Elite Health Centers LLC's current owner began as a regular gym member. After group training programs helped him lose nearly 100 pounds, he made moves to acquire the facilities. Today, the premises help members get in shape with more than 100 classes a month and plentiful equipment for cardiovascular conditioning, circuit training, and weight training. Members also receive the benefits of ancillary services such as childcare, tanning, and massage therapy.
Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.
Since opening in the early 1990s with just four stores, L.A. Tan has expanded into a national brand that counts more than 180 locations in six states. Members can tan at any location they wish, selecting from services that range from at least five levels of high-end UV beds to spray-tan booths from top brands such as Mystic Tan and VersaSpa. Anyone unsure of how to navigate all the options can seek advice from one of L.A. Tan's certified tanning professionals, who know each tanning bed on a first-name basis. They also give consultations, build custom packages based on individual skin type, and offer take-home products that help tans last longer. Dependent on the location, spray tanning systems will vary; call desired location for further details.
Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS is a skilled and trusted Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Past PRESIDENT of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Clevens received his distinguished Ivy League training at YALE University and HARVARD Medical School. He completed his and residency and fellow
At BodyWise Specialists, epidermal surfaces are landscaped under the direct care of cosmetic laser surgeon Regina Kaufmann, MD. Using the SmartXide DOT treatment developed by Deka Laser Technologies, the fractional skin resurfacing treatment harnesses a pixilated CO2 laser capable of penetrating the skin at a deeper level than traditional laser systems or body-possessing poltergeists. Precise bursts of light dive into cells and are distributed in a matrix pattern that spaces laser exposure to promote rapid recovery. By prompting deep cell turnover, the treatment may reduce the appearance of blemishes, scarring, photodamage, and stubborn ketchup stains, while stimulated collagen production may result in tightened, younger-looking skin.