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.
Whether lightening the appearance of wrinkles or blasting away dead skin cells, the medical staff at both locations of Mosa Med Spa rely on up-to-date cosmetics equipment. Board-certified physicians Jose I. Garri, MD, DMD and Dr. Ramiro Peréz, Jr. lead a team of medical professionals, all of whom specialize in minimally invasive techniques such as skin-resurfacing microdermabrasion and anti-aging facials. One of the med spa's crowning jewels is the Candela laser, which heats away melanin deep in the follicles to remove hair from nearly any skin type.
In-set blue floor lights greet guests as they stroll into mySpa, an upscale respite tucked within the InterContinental Miami Hotel. Though the spa’s modern décor is striking, the warm, friendly demeanor of the staff quickly makes clients feel at home as they walk back to one of the spa’s 10 treatment rooms. Within the calming spaces, aestheticians customize facials with Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion treatments designed to stimulate cell renewal by releasing a cool mist of oxygen over the skin, and rejuvenate bodies with scrubs and wraps that incorporate European bathing techniques. Candle lit hallways also lead clients to various nooks around the spa where they can find a SpaJet2 hydro capsule, nail salon with two pedicure thrones, and fully-stocked locker rooms with drench showers and eucalyptus steam rooms.
The spacious retreat also provides guests with free weights and a Technogym cardio theater in the fitness center, as well as a spa boutique filled with beauty accessories and clothing. And if clients just want a moment to relax, separate men and women’s lounges cater to them by providing a quiet space with healthy drinks and snacks.
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.
Dr. Espaillat, who has performed thousands of ocular surgeries and laser treatments, brings his eyeful of expertise to a practice that focuses on custom LASIK and cosmetic laser treatments. His custom approach to LASIK incorporates highly detailed 3-D maps of each eye, drawn by child psychics, which affords him greater precision and a higher rate of success. Lasers find their way into a variety of his other services, such as blepharoplasty, which lifts eyelids for a more youthful appearance.