Infrared Light and HydroExfoliation
Our newest and most advanced addition to the spa is Zaffiro®. Zaffiro® was a technology/technique developed in France over 15 years ago. In the European theater, Zaffiro is a mainstay of nonsurgical skin tightening. Zaffiro combines the the power of water exfoliation and thermal energy for skin tightening and enhancing the skin’s appearance and texture. The two modalities are used simultaneously to maximize results and minimize heat and discomfort.
Ocean Drive is proud to join Beverly Hills and South Beach, Miami as the only areas that offer Zaffiro in the United States. This revolutionary treatment will help tighten skin and help prevent strong, vibrant skin from losing its quality. The procedure itself is relaxing, enjoyable, and invigorating. It is not painful in nature. Results are seen immediately but are most dramatic in clients who undergo a series of treatments.
What does it treat?
Zaffiro in its truest sense treats the skin. All of it. It can be used anywhere that is not hair-bearing. The treatment is more of a stimulatory massage using the power of hydrotherapy and the energy of infra-red laser. By combining the two modalities, Zaffiro® is unique in its ability to treat all types of skin with the exception of hair-bearing skin. While Zaffiro® will not cause hair loss, the infra-red laser component is very effective in tightening skin. Out of an abundance of caution, we at Ocean Drive will avoid using this device over hair-bearing skin areas (Scalp area primarily).
From a treatment perspective, Zaffiro can be used for either “prejuvenation” or rejuvenation. For our “prejuvenation” patients, this modality is liberally used throughout the body due to its very reasonable price point. The most common areas treated are the face and neck, buttocks, upper arms, upper thighs inner thighs, and the abdomen. These patients are best served by a slow cycle of treatments (one treatment every 2-3 months) rather than rejuvenation clients. In rejuvenation clients, we recommend a faster treatment cycle (one treatment every 4 weeks) until the treatment protocol ends.
For our rejuvenation patients, or for patients looking for more of a dramatic difference, the most common treatment areas are arms, hands, inner thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. These patients receive one treatment every four weeks as compared to maintenance therapy, which is treated every 10-12 weeks.