Dr. Lior Elkayam M.D. helms Medical Beauty's dedicated crew as they push clients over their beauty-goal finish lines with the help of custom beauty-treatment plans focused on non-invasive, technologically enhanced facial treatments. Whether their clients' goals include erasing sunspots with an IPL photofacial or evicting unwanted strands with laser hair removal, the staff of Medical Beauty ensures each procedure forgoes the use of needles, surgery, or nosy aliens in need of a subject to probe. While the center's treatments may not be invasive, they are certainly potent, some of the more advanced therapies including the Venus Concept (MP)² system, which harnesses the power of radio-frequency waves to help reduce cellulite and sagging skin, and the acne-fighting powers of the Isolaz laser.
Hippocratic oath aside, Drs. Albert Canas and Marlene Anne Jarin could probably share a few stories about Jackson Memorial Hospital, where they both completed residencies in different fields. Dr. Canas is a board-certified internist who specializes in HIV treatment, and Dr. Jarin is a board-certified family physician.
At their private practice, Albert Canas MD & Associates PA, they apply their medical backgrounds not only to medical procedures but also to cosmetic and weight-loss treatments, such as SilkPeel microdermabrasion treatments, Botox and Sculptra Aesthetic injections, and Palomar intense pulsed-light facials. Each service takes place in the doctors’ welcoming office, where naturally lit treatment rooms and a waiting area clad with abstract artwork greet each patient.
Even as a child, Gustavo Briand's fascination with hairstyling was so strong, he was willing to get into trouble for it. In the years since he lopped off the locks of his sister and all of her dolls, he's gained enough fans to outweigh any early disapproval his passion encountered. Those fans tend to be highly visible: a lifelong lover of the arts, he's styled a long list of opera stars, prepped heads for the red carpet at London Fashion Week, and performed pro-bono work for the Florida Grand Opera, the Miami City Ballet, and the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
In his home studio, Briand and his team draw from a service menu spiked with innovative techniques. Ionic infrared technology leaves blowouts smooth but not overly dry, Davines and Sojourn shampoos and conditioners are specially formulated to restore dehydrated hair, and hair extensions are applied with a minute "lock-and-key" system that requires no adhesives, duct tape, or other potentially damaging techniques.
Though his specialty lies in revitalizing tresses with extensions and dynamic coloring services, Luis Vitas doesn't limit his attention to just the top of the head. At Luis Vivas Hair Studio and Day Spa, Luis and his staff take care of clients from head to toe with a spread of services that includes facials, hair treatments, body work, and nail care.
Behind Panico Spa & Salon is industry expert Jack Panico, a 45-year hair styling veteran and three-time international haircutting champion. The founders of several successful salons in New Jersey, Jack and his wife Sandra designed their spa in the Flamingo South Beach hotel with influences from Eastern healing traditions. Buddha-themed treatment rooms, Zen-inspired decor, and sustainable hair care products from Neuma bring peace of mind to clients as they enjoy fresh fruit, hot teas, and herb-infused waters. Facials derive their anti-aging powers from vitamins and antioxidant-rich ingredients, and massages can be made all the more relaxing with the addition of aromatherapy, volcanic hot stones, or a therapist that moonlights as a jazz saxophonist. Even waxing services take a cue from the salon’s soothing philosophy, thanks to a formula that hydrates as it strips hair from the face, arms, chest, and back.
A full-fledged day spa, Massage by Design offers much more than its name might convey. Here, massage therapists practice uncommon modalities, such as Tian Di bamboo massage, in which smooth bamboo sticks are rolled across the back help improve circulation and alleviate musculoskeletal pain. Custom signature massages blend many modalities, including Swedish and deep tissue, to treat each individual's most pressing needs. But beyond the physical manipulation, aestheticians revitalize complexions with anti-aging facials and microdermabrasions. Mani-pedis beautify nails, lash extensions create lavish looks, and waxing gets rid of unwanted hair in a safer manner than leaning over a campfire.