Sally Plink Hair Facials Massage's name says it all, mincing no words when expressing the scope of the business' mission. Facials incorporate Dermalogica products, volcanic mud masks, or shea butter, and body treatments nourish the dermal layers with Dead Sea salts and protein-shake powders. Furthermore, stylists gussy up looks by trimming hairdos, and massage therapists use hot stones or warm bamboo shoots to soothe clients' weary muscles or heat up cans of soup during a power outage.
From his seven offices, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski and his knowledgeable staff help restore epidermises with cosmetic, medical, and surgical skin treatments. With a stable of seven lasers, including the Candela GentleLase, Palomar StarLux IPL, and the 2,940-nanometer Whisper, Suncoast’s trained technicians rid skin of unwanted hair, sun damage, broken blood vessels, and tattoos of broken blood vessels. For more invasive procedures, including eyelid-lifting blepharoplasty and Dr. Ewanowski's specialty, the cancer-ridding Mohs micrographic surgery, the doctor treats clients in the in-office surgical suite. Suncoast’s resident aesthetician pampers with medical-grade spa services, using products from such skincare brands as SkinMedica, Avène, and glo.
There are many paths to self improvement. The Laser and Cosmetic Center recognizes both internal and external routes to perfection. Hypnotherapist Maureen draws on experience accumulated at Temple, Barry, and Harvard universities to help patrons use their own hidden inner strengths to quit smoking, lose weight, or improve their general mindsets.
Dr. A. Valdes, the resident physician at the center, helps work on the surface to work towards beauty. He isn't fond of scalpels, preferring to rejuvenate his clients' faces without surgery, smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume with dermal injections. He administers injections of Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and other fillers, targeting areas such as crow's feet and smile lines. He can even perform non-surgical face-lifts and lessen double chins without hiding one beneath a Victorian ruff.
The center's expert staff also performs a variety of other cosmetic treatments. Their Candela laser removes unwanted body hair, as do electrolysis sessions. Facials, microdermabrasion, and clinical peels help to clarify complexions, while permanent makeup lends definition to eyebrows and lips. There's a Harvard-educated hypnotherapist on staff as well, who strives to curb bad habits and addictions.
Celebrity Glam Squad's clients literally do not have to lift a finger beyond the finger they use to open their front door. The mobile beauty company's team of makeup artists piles into a pink-and-black Range Rover, arriving onsite to prep individuals or groups for events such as weddings, proms, or driver's-license renewals. Pulling from an arsenal of airbrush foundations and MAC Pro cosmetics, the aestheticians can pop in for a simple makeup application or bring along a hairstylist, fashion consultant, and lifestyle coach for an all-day head-to-toe makeover. Regular clients can sign up for annual memberships, which grant discounted services, free upgrades to airbrush makeup, and priority accommodations for last-minute requests.
With a background in pediatrics and nearly 30 years in practice, medical director Dr. Sheryl Haynes added aesthetic and laser therapies to her rich resumé following her move to Florida in 1981. Along with Dr. Robby Rockets, medical aesthetician Noelle Krauth, and licensed massage therapist Sheryl Merz, Dr. Haynes maintains a relaxing atmosphere––complete with verdant plants and cozy massage tables––where clients can indulge in a variety of medical and clinical services. Weight-loss programs aid participants in shedding unwanted pounds, and photofacials tackle irregular skin texture, acne scars, and skin damaged from bathing in the actual sun.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to spray tanning and luminous facials, as well as Planet Beach's signature take on tantastic UV therapy. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Advanced spa services, such as hydro-derma fusion, sauna time, hydro massage ($40 per session), and luminous facials ($40 per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.