Light Tuscan stonework surrounds the entrance of Dolce Med Spa & Boutique, welcoming guests to this 5,000-square-foot oasis of pampering. Owner Tracey Lively opened this luxurious escape just last year and offers a menu of medical-spa and day-spa services for men and women alike because, as she noted in an article in the Patriot Ledger, many spas in the region weren't meeting the beautification needs of both genders. Harvard-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio and the medical aestheticians on staff tend to chemical peels and assorted laser treatments, and a troop of skin experts and body therapists slathers bodies with Glysomed professional facial products, soothing massage oils, and Cinnabon frosting.
While many med spas have only a single doctor at the helm, K?ma Med Spa & Anti-Aging Center boasts a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, laser technicians, and muscular therapists to ensure treatments are administered with appropriate expertise. Dr. Jack Zamora guides the med spa's medical half, overseeing a range of cosmetic procedures such as Botox and eyelid surgery. The center's massage therapists and skincare specialists, meanwhile, take a noninvasive approach to beauty, soothing and smoothing skin with eight varieties of massage, prescription-strength facials, and medical-grade pats on the back.
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Dr. Christian Ford is running out of wall space. His CV boasts academic credentials aplenty?after graduating from Boston University Magnum Cum Laude, he became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society at Boston University School of Medicine. During that time, he investigated a method for speeding recovering from wounds using vacuum-assisted devices, and his research was published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. And that was just the beginning?after graduating he completed a six-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Stanford University Medical Center. But his education extends beyond the diplomas, mortarboards, and ceremonial Pink Floyd posters he earned in college. In 2008, Dr. Ford took up a position at Hospital de la Familia in Guatemala, where he performed pediatric cleft lip and palate repairs, burn surgery, and hand surgery. Since returning to the States, he's made his business in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and operates out of a combination clinic and med spa where face, breast, and body procedures can be supplemented with Botox and dermal filler treatments.
The doctors at Oral Surgery South have all the training to back up their straightforward business name—and it's a lot of training. To perform oral and maxillofacial surgery, these medical professionals took on up to six additional years of training as they mastered surgical techniques, anesthesia, and the hanging of many degrees on a single wall. In addition to helping patients with a variety of problems of the mouth, teeth, and face, they also perform aesthetic services, giving their patients youthful looks that complement their healthy smiles.
ABEO MEDSPA lives up to its name by transforming bodies with advanced laser and skincare services. Seven days a week, techs erase unwanted hair with an Alma Harmony Elite laser, clear complexions with a combination of infrared, IPL, and radio-frequency technologies, and smooth away fine lines with four types of injectable solutions, including Botox. Aestheticians also handle more traditional spa treatments, from diamond-tip microdermabrasion sessions to customized chemical peels.
Over the last 10 years, Skin Essentials Med Spa & Hair Salon owner Kelly Davis has prettified more than 1,000 faces with the SofTap permanent-makeup technique. She sidesteps the racket and pain of traditional tattoo-machine methods to gently apply the pigment with a hand tool, giving her absolute control to craft a subtle lip shape or a seductively arched brow. Guests can find similar attention to detail in the spa's repertoire of other beautifying services, from simple mani-pedis to advanced exfoliation peels that obscure signs of aging. Injections of Botox or Restylane keep skin surfaces as smooth as a pancake, and full-body scrubs and masks treat the whole physique to ensure that even your Achilles' heel embodies a beauty that belies its vulnerability.