New Horizon MediSpa offers medically supervised weight-loss and aesthetic treatments at three Tampa-area locations staffed by friendly, bilingual employees. Weight-loss programs include evaluations from doctors and nurse-practitioners who prescribe pharmaceutical weight-loss medications or weight-loss injections that stimulate the thin-down process. Another avenue to a slimmer belt is the low-calorie meal-replacement program, which includes a regimen of foods that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Technicians also pare down pounds with nonsurgical ultrasonic-cavitation treatments that use ultrasonic waves to break up fat cells and often lead to slimmer figures and less-taxed hula-hoops. A variety of aesthetic treatments are available as well, including Botox injections, microdermabrasion, and wrinkle fillers such as Radiesse.
The stylists at Jannettics Hair Studio cultivate a lighthearted, friendly atmosphere in which they transform hair with a variety of treatments, all of which are accompanied by a complimentary signature martini or glass of wine. The team employs organic SielosRx products during classic or contemporary cuts and styles, and is certified in color correction and Brazilian or Japanese straightening systems. They also host private evening parties, where guests enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and limousine service as the crew beautifies faces with makeup applications, hair and eyelash extensions, and facial waxing.
Inside the salon, green plants accent mirrors with ornate golden frames atop antique-style bureaus. An elegant chandelier illuminates wall art depicting scenes reminiscent of the Tuscan villa where a young Fabio received his first and only haircut.
TranquiLaser's technicians wield two all-important tools for efficient hair removal: Candela technology and trust. Typically, clients meet with the same technician for each of their visits, a practice that results in more personalized treatments and a more comfortable overall experience. And, because the center performs laser hair removal exclusively, every staff member has finely honed his or her skills. Their noninvasive service stops hair growth on any skin type by beaming heat into the follicle. Over the course of several treatments (six on average), the follicle shuts down, leaving areas such as bikini lines, underarms, and chins smoother than a marble statue of Casanova.
Away from the screams of blow dryers and the snip-snips of scissors, Monika carves a nook for herself at The Star Salon. There, she tends her clients’ dermal layers with a skilled tenderness. Facials blast through acne and brighten dull skin, and a special anticellulite body treatment smoothes dimpled skin.
Health and Healing Touch Wellness Center's team of therapists brings visitors one step closer to an ache-free existence with a well-rounded menu of massage services. Weathered physiques suffering from chronic pain and compromised mobility enlist in the 60-minute deep-tissue massage, which ousts deeply embedded tension with slow strokes and heavy finger pressure reminiscent of Frankenstein's first piano lesson. Since the session relies on firm kneading to assuage specific areas of discomfort, guests may leave feeling sore immediately following the massage. Deep-tissue massages can help clients regain flexibility, recover from injuries, and overcome postural problems caused by tying their shoes with their mouths.
Under the expert guidance of a board-certified physician, the staff of Casa de Belleza Medical Spa performs treatments that range from relaxing to results-oriented. A massage therapist can use warm bamboo sticks to promote better circulation and break up muscle knots during a bamboo-fusion massage. To combat signs of aging, the doctor offers sclerotherapy vein treatments, Botox and dermal fillers, and prescription Latisse, and helps to revamp physiques from the inside out with custom fitness and nutrition programs. The team also includes a makeup expert who, according to the med spa's website, has worked with celebrities and models such as the design team of Kimora Lee Simmons and Yoanna House of America's Next Top Model.
The center fosters a calm atmosphere where fragrant aromatherapy treatments soothe the senses. To preserve the spa's tranquil environs, the staff asks that clients silence their cell phones, use quiet tones of voice, and remove all plosive consonants from spoken words.