Born in Santiago, Chile, and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. John Michael Thomassen grew up with the dream of becoming a doctor. After studying mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Thomassen returned to San Juan to follow his passion and earn his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico. He spent six years completing an integrated plastic-surgery residency and fellowship at Georgetown University, and is now a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the South Florida community.
Thanks to his years of training, meticulous engineering background, and active role as a researcher, Dr. Thomassen has become an expert in complex reconstructions and cosmetic procedures for the face and body. He also offers a variety of aesthetic treatments, including wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers and sclerotherapy for spider veins caused by prolonged standing and emotional surges associated with watching football games on TV.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Facials, dermabrasion, and body contouring
Brands Used: CosMedical, Wilma Schumann Skin Care, [and] our own custom-blended products
With an eye toward results, owner Gina and her staff at Silky Skin use a discerning eye when choosing which products they use during their skin treatments. It's no surprise, then, that in order to treat acne, signs of aging, cellulite, or sun damage, they combine their own custom-blended solutions with noninvasive technology, such as ultrasonic cavitation and LipoLaser. As these treatments take place, along with seven facials and waxing of 17 body areas, tranquil music permeates the space to create a soothing ambiance.
Independent contractor The Beauty Buff, who works inside the Aqua Plastic Surgery, helps bodies look their best with Endermologie cellulite-reduction treatments. The treatments rely on specialized rollers to break down lumpy tissue structures that cause cellulite's dimpled appearance. Getting the treatments every so often can keep skin looking smooth and ready for a short dress, bathing suit, or highly scandalous Victorian costume at a moment's notice.
When the first Dermatone Skin Rejuvenation Center opened in downtown Miami in November 2010, it aimed to help clients rejuvenate their youth and embrace their outer aesthetics. Today, the franchise still relies on carefully selected treatments designed to erase years off their clients' appearances. Dermatone Skin Rejuvenation Center's licensed technicians and nurses wield FDA-certified radio-frequency generators for skin-tightening treatments that seek to mitigate stretch marks and cellulite. The therapeutic, deep-seeking heat massages existing collagen and promotes the production of new collagen in hopes of firmer skin surfaces. The clinic and its aestheticians, however, don't only offer this treatment. Led by Dr. Isaacs, MD, who has extensive training in advanced cosmetic medicine techniques, the staff specializes in performing Botox, Dysport, Radiesse, Restylane, Radiesse, medical-grade chemical peels, vein treatments, and skin care treatments. They also present a slate of facials designed with essential oils, clay masks, and vitamin C. Additionally, their weight-loss program uses vitamin injections, recipe books, and freezing one's snacks in a block of ice to help people look and feel better.
At Tribeca Medaesthetics, Dr. Jason A. Shapiro beautifies façades in a state-of-the-art cosmetic surgical center decked out with colorful artwork and cozy seating with relaxing lounge music. Cosmetic surgeries, such as face-lifts, breast augmentation and reduction, and liposuction—as well as Botox, Juvederm, and other injectables—help Dr. Shapiro contour patients’ curves and overall appearance to desired specifications. The board certified plastic surgeons also aim luminescent beams from a trio of cosmetic lasers to help resurface skin, burn fat, and break down any unwanted tattoos or long-division problem. The Tribeca Medaesthetics is a full service total wellness and anti-aging destination, offering comprehensive blood panels, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutrient therapy, and medical weight-loss programs in addition to nonsurgical aesthetic services such as platelet rich plasma, facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasions.
Inside the bright and cheerful confines of Azul Full Service, a staff of stylists and aestheticians provide speedy services to touch up looks before parties or just get a polished start to the week. The blowout bar has modern, lounge-style music as stylists practice their art, which include a soothing scalp massage as well as a shampoo and blow-dry. Each blowout takes only half an hour and can result in a variety of styles, from beach waves or curls to a natural look. At the lash and brow bar, aestheticians shape brows via waxing or tweezing, or individually apply eyelash extensions that give glances extra drama for up to a month. They can also hook clients up with teeth-whitening sessions and other services provided by doctors and staff at nearby Aqua Plastic Surgery.