Expectant parents feel at ease in A Star Is Born 3D’s environment, which trades typical doctor's-office trappings for chic gray couches, a coffee bar, and earth tones that decorate waiting-room walls. The welcoming decor complements the center's mission to treat parents to vivid photographs of their soon-to-be-borns with ultrasound and imaging technology that goes beyond standard OB/GYN equipment. An ARDMS-registered sonographer on staff lends expertise to sessions that reveal tiny smiles or a baby's gender, which is usually able to be determined at 17 weeks. A Star Is Born 3D invites friends and family to witness the procedure in an ultrasound room that features sumptuous leather seating for 15 people and a 110-inch projector screen to view results after the coming attractions and four car commercials. The sessions can result in crisp prints, CDs, or DVDs to add to the baby book, and a GE Voluson i laptop even enables the ultrasounds to go portable for baby showers or private viewings at home.
At AmeriCurves medical spa, staff performs advanced nonsurgical cosmetic procedures within a relaxing, day spa-like ambiance. The team employs FDA-approved laser technology to remove hair and treat age and sunspots, wrinkles or acne, and spider veins. They use radio-frequency energy to diminish the appearance of cellulite, and LipoSonic ultrasonic cavitation to target stubborn fat without disrupting surrounding tissues or tattoos of sleeping dogs.
After nearly 20 years of experience as a medical aesthetician and laser specialist, Designer Skin of the Palm Beaches owner Karin Ellis left her post working alongside trusted plastic surgeons to open up her own skin boutique. Today she pays forward everything she's learned to her clients, who reap the benefits of her expertise and that of her professional team. Together, the aestheticians help their clients' skin appear smoother and tighter, diminishing fine lines without surgery. In its place, they use laser technology to erase sunspots and old scars, or chemical peels to reveal younger-looking skin.
John Hayes was an internist for many years, but it's his board certification in anti-aging medicine that comes in handy as the medical director for Physician's Rejuvenation Centers. The clinic's specialty is slowing the aging process, whether via a facial, hormone-replacement therapy, or the whiting out of a patient's date of birth. For that extra shot of vitality, Hayes and his staff also prescribe supplements and amino-acid injections.
With more than 18 years of private practice, Dr. Francee Brody and her all-female staff enhance the body’s aesthetic appeal with non-surgical medical procedures. Her extensive services include weight-loss programs, HCG, and natural and Rx appetite suppressants. She also uses facial fillers—such as Juvederm and Artefill—, tried and true injectables such as sclerotherapy for leg veins and Botox, and advanced, skin-safe laser technology. DOT laser treatments promote the production of collagen to plump up folded, crinkled skin, and IPL lasers evaporate facial capillaries, sun damage, and fine lines.
Since opening its first center in 1999, Laser Skin & Wellness has expanded to two locations, both of which provide medical aesthetic treatments overseen by Medical Director, Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D. And to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for their concerns, a personalized consultation is performed before technicians craft a customized treatment plan, which can include medical weight loss programs, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, and permanent makeup treatments. Laser technicians gently remove unwanted hair with a Cutera CoolGlide laser, which keeps the skin comfortable with a built-in cooling device, or a Cutera ProWave 770 system that can banish strands on all skin types including invisible. During acne treatments, a Clear Light system releases blue-violet rays across the skin, killing bacteria deep in the pores. To further beautify complexions, Laser Skin & Wellness’ staff also employs Obagi, SkinMedica, EltaMD, and Jan Marini products.
At Gardens Laser Spa, Dr. Douglas D. Dedo and Dr. Neil C. Goodman combine more than 40 years of experience to offer their patients the latest advancements in medical cosmetic procedures. Both doctors are leaders in the field of laser aesthetics and train other physicians in cosmetic technologies. The duo has performed 8,000 successful liposuction procedures and more than 15,000 cosmetic injectable treatments.
Dr. Dedo—who is triple board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and otolaryngology—is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Miami and the recipient of numerous awards for his medical and volunteer work. He specializes in face-lifts, such as the 3-2-1 laser face-lift, a procedure that he developed with Dr. Goodman. This less invasive face-lift allows patients to have three areas treated and go back to work within two days with only one intraoperative laser treatment.
Dr. Goodman is a board-certified gynecological surgeon and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. An expert in laser-assisted liposuction, Dr. Goodman acts as a consultant for Sciton and Palomar Technologies , advising them with potential improvements for their laser equipment and laser-tag strategies.