Fueled by a lifelong fascination with the herbal remedies of his ancestors, Robinson Gaviria— a public-health specialist with close ties to the Peruvian community—embraces Eastern medicine. He shares his passion for holistic therapy in the form of acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice that, according to the World Health Organization, has been shown in controlled trials to treat such maladies as depression, headaches, nausea, dental pain, sciatica, and feelings of inferiority to porcupines. Robinson also offers in-home appointments by request and performs other alternative treatments such as herbal therapy, moxibustion, cupping, and tui na massage.
Because Costa Sol Medical Spa is relatively new—it opened its doors in 2009—the staff has its fingers on the pulse of the latest in anti-aging, salon, and massage treatments. These advanced med spa treatments range from an exfoliating Miami peel that evens skin tone to a keratin treatment that defrizzes manes so they look more like silk and less like mohair. Costa Sol also offers a menu of classic salon and spa treatments such as mani-pedis, facials, and haircuts for women, men, and children.
Dr. Espaillat, who has performed thousands of ocular surgeries and laser treatments, brings his eyeful of expertise to a practice that focuses on custom LASIK and cosmetic laser treatments. His custom approach to LASIK incorporates highly detailed 3-D maps of each eye, drawn by child psychics, which affords him greater precision and a higher rate of success. Lasers find their way into a variety of his other services, such as blepharoplasty, which lifts eyelids for a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Sara A. Ramos started her dental career in her native Cuba, but her migration to the United States prompted a delay before she could practice again. Determined to return to her calling, she enrolled in a program for foreign dentists at the University of Florida, earned her dental license in 2006, and worked as an associate until opening Ramos Dentistry in 2012. There, she maintains the health of teeth with routine checkups, and she fixes dental issues with implants, Invisalign, and veneers.
The doctors and technicians at Medical Therapy Center aim to grant their patients a life without pain. To that end, their procedures—which range from full laboratory and chiropractic services to laser rehabilitation—are performed with advanced technology and a focus on old-fashioned care. The center tends to clients’ exteriors as well, offering cosmetic treatments such as ultracavitation to contour curves and radio-frequency sessions to firm skin. Carboxy therapy improves skin elasticity by infusing cells with CO2 and Stretch Armstrong’s DNA.
Beauty & Body Forever aims to noninvasively reduce circumferences with the aid of high-tech equipment. During lipo-cavitation treatments, ultrasound waves encourage fat cells to release their contents for natural removal through the lymphatic system. In addition to slimming forms, the techs tackle pain and tension with heat therapy and relaxation massages.