At Neo Laser Medical Spa, two physicians, a registered nurse, and a licensed aesthetician use the latest technology to beautify skin. Their multiple laser systems form a cosmic tag-team that can rejuvenate bodies from head to toe. A fractional CO2 laser dramatically reduces pigmentation problems and other signs of aging, a Fraxel laser reduces wrinkles with minimal downtime, and a CoolTouch laser gently diminishes acne and acne scarring. The team also employs lasers to eradicate spider veins and unwanted hair and performs laser-assisted SmartLipo procedures that are less invasive than traditional liposuction.
But lasers aren't the only tools in Neo Laser's anti-aging kit. Clinical staffers combat wrinkles with Botox and dermal fillers, and customize facials or medical peels with petrochemical- and paraben-free Image Skincare products. The medical spa's complimentary consultations include a skin analysis with a detailed written report and photos, as well as 30 minutes with an aesthetician to discuss the best way to remove a mole or a mustache drawn on in permanent marker.
Dr. Christopher Meyer deals in two worlds—the cosmetic and the medical—and he draws from both when treating problem veins. He used to become frustrated when he heard that people with varicose and spider veins were having difficulty finding treatment, as many caregivers deemed the problem a purely aesthetic one. So he took up work at Florida Vein Care Specialists, where he now administers treatments such as VenaCure EVLT, a laser-based procedure, to eradicate veins in the interest of his clients' health and confidence. The noninvasive treatment sends laser energy through a small fiber that heats and seals off the vein. Each session takes about 30 minutes, and requires no downtime for the patient, who can walk around immediately after the appointment.
Natural light floods through the salon's floor-to-ceiling front windows, reflecting off of hardwood floors, elegant silver mirrors, and soothing taupe walls. Amid these cozy accents, skilled hair stylists do everything from snip away split ends to engineer flattering color highlights. Guests may also slide into a comfortable leather chair for a facial wax, or retreat to a private room for a one of the specialty anti-aging facial treatments.
Rio de Janeiro–born aesthetician Lucy Caporaletti and her staff at Brazilian Beauty by Lucy perform plenty of Brazilian waxes. But they pay equal attention to the skin and nails: Vitamin C facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels leave behind a youthful glow, and manicures pamper the whole hand. They're also adept at decorating nails with charming seasonal designs.