Having cosmetic surgery can be quite nerve-racking, but patients at Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa Bay might rest a little easier in the hands of Dr. Christina Paylan, who has performed more than 4,000 cosmetic procedures and who also co-authored a surgical textbook in which she talks about how to prevent and treat surgical infections. Because she is so knowledgeable about this, Dr. Paylan has maintained a zero percent surgical-infection rate in her practice.
The veteran of Tampa General Hospital performs not only surgical treatments, such as tummy tucks and breast augmentations, but also less invasive procedures, such as dermal fillers and Botox injections. And she's a proponent of treating the body with more holistic practices, using arnica pills to reduce bruising after surgery and requiring all of her liposuction patients to get routine deep-tissue massages. Plus, Dr. Paylan's clinic has an organic med spa, where she administers vitamin-boosting energy shots, as well as perform gold-infusion therapy, which can lift sagging skin and minimize crow's-feet, and spider-vein removal, which makes legs look smoother and less menacing to butterflies.
The beauty experts at A Confident You, LLC enhance outward appearances with the latest noninvasive aesthetic treatments, including microdermabrasion and scar reduction. They also target cellulite and fat deposits with radio-frequency energy and vacuum therapy from the Viora Reaction system, which may also be used in attempts to tighten skin, diminish fine lines, or lighten stretch marks. Additionally, the crew employs laser technology to stimulate living follicles and curb hair loss caused by hormonal changes or an ill-advised scalp massage from Edward Scissorhands. They might also recommend an It Works! product to address flagging energy and weight gain.
Founder and CEO of Hair Solutions Of Tampa Shannon Sorbara was simply following in her father's footsteps when she entered the hair-replacement biz. A one-time employee of his studio in Pittsburgh, she now brings her styling talents and beauty know-how to warmer climes. At Hair Solutions, she and her team offer nonsurgical hair replacement systems tailored to men, women, and mannequins brought to life by a magic. Treatment might include laser hair therapy, which helps to stimulate and repair damaged follicles on the scalp, hair grafting, extensions, or even custom hair pieces that can be perfectly blended into the client's own hair.
Nonsurgical hair restoration is the specialty at Hair Qwest, where stylists affix natural-looking hair systems to heads to fill out sparse 'dos or help boost follicle production with the Nioxin Scalp Renew treatment. The on-staff stylists also swoop in to cut and style hair, perform Keratin smoothing treatments, and add extensions to help manes look their lushest.
Hallelujah Hair proprietor and licensed cosmetologist Erica not only helps clients color and relax their hair, but she boasts a specialized skill set in the field of trichology—the study of hair and scalp disorders. Erica's expertise can help customers nourish their natural hair with amino-acid therapy, or regrow thinning patches with non-thermal laser applications.
Behind an exposed brick wall, clients at David Andrew Hair Salon & Skin Care Center perch on black styling chairs as stylists clip their locks. The skilled staff does more than basic haircuts, though; their service menu includes full highlights, deep-conditioning treatments, smoothing keratin treatments, and hair extensions. Equally as skilled are the aestheticians who man the salon’s skincare branch, where clients seek out waxing services, chemical peels, and intricate facials such as the collagen facial, which tightens the skin’s surface to fight the signs of aging.