Lidia Mosquera, the medical aesthetician behind Med Therapeutic Skin Care Day Spa, believes that her education never stops. Though she's been in the industry for more than 25 years, she still commits herself to staying on top of the latest beauty practices and procedures, even traveling to learn about breakthroughs made outside of the U.S. or in the galley of a Boeing Dreamliner. At her day spa, she offers massages, body wraps, laser hair removal, facials, and other services that showcase her cutting edge expertise. Her microcurrent, endermologie, and cavitation treatments help contour cellulite in problem areas, and her staff also enhance massages with aromas of sage and tequila that impart the natural healing effects of the agave plant.
The staffers at Taking My Body Back attack the issue of weight loss from two directions. They contour figures with technology such as laser fat-reduction treatments and with exercise via personal-training sessions led by certified trainers. To help speed up weight loss and flush fat-cell contents expelled into the body during laser treatments, they offer training sessions immediately following the laser treatments. They also maintain a stock of rentable medical equipment, including wheelchairs, hospital beds, and ramps.
Dr. Kendra A. Cole, a specialist in medical dermatology, and her partner, aesthetic physician Dr. Louis D. Cole, help patients enhance their outward appearance with state-of-the-art treatments. Less invasive body-contouring options include VelaShape, Thermage, and Ulthera ultrasound skin tightening, which can result in svelte figures that easily shimmy into packed elevators and tuck behind trees during hide-and-seek.
Most popular service: Onnetsu thermal therapy
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
For much of his life, Young Cho watched family members struggle with illness, even as they sought medical care. He decided to research treatments outside the traditional spectrum that might help people manage pain, which led him to Onnetsu, a form of thermal therapy developed in Japan. The methodology combines massage with infrared heat to improve circulation and supplement the body's natural immune system defenses. Cho learned everything he could about it, ultimately bringing his findings to his new business, the US Onnetsu Therapy Center. There, he practices his infrared massages in a soothing, spa-like environment, with colors and music chosen to help clients relax and forget about work, unless they happen to be massage-table salespeople.
Like a gym, Meant Spa & Lounge wants to help clients slim down. But unlike a gym, which is full of clattering machines, shouting trainers, and people hiding inside lockers, Meant takes a more gentle, laid-back approach to weight loss. Physician-supervised staff administer PhotoSlim Lipo treatments, which rely on a FDA-approved noninvasive red light to shrink fat cells and combat cellulite, lie back and relax while a technician holds the red light over problem areas. Clients can even sip gourmet tea to help them unwind before each treatment. The treatments themselves are non-invasive, and no downtime is required.
When it's not slimming bodies, Meant's high-intensity red light provides nonsurgical face lifts. It boosts collagen production and tightens skin, resulting in fewer wrinkles and slimmer jaw lines and necks.
A specialist in anti-aging medicine, Dr. Janho temporarily eradicates face creases with the smoothing powers of FDA-approved Botox. While bone boxes rest, the steady-handed doctor injects a time-rewinding tonic into wrinkle-afflicted facial regions with a tiny needle, paralyzing the hyperactive muscles that cause facial fault lines. Within a few days skin appears smoother and the results can last up to six months, allowing visages to browse the young adult section of the public library without a fake ID. The non-invasive procedure requires very little downtime, so freshened faces can return to normal activities almost immediately.