For years, Drs. Sharon Ross, John Burigo, and Kelly VanGilder have cared for patients at OB/GYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches. Beginning in 2007, the trio brought their extensive experience to Aesthetic Specialists of the Palm Beaches, where they enhance both female and male forms with a variety of surgical and noninvasive cosmetic procedures. Dr. Burigo focuses solely on fat-reducing liposculpture, which requires less downtime than traditional liposuction. Dr. VanGilder performs noninvasive aesthetic treatments, and Dr. Ross's work centers around anti-aging techniques and products such as cosmetic injectables, chemical peels, and fractional resurfacing procedures.
The doctors are joined by registered nurses and skincare specialists CJ Eaton and Jennifer Cramer, who analyze each client's skin to address specific concerns with customized treatments. They can exfoliate away blemishes with microscopic crystals during a microdermabrasion, or they can fill out upper eyelids or tiny fur coats with individually applied eyelash extensions.
Inside of her Kekki Chiropractic clinic, Dr. Tanya Kekki operates a smaller office that specializes solely in laser and skincare treatments. Experienced laser technicians use the filtered beam of the Palomar pulsed-light system to bust up follicles at their roots. Every treatment begins with a free initial consultation that lets techs give an expert opinion as to the effectiveness of the process for you, as well as answer any questions or taffy-wrapper riddles.
In addition to smoothing skin, they happily polish and nurture faces. Using Neova skin care products and chemical peels, they tailor treatments to specific skin complaints. They also harness the Palomar laser's IPL technology which, when applied to faces, décolletage, and arms, can erase sun and age spots, smooth uneven pigmentation, reduce the signs of visible veins, and scan for dormant superpowers.
Dr. David Rankin, the chief of plastic surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center, combines years of medical experience with finely honed aesthetic sensibilities. Deftly wielding the tools of his trade, from surgical procedures to noninvasive injections, he helps clients obtain the physical forms they desire. Dr. Rankin's compatriot, Dr. Jill Lezaic, offers up noninvasive laser treatments that resurface skin, remove tattoos, and make undesirably hairy areas as bald as the lies of people who say driver’s licenses are necessary. Aqua's opulent interior puts visitors at ease, with an elegant reception area that features shimmering purple lights on the front desk and miniature chandeliers, casting soft illumination and providing handholds for magically shrunken musketeers.
It looks more like a home than a clinic—travel up the brick walkway and past the hedges and you'll come to a large house decorated and furnished like the living space of a family with a taste for flowers and contemporary furniture. But that domestic air vanishes the second you glimpse the center's high-tech equipment, which ranges from a Beautiful Image microcurrent machine for spot-treating cellulite to a Candela GentleLASE laser for removing hair and vascular lesions. Because these machines, like a shower's hot tap, should only be operated by medical professionals, Dr. David Priscal and a staff of certified technicians run the clinic. These staffers, certified in such medical fields as nursing and electrology, also deliver Dermalogica facials and permanent-makeup procedures for eyes and lips.
At Go Bare! a team of veteran aestheticians elevate their range of traditional spa and waxing services with a carefully curated collection of skincare products made both locally and around the globe. Their Belgian waxes are triple-filtered and infused with zinc and titanium dioxide to minimize redness after hair-removal sessions. For skin nourishment, aestheticians use a physician-developed line of epidermal elixirs hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, where they're made with vitamins and antioxidants. Locally made creams, meanwhile, boast 100% organic blends of mint and chocolate, or vanilla and honey, and are painted across freshly waxed skinscapes to soothe the aches that follow follicular uprooting.
Total Image Salon & Spa Oasis’s staff cossets clients’ bodies with a smorgasbord of scrubs, masks, and detox treatments that can help soften skin and prep pores for nutrient absorption. During the mineral salt scrub, beauty mavens rub bodies with a blend of mineral-laden sea salts, seaweed, natural oils, and botanical extracts to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, letting inner youthfulness and the pyramids of long-lost epidermal civilizations shine through. The gentler body-foliation therapy aims to soothe away dead cells, sunspots, and hyperpigmentation with a soft scrub of oatmeal and rice-bran powders. Pro pamperers ensconce clients in a warming wrap of tea-infused natural clays during the sea-mud therapy to help suck out toxins, stimulate circulation, and induce sympathy with golems.