After graduating with honors from the University of Miami's medical school in 1975, Dr. Michael Stephen Norris pursued a specialty in plastic surgery to help his patients improve their looks. Before treatments he gets to know the individual goals of the patient and thoroughly explains their options to them—along with the risks and benefits involved. By keeping his patients informed and empowered, Dr. Norris has gained a loyal following of repeat customers who trust him with their every unwanted wrinkle, bulge, or third ear.
When Alexandria "Lexy" Hernandez isn’t healing minds and bodies with massage and meditation techniques, she's working on human canvases—dusting on eye art, etching out defining features with makeup, and summoning radiance from skin with scrubs and body wraps. Her range of services is wide: she and her staff can twist hair into elegant updos or prepare brides and attendants for memorable wedding days with formal hair and makeup packages. In addition to traditional and airbrush-makeup applications, she offers paramedical cosmetic sessions, which aim to conceal skin imperfections, the aftereffects of plastic surgery, or tattoos proclaiming the love of your ex-favorite mom. She also specializes in deep-tissue massage, which she calibrates to not only relax clients but also to encourage healing.
Dr. Marie-Jeanne Takis, a practitioner in the Madame Et Monsieur–slimming-salon franchise, helps patients of all ages and body types tone their physiques during one-hour sessions with Electro-Slim's FDA-approved pulsing electrodes. After collecting measurements and discussing treatment goals, a technician adheres said electrodes directly to the patient's skin and bombards areas of cellulite with a rhythmic onslaught of electricity that causes site muscles to contract. Some say this passive exercise bears a similar sensation to that of a deep massage and is as invigorating as hot-wiring an ice-cream truck. Clientele include adults and children struggling with weight issues, gym buffs hoping to tackle stubborn problem spots, and lightning bugs in need of a recharge.
Master clinical aesthetician Claudia Santana believes in a whole-body approach to beauty and wellness, a philosophy she puts into practice in her free time as a belly dancer and champion bodybuilder. With her staff at The Skin Care Clinic, Santana draws on two decades of work in skincare to preform advanced services using medical-grade products from Karin Herzog, Obagi, Janssen Cosmeceutical, and her own exclusive line. The aestheticians customize signature facials with anti-inflammatory plant extracts and fine-tune chemical peels to avoid irritating the skin while removing outermost layers of cells and leftover pie. Even waxing services are carefully designed to avoid skin irritation by using organic liquid waxes and sterile tools that are disposed of after every use. The staff also offers full-body services such as reiki sessions, massages, and Endermologie treatments, which stimulates soft tissue with a mechanical massage device to increase circulation and contour curves.
Given cellulite’s ability to survive any amount of jogging, weightlifting, or salad, it is no wonder people often consider drastic surgical steps to lose it. The staff at PerfectMe by Laser takes a more scientific approach, slimming and smoothing bodies with noninvasive, FDA-approved technologies. By combining cold laser light, infrared energy, ultrasonic beams, and radio frequency waves, the staff is able to get at clingy fat stores and cellulite dimples without ever breaking the skin. As a result, clients skip or moonwalk from the office without worry of recovery time or physical evidence such as bruising or T-shirts that say "I'm with laser."
Though lasers are the spa’s main gig, the dove-gray walls and splashes of pink and floral accents observe more than just cellulite melting into smooth, even textures. Clients also burnish smiles with the dental spa’s veneer fitting and teeth whitening, internalize deep inhalations of aromatherapy, or ease their mitts into warm paraffin therapy dips.
Max Muscle found its feet in 1990, when a group of athletes set out to build a brand of supplements that would effectively boost performance. From this concept grew a national sports-nutrition franchise, with a spectrum of supplements that helps to nurture weight loss, maintain overall health, bolster muscle mass, and build endurance for marathon games of Go Fish. At more than 100 locations across the United States and through an expansive online store, Max’s muscle mavens dispense multivitamins and protein shakes to both solo customers and affiliated personal trainers. Max Muscle locations also aid customers in beginning their wellness journey through nutrition consultations, where certified staff members draft nutrition plans tailored to clients’ specific bodily needs and lifestyle.
Le Juin Day Spa & Clinic, appropriately named for the month that epitomizes summer, keeps skin radiant and clients as relaxed as if they had just spent a sunny day on the beach. Facials nourish skin and help roll back the signs of aging, such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, to reveal youthful glows that would make even the Gerber Baby jealous. Salt scrubs and mud wraps similarly rejuvenate skin beneath the neck, and waxing gets rid of unwanted hair, wherever it dwells. Massage therapists sap away stresses with the gentle kneading of hot-stone and aromatherapy massages, leaving guests refreshed as they head back into the world.