Treat the person, not the symptoms. That is the philosophy board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. H. Michael Bass has followed during a medical career that’s stretched across more than a thousand cosmetic surgeries. It’s also what guides him in his work as medical director of Danik Medspa. Though the advanced spa center offers a range of surgical treatments, including rhinoplasty and breast augmentation, its menu is also filled with a variety of nonsurgical aesthetic services that focus on body sculpting, hair removal, anti-aging, and weight loss. During facials and chemical peels, the center's aestheticians restore firmness, clear away blemishes, and nourish careworn skin with products from the experts at SkinCeuticals, SkinMedica, Obagi, and Abella. When not slimming waistlines with weekly HCG injections, they also turn to the latest laser systems to carefully remove unwanted hair, veins, and tattoos.
“My practice is really centered on the individual,” Dr. Amaryllis Pascual told NBC 6 News about her self-named clinic, Pascual MD Med Spa. “What I like to do is set up an initial consultation where I meet with the patient and we go over what their desired results are. I then take a look at their lifestyle and the person as a whole, and we customize a treatment plan that’s going to fit that individual.”
Dr. Pascual and three other on-staff doctors—Dr. Vijay Sharma, Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, and Dr. Jorge Gaviria—follow this regimen for each treatment they provide, whether clients seek cosmetic surgery, medical weight-loss supervision, or classic skincare services. They also equip their office with delicate lasers capable of softening wrinkles, ousting unwanted hair, and drawing old-timey mustaches on hamburger buns.
The doctors at Paraiso Cosmetic perform their treatments amid high-tech gear and sterilized surfaces that would not seem out of place at a hospital. They also recognize, though, that working toward aesthetic goals is best done in the calm of a spa. For that reason, the team pairs massages and facials with medical treatments including rhinoplasty and Juvéderm applications. Each of the doctors has a distinct specialty, allowing them to flawlessly complete surgeries or make an empty lab coat really look like it is dancing. Potential patients discuss their goals during a complimentary consultation, at which point the procedure and its costs are explicitly detailed.
Dr. Nury Rodriguez knows that even a quick dentist appointment can turn into a complex affair for patients with kids. That’s why her office houses a video-game nook to keep children occupied while parents have a checkup. Meanwhile in an ocean-themed treatment room, seaweed seems to grow from the floor beneath a floor-to-ceiling mural of underwater life.
Whether she’s serving kids, adults, or adults in Dennis the Menace masks, Dr. Rodriguez relies on her extensive training from a university in Colombia and the University of Florida. She holds memberships to the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, South Florida District Dental Association, and the American Orthodontic Society. These credentials hint at her areas of expertise: preventative care, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, and dental implants.
Madelaine Izquierdo, a board-certified physician's assistant, gently smoothes faces with Botox Cosmetic injections. After a complimentary consultation and skin analysis, Madelaine carefully injects Botox protein into forehead lines, pleats between eyes, or ruts created by adventuresome eyebrows' off-road vehicles. The treatment works to stop the subdermal muscle contractions that crinkle skin, smoothing the selected area for up to four months. The process creates minimal discomfort, with patients back on their feet in no time. Botox can also help prevent excessive sweating when injected into problematic areas such as armpits or a middle-school gym class.
For more than a decade, Dr. Labrada and her team have addressed tooth troubles for patients of all ages. Their services range from general treatments, such as cleanings and extractions, to cosmetic and orthodontics, including braces and Invisalign. In order to provide that spectrum of services, the team remains up-to-date on the industry's most advanced methods and equips itself with the latest technologies and instruments available.