La Belle Chique: Combining the Best of Science and Nature
Apr 01, 2012 01:08PM
By Debra Novak
Gentle, non-invasive treatments improve facial contours.
Today’s savvy men and women in search of the latest anti-aging technologies are turning to medical spas, such as La Belle Chique European Medical Spa, in Naples, that combine the luxury of a traditional day spa with a menu of cosmetic procedures. When she opened the spa in 2009, Greet Baestaens, a doctor of physical therapy, was slightly ahead of the nationwide trend. According to the International Medical Spa Association, the number of medical spas has grown by 80 percent since 2010 and is now up to an estimated 4,250 facilities nationwide.
Part of the growth has been fueled by the increasing number of cosmetic procedures that require medical training and supervision by a physician. Such services are on the regular menu offered at La Belle: laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, facial toning and tightening, Juvederm and botox injections and photodynamic acne therapy. The spa also offers chemical peels, European facials, Glo Minerals makeup and the Amici 0.3 Hair Growth System.
Greet, whose whole-health approach to outer beauty includes nutrition and lifestyle changes, began her career as a physical therapist. “For 15 years, I worked with people that lived with pain. When their pain was gone and they felt better, my patients wanted the way they felt on the inside to show on the outside, so I became interested in helping them do that,” she explains.
One of the spa’s most popular treatments helps to tone and tighten the face and body, addressing wrinkles and providing a temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite. The Accent XL dual-layer thermotherapy technique delivers non-invasive treatment by combining two proprietary radio frequency modes and using separate hand pieces to provide therapeutic heat at different tissue depths within the body. “Three to five treatments can tighten loose skin, improve face and body contours and promote healthy collagen production,” says Greet. For effective body contouring, it is advisable to reach an ideal body weight and use this particular therapy for problem areas such as love handles, belly bulges and loose underarm skin.
Location: 619 Eighth St. S. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 239-213-9186 or visit LaBelleChique.com.
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