Recently I experienced some much needed pampering at Dr Jhonny Salomon Med Spa. It took a while, but I finally sat down to write about it! I’ll be going into detail on the specific treatments and products in my Dr Jhonny Salomon Med Spa Review.
First, I wanted to mention that Dr Jhonny Salomon has a Plastic Surgery & Med Spa at this Coral Gables location. I’m just going to focus my review on the Med Spa since I’ve never had any plastic surgery and didn’t really go near that area of this pretty large location.
6705 Red Road, Suite 708
Miami, FL 33143
It’s in the same location as the Whole Foods and parking is free so that’s nice and convenient. It was very modern and white with some whimsical art and decor.
Dr Jhonny is an avid art lover as you can see with his wide collection of art work and own personal photography from his travels. His taste in art is splashed all over to add his personality to the white and modern space.
The between treatments waiting area in the space is comfortable with refreshments and light snacks. Many art, art books, and informational reading options are laid out.
Dr Jhonny Med Spa uses SkinCeuticals professional line of products. If you haven’t heard of them, they are pretty much the top of the line in skin care. Their serums have a cult following to say the least. Now I’ve used them before and already love them, so the products from the line that were recommended for my individual skin type (hormonal acne and dry) are as follows:
SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel
great for oily or problematic skin
This is a great cleanser, I would personally avoid the eye area.
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
Broad range antioxidant treatment combining 2% Phloretin, 10% L-Ascorbic Acid, and .5% Ferulic Acid
Use only 4-5 drops in the AM only
SkinCeuticals PHYTO +
Botaical Gel for Hyperpigmentation
Great for putting on any discoloration or spots! This is a true winner, winner, chicken dinner for me.
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50
UVA/UVB Protective Fluid to enhance natural skin tone. Water resistant (40 minutes), Paraban Free, Chemical-Filter Free Universal Tint.
So this sunscreen has a bit of tint but seems to blend fairly well with most skin tones. Even my medium olive skin.
SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair
Restorative Treatment for Damaged or Aging Lips
Now this one is surprisingly awesome. Be sure to only use twice a day as it is a treatment and not a moisturizer. Using it more will not be beneficial. The facialist warned me about exactly what would happen, but I forgot so just don’t do it.
Eclat Medical Spa Products
This line is a medical line, so you’ll probably have to come see Dr Jhonny at that med spa to get these.
They are as follows:
Removes makeup and gives skin clarity. Formulated with Aloe, grapefruit essential oil scented, and contains Green Tea, Azelaic Acid, Willow Bark, Sugarcane, and Lemon
Combines Glycolic Acid, Retnol to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
Prescription strength chemical exfoliant to treat environmental damage, reduce find lines, wrinkles, large pores and slow the aging process. It is infused with Vitamin E and Vitamin C to sooth and further enrich the skin.
I think of it as Retin-A only gentle.
Vitamin C Gel 20%
Antioxidant, rebuilds collagen, provides antioxidant protection against photo-aging.
Targets age spots and scars. Combines Hydroquinone, a prescription strength topical that reduces melanin production, along with natural Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid, and Licorice Root.
Improves discoloration, sun damage, acne, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. Combines TCA, Vitamin C, Tretinoic Acid, Phenol to accelerate cell renewal and stimulate collagen.
This facial is beneficial for all skin types. Think of it as a microdermabrasion with water that is more gentle, yet effective. It’s a 50 minute treatment that is individualized to your skin needs.
This is a very comfortable facial treatment and everything is done using their state of the art machine. From placing the right amount of product to the skin, to suction extractions, and the gentle scrubbing.
Since I needed only minimal extractions (trust me that’s not common) I had time for LED light therapy. Yay! The blue light is great for killing bacteria while the red is great for stimulating anti-aging effects.
I should probably throw in that I am a facialist, so knowing what I know I’m often very disappointed after a facial. In fact most facials are just terrible. This was a completely wonderful experience that I can comfortably recommended to even the pickiest facial snob, myself included. Your skin will look better and feel so much smoother after.
Laser Hair Removal
OK so my experiences with laser hair removal have ALL BEEN TERRIBLE. I’ll just toss that out there. Most don’t feel like anything and also don’t DO anything. Then you find one that does something, but it’s just too damn painful to tolerate. I’ve been getting laser from one place with several machines for over 2 years before the new machine made it too painful to continue.
This was thankfully different. It was painful, but even my weakling self could stand it. It was a sharp and fast burn. After it was done, it was DONE. But I wasn’t dying of fear between each zap. I have a Tria home laser hair removal system and that works, but unfortunately it sits covered in dust because I’ too damn scared of it to actually harm myself in that way.
The Myer’s Cocktail is around $150 and injected via IV by a Physician Assistant. The Myer’s Cocktail is the colloquial name for an intravenous nutrient mixture invented by Baltimore physician John Myers containing magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins and vitamin C that is promoted as an alternative treatment for a broad range of conditions. Dr Jhonny’s Med Spa can customize this cocktail for the individuals needs by adding different vitamins and minerals. This is also a procedure routinely done on his plastic surgery patients to prepare for and help recover from surgery.
Unfortunately for me, my veins were hiding out and after trying a few times the PA decided it was best to give up and do a vitamin shot instead. But this is something I experience commonly, so I wouldn’t guess this to be common. The PA was shocked when as I previously told her my body immediately pushes out needles. This is a hyper active defense mechanism in my body. Much like a splinter is pushed out eventually by the body, my body just does this very quickly and with alarming force. You should have seen my arms after my csection. It was a war zone! lol
The shot was full of B vitamins and also beneficial. This shot can give you a lot of energy and that’s why some like to use it for weight loss. When combined with healthy eating and working out this shot can give you a needed boast. You know that feeling when you haven’t worked out in so long because you’re just soooo out of shape that 2 minutes into a workout you wanna faint. Yeah, well that’s where this is helpful. It will give you that extra energy you need when you’ve been slacking too long and now can’t handle moderate exercise. Or use it for energy to clean the house. Your choice!
It was a lovely Med Spa and great for Miami and Coral Gables locals. The people are warm and inviting and very knowledgable. I felt very comfortable and enjoyed all my treatments. Yup! Even the shot and failed IV. That more so because of how I felt after obviously 😉
Other treatments I would love to try offered at Jhonny Med Spa are the Coolsculpting…YASSSSSS!!!! Oxygen Infused Facial…this one can make you relax to sleep. I’m also curious to try their massages because if their facials are this good I have a good feeling about their massage therapists.
All opinions are my own.