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.
MediSun LLC, at the DeLight Medical Clinic, specializing in Beauty Medicine, rejuvenates faces and bodies with medical-grade services. Their qualified hands rejuvenate the skin around smiles and peel away damaged layers of cells with microdermabrasion treatments. MediSun partners with medical facilities where experts provide convenient services in various communities.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Dadurian, the staff at MD Beauty Labs harness the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
Emphasizing the importance of patient comfort, Premiere Dental Care Center’s trio of dentists serves smiles with 45–60 minute appointments tailored to individual needs. Cleaning sessions deploy experienced hygienists to gently scour entire mouth interiors for plaque and tartar, including sub-gumline areas that can breed gingivitis, periodontal disease, or gum puppies. Nitrous oxide and local anesthesia are on hand as needed to soothe sensitive or anxious patients. Exams peek between pristine ivories, investigating crevices for decay and other ailments and taking into account activities that can impede oral health, such as smoking or chewing on limestone walls. Bitewing x-rays lift the epidermal veil over jawlines, evaluating potential problems and ferreting out lurking cavities.
Born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. John Michael Thomassen grew up with the dream of becoming a doctor. After studying mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Thomassen returned to San Juan to follow his passion and earn his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico. He spent six years completing an integrated plastic-surgery residency and fellowship at Georgetown University, and is now a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the South Florida community.
Thanks to his years of training, meticulous engineering background, and active role as a researcher, Dr. Thomassen has become an expert in complex reconstructions and cosmetic procedures for the face and body. He also offers a variety of aesthetic treatments, including wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers and sclerotherapy for spider veins caused by prolonged standing and emotional surges associated with watching football games on TV.
Strax Rejuvenation's 10 doctors, many of whom attended Ivy League schools, have collectively performed tens of thousands of cosmetic procedures ranging from rhinoplasty and breast augmentation to liposuction and lap-band treatments. They abate the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes during less invasive skincare procedures such as microdermabrasion, Botox, and laser peels. They reduce fat-volume with weight loss programs and treatments such as Tickle Lipo, Power Assisted Lipo, and a non-surgical alternative Lipo-Ex.