Spread across three Miami-area offices, Vanidades Cosmetic Surgery boasts a medical staff that includes nine MDs, whose wealth of knowledge guides staff members in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. In many treatments, doctors use lasers to perform everything from liposuction to hair removal to skin rejuvenation. To choose the right procedure, which may also include injectables such as fat grafting, the staff equips clients with an online animations library that displays the benefits of surgeries performed on all of Hollywood's most popular cartoons.
As Dr. Janice Lima-Maribona knows well, stress can wreck havoc on skin. That's why the 13-year medical veteran puts as much value on keeping her clients relaxed as she does on her high-tech treatments. According to the doc, her whole medical practice is predicated on the concept of peace of mind. To that end, she has cloaked the med spa in cool, soothing earth tones, and she marshalls her naturally warm disposition into a friendly, attentive form of bedside manner. The end result is an space that feels a lot more like a day-spa than a doctor's office.
But unlike a day-spa, Bay Pointe is flush with medical grade lasers and state-of-the-art acne treatments. Intense pulsed light eradicates imperfections, Botox and Juvederm deliver a one-two punch to facial aging, and concentrated ultrasound melts stubborn belly fat. Aside from a full house of purely cosmetic procedures, Dr. Janice Lima-Maribona also addresses all types of dermalogical skin conditions.
The podiatrists at Advanced Footcare, led by Dr. Charles Mutschler, Dr. Harold Reinhartz, and Dr. Vann Johnson, treat the foot and ankle ailments of athletes, children, and seniors with a combination of advanced technology and manual healing. When addressing issues such as tendon injuries and muscle pain, the doctors use shockwave therapy to stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms. Lasers are used to eliminate foot fungus and erase unwanted spider veins while keeping healthy tissue intact.
In addition to more futuristic treatments, the team also performs surgeries and prescribes medication and devices. Hands-on techniques can ease pain from sports practices or everyday refrigerator-lifting, such as active-release therapy, which addresses the internal scar tissue that binds free-moving muscles.
Licensed aesthetician Clara Martinez employs her 15 years of professional experience to expertly execute a wide range of body-beautifying spa treatments. Clara rejuvenates full bodies with an exfoliating triumvirate of treatments, including a healthful massage, tip-to-toe scrub with vitamins A and C, and a hydrating vitamin E brush. Finally, a midsection lymphatic wrap works with a presotheraphy machine to drain unwanted fluid and motor oil, leaving behind statuesque stretches of firm, youthful skin.
According to the foremost doctrine in ancient Chinese medicinal texts: “Those who say diseases are incurable have not mastered the art of acupuncture and do not deserve to eat from my potato tree.” Today’s Groupon puts this historical healing treatment in the nimble, all-knowing hands of the professionals at Haas Acupuncture. For $39, you get an initial consultation followed by a one-hour session of holistic acupuncture relief, a $120 value. A movie featuring Reno Raines, rogue acupuncturist, is set to be released soon, tentatively titled The Acupuncturist Who Travels Around and Gets into Adventures.