Elena Zabala first became interested in beauty as a child back in her native land of Cuba, where she took careful notice of how people groomed themselves. By 1980, she'd followed that childhood passion to a full-blown profession, attaining a certification in cosmetology and traveling the world to learn other cultures' beautifying techniques.
Since 1993, Zabala has owned and operated EZ Skin Care and Wellness Center, where she oversees the skin treatments she learned throughout her career. From weight-loss management to chocolate body treatments to HydraFacials, there is enough variety of treatments to totally transform clients before big events such as weddings or wallaby-smuggling stings. To help clients maintain the results of their treatments, Zabala stocks her center with skincare products, including a vitamin-rich cream of her own design called Noche. She works alongside her partner, Dr. Diosenis Hernandez, MD, a graduate of the University of Havana and University of Matanzas. Having previously worked as a general practitioner and ER specialist in her native Cuba, she continues to pursue her full US medical license while treating clients to a variety of massage therapies including rehabilitative therapy, hydrotherapy, shiatsu, reflexology, Swedish, sport, and PNF stretching.
After more than two decades of practicing surgery in the area, Dr. Luis Viñas—a board-certified plastic surgeon—decided to open L.A. Viñas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in 2009. Here, he performs and supervises cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as preventative procedures alongside a well-trained staff of medical assistants, aestheticians, and a physician-assistant laser specialist. The med spa specializes in anti-aging treatments, including injectables, chemical peels, and laser treatments that resurface skin to minimize wrinkles, age spots, and scarring.
The center’s massage therapists specialize in postoperative lymphatic drainage techniques, which help reduce inflammation, prevent scarring, and speed healing by enhancing the system’s ability to filter out toxins hiding behind cardboard replicas of the lungs. In addition to his surgical duties, Dr. Viñas partnered with his daughter to create a skincare line—V Therapeutic—that targets acne without stripping away moisture.
At Spa Organix, personal attention is more than just a tag line. From the single private treatment room to the aestheticians’ insistence on customizing each of their skin and body services, everything at the spa suggests the exact opposite of a cookie-cutter experience. Among the treatments that best exemplify this philosophy are exfoliating facials, which account for individual skin types before revivifying complexions with Éminence products.
The spa’s massage therapists go to the same lengths as their aesthetician counterparts, devoting their attention to areas below the neckline with a retinue of bodywork treatments. Aside from the flagship facials and massages, the staff offers waxing treatments, NovaLash extensions, and Circadia peels that work to wipe away blemishes and monocle indentations.
As skin ages and gets exposed to the elements, it begins to show the effects of time in a completely unique way for each person. Dr. Daniela Dadurian and Dr. Robert Hunter aim to slow down the clock and minimize signs of aging. Joined by a team of nurses, medical aestheticians, and other staff members, the doctors from M.D. Beauty Labs enlist cutting-edge techniques and technologies. Cosmetic laser systems accomplish a wide variety of tasks, such as contouring waistlines, minimizing cellulite, preventing the growth of unwanted stubble, fading tattoos, and even improving skin's overall tone and texture. Similarly, the clinic's medical-grade facials and skincare treatments leave skin looking youthful and radiant, and injectable dermal fillers minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Under the watchful eye of Dr. Ronald T. Ackerman, Estucia Weight Loss and Aesthetics’s medical specialists—including about 18 nurses, physician's assistants, and doctors—improve skin and bodies with an array of treatments. Before laser sessions, therapists examine epidermises to determine requirements, since skin can’t speak for itself except through freckle Braille. Skin-tightening treatments stimulate collagen production with pulsing laser beams. Injections of Botox smooth away laugh lines. After a complimentary consultation, the facility's staff can also guide clientele through Eustacia weight-loss programs supplemented by natural, herbal appetite suppressants.
Palm trees reflect in the windows of the new A.Studio Spa, a sister location to the original facility opened in the Hamptons. The interiors were clearly designed with tranquility in mind—flickering candles, fresh-cut flowers, and a soundtrack of snoring doves fill the reception area and private rooms. Before their appointments, clients can sip complimentary chilled water or warm tea. Massage therapists and skincare specialists perform a range of restorative services that include Swedish massages, anti-aging facial peels, waxing, and manicures.