Under the direction of Dr. Richard L. Brandon, the team of registered nurses and aestheticians at Bio-Life MD guide bodies toward beauty. Using up-to-date technology, the team thwarts the wrinkles, unwanted hair, and weight gain that invariably set in with advancing age. Lasers in treatment rooms concentrate pulses of light on unwanted hair or science-fair projects that seemed like they might be boring otherwise. Chatter drifts from consultations, during which the staff assesses the beauty goals of clients or runs through the benefits of HCG diets, which can propel weight loss by reducing appetites and flushing out excess fat.
Although kids at his pediatrics practice affectionately call him "Dr. Spoon," adults at Emerge Esthetics & Weight Management know Bryan Weatherspoon, MD as the physician who can help them fit into skinny jeans or slim-cut gunnysacks. Dr. Weatherspoon sits down with patients to draw up individual plans for weight-loss success incorporating long-term lifestyle and nutritional changes, fat-burning injections, and professional-grade HCG. Dr. Weatherspoon also transforms bodies from the outside in by administering mesotherapy to slenderize areas of stubborn fat, and injecting dermal fillers to combat wrinkles.
In 2009, Melissa Garnier opened a small produce co-op, seeking to save money on her grocery bill while providing her five children with healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables. Today, that co-op has grown into The Neighborhood Garden, a company that regularly supplies 200 Jacksonville families with fresh meats, local honey, dairy goods, and certified organic produce from Albert's Organics in Sarasota. Patrons can pick up pre-ordered edibles from 17 locations, or opt for delivery service.
It was 1983 when "Gentle Dentist" Dr. Lysandro Tapnio, DMD, first started caring for Jacksonville's teeth with his trademark chairside manner and a dental expertise honed in Florida, New York, and the Philippines. Botox and Juvdérm skin treatments bolster Dr. Tapnio's menu of preventive and restorative dental services. The office welcomes patients of all ages, whether children are going in for a routine cleaning or an ex-president is getting the rings of his wooden teeth counted.
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 and Medspa. The talented staff treats patients' dermatological ailments—including chronic skin disorders and uncontrollable invisibility—with advanced medical procedures, such as biologic therapy and ultraviolet-light treatment. The clinic's range of cosmetic services aims to boost self-confidence, and a variety of med-spa skin treatments rejuvenates weary epidermises.
Esthetic Director Joyce Darr considers her clients' needs her number-one priority, setting an example for the rest of her aesthetic team. Darr shares her expertise as a licensed aesthetician, certified reflexologist, and reiki master teacher to help clients practice healthier lifestyles through a range of services. The staff employs professional products to rejuvenate and soften skin during facials. They also master technology-based treatments including LED light therapy and ultrasound facials to beautify clients and their loyal robot butlers. The Skin Care Center hosts an oncology skincare clinic that provides complimentary services to help alleviate physical and emotional stress for clients undergoing cancer treatments.
At Dr. Clayman’s Plastic Surgery Center and Miracle Spa, experienced muscle kneaders and aestheticians soothe bodies with beautifying and relaxing services. During the hot-stone massage, therapists combine the placement of heated rocks on strategic pressure points with a flutter of kneading strokes to relax away the stresses of days spent working and nights spent trying to hitchhike and carrying a scythe.