My Derma Clinic has a new location, expanded services

By Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld….
My Derma Clinic has a new home. The med-spa recently moved to 8517 SW 136 St. (behind the Office Max) after almost four years in the Dixie Belle Shoppes.

Owner Margaret Haley says the new space is much larger, so the clinic has expanded from four to 10 rooms, and seven are treatment rooms. She’s also adding new machines for med-spa services, including the Venus Freeze.

“It’s a radio frequency device for body contouring and anti aging,” Haley says.

The Venus Freeze can be used for a number of face and body applications, including cellulite, wrinkle reduction and skin tightening.

“We were the first one in the county to acquire the Venus Freeze,” she says. We’re pretty excited. The Venus has been great for us.”

Treatments such as BOTOX and Restylane injections are done by the medical director, Dr. Constantine Kitsos, a board certified plastic surgeon, or nurse practitioner Yaqueline Arjona.

My Derma Clinic now offers Latisse, the prescription treatment that helps regenerate eyelashes.

“It goes on with a little disposable applicator,” Haley says. “You put it on clean eye lids at the base of your eyelashes every night before bed, and it really works!”

Haley expects to continue to expand the services offered. She says they are looking into adding other cutting-edge devices for an array of cosmetic concerns, such as broken blood vessels around the nose, and sun spots.

“We’ve been doing the injectibles for well over a year and now we’re bringing on new medical equipment,” she says. “We’ve tried to engage in managed growth over the past four years, slowly expanding our offerings.”

The growth comes at a time when the economy is sour and people are being cautious about they spend. The key to My Derma Clinic’s success is good service.

“Even in recession people want to look good and they demand customer service,” she says.

So Haley makes sure that customers feel they are well cared for. When someone is looking to do a beauty treatment, such as having their lips filled with Juvederm, they are shown numerous photos of lips so they can see what they want and what would look most natural. Haley says the nurse practitioner spends a great deal of time with the patients, making sure everything is done just right and that they are comfortable.

The med-spa also offers massages and sauna sessions, and there are three licensed therapists available who perform Swedish, Reflexology, pregnancy and Hot Stone massages. Or, clients can opt for a Dry Hydrotherapy session for a massage in less than 30 minutes.

For those who want other non-medical spa services, My Derma offers facials, peels, manicures and pedicures, and hair services. “We have very comfortable massage chairs for the pedicures,” she says. “We use Zoya nail polish, a vegan, long-lasting polish and Shellac by CND, a hybrid polish/gel that lasts for two weeks and comes off easily.”

Haley ensures that the equipment and tools are sanitary; for example, the instruments for manicures and pedicures are wrapped are sterilized in an autoclave and the sealed pouches are opened in front of the customer.

With the additional space, My Derma Clinic’s gift shop, Zen Garden Gifts, has expanded. “We have very nice designer-inspired jewelry from $10 to $100 and a lot of other reasonably priced gift items and we offer gift wrapping,” Haley says.

The gift shop also carries girlfriend gifts, teacher gifts and headbands. A change from the old store is that while the gift shop is in the front of the store, there are items displayed throughout the space now.

“Everywhere you’ll go, you’ll see something you’ll want to buy,” she says. For more information, call 305-253-4772 or go to

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