The cadre of bilingual beauty professionals at Aventura Surgery Center & Med Spa focus on delivering tranquility almost as much as beauty. Massaging pedicure chairs, aromatherapy oils, and paraffin dips can enhance mani-pedis, and facials include a massage for the neck, shoulders, and hands. Skincare salves rely mainly on botanical ingredients, such as the aloe vera, papaya, and green-tea extracts that power peels. All this hands-on attention doesn't make the spa any less attuned to emerging technologies: for instance, the QuickSlim Lipo system uses laser light to shrink fat cells while delivering all the health benefits of a planetarium show, and an LED facial treatment destroys surface bacteria and prompts collagen growth.
At Laser Therapy Spa, technicians and aestheticians enroll in ongoing education classes to make sure their services stay on the cutting edge. The dual-focus spa encompasses two main branches. One centers around laser treatments performed with Harmony XL or Accent XL lasers, which can be calibrated to minimize unwanted hair or skin blemishes or to tighten lax skin on the face or body. The other side of the center focuses on traditional spa services, including massages and facials administered with Obagi and SkinMedica products. The spa even has a hyberbaric oxygen chamber, which clients can hop into during immune-boosting oxygen-therapy treatments or during a game of hide-and-seek with the office staff.
The folks behind Tropicalaser view laser hair removal as a necessity, not an indulgence. That's why, like a doctor's office, they try to accommodate as many clients as they can. To swiftly and safely shed unwanted hair, they use lasers from reputable companies such as Lumenis, Candela, and Cynosure. On-staff medical directors and laser technicians implement strict protocol to maintain responsible use. Laser-hair removal is available for both men and women, and the equipment Tropicalaser uses can accommodate all skin types. Other services offered include tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.
The doctors at Pascual MD have a comprehensive approach to each treatment they provide, whether clients seek cosmetic surgery, medical weight-loss supervision, or classic skincare services. They also equip their office with delicate lasers capable of softening wrinkles, ousting unwanted hair, and drawing old-timey mustaches on hamburger buns.
Most Popular Service: Botox
Brands Used: Allergan
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
With its sleek, modern decor?white leather couches, gray walls, and purple accent lights?it's clear upon first glance that Biotech Wellness Center is not the type of med spa that generally prioritizes relaxation over high-tech treatments. But those who care about getting results may actually relax once they see Biotech's arsenal of lasers, dermal fillers, and IV therapy equipment.
Its laser and intense-pulsed-light treatments fight a variety of skin woes, including rosacea and acne, and can remove unwanted hair and spider veins. Venus Freeze treatments shrink fat cells with radio frequency, and platelet-rich plasma treatments inject platelets harvested from the client's own blood into faces to stimulate collagen production. To boost clients' energy levels without forcing them to spin around in a circle really fast to generate it, the staff administers IV treatments, which infuse bodies with vitamins.
Brands Used: Skin Fitness
Minimum Age Requirement: 21
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Peaceful atmosphere and relaxation mode.
Julia, a skincare specialist at Skin by Choice, was drawn to her profession through altruistic desires. "I felt that I [could] help people feel good about themselves," she says, "and [could] give them the utmost confidence in life." She works toward these goals by performing a slew of non-surgical beautifying services such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and facial waxing. She also calls upon technologies to treat the signs of aging, using radio frequency waves to tighten sagging facial skin or using ultrasonic vibrations to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Though each of her treatments target different issues, they create transformations without the need for surgery or down time, which allows clients to immediately return to their normal routines, unlike joining a cult.