After feeling the pain-relieving effects of acupuncture firsthand, Mehrafrouz “Ladan” R. Foradi resolved to study nutrition, acupuncture, and Oriental medicine, eventually putting her skills to work at her own acupuncture practice. Foradi consults with clients next to the earth-toned walls of her treatment rooms, explaining how acupuncture works to treat issues such as neck and pack pain, inflammation, arthritis, and needle deficiency. Soft classical music puts patients at ease before Foradi carefully inserts individually wrapped, disposable needles into acupuncture points. Foradi also offers other treatments to complement the effects of acupuncture, such as cupping, Tuina, and homeopathic injections.
Dr. Richard S. Bragg believes that outward appearance impacts the way people feel on the inside. That’s why he built his practice with a passion for making people feel better about their appearance mixed right into the foundation. As director of Florida Vein Care and Cosmetic Center, Dr. Bragg follows this mission by treating patients with safe, effective, and advanced cosmetic treatments.
At two locations, Dr. Bragg and his staff utilize surgical and non-surgical techniques to perform procedures like repairing stretched and torn ear piercings, and eliminating red spots from the epidermis. His staff also nourishes skin with glycolic facials and nixes wrinkles with Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm.
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Jorge Gonzalez, MD, Elase Medical Spas' team rejuvenates clients with medical-grade laser procedures, skin treatments, and cosmetic injectables. As an academy for laser technicians, Elase unleashes an arsenal of advanced laser equipment upon a host of epidermal conditions. Sagging visages spring back to a more youthful state after laser skin tightening with a Candela ND:YAG laser, which helps rebuild the collagen and elastin scaffolding that keeps skin supple and plump, and supports the body's crew of construction guys. Laser hair removal eradicates unwanted strands, VelaShape helps firm up physiques with radio-frequency energy, and vein therapy reduces the appearance of veins on the face and legs.
Elase also offers treatments that tackle problem areas without a light show, such as cosmetic injectables—including Botox, Radiesse, and Restylane—which relax or plump up wrinkled areas. Alternatively, medical facials swathe skin in clinical-grade salves selected according to each skin's type and astrological sign.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
"There is nothing better than seeing the smile on my patients? faces when they come in for office surgery checkups," says Dr. Jan V. Karlin, medical supervisor at Nova Cosmetic Center. He and his team elicit these satisfied faces with a full menu of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as slimming and rejuvenating spa treatments. To stay abreast of developments in these fields, Dr. Karlin regularly attends conferences and surgeons-only book clubs, honing his expertise on topics such as laser technologies, anti-aging hormones, and less-invasive liposuction.
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Elase Med Spas, specializes in procedures and treatments to enhance the face and body. The technicians under his supervision perform laser-hair removal treatments using Cynosure's Elite lasers and also blast away unwanted body fat leaving clients more comfortable in swimwear and fig leaves. Their VelaShape sessions both erode inches from problem areas and buff away at the texture of cellulite.