Cosmetic procedures at the Miami Center for Dermatology take place under the watchful gaze of board-certified dermatologist Deborah Longwill and Lawrence Schiffman, who takes pride in youthifying patients without costing them undue downtime. Like ingesting bubble gum, infusing your skin with Botox takes about 10 minutes and produces results that last up to four months. Treated lines, wrinkles, crow's feet, and cow's knees are significantly lessened, and faces emerge looking freshly ironed. Mimicking technology originally developed for Saran Wrap, the Alma Accent laser employs radio frequency to melt away cellulite and tighten skin on large areas (front thigh, back thigh, and butt) and small areas (arms, love handles, chin/neck) in a procedure that's much less invasive than traditional liposuction.
Every pair of eyes is unique. That's the view at Blink Lash Boutique, where owners Janelle Koch and Jen Pearson lead a skilled staff in providing custom eyelash extensions for their guests. Each team member applies synthetic extensions one by one, making lashes longer without fitting them for tiny platform shoes. The strands themselves are available in a variety of styles and thicknesses to create looks from subtle to dramatic. No matter what the desired outcome, the team places client safety and comfort first—Jen and Janelle are both professional aestheticians, and all of their fellow lash stylists undergo rigorous training to ensure their work is suitably flirtatious.
The technicians at Personal Touch Body Waxing & Tanning get their clients' skin summer ready with gentle mineral waxes and spray tans. With each waxing treatment, the aestheticians use new spatulas and fresh mineral wax to insure cleanliness and safety. During spray tans, the technicians custom airbrush bodies for a natural, even look, using an FDA-approved formula.
At Non Surgical Lipo & Skin Tightening Center, technicians use advanced medical technology to help their clients achieve their ideal looks. Those looking to shed weight can get an assist from lipo treatments, which help target, break up, and evacuate fat cells from the body. Heated-wave technology targets loose and saggy skin, wrinkles, and fine lines—treatments tighten and tone areas such as the abdomen, arms, and thighs, leaving the body looking firmer and youthful.
Visitors step through M Salon's doors and see a space divided into two distinct halves, each varying an aesthetic of black, white, and red. On the salon side, stylists possessing an artistic bent consult each client, considering face shape and lifestyle before delivering cuts and color work to emulate looks straight from recent runway shows. To complement their fashion-conscious approach, the hair designers rely on high-end products ranging from Moroccanoil to Pureology. On the spa side, aestheticians dispense beautifying services such as mani-pedis using OPI polishes and waxing using the Cirepil depilatory line. M Salon's staffers go to exceptional lengths to cultivate guest comfort. While clients relax, the team is known to supply beverages, order and pickup lunch, or audit-proof clients' income taxes.
With average temperatures in the '70s and '80s, it makes sense that Miami is full of body-baring outfits. All that skin is why people like the owners of Velour Med Spa were able to open a successful laser hair-removal business in 2005. With the hope of further beautifying bodies, they established Velour—a full med spa—in 2010.
Its certified medical aestheticians, who are supervised by a medical director, still perform the popular laser hair-removal treatments, but they also fade unwanted spider veins, smooth cellulite, and rely on intense pulsed light to refresh faces. In addition to beautifying clients, they relax with massages and mani-pedis, which take place in a pristine all-white room.