When your father is a dentist and your uncle is a cofounder of the Board of Endodontics, it’s probably safe to assume dentistry is in your blood. But when you find yourself making orthodontic appliances at your family's kitchen table as a teen—instead of petitioning the government to rename it the Washington Monument: Presented by Mountain Dew like most teenagers—that’s the moment you really know you’re meant to take care of teeth.
Dr. Frederick E. Knoll grew up loving dentistry, and since 1976, he has been able to put this love into practice. Now at his office, he and Dr. Judith L. Gartner tend to smiles with everything from cleanings to implants to whitening. When he isn't working with clients, Dr. Knoll can often be found traveling throughout the United States presenting educational programs and training other dentists.
At Bella Nuova Med Spa & Wellness Center, a physician oversees a staff of registered nurses and aestheticians, who beautify bodies and faces with advanced cosmetic procedures such as stem-cell facials and cellulite-reducing vacuum therapy. The lobby and private treatment rooms surround visitors with bright, white walls and simple geometric furnishing, evoking the image of an ultramodern luxury spa or a reasonably furnished space-time machine. During wellness consultations, clients confer one-on-one with knowledgeable medical professionals, detoxifying their bodily systems with metabolic cleansing, or fighting the effects of aging with bio-identical hormone replacement. Cosmetic treatments rejuvenate skin cells and slim down adipose tissue through procedures such as ultrasound cavitation or wrinkle-smoothing plasma-rich plaque injections.
Victoria Ruben believes beauty shouldn’t be temporary. After founding her permanent-makeup business 20 years ago in Paris, she decided to further her aesthetic mission by opening a cosmetology and beauty school to share her refined technique with others. Today, Victoria combines her expertise with the latest tattooing equipment to fine-tune faces in her Florida studio. Her precise yet painterly touches of color can simulate all the hallmarks of a professional makeup application, from defining brows to subtly shading lips to drawing distinguished monocles.
Medically speaking, the team at Opa Medical Group covers a lot of bases. Primary care services include physicals and blood work, cosmetic treatments like Botox injections renew visages, and alternative procedures such as hormone replacement therapy combat internal maladies to restore overall balance. Clients looking to fit into last year's skinny jeans or next year's invisible parka, Opa's staff can create hCG diet plans and administer B12 injections that kickstart metabolism.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Barry Resnik has a number of outlets for his talents: he serves as the team dermatologist for the Florida Marlins; he volunteers at the Open Door Health Center, which offers affordable healthcare; and, at the Resnik Skin Institute, he practices dermatology and dermatologic surgery for adults, kids, and snakes who can't shed because they slithered through crazy glue.
Dr. Resnik's skincare ambitions are vast, covering everything from medical concerns such as psoriasis and alopecia to cosmetic desires and skin conditions such as scar management and moles. Ever tech-savvy, the doctor's staff mans lasers to nix unwanted stretch marks and sun spots, and they also summon a Naturalipo liposuction machine, a skin-lightening system, and a stock of dermal fillers to do their bidding.
All plastic surgeons work to achieve their clients’ aesthetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein, however, goes one step further. He combines surgical and nonsurgical procedures with a unique holistic approach to promote his patients' overall wellness just as much as their exterior appearance. Whether preparing to perform liposuction, a Botox injection, or laser skin resurfacing, he and his team start with a consultation, ensuring the process is outlined and any questions have been answered. Additional thoughtful touches, such as complimentary meetings with nutritionists, help patients continue their transformations after they’ve left the clinic. When procedures are finished, the staff minimizes recovery time with herbal supplements and written prescriptions for chicken noodle soup.