Bond Clinic, P.A. may be staffed by a range of doctors—from cardiologists to ophthalmologists—but the medical center offers a surprising twist to the typical clinic. While docs discuss women’s health or remove butterflies from a patient’s stomach without setting off the cacophonous buzzer, cosmetic experts man private spa rooms, where they dole out treatments for face and body. Laser technicians eradicate unwanted hair and erase signs of aging, acne, and sun damage with cosmetic laser therapy. Aestheticians take a gentler approach, treating both men and women with seven types of facials, such as the classic European treatment or the teen facial designed to combat acne and placate noses threatening to run away from home. Licensed massage therapists can also calm internal stress with Swedish, hot-stone, and aromatherapy massages.
The staff at Simply Heaven Massage and Skin Care provides a suite of services intended to beautify and relax physiques. Inside private rooms, licensed aestheticians remove impurities from faces using Bioelements products, microdermabrasion, custom peels, and masks. Massage therapists practice Swedish, therapeutic, prenatal, and hot-stone modalities to lift tension from anxious backs and shoulders, and they also knead feet to relieve the pain and sadness associated with always being walked on.
• For $25, you get a 60-minute relaxation massage (up to a $50 value). • For $35, you get a 60-minute therapeutic massage (up to a $70 value). Taut muscles unwind during soothing muscle-kneading sessions from the licensed massage therapists at Renewing Touch Massage Therapy Inc. Conjure head-to-toe comfort without knitting a bathrobe out of marshmallows in the 60-minute relaxation massage, which soothes body suits with a customizable flurry of flowing Swedish massage strokes. The full-body mollification employs gentle joint movement and surface friction to help trigger blood flow and increase flexibility. Meanwhile, the 60-minute therapeutic massage helps exorcise chronic pain with the targeted pressure of deep-tissue techniques. Dexterous fingers loosen limbs, alleviating injured areas and relaxing sinews stressed out from poor posture, sports injuries, or upcoming trigonometry tests.
Dr. Christopher Meyer deals in two worlds—the cosmetic and the medical—and he draws from both when treating problem veins. He used to become frustrated when he heard that people with varicose and spider veins were having difficulty finding treatment, as many caregivers deemed the problem a purely aesthetic one. So he took up work at Florida Vein Care Specialists, where he now administers treatments such as VenaCure EVLT, a laser-based procedure, to eradicate veins in the interest of his clients' health and confidence. The noninvasive treatment sends laser energy through a small fiber that heats and seals off the vein. Each session takes about 30 minutes, and requires no downtime for the patient, who can walk around immediately after the appointment.
With the self-indulgent atmosphere of a day spa and the collective medical knowledge and security of a clinic, True MD Med Spa provides safe and luxurious aesthetic enhancements without any invasive surgical treatments. Highly trained and dedicated aestheticians administer the microdermabrasion, which uses an exfoliant to slough and shed the uppermost epidermal layer while simultaneously summoning up new skin sprouts. Brighter, healthier skin underneath takes center stage like a narcissistic spotlight, and clients can waltz out of the office door wearing a fresher, softer face straight away.