Dr. Richard Mantell couldn't quite hang up his stethoscope on the coatrack of retirement. He may no longer be working in emergency rooms, but he hasn't slowed down in his semi-retirement?in addition to serving as a flight surgeon, he's also leading a staff of nurses, aestheticians, and massage therapists as the medical director of Forever Young Medical Day Spa. Dr. Mantell brings a tested-in-the-field precision to the spa's beauty-boosting treatments, which range from dermal fillers and laser hair removal to a wide range of signature facial treatments.
Sugaring—the Egyptians have been doing it since 1900 BC. The hair-removal method uses a material made from sugar, lemon juice, and water that, when applied, doesn’t stick to skin cells, taking only hair with it when removed. At Sugaring Studio, the expertly trained staff understands the benefits of using their organic-skincare lineup. Sugaring Studio also offers lash extensions for those wanting to add a little something to the top.
You might think Dr. Diana Nguyen was a relationship counselor, given her ability to foster harmony between patients and their mirrors. At Better Aesthetics MedSpa, she uses her expertise as a board-certified physician and experience with anti-aging treatments to change how patients feel about themselves.
Together with vice president and co-owner Sherry Hill, a doctor of chiropractic and registered nurse, Dr. Nguyen administers Botox and dermal fillers to combat wrinkles. The duo also transforms bodies from the inside out with medically supervised HCG weight-loss programs and detoxifying infrared-sauna sessions. The med spa's reception area boasts a clean, modern vibe with hardwood floors, white, Roman-style columns, and a white statue reminiscent of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of microdermabrasion.
At the Tanning Spa, staff members harness King Midas?s gilded touch with custom airbrushing, Mystic spray tans, and a slew of UV beds. Sessions take place in private treatment rooms, fully stocked with chilled or heated aromatherapy towels, bathrobes, and Bose speakers for blasting favorite tunes or bingo calls. The spa?s automated Mystic booth spritzes bodies with a skin-dimming blend of aloe vera, DHA, and optional bronzer, or custom hues come courtesy of trained airbrush techs and Infinity Sun formula. For UV veneers, a diverse collection of tanning beds, including the Magic 636, swaddles upright or prone clients in bulbs culled from the sun's tulip fields.
LipoLaser and Spa lines up a litany of services designed to match outer appearances with inner youthfulness. During the approximately 30-minute LipoLaser Treatment, spa technicians armed with a Lapex 2000 LipoLaser attempt to tighten hard to trim spots—such as the love handles, tummy bulge, saddlebags, and flabby eye sockets—by shrinking and flushing out fat cells. The machine fires photons at adipose fat cells, releasing their triglyceride contents (water, glycerol and fatty acids) into the bloodstream to be disposed of or used for fuel during mall-walking marathons. The process does not require local or general anesthesia, is virtually painless, and has minimal side effects, except the risk of angering pets with the loss of lap square footage. This Groupon is valid for a single treatment, and though results may show up instantly, a course of eight treatments is recommended to lose the greatest amount of abdominal inches.
At Sea Mist Medical Weight Loss, physicians pair FDA-approved appetite suppressants with medications that spark the metabolism and burn fat. Doctor Richard Mantell and board-certified family nurse practitioner Tracy Guthrie craft a results-oriented plan, emphasizing a reduced-calorie diet and personal exercise requirements to ensure long-lasting results. Advanced body-composition scales accurately determine each patient?s lean body mass, body-mass index, and fat-free mass, helping gauge the goals and success of each client.