Named one of the best in skincare and cosmetics by readers of The Leader, Melanin Aesthetics and Laser Clinic tends to skin needs with individualized treatments that remove hair, treat acne, and obscure signs of aging. Skincare specialists Gloria Vergara and Manuel Octaviano rely on Syneron’s elōs light-based technologies to zap unwanted hair and acne. Their borderline obsession with high-tech aesthetics extends to the ReFirme procedure, which deploys infrared light and bipolar radio frequencies to tighten skin more effectively than sleeping in a mask of rubber bands. The clinic also uses medical-grade products from Vitelle's Dermatology MedScience line to address specific skin concerns.
At CoCo Laser & Body Care, laser-based and manual therapies combine on a menu designed for whole-body rejuvenation. Painting new appearances with broad strokes, lasers divest patients of unwanted hair or fat and hand-applied airbrush tans simulate a sun-kissed look. More detailed treatments highlight areas of aesthetic importance, such as by lengthening eyelashes, exfoliating faces, or polishing mint-condition coin tattoos.
Swimsuits and tanning are a natural pairing?one that makes Bel Bronzo a one-stop shop for getting ready for the beach season. Inside a lobby decorated with wall sconces and a Renaissance-style painting, guests browse through an array of bikinis from brands including L-Space and Vitamin A. There's also sandals, coverups, and lotions that help accelerate tans and prevent skin from burning. Elsewhere in the salon, four advanced beds develop base tans and come with an array of features, such as high-pressure facial tanners and stereo surround sound, which allows users to relax to music or soothing commercials for used-car companies. To further beautify bronzed exteriors, opt for a teeth whitening or Brazilian wax.