As the largest organ system in the human body, the skin requires occasional medical and cosmetic care to ensure that it remains healthy, protected, and youthfully vibrant. Dr. Adam Greenberg, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon, chose to provide this care by founding the Dermatology & Laser Institute of Southwest Florida, where he is joined by a staff that includes a physician assistant and a clinical aesthetician. The team uses the latest advancements in skincare procedures, technologies, and medical-grade products to address both skin health and skin appearance.
On the clinical side, Dr. Greenberg specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, which eliminates certain types of skin cancer by delicately removing one layer of skin at a time. Not every appointment requires surgery though. Dr. Greenberg is also adept at addressing common skincare concerns such as psoriasis, fungal infections, and eczema.
On the institute's cosmetic side, the staff avoids the use of surgical procedures altogether. Instead, they use an arsenal of laser systems to zap unwanted stubble or improve skin's tone, texture, and photosynthesis capabilities. These treatments can minimize the appearance of otherwise unsightly blemishes, including everything from acne scars and sun damage to rosacea and age spots. The institute even offers injectable dermal fillers for patients looking to hide aging skin's fine lines and wrinkles.
At Tan USA, guests can develop their ideal looks with UV tanning beds, spray-tan booths, teeth-whitening procedures, and anti-aging treatments. Visitors can choose between UV-free organic spray solutions or beds of varying intensity to achieve their desired skin tone. In a similar manner to tanning beds, red-light therapy beds seek to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, refine pore size, and improve skin tone.
The team at Southbay Hair Studio and Spa boasts some impressive credentials, delivering high-end cuts and styles. The staff specializes in Schwarzkopf color and keratin smoothing treatments, and has many years of salon experience. The staff of stylists and aestheticians cut hair for children and adults, deliver deep-cleansing and anti-aging facials, and wax off unwanted body hair. They also donate hair 10 inches or longer to Locks of Love.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. The warm whirlpool action taking place beneath the cushion of the Hydro-Massage bed relieves stress and muscle tension, leaving bodies as relaxed as a hypnotherapist's pet rock. The infrared heat and nutrient-shrouding steam of the Hydro-Derma Fusion machine sate parched pores and surge skin-collagen production, and fine lines and pigmentation problems flee from the therapeutic light of the Luminous facial, an FDA-approved treatment designed to illuminate skin from within. Tanning beds deliver a sun-kissed pelt, and sun-starved hides jump-start their glow with a spray tan custom-applied by an experienced Norvell airbrush artist or by the friendly nozzles of a Mystic tanning booth. Red-Light Therapy, the newest addition to the Planet Beach family, uses infrared light to deliver therapeutic treatments.
Each of Planet Beach’s machines is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. A staff of helpful spa assistants are always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable.
Beyond Savana Tan’s chic lobby lies a lengthy corridor, where rows of private rooms hum with five levels of tanning beds and innovative sunless-tanning equipment. In one room, a Matrix High-Pressure bed gives skin a glow with its powerful rays, and in another, a UV-free Mystic Tan booth mists bodies with a sunless DHA solution. Beneath shelves of professional lotions and aftercare products from California Tan, Devoted Creations, and RSun, a staff of certified Smart Tan professionals await to facilitate customized airbrush tans and offer tanning tips and free legal advice.