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.
Armed with beams of light energy, the technicians at Tropicalaser take aim at unwanted body hair, tattoos, and wrinkles. Laser hair removal yields longer-lasting results than waxing, and laser tattoo removal yields more effective results than wishing unwanted ink away at a wishing well. This modern med spa also offers Cavi-Lipo treatments, which use ultrasonic energy to break down localized fat without surgery or downtime.
Dr. Thomas Balshi didn't just relax on the beach in his free time while earning a medical degree at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Instead, the doctor pulled on a scuba suit and served as a PADI underwater medical-rescue diver. The drive to challenge himself has remained with Dr. Balshi throughout his career, leading him to achieve board certification in both internal medicine and dermatology. His expertise in these contrasting fields has instilled the doctor with a value for full-body wellness, and his Dermatology & Liposculpture Center fulfills this passion by running the gamut from cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels and laser hair and tattoo removal to treatment for various types of skin cancer.
As the director of aesthetics within Dr. Balshi's Dermatology & Liposculpture Center, licensed clinical aesthetician Lisa Michelle Nadeau devises skincare treatments that help heal existing wear on skin due to aging, sun damage, and sandpaper pillows, and prevent future damage from occurring. Her specialties include microdermabrasion, acne treatments, and medical-grade skin services.
Fine Aesthetics takes its name from resident board-certified physician Dr. Ira Fine, M.D., who has been an internist for more than 30 years. But it isn't just Dr. Fine's vast experience that sets him apart?in order to ensure he's giving patients access to the best anti-aging and cosmetic procedures available, he goes so far as to undergo the procedures himself. That allows him to draw from personal experience when he recommends such services as Vitamin B infusions and Coolsculpting treatments, which slim down stubborn fat deposits without surgery, or Botox and Juvederm injections, to quickly smooth out facial folds and wrinkles. Treatments such as platelet-rich plasma therapy are also available to help rejuvenate the body from the inside out, while lasers beautify the skin by removing unwanted hair or erasing ill-advised tattoos of old grocery lists.
Skin Science Institute's expert physicians and technicians diminish epidermal blemishes all across the body with an array of skincare services. The experts freshen facescapes with facials, peels, and microdermabrasion. They also indulge clients with sundry pampering services, including hot-stone massages and bridal beauty packages. Specializing in laser technology and advanced medical skincare, Skin Science Institute's staff sculpts sleek new physiques with cold-laser technology and revivifies aging faces with a gauntlet of blemish-fighting lasers to diminish the appearance of cellulite, wrinkles, and acne.
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.