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At the new Golden Butterflies Spa & Rehab Center, medical staffers trained in high-tech, nonsurgical procedures team up with beauty therapists to transform bodies into fashion statements, independent of clothes. The team's most unusual treatments involve hormones and plasma formulas rich in platelet cells, which can alter body chemistry to catalyze rejuvenation and the cultivation of tiny victory gardens by the digestive tract's flora. Lasers do double duty as emissaries of smooth, hairless skin and leaner bodily contours, whereas cosmetic injections focus on creating youthful faces and obliterating cellulite. With aromatic oils and warm stones within reach, the gentle hands of massage therapists send waves of relaxation rolling through muscles via the careful acupressure of reflexology or deep-tissue therapy aimed at soothing connective tissue. Permanent cosmetics stands out as the only service with effects meant to endure forever, unlike promises of marriage to snowmen.