It's as if pent-up stress begins to evaporate almost as soon as clients enter SkinFaceBody Spa. With its pristine white walls, drapes, and treatment stations, the studio's ambiance evokes the cool serenity of an art gallery or especially quiet refrigerator. Throw pillows and backsplash tiles add occasional touches of color, although no hues are vivid enough to distract visitors from indulging themselves with one of the spa's rejuvenating services.
In the private rooms, aestheticians customize facials to accommodate recipients' specific needs, and address signs of aging with exfoliating microdermabrasion. Therapists alleviate tension with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and augment soothing Thai massages with aromatic bundles of sweet basil and kaffir lime. Even the nail technicians go above and beyond simply filing and polishing nails—the addition of exfoliating scrubs and massages with organic lotions help turn basic manicures and pedicures into pampering escapes.
Believing that a well-informed patient is better equipped to make appropriate health care decisions, Dr. Ali Etessam and his friendly staff educate mouth owners on the best way to care for their smiles. Inside comfortable treatment rooms, they indulge patients’ thirst for dental knowledge via educational videos or computer imaging software with visualizations of their smiles superimposed onto Mr. or Mrs. PacMan. In addition to basic oral upkeep, the doctor—who boasts certificates in Advanced Orthodontics and TMJ—offers dental treatments ranging from veneers to Zoom! teeth whitening to Invisalign. The doctor also helps reverse non-oral signs of aging with quick administrations of Botox.
H. Anton Richardt, DDS, combines his professional perfectionism with a comfortable, caring, and relaxing office environment. Dr. Richardt opened his first practice in 1987 and has since attended annual seminars to keep his knowledge current and practice his signature hand-raising style. The practice strives to stay at the forefront of technology, using lasers to detect decay early, machines that model and mill crowns on site, and Trial Smiles, a temporary cosmetic enhancement. In addition to revitalizing smiles, Dr. Richardt restores skin with rejuvenating cosmetic injections and satisfies inquiring minds via an online glossary of dental procedures. Two dental hygienists—each with more than a decade of experience—make dental care a pleasure
The serenity of the Atlantic waters doesn’t end at the beachfront. A few blocks away stands Dermal~Care Esthetics & Wellness Centre, which parallels the soothing waves lapping against the shore with a holistic, tranquil environment. Headed by owner and licensed medical aesthetician Deborah McGarry, the aestheticians and massage therapists welcome clients with personalized and undivided attention, offering a chance to relax with a cup of organic herbal tea or gourmet coffee prior to treatment. The staff—which variously boasts education at the Florida Health Academy and authority as an oncology-certified aesthetician—administers each treatment at a leisurely pace, and ensures that it is as personalized as someone with a birthmark in the shape of their own logo.
Board-certified physician Dr. Parisima Taeb’s formative experiences with medicine happened by her father’s side as she watched the established bariatric specialist heal patients using his more than two decades of experience. Now at her own practice, Slim Now MD, Dr. Taeb puts her own 10 years of experience to use as she supervises medical weight loss, FDA-approved appetite suppressant, customized diet, and B12-lipotropic injection programs. And to ensure clients are paired with the right program for them, Dr. Taeb spearheads all initial consultations. From there, a custom tailored diet plan and four-week menu plan is created using specific information gathered about the patients’ medical histories, metabolisms, and alter egos’ least favorite foods.
The staff at Luxe Nail Lounge expertly beautifies nails and rids clients of unwanted hair with professional waxing services. Specialty nail services, such as the De "Luxe" manicure, combine cuticle and nail shaping with a hand scrub, mask, and massage for handshakes so soft that no one will remember your name. Eco-Fin all-natural treatments—a blend of organic coconut and soy oils with shea butter and vitamin E—can be added to any pedicure as an alternative to paraffin. And in addition to standard nailcare and waxing, the nail lounge hosts mani-pedi parties for bridal showers, birthdays, or post-marathon celebrations or recoveries.