Dr. Roger Bassin doesn't tell new patients why he should be their cosmetic surgeon. Instead, he puts them in contact with past patients to help them learn about the experience and life-changing results from people who have been through it themselves.
At Dr. Bassin's side is a supporting staff that performs aesthetic and cosmetic nonsurgical procedures such as Botox and vein removal. Meanwhile, the center's aesthetician Marsha Ostrander reenlivens faces with 15 years' experience performing facials, masks, waxing, and more, and a kissing booth manned by an electric eel.
At Tangles Hair Studio, stylists with advanced training tame tresses with custom cuts and color sessions or keratin conditioning treatments. During their precut consultation, clients disclose mane-related hopes and fears to stylists who then precision-cut hair into bobs, bouffants, or Kafkaesque layers. Patrons can also opt for single-color partial highlights, which can, over the course of 30 minutes to two hours, add dimension to drab hair. Next, a L’Oreal Power Dose conditioning treatment, tailored to hair types and frizz struggles, takes 5 to 10 minutes and adds shine that endures up to 10 shampoos or one deep-fried larding. Hair-care packages close with a blow-dry and custom style.
Pain. The holistic healers at Integrative Bodywork, Inc view this as not only the word describing a physical symptom, but also the acronym for the phrase "Putting Attention INward." They see pain as the body's cry for help, a manifestation of trauma, and that people need to turn their attention in toward themselves to overcome it.
To do so, they use the Unified therapy process. Unified therapy practitioners believe that it can be used to unlock traumas. Some techniques used include stretching, resistance exercises, and massage. Practitioners use natural pain management and noninvasive methods, and collaborate with patients and their physicians or therapists to create beneficial health results. Jim Fazio, a massage therapist since 1995, learned about the treatment while working with its creator, and began implementing its healing techniques with his patients at Integrative Bodywork in 2006.
Fazio is joined at Integrative Bodywork by registered nurse Ralph de St. Aubin. He consults on patients on a variety of health matters, including chronic pain, thyroid conditions, and digestive and nutritional issues. He also specializes in microcurrent point stimulation therapy, the practice of lessening pain and restricted movement from scars.
At Simply Chic Permanent Cosmetics, licensed permanent-makeup artist Samantha Sweeney shortens morning routines and makes sure cosmetics stay put with a range of permanent-makeup services. Through a micropigmentation process, she can line the eyes, color the lips, or bring flattering definition to the eyebrows with pigment that will last for years to come. Every treatment process begins with a thorough consultation to determine the color, style, and shape desired, after which Samantha creates a natural look that can be worn alone during the day and serve as a base for more dramatic makeup when going on evening outings or Blue Man Group auditions. While performing treatments, the expert follows strict sterilization and safety standards and uses new, sealed, and sterile needles for each client.
At Neo Laser Medical Spa, two physicians, a registered nurse, and a licensed aesthetician use the latest technology to beautify skin. Their multiple laser systems form a cosmic tag-team that can rejuvenate bodies from head to toe. A fractional CO2 laser dramatically reduces pigmentation problems and other signs of aging, a Fraxel laser reduces wrinkles with minimal downtime, and a CoolTouch laser gently diminishes acne and acne scarring. The team also employs lasers to eradicate spider veins and unwanted hair and performs laser-assisted SmartLipo procedures that are less invasive than traditional liposuction.
But lasers aren't the only tools in Neo Laser's anti-aging kit. Clinical staffers combat wrinkles with Botox and dermal fillers, and customize facials or medical peels with petrochemical- and paraben-free Image Skincare products. The medical spa's complimentary consultations include a skin analysis with a detailed written report and photos, as well as 30 minutes with an aesthetician to discuss the best way to remove a mole or a mustache drawn on in permanent marker.
At jon-michele's Massage Therapy, candlelight illuminates calming yellow and cocoa tones as therapists John Kihm and Michelle Johnson deploy an array of massages. Both kneading experts graduated from Space Coast Health Institute, and John went on to complete an internship with the Washington Nationals. The therapists specialize in the injury-assuaging strokes of sports massage, but also employ modalities such as Swedish massage to melt muscle tension more quickly than a radiator melts Legos. Deep-tissue massages delve into tension, hot stones warm targeted points for intense unwinding, and couples and pregnancy massage tend to tense twosomes.