Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.
Over the past 18 years, Nicole Hernandez—a permanent-makeup artist—has rubbed elbows with seasoned physicians and plastic surgeons. That's partly because surgeons can't shake hands after they've washed them. But it's also because Nicole is a licensed artist who brings definition to clients' features in a sanitary studio stocked with anesthetics and supplies. She tends to everyday cosmetic concerns by lining eyes and filling in brows, but she also has experience covering up scars and improving the look of skin after reconstructive surgery. To complement newly enhanced appearances, she can tint lashes, wax facial hair, and henna eyebrows.
Inside the Civic Center's fitness center is Michele's Total Body Day Spa, where both members and nonmembers can seek treatment and relaxation. They can choose from a diverse menu of spa treatments, which include a variety of soothing massages, as well as aesthetic treatments, such as waxing, nourishing facials, and chemical peels.
Rebirth Institute's waiting room is decorated with references to spring: murals of waterfalls and dewy grass amid walls painted in various shades of green. It reflects the studio’s relaxed environment, where aestheticians help their clients look and feel younger without having to wear only children’s clothing. To this end, the institute offers a variety of services, such as weight-loss plans, bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, and a long list of skin treatments such as peels, dermal fillers, and spray tanning.
For years, Drs. Sharon Ross, John Burigo, and Kelly VanGilder have cared for patients at OB/GYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches. Beginning in 2007, the trio brought their extensive experience to Aesthetic Specialists of the Palm Beaches, where they enhance both female and male forms with a variety of surgical and noninvasive cosmetic procedures. Dr. Burigo focuses solely on fat-reducing liposculpture, which requires less downtime than traditional liposuction. Dr. VanGilder performs noninvasive aesthetic treatments, and Dr. Ross's work centers around anti-aging techniques and products such as cosmetic injectables, chemical peels, and fractional resurfacing procedures.
The doctors are joined by registered nurses and skincare specialists CJ Eaton and Jennifer Cramer, who analyze each client's skin to address specific concerns with customized treatments. They can exfoliate away blemishes with microscopic crystals during a microdermabrasion, or they can fill out upper eyelids or tiny fur coats with individually applied eyelash extensions.
From the simple touch of massage to the modern power of a microdermabrasion, Pure Bliss offers a spectrum of services to inspire beauty and wellbeing. Amidst the complexion cleansing options, the C-esta facial firms and tones the skin with a double mask and advanced vitamin infusion. To foster inner balance, trained therapists administer relaxing or pain-relieving massage. The skincare and massage teams converge for the the Pure Bliss rejuvenator, which includes a hydrating massage and full-body exfoliation with shea butter and a scrub of peppermint, lavender, or chocolate. For dramatic overhauls, an on-site doctor installs Botox or Juvederm, and a permanent makeup artist applies liners that can withstand a swim in the neighbor's mud pit.