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.
Inside Fresh's clean, modern space, beauty buffs clarify complexions and turn simple strands into silken masterpieces. With an eye toward the latest trends, each professional snipster brings top-notch tutelage to each haircut, applying lessons learned from the Aveda and L'Oréal academies, Jacques Dessange, and other renowned teachers, collaborating with their client to create manageable, eye-catching looks that can withstand any hectic lifestyle or attack by dryer sheet. After a thorough pampering from top-of-the-line products such as Kérastase Paris or Unite Eurotherapy, manes will emerge from the sleek, white-washed salon looking as fresh as a spring chicken but with considerably better hair.
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.
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.
"I am fascinated with the way muscles work and move," says Renew U Massage & Skincare owner Katanya Taite, citing one of the reasons she became a licensed massage therapist. A sincere interest in helping people feel and live better is another reason: "Life is filled with so much responsibility, people don't take enough time to focus on themselves."
The escapist element is apparent from the moment clients enter into her elegant gold and earth-toned bodywork enclave, where the sounds of flowing water and ocean waves engulf senses in serenity. Organic and vegan oils and serums add an eco-conscious element to all services including massages?which Katanya customizes to each client's particular aches and pains?and slimming body wraps designed to tighten and tone hard-to-trim areas. Also a licensed aesthetician, she customizes facials as well, beginning with an in-depth skin analysis before moving on to tailored treatments that include special formulations for men's skin, teen skin, and sensitive bearskin rugs.