Led by Dr. Richard Castellano and Dr. Randall Weyrich—renowned facial plastic surgeons who have performed thousands of face-lifts—the cosmetic professionals at Image Lift encourage clients to explore their options before making a treatment decision. To that end, the doctors offer weekly seminars, free consultations, and a series of medically themed choose-your-own-adventure novels to prospective clients in order to answer any questions they may have regarding procedures such as Botox, laser resurfacing, and ultrasonic skin tightening. When they aren't freshening faces in the office or spending time with their families, the specialists raise awareness for local and national causes.
Botanical formulas meet modern technology at Face & Body Tonics, where beauty technicians rely on both to design spa treatments that enhance bodies' health and appearance from the inside out while promoting relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa?s cosmetic-teeth-whitening treatments exemplify this approach, pairing a pH-balanced whitening formula with light, pressure, and heat to erase stains caused by drinking coffee and eating oil paintings of fruit. The spa's licensed-massage therapist, Maribel, specializes in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage. Among the spa?s skin-and-body treatments, mummy-style body wraps crafted from an aloe-herb solution work to restore skin's firmness and elasticity. This ancient-Egyptian method finds its space-age counterpart in the infrared technology of a Solocarbon sauna that raises the body?s temperature to detoxify tissue, reduce chronic pain, and aid in weight loss. Those seeking more surface adjustments can enlist the services of Perfectly New You, which treats clients to permanent makeup and tattoo removal services to polish their presence.
Ten to fifteen minutes. That's all the time it takes for the tanning experts at Simply Sunless to update pallid skin with a beach-ready bronze color—and they accomplish this feat without using wish-granting genies. Instead, the staff uses airbrushes to evenly apply custom tanning solutions, which gradually darken skin to the desired shade. They can also supply their customers with specialty lotions designed to enhance and prolong the life of sun-kissed hues. Simply Sunless' tanning team works out of a spa room near downtown Ocala, and they can also travel to homes for on-location tanning.
Colors & Shapes transforms into a European getaway with nothing more than a few cans of paint and a talented artist. Faux marbled walls in soft gold tones surround the staff, yielding only to a faux painted window with a scene of a rolling countryside. Inside this cozy respite from daily life, professionals cut and color hair, cover fingernails and toenails with vibrant polish, and bronze clients with a trip to the tanning bed. They cap off beautifying treatments with teeth-whitening services.
With a variety of quality tanning beds and UV-free airbrush tanning, Aruba Tan imbues chromatically challenged hides with sun-kissed glows. Those looking to jumpstart their skin's vitamin D factories can get the bronzing benefits of a day at the beach with a session in basic 20-minute ($40) or mid-grade 15-minute ($50) beds. For faster, more-efficient penny impressions, Aruba Tan also boasts high-intensity 13-minute beds and 12-minute booths ($60). UV-shy meat suits can opt for an airbrush tanning session ($40) to get a golden misting that helps improve their complexion and increases their chances of ending up on a famous actor's mantle during Oscar season.
With the range of specialties that Kathy Lopez flaunts, visitors to Healthy Hands of Ocala can be sure she will fix what ails them. For those looking for simple full-body relaxation, Kathy harnesses heated rocks or bamboo tools to melt away tension or lure away stuck-on pandas. During sports massage, she works to soften and lengthen muscles that athletic endeavors have made tight or painful.