Total Life Medical Center, run by board-certified doctors, combats the effects of time with a variety of age-reversal services. Botox and facial-filler injections help to reverse wrinkles, and bioidentical hormone therapy infuses waning body chemicals with natural replacement hormones to strengthen the immune system, improve skin tone, and make patients feel more energized than a toddler on a sugar high. Radio-frequency sculpting can both contour bodies and level wrinkles with low-frequency ultrasound technology that disrupts fat cells and stimulates collagen. Those unsure of which anti-aging scientific procedure to undertake can sit down for a chat with the center's knowledgeable staff, who happily walk patients through the treatment process, offer post-session advice and knock-knock jokes, and address any side-effect concerns.
Strax Rejuvenation's 10 doctors, many of whom attended Ivy League schools, have collectively performed tens of thousands of cosmetic procedures ranging from rhinoplasty and breast augmentation to liposuction and lap-band treatments. They abate the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes during less invasive skincare procedures such as microdermabrasion, Dysport, Belotero, and laser peels. They reduce fat-volume with weight loss programs and treatments such as Tickle Lipo, Power Assisted Lipo, and a non-surgical alternative Lipo-Ex.
Born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. John Michael Thomassen grew up with the dream of becoming a doctor. After studying mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Thomassen returned to San Juan to follow his passion and earn his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico. He spent six years completing an integrated plastic-surgery residency and fellowship at Georgetown University, and is now a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the South Florida community.
Thanks to his years of training, meticulous engineering background, and active role as a researcher, Dr. Thomassen has become an expert in complex reconstructions and cosmetic procedures for the face and body. He also offers a variety of aesthetic treatments, including wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers and sclerotherapy for spider veins caused by prolonged standing and emotional surges associated with watching football games on TV.
Spread across three Miami-area offices, Vanidades Cosmetic Surgery boasts a medical staff that includes nine MDs, whose wealth of knowledge guides staff members in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. In many treatments, doctors use lasers to perform everything from liposuction to hair removal to skin rejuvenation. To choose the right procedure, which may also include injectables such as fat grafting, the staff equips clients with an online animations library that displays the benefits of surgeries performed on all of Hollywood's most popular cartoons.
A tablespoon of honey, chopped and pressed vegetables, and a pinch of salt: it’s not the recipe for a summer salad, but for Luna Skin Care and Spa’s customized organic body treatments. Designed to soften and brighten the skin, the treatments mix raw, organic ingredients while the client waits, ensuring maximum freshness and a blend that caters to favorite fragrances and personal skincare needs. The spa’s owner Marianela Arauco, a licensed massage therapist for over 15 years, specializes in a variety of massages, including shiatsu, Japanese acupressure, and reflexology. Her hands sweep over skin, helping to treat issues such as chronic anxiety, muscle tension, or the inability to remove cruel signs taped onto one’s back by guidance counselors.
Varicose and spider veins quake in fear when they see board-certified physician Dr. Steven Schaeffer approach with a syringe full of sclerosant and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Beforehand, patients undergo a free consultation to determine if their appendages are good candidates for the treatments and to check if veins are severe enough to warrant the ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Varicose and spider veins are a chronic, recurring condition that can only be cured by sliding down a giant waterspout, so the doctor does his best to attack them as they arise.