At Apex South Florida, Dr. W. Steve Haston and his crew of dedicated estheticians help turn back the clock on aging, using the industry's top technological advancements to restore youthful radiance. The experienced professionals diminish wrinkles with Botox injections and fractionated CO2 resurfacing which revitalizes the skin by stimulating production of face-firming collagen. To unearth fresher, younger looking skin, they rely on peels and microdermabrasion treatments that slough away old cells and accumulated dirt. They also embrace laser technology to zap away unwanted fuzz, vanish spider veins, and remove embarrassing "Dukakis '88" tattoos.
At Tribeca Medaesthetics, Dr. Jason A. Shapiro beautifies façades in a state-of-the-art cosmetic surgical center decked out with colorful artwork and cozy seating with relaxing lounge music. Cosmetic surgeries, such as face-lifts, breast augmentation and reduction, and liposuction—as well as Botox, Juvederm, and other injectables—help Dr. Shapiro contour patients’ curves and overall appearance to desired specifications. The board certified plastic surgeons also aim luminescent beams from a trio of cosmetic lasers to help resurface skin, burn fat, and break down any unwanted tattoos or long-division problem. Tribeca Medaesthetics also supervises weight-loss programs and nonsurgical aesthetic services such as facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasions.
South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery's board-certified surgeons harness the latest laser technology, including Smartlipo—a laser fat-reduction treatment that helps sculpt healthy, active bodies beset by lingering paunch. The all-inclusive package includes Smartlipo treatment on a choice of a small area, all pre- and post-op procedures, surgeon and operation-facility fees, any necessary recovery garments, and prescription laughter to aid recovery (a $3,500 value). Smartlipo enhances body contours less invasively and can result in faster recovery than traditional liposuction, and requires only general anesthetic to prep for a series of small, precise incisions, although local anesthetic may be used in addition if needed. In about 90 minutes per treatment area, a laser does its best Death Star impression on fat cells as a tiny tube gently sweeps up the debris. Simultaneously, the laser coagulates blood vessels to minimize bruising and swelling, and it may also stimulate collagen growth and result in a firmer, more toned appearance. Many patients resume normal daily activities such as washing the mail within a day, though strenuous physical activity should be avoided for up to 10 days. Most patients see results immediately and make complete recovery within a month.
Led by Dr. Stephen Cosentino and his wife Lorena, an aesthetician and laser specialist, the medically supervised team at VIP Aesthetics performs minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in a facility that is both a functioning med spa and an education center. Dr. Cosentino partners with Empire Medical Training and often allows other physicians to observe him as he performs certain treatments. These can include tumescent liposuction or VelaShape sessions, which contour bodies, sclerotherapy injections, which battle visible veins, or photofacials and chemical peels, which soften signs of aging such as sun damage, fine lines, and “I Heart Grover Cleveland” tattoos.
Dr. Rodger Stratt, BodyCare's founder and medical director, supervises every single one of the clinic's procedures—which included more than 500 body contouring treatments last year. After spending 10 years as an ER physician, Dr. Stratt changed his career path and now specializes in minimally invasive alternatives to liposuction, such as Smartlipo and Liposculpture. Requiring only local anesthetic, they remove fat from specific areas, shaping silhouettes more effectively than diets or an hourglass costume. To complement the localized treatments, the clinic offers other beauty services, from chemical peels to laser hair reduction.
Nu Yu Anti Aging Day Spa harnesses the tranquility of its environment in relaxing spa treatments delivered under the guidance of Doctor of Chiropractic Roger Verno. The spa celebrates a new treatment available for patients called AccelaFuze, which exfoliates much like microdermabrasion, vacuums dead skin cells, and delivers red-light therapy to reduce the appearance of aging. Other services include facial treatments that use such elements as papaya enzyme, algae, and caviar to cleanse or hydrate the skin and make one yummy sandwich. Massages, spray tans, and body wraps tend to interiors and exteriors from the neck down.