For nearly two decades, the medical professionals and laser technicians at Cellulite & Laser Institute have helped patients achieve cosmetic goals with a diverse palette of surgical and nonsurgical options. Harnessing the power of laser and light energy, the skilled staff banishes unwanted fuzz and out-of-date tattoos from skinscapes. Endermology treatments, meanwhile, use gentle suction and a motorized massager to help smooth out cellulite-ridden areas. Cosmetic injections and microdermabrasion sessions rejuvenate façades, allowing patrons to recapture youthful expressions without resorting to gluing a yearbook photo to their nose.
The rhythmic whirring of fruit-annihilating blades, punctuated by the crunching of ice and glugging of poured juices, courses through Smoothie King’s health emporium. Guests select from a bountiful selection of made-to-order beverages in seven categories—including Stay Healthy, Trim Down, and Get Energy—each formulated with specific fruit combos to help bulk up muscle or trim down waistlines. The Raspberry Sunrise balances out its tartness with honey, while the exotic Mangosteen Madness showcases the Southeast Asian fruit along with strawberries and papaya. Guests can augment their fruit flavors with one of 11 enhancers, such as a vitamin and calcium blend to strengthen joints, or a 125 mg Caffeine Charge enhancer to temporarily make mowing the lawn less sleep-inducing.
Because Costa Sol Medical Spa is relatively new—it opened its doors in 2009—the staff has its fingers on the pulse of the latest in anti-aging, salon, and massage treatments. These advanced med spa treatments range from an exfoliating Miami peel that evens skin tone to a keratin treatment that defrizzes manes so they look more like silk and less like mohair. Costa Sol also offers a menu of classic salon and spa treatments such as mani-pedis, facials, and haircuts for women, men, and children.
Owner Marta Montenegro can greet every client at Artistic Beauty Aesthetic Center by name. That’s because she answers every phone call to the med spa herself, asking for patients’ information in her pleasant and welcoming voice. “These are medical procedures we do,” Marta said. “I want to give a personalized experience with each person.” Supervised by Marta, herself a licensed aesthetician, the center’s staff of six doctors works to beautify patients with treatments ranging from minimally invasive hydro facials to surgical liposuction. Like cleaning out a fridge, weight-loss programs such as the injection-based HCG Diet help reveal coveted six-packs long hidden under leftovers.
Miami Rosa's presiding doctor, Miguel de la Rosa, oversees a wide range of beautifying procedures, including skin-clarifying laser treatments, injectable dermal fillers, and weight-loss regimens. Laser treatments represent the bulk of the clinic's aesthetic repertoire, comfortably banishing spider veins, hair, and wedding vows written in permanent marker and leaving behind smooth, evenly toned skin in their wake. Dr. de la Rosa also tackles epidermal turbulence with Botox treatments that smooth out facial wrinkles and with cellulite-reduction programs that rid thighs of unwanted dimples using dietary supplements and massages.
For the last 30 years, Dr. Lewis Arrandt has focused on preventative care, working to head off potential maladies before they appear. He and his team keep their patients' bodies and spines healthy with detoxification treatments and adjustments. For those suffering back and neck pain, they offer a host of other wellness services. They relieve aches with cold laser therapy and massage, which relax muscles tense from working a desk job or hauling logs at the log-hauling factory.
Spread across three Miami-area offices, Vanidades Cosmetic Surgery boasts a medical staff that includes nine MDs, whose wealth of knowledge guides staff members in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. In many treatments, doctors use lasers to perform everything from liposuction to hair removal to skin rejuvenation. To choose the right procedure, which may also include injectables such as fat grafting, the staff equips clients with an online animations library that displays the benefits of surgeries performed on all of Hollywood's most popular cartoons.