Esthetique's technicians employ a battery of noninvasive devices and solutions to enhance beauty by smoothing and resurfacing skin. Aestheticians administer alpha-hydroxy-acid peels to remedy brown marks or deeply exfoliate with diamond microdermabrasions that even facial texture and fade fine lines. For cheeks battling sieges of blemishes, LED blue-light acne treatments gradually banish clusters of stubborn pimples back to the sinister oil dimension from whence they came. Laser hair removal defoliates follicles from the upper lip to the legs, and VelaShape treatments provide subterranean smoothing by eliminating cellulite and tightening sagging skin on the thighs and buttocks.
Dr. Sean Simon has won three consecutive Patients' Choice Awards for his work as a double board-certified plastic surgeon. But if you ask him what he's most proud of, he'd likely say his skill as a listener. Dr. Simon takes the time to consult with each potential patient, hearing their aesthetic goals before suggesting a tailored treatment plan and setting realistic expectations. From there, he and his team perform procedures that might include breast augmentations, tummy tucks, tattoo removal, or the injection of dermal fillers. He can also recommend nonsurgical alternatives to invasive methods, such as laser treatments designed to smooth cellulite or reduce wrinkles, or laser hair-removal treatments, which use the new technology of the Vectus to banish unwanted hair. But no matter what the desired outcome, Dr. Simon and his staff strive to provide lasting, natural-looking results that leave their clients feeling their best.
To help restore clients' naturally youthful tone and texture, Grand Med Esthetic's technicians turn to a variety of high-tech skincare procedures. Whether using pulses of light to stimulate collagen production, sloughing away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion wands, or targeting stubborn fat deposits with ultrasound waves, the staff relies on some the best technology available.
That's not to say they lack the human touch, though. The aestheticians also perform traditional facials that nourish and moisturize the skin while treating the acne outbreaks that occur during every lunar eclipse. During massages, therapists ease tension and help clients relax by using gentle Swedish strokes, but they can also delve a bit further, performing therapeutic sessions that address chronic aches and pains by incorporating modalities such as deep-tissue pressure, myofascial release, and trigger-point therapy.
Walking into Miami Plastic Surgery may give you an initial sense of déjà vu. That’s because millions of Americans have already seen the post-operative practice on their televisions, thanks to TLC’s Body/Work! The show, which chronicles the work of Drs. Michael Kelly and Carlos Wolf, hews closely to the practice’s reality, with the same large office that includes private consultation rooms and nationally-accredited operating areas, providing the most advanced in surgical technology. The procedures are also the same as seen on television, with the usual breast augmentation and lifts, liposuctions, tummy tucks and Mommy makeovers being undertaken. In addition, Miami Plastic Surgery offers non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures including hand rejuvenation and facial fillers, as well as endoscopic anti-aging therapies.
When it comes to receiving cosmetic treatments, knowing a board-certified surgeon is at the helm can make patients feel at ease. When it’s four board-certified surgeons, even the strongest of worries are set at ease. Doctors Stephanie Stover, Richard Lung, Mario Reyes-Serrano, and Wendell Perry of Imagenes Cosmetic Center erase the effects of gravity by combining their experience in general, plastic, and reconstructive surgery in a supergroup of surgeons, complete with flowing capes and meteor-powered stethoscopes. Several of them are bilingual, and they all believe in creating the most natural results possible with such techniques as tightening the inner tissues of the face during a facelift to avoid a “windswept” look and lifting eyelids without changing a patient’s natural eye shape.
Spread across three Miami-area offices, Vanity Cosmetic Surgery boasts a medical staff that includes nine MDs, whose wealth of knowledge guides staff members in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. In many treatments, doctors use lasers to perform everything from liposuction to hair removal to skin rejuvenation. To choose the right procedure, which may also include injectables such as fat grafting, the staff equips clients with an online animations library that displays the benefits of surgeries performed on all of Hollywood's most popular cartoons.