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.
On August 21, 2010, the offices of EliteHealth.MD LLC got a disturbing call. One of their patients had fractured a vertebra during a dive into too-shallow water and was now paralyzed below the chest. Things were further complicated by her location, as a visit to her family in the Bahamas had put her more than 300 miles from Florida. But that didn't stop Dr. Steven Schnur and his team from immediately springing into action to help her. An air ambulance lifted her to Ryder Trauma Center in Florida, where the chairman of the University of Miami's neurological-surgery department led a medical team to repair the break in her spine.
This quick, effective response demonstrates the scope and resources of EliteHealth, an international network of physicians coordinated by Drs. Schnur and Perry Krichmar. Though EliteHealth's team ably handles emergency situations like this one, its focus lies in preventive medicine. Three levels of membership grant patients access to a suite of medical services, screenings, and diagnostics scheduled throughout the year. These range from heart scans to Elite|Fit Forever, a gene-decoding and metabolic-testing program that develops nutrition and exercise recommendations based on each patient's genetics. Members also qualify for the EliteHealth Annual Wellness Exam, which monitors patients for early indicators of common degenerative diseases such as cancer.
To further facilitate this approach to ongoing integrative care, EliteHealth operates locations within the United States and beyond. The myEliteHealth online portal helps patients keep in touch with their physicians without forcing them to shout into a really long stethoscope.
Miami Beach Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa?s staff of plastic surgeons, overseen by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tachmes, perform a wide range of aesthetic rejuvenation treatments. Each has their own corporeal region of expertise and restores the epidermal firmness of youth from head to toe with surgical forehead lifts, tummy tucks, and arm lifts.
The doctors can also put down their scalpels to perform a range of laser-based services, which can yield similar results without invasiveness. Preprocedure or postprocedure, patients can relax in an on-site recovery suite before exiting through the separate VIP entrance or through astral projection.
Owned by Dr. Paul Wigoda, a board-certified plastic surgeon, Me Day Spa offers an extensive menu of med-spa services to keep you looking and feeling your best. Skin treatments include a Go and Glow facial ($60), Paprika Treatment ($110), and Muscle Toning ($85) for faces too lazy to get to the gym. Visit one of the professional aestheticians for a Miami Beach Swedish massage ($55 for 30 min; $85 for one hour), during which a string-bikini-clad Viking conquers tension with muscle-soothing meatballs, or put the Groupon toward a lymphatic drainage massage ($125) to knead out body toxins and tension.
Latisse is a medication applied directly to the eyelashes; it works gradually to darken and lengthen the lashes, rather than brighten and shrink your head. When you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes return to their original appearance. An eyelash-lengthening guru, Dr. Tachmes is a plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face and body. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been in practice in Miami since 1994, where he heads an office whose main focus is providing a professional and respectful environment for patients.
Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute's board-certified dermatologist and New York Times–bestselling author Dr. Leslie Baumann leads an experienced staff of medical professionals as they restore lost youth with the latest cosmetic procedures. The internationally renowned doctor and founder of the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine & Research Institute has been involved in the clinical trials of cosmetic medicines such as Botox, Dysport, and Juvéderm and has worked to see if botulinum toxin can smooth crow's feet, dry sweaty palms, or turn dogs back into puppies. She has a column in the Miami Herald and has appeared on Good Morning America and the Today show.