The staff at Sabrinas Electrolysis combats unwanted hair with a choice of two methods: electrolysis or laser hair removal. Using electric charges or pulses of laser energy, both methods destroy hair follicles at the root to leave skin smooth. The lasers treat all six skin types with a simultaneous cooling technology and pull double duty by ridding toenails of fungal infections. Sabrinas Electrolysis also provides professional aesthetics, including anti-aging and anti-acne services, including HydraFacialMD, Eminence Organic Skin Care, and BioTherapeutics treatments.
Aestheticians at U-topia Spa look after health and beauty with organic and natural spa treatments and makeup services. Massages eradicate stress to still the mind, and clients seeking direction in their quest for better health can use the spa concierge to assist in navigating the expansive service menu to find the ideal treatment for individual needs.
At Cypress Beauty & Co., trained technicians wield files, clippers, and brushes in the pursuit of polished nails and peace of mind. During the 60- to 90-minute experience, a nail guru takes guardianship of hands and feet at a super-sanitized station, clipping and filing nails into perfect crescents and curtailing cuticles to expand keratin canvases. A coat of OPI polish in the desired color leaves nails as strong and sparkling as 10 diamond-encrusted box turtles. Both locations usher prettifiers in with sunny hues and glitzy displays of the 50 brands of beauty products they stock. Patrons can upgrade to french polish ($5 for mani; $10 for pedi) and add a sea extract marine-cooling mask ($10) or a complimentary round of applause.
"I chose plastic surgery because before this, I did an extensive amount of drawing and sculpting," says Dr. Manuel Peña. Because of these artistic talents, Dr. Peña sees the aesthetically pleasing potential of each of his patients, and because he's a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has the expertise to realize that potential. He does so in several ways—by lifting and defining drooping breasts, tummies, and buttocks, by rejuvenating tired eyelids and brows, and by doodling smiley faces on foreheads.
Dr. Peña gives back by volunteering for local and international organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Careforce International in West Africa, and Operation Rainbow in Central and South America.
The deft hands of Debra Florio, the owner of Contour Body Works and a licensed massage therapist in her own right, alternate between firm pressures and gentle strokes as they sweep over backs in relaxing massage sessions. Debra and her team of therapists rely on a mix of Eastern and Western techniques—from the gentle, full-body strokes of Swedish massage to the shiatsu acupressure and sliding bamboo shoots of bamboossage—to drive away tension accumulated while hanging from cliffs or betting whether strangers are left-handed.
Contour Body Works’ relaxing spa services don’t end with massage. The center’s licensed facial specialists cleanse pores of dirt and oil during European facials that include steaming, extractions, and a mask tailored to each client’s skin type. Dead Sea salt exfoliates skin during salt-glow sessions, and alternative treatments such as mud wraps and infrared-sauna sessions penetrate the skin’s superficial layers to expel toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Similarly innovative treatments include magnetic therapy, which draws on the science of polarity to balance the body’s vibrations and realign the needles on wonky internal compasses.
The board-certified dermatologists and licensed aestheticians at Florida Skin Center illumine faces with a medical-grade healthy glow. The European-style deep-pore-cleansing facial scrubs down the cranial canvas before a steam bath blows soothing kisses to the face, giving pores the confidence to stop hiding under blackheads and impurities. Next, a mask formulated from Skinceuticals products salves the signs of age or dehydration, revealing the full radiance of clear skin and moustache tattoos. To top off the 70 minutes of visage dotage, a shoulder-to-scalp massage sends stress fleeing far from the ornate mirrors and carved-wood fixtures of Florida Skin Center's elegant environs. Aestheticians can accommodate busy beautifiers with evening and Saturday hours by request.