barefield watched her mother apply moisturizers and nourishing compounds during daily skincare routines. She quickly realized that these rituals not only enhanced her mother's self-esteem, but also the overall health of her skin. Inspired by this and her mother's graceful aging over the years, she opened bareSkin Esthetics. Today, Mary Ann and her staff offer services such as LED light therapy that saturates skin at a cellular level to provide a smoother, healthier complexion. Aside from nourishing facials and waxing services, staff members also use crystal-free, ultrasonic microdermabrasion wands to exfoliate the outermost layer of epidermis with ultrasonic vibrations. This, like most of their treatments, is a gentle procedure that aims to diminish blemishes while fighting the effects of aging more efficiently than turning one’s corner office into a giant ball pit.
Jennifer Stephens massages muscles and pampers skin with homemade products blended from fresh produce, local honey, and therapeutic clays. The products she uses are important to her, because her goal is to help clients escape from stress without having to rely on drugs or create their own sprawling fantasy universe. She is trained in an array of bodywork modalities, such as Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology.
The experts at Florida Center for Laser, Electrolysis & Permanent Makeup help clients drop dress sizes and smooth cellulite without surgery through the noninvasive power of the Cavi-Lipo device. Using focused ultrasound waves, the system is designed to destroy fat cells without harming surrounding body tissue. Once the cells are destroyed, their contents are flushed out through natural detoxification processes over the following week, depending on the day the body's trash collectors come. After three to six sessions, clients often notice a smoother, more toned treatment area.
Patients never go under the knife at My Wellness Center 4 U. Instead of surgery, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Margaret Yearwood and her staff offer noninvasive services such as custom weight-loss programs and non-surgical facelifts. In the skincare realm, licensed aestheticians purge complexions of toxins, impurities, and freckle jokes by performing facials and anti-aging treatments, and add drama to the eyes with eyelash extensions. Massage therapists, meanwhile, liberate bodies of pain and tension through a variety of methods such as deep-tissue and hot-stone massage.
Dr. Roger Bassin doesn't tell new patients why he should be their cosmetic surgeon. Instead, he puts them in contact with past patients to help them learn about the experience and life-changing results from people who have been through it themselves.
At Dr. Bassin's side is a supporting staff that performs aesthetic and cosmetic nonsurgical procedures such as Botox and vein removal. Meanwhile, the center's aesthetician Marsha Ostrander reenlivens faces with 15 years' experience performing facials, masks, waxing, and more, and a kissing booth manned by an electric eel.
Natural rock salts cover every wall surface of The Salt Room's treatment rooms, including the floors and ceilings. The facility uses salt's innate antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help alleviate a number of symptoms, from allergies and asthma to bronchitis and emphysema. Inside those treatment rooms, visitors lounge in comfortable recliners while breathing in the healing particles, which clear nasal and lung passageways of allergens, bacteria, and mucus blockage. The Salt Room also offers various unsalted services, including acupuncture, massage, skin care, and yoga.