Vargas Girl Gives Patients A More Youthful Look

Dr. Patricia Allen and Dr. Damaris Vargas of Vargas Girl: Beauty by the Aesthetic Doctors.

Wellington The Magazine – June 2016                                                             Vargas Girl Gives Patients A More Youthful Look

Story by Jason Stromberg • Photo by Abner Pedraza

Girl Power is female empowerment, independence and self-sureness. The Spice Girls, the British all-female pop group, brought the phrase into the mainstream lexicon. Dr. Damaris Vargas and Dr. Patricia Allen, board-certified emergency medical doctors at Palms West Hospital, love that phrase.

Girl Power is what their new business — Vargas Girl: Beauty by the Aesthetic Doctors — is all about: a woman on a journey to look her best at any age.

Vargas and Allen give women that better look and feel through their practice, which is based on concierge aesthetic medicine.

“Every woman wants the best version of themselves,” Vargas said. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Please yourself so that you feel good. You want to feel better.”

Vargas Girl is all about glamour and beauty redefined.

“We realized that we both had intentions of branching out from emergency medicine to give treatment to those who are looking to improve their skin,” Allen said. “We’re trying to get people to feel better about their appearance.”

Vargas Girl was Vargas’ dream.

“I thought of the paintings,” said Vargas, referring to Joaquin Alberto Vargas, a famous Peruvian painter of pin-up girls. “I thought of it as a prime play on my name. Aesthetics is the image I wanted to portray.”

Aesthetic medicine is about maintaining a youthful, natural appearance. Everyone should feel good and naturally healthy in their own skin. That is their goal for every patient.

“Patient care is number one. I feel like the patients and I can take that journey together,” Vargas said. “That feeling of being more beautiful, stronger, confident. Feeling more empowered as the days go by, as you age. You can be 60 years old and start a new chapter in your life. That confidence you had in your 20s and 30s, you can carry through for the rest of your life.”

At their practice, Vargas and Allen provide services that include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, fillers, micro-needling with the MicroPen and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), which uses the patient’s own blood to stimulate and release growth factors that help to rebuild the skin.

“We are starting this business in Wellington and letting it catch on to the rest of South Florida,” Vargas said. “We are two women in South Florida who are going to empower other women.”

You feel empowered because you feel beautiful. Taking ownership of your beauty is the message that Allen is trying to send.

“In this field, the patient leaves smiling,” Allen said. “I get to leave the Vargas Girl business feeling good. It makes me feel I did something good at the end of the day.”

In January, Vargas Girl opened its doors at 1043 S. State Road 7, Suite 125, in the Wellington Reserve. “We aren’t sitting in our clinic waiting for people to come in,” Allen said. “It’s all appointment-based, unless we are having an event day.”

Already, there are Vargas Girl success stories.

“One of the nurses I know very well in the emergency department at Palms West Hospital had work done by us,” Allen said. “Through a combination of multiple procedures, we were able to help rejuvenate her skin.”

The nurse’s reaction didn’t surprise either doctor.

“Our nurse said she felt beautiful for the first time in many years when she looked in the mirror after the procedure,” Allen said. “I hadn’t seen her smile like that in years. That made me smile.”

Vargas and Allen trained extensively through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.

“Our practice is based on medicine and artistic savvy,” Vargas said. “The best part is seeing the smiles, the tears that well up in each patient’s eyes when they like what they see. It can be as minimal as erasing a wrinkle. We want to make sure that our patients leave the office a better version of themselves.”

That includes men. “Our goal is to empower men,” Vargas said. “We do some procedures for men, such as taking care of balding. Anything we do for women, we do for men. We aren’t gender-specific, despite the name.”

For more information about Vargas Girl, call Dr. Damaris Vargas at (561) 292-5266 or Dr. Patricia Allen at (561) 292-5253, or visit medicine.