Beauty Connections' founder Claudia A. Lozano is on a mission to build up her clients' self esteem. Along the way, she throws in a goodly dosage of relaxing luxury and a downright arsenal of futuristic gadgetry. Treatments include shrinking fat cells from the inside—though non-invasively—with the help of ultrasound, or restoring complexions to a healthy glow with radio frequencies. To free folks from the shackles of acne or splotchiness, she sets them up in the X-kromax machine that uses little more than light waves and a half an hour to do it. Claudia pays homage to the classics as well, with services such as old fashioned facials, microdermabrasion, and body waxing.
Occasional pops of color accent L.G. Diagnostic, where clinical-grade cosmetic treatments propel bodies and faces toward their best-looking selves. Services are spread across a spectrum of intensiveness, ranging from photofacials and microdermabrasion treatments to eyelid lifts and permanent makeup. Noncosmetic services are also featured on the treatment menu, including massages that dispel tension and physical-therapy sessions that rehabilitate injured muscles by encouraging them to talk about their childhood fears.
IV nutrition therapy. Hyperbaric chamber. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) anti-aging therapy. If an ambitious sci-fi writer invented a med spa floating around outer space, she might describe it with words like these—but Bonsai MedSpa and Cosmetic Surgery, with its vernacular of advanced equipment and treatments, are anchored firmly on spaceship earth. The medical aestheticians—led by a licensed, board-certified medical director—put technology at the center of their work to treat clients’ skincare concerns with a variety of noninvasive procedures. Take one of their high-tech implements: a facial skin scanner. By using its black lights or filtered UV lights, technicians can amplify the visibility of skin issues that don’t normally reveal themselves under standard visible light: sun damage, blocked pores, or pigment disorders, to name three.
Along with their decidedly 21st-century way of detecting epidermal maladies, the staff can treat them with a long and varied slate of services. Microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and hydrafacials revitalize skin with little to no downtime for smooth, glowing complexions. Alternatively, several minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries are offered, such as facelifts. It’s a spa, though, after all, so the team can also simply help clients relax by rendering massage therapy, and it’s particularly aimed at mitigating pain from injuries.
Face-lifts and liposuction have long been associated with invasive surgery and weeks of recovery. But at Yaz Aesthetic & Massage, the staff members take a noninvasive approach to these traditionally surgical procedures. Their liposuction treatment helps remove fatty cells using ultrasonic waves, and their face-lift treatment can tighten complexions with radiofrequencies tuned to the local top-40 station. Clients can opt for more conventional cosmetic services such as facials, waxing, and permanent-makeup sessions, or relax their newly beautified physiques with hot-stone, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages.
Medical director Enrique Monasterio leads the professional technicians and aestheticians of Medspa Miami on their mission to bolster patients' outer beauty with medically centered spa treatments. Dr. Monasterio's career began in the lands of Spain, France, and the United States, where he learned European and American medical aesthetic techniques and that the red in all three countries' flags represents kidney beans. After that, he focused on private practice for 20 years and now lends his expertise in Botox, sclerotherapy, and mesotherapy to the Medspa Miami staff, ensuring that each procedure adheres to strict standards and patient comfort.
Camerino Professional Makeup began more than 22 years ago in Venezuela, when a family of makeup artists wanted to create an environment where customers could feel comfortable and beautiful. Now they have expanded to the United States, where the company’s founders and master makeup artists provide expert makeup artistry and cosmetics classes. Armed with their signature cosmetic line, Camerino makeup artists glam up ladies with professional makeup applications, specializing in eyebrow design, eyelash extensions, perming, and tinting. They also lead express, personalized, and professional makeup classes to teach students how to apply the techniques themselves.