The signs of weight gain, aging, and heart disease tend to develop gradually, but board-certified internist Dr. James DeStephens and his staff stop them with quickness. Among their many services, they offer VelaShape cellulite-reduction treatments, Juvederm fillers, and a weight-loss program that gets the most out of workouts with a steady dose of vitamin B12 shots and nutritional counseling. They even offer enhanced external-counterpulsation therapy, a technique designed to help boost the flow of blood and stave off cardiovascular maladies without surgery. The therapy works by strapping inflatable cuffs around the patient’s legs and then inflating and deflating the cuffs to increase the flow of blood to the heart more effectively than a visit from three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
Upon entering Champagne Salon, it’s immediately apparent the staff has an eye for beauty; virtually every square in of the salon’s walls are covered with artwork. Nimble hands call upon this aesthetic appreciation as they administer cuts, color treatments, and Brazilian blowouts to hair, or refine features with eyebrow threading. While the salon welcomes walk-ins, the team further demonstrates their commitment to clients by booking after-hours appointments
Technology-driven Lake Laser LLC is headed by a board-certified internist and a nurse who is a registered electrologist. At the clinic, lasers for every skin type target unwanted hair growth from patient's faces to their feet. Botox and sclerotherapy treatments are also available, and the clinic offers evening and weekend hours by appointment for busy schedules.
The Women's Centre for Excellence treats women from adolescence onward with both medical and med-spa services. Five physicians rule the medical campus, their specialties ranging from coaching women through conception and pregnancy to convincing storks that they cannot raise human babies. On the med-spa side, Board Certified Laser Technicians supervised by physicians helm laser hair-removal treatments, microdermabrasions, and chemical peels. Treatments draw strength in part from brand-name skincare solutions, from the prescription-strength Obagi Nu-Derm system to the ever-popular Botox.
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Fillers and Botox
Brands Used: Epicuren, Obagi, Allergan
Before spending the day at one of the numerous lakes around Clermont or heading to a special event, customers can stop at The Spa at South Lake for a quick beauty injection or a more involved spa treatment. The medical team there smooths fine lines and plumps up faces with Botox and fillers, as well as removes unwanted body hair with intense pulsed light treatments. The Spa at South Lake's physician can effectively perform hair-removal treatments on all skin and hair colors with a YAG laser.
Mikayla Vargas first considered a career in aesthetics as a teenager, when she suffered from acne, which pushed her to learn about how the skin works. Years later, a spot-free Mikayla studied skincare in college and became an aesthetician. At Daily Glow Esthetics, she performs anti-aging and detoxification facials using mostly organic products, as well as full-body waxing.