The rhythmic whirring of fruit-annihilating blades, punctuated by the crunching of ice and glugging of poured juices, courses through Smoothie King’s health emporium. Guests select from a bountiful selection of made-to-order beverages in seven categories—including Stay Healthy, Trim Down, and Get Energy—each formulated with specific fruit combos to help bulk up muscle or trim down waistlines. The Raspberry Sunrise balances out its tartness with honey, while the exotic Mangosteen Madness showcases the Southeast Asian fruit along with strawberries and papaya. Guests can augment their fruit flavors with one of 11 enhancers, such as a vitamin and calcium blend to strengthen joints, or a 125 mg Caffeine Charge enhancer to temporarily make mowing the lawn less sleep-inducing.
For more than 25 years, the technicians of Crown Medical have had one mission: to banish unsightly varicose and spider veins with sclerotherapy injections. A consultation kicks off initial visits as a trained tech utilizes a computerized evaluation to determine vein size, shape, and Myers-Briggs personality type. Clients will also undergo a skin-color and allergy test before a sclerosant solution is injected into the unwanted vessels, causing them to permanently break down and fade over time. While they have fine-tuned their technique for abolishing veins for decades, the team at Crown Medical continues to develop and share their wealth of sclerotherapy knowledge through medical journals and perpetual training.
Under the medical direction of Dr. Jerry Perez, Tropicalaser of Kendall offers effective laser hair removal using only FDA-approved lasers and techniques. The white, serene salon uses the Lumenis Light Sheer Duet laser for a faster, more effective treatment that offers the added benefit of less overall discomfort. Hair removal services are provided for both men and women, and from head to toe: facial hair, back hair, arms, legs, bikini line, underarms and chest. Dr. Perez and his staff will also happily perform tattoo removal services, and in much shorter time than many other laser removal services. Lasers are also effective for skin rejuvenation as they can resurface the skin, improve texture, clarity and overall appearance.
The board-certified doctors, dieticians, and medical assistants at Last12Pounds shoo away stubborn weight with a signature regimen of tests, diet plans, and injections. After preliminary blood tests and physician consultations scrutinize patients’ health and saucy-merengue heartbeats, dieticians craft customized exercise and meal plans based upon individual tastes and nutritional needs. B12-vitamin elixirs aim to infuse dieters with extra energy, and doses of the hormone HCG boast an ability to make the hypothalamus burn stored fat and spur the metabolism. A final assessment and weigh-in rounds out each treatment to let patients admire their progress.
Owner Marta Montenegro can greet every client at Artistic Beauty Aesthetic Center by name. That’s because she answers every phone call to the med spa herself, asking for patients’ information in her pleasant and welcoming voice. “These are medical procedures we do,” Marta said. “I want to give a personalized experience to each person.” Supervised by Marta, herself a licensed aesthetician, the center’s staff of six doctors works to beautify patients with treatments ranging from minimally invasive hydro facials to surgical liposuction. Like cleaning out a fridge, weight-loss programs such as the injection-based HCG Diet help reveal coveted six-packs long hidden under leftovers.
Universal Laser Center has been beaming cosmetic laser rays for more than a decade, devoting itself to a philosophy that welds health to the shimmering luster of beauty. Whether technicians are dissolving cellulite, toning complexions, or sending acne back in time, they pride themselves on using diverse technology "that improves and transforms lives." Spare decor marks the crisp, airy reception area, where patients wait to meet with professionals who leave clear complexions and sleek silhouettes in their wake.