A graduate with top honors from England's University of Leeds Medical School, Dr. Sanjiva Goyal heads up a team of fully licensed, dedicated medical professionals at Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa. The experienced staff listens and responds in order to effectively diagnose and treat patients' dermatological ailments with advanced medical procedures, such as biologic therapy and ultraviolet-light treatment. The dedicated team of trained professionals aims to give each patient the individualized attention they deserve.
Kitty Vink brings more than two decades of beauty experience to her work at Le Cheval Day Spa. As owner of this full-service oasis, she is well acquainted with skincare techniques, laser hair removal, and permanent cosmetics. It was on an educational trip to Hong Kong that she learned about the Chinese footbath—a 20-minute herbal steep followed by a 10-minute massage. This luxurious treatment can be found on the spa's extensive menu, which also includes ear candling, teeth whitening, and mani-pedis.
The Augustine Grille supports locally grown food by working with an array of local farmers, regional farmers, and artisans to source the freshest and highest quality of sustainable, seasonal food. The menu of local seafood, naturally raised chicken, and house dry-aged prime steaks satisfies any craving. Start with truffled white-cheddar and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese ($14), or the blue crab with watermelon, cucumber, and cilantro ($14). Specialty seafood dishes include Mayport shrimp with grit cakes, spinach, and tasso gravy ($28) and a whole fish with jasmine rice, baby bok choy, and red thi curry (market price). A dry-aged, prime, natural ribeye with parmesan frites and asparagus is a delectable entree option ($39), or opt for a three-course prix-fixe meal and savor the flavors of course after course of scrumptious dishes ($39).
Youthful Medical Spa's owner, Pamela, an Aesthetic Trained Physician Assistant, reveals radiance with a slew of skin-refreshing services. The intense pulse light photofacial harnesses the power of photons to send light through the skin to target tainted tissue, leaving the surrounding area unharmed. The treatment leaves an even skin tone, while clearing red spots, broken capillaries, pigmented lesions, and left-over clown masks. Three treatments are typically required for a response, although occasionally five treatments are necessary.
When Giovanni and Diana Manzano founded Sol? Spa Wellness Center in 2007, they chose to focus on services that rejuvenated their clients physically as well as emotionally. They also chose to honor Giovanni's mother?Sol? Manzano, a victim of breast cancer?by gracing the spa with her name. The haven of relaxation they've built blends contemporary touches with Asian-themed d?cor. Instead of relying on a throng of fireflies, the studio creates a warm atmosphere by filling rooms with earthy tones and the calming glow emanating from hanging lights.
Although waxing is their specialty, the aestheticians' body treatments?including a full-body sugar glow with imported sugar cane, tropical nut oils, and fruit enzymes?also helped to earn the spa a place on Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Jacksonville list in 2011, 2012, as well as best day spa of 2013 by Void Magazine. Manually applied airbrush tans imbue skin with a rich, sun-kissed hue that can last as long as seven days, much like a citywide game of hide-and-seek. Facials similarly make skin glow by slathering cheekbones with vitamin-rich salves or seaweed masks. During massages, therapists can employ a number of modalities, customizing every treatment to address clients' needs with a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, or reflexology techniques.