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It's officially the new year, so that means you've got a stack of resolutions in your arsenal ready to fire. Maybe you want to join a gym. Maybe you want to get a new pair of running kicks and start doing cardio all day, errday. But if you want to face the new year with a new face (quite literally), we've got the sunspots for you.

We've mapped out the best places to get your face done up, and we're not talking about the usual "put a smear of mango cream on and call it a day" treatments either. We've singled out skincare clinics and spas that go deep, like real deep, with cleansing treatments, effective peels, microdermabrasion, and so much more. We opted not to include hotel spas and instead shed a light on the small local businesses and aestheticians who will help us put our best faces forward this 2016.

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1. Skintique Miami

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4100 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 284-4323
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This Sofia Vergara-approved spa offers four clinical acne treatments that will leave you spotless in just a few sessions. The Acne Blue Light Therapy is one that uses blue light to kill the molecule that contains the acne bacteria in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin, so after a couple of visits, you can say goodbye to your blemishes. Plus, if you want to work those wrinkles out, try the Power Peel. It dramatically reduces pore size, promotes collagen production and jump starts cell renewal. This, along with organic facials, massages, and pregnancy skin-care treatments, are waiting for you.

2. Miami Skin Boutique & Spa

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350 S Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 896-4775
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A robe, slippers, and tasty tea greet you upon arrival at this Beauty 38 skin clinic, which focuses on nitty-gritty facials and treatments in a spa-like environment. For $125 per person, you can enjoy a special facial tailored to your skin that cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts, all while getting a mani/pedi, or you can opt for many other treatments like photo light therapy, diamond microdermabrasion, and oxygen facials.

3. Face. Brow & Beauty Bar

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900 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
Located in the heart of Downtown Brickell, this beauty bar focuses on making you feel confident with facials that clear, moisturize, and brighten the skin. Prices range from $40 for a quick mini facial to $130 for more intensive treatments that tackle acne and rosacea or aging. You can get your eyebrows threaded, eyelashes extended, or makeup done here as well.

4. Ellie's Beauty Touch

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350 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 491-3231
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Located at the Wind tower in Brickell, Ellie's Beauty Touch gives you a perfect view of Miami's expanding city skyline as you receive an LED light treatment or an express facial. There are three different under $100 signature facials to choose from, however each can be altered according to your individual needs.

5. Brickell Cosmetic Center & Spa

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1913 SW 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
(305) 456-6001
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This Brickell spa has an overload of facials and skin treatments for you to choose from that help with ailments like acne, aging, skin pigmentation, sun spots, and so much more. If you want the complete works, give the Spaah Facial a try, which involves exfoliating, extracting, facial steaming, and a mask to make your face feel brand new. Plus, Brickell Cosmic Center has a Beauty Passport that lets you in on all its services for an affordable monthly fee.
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6. Cleanskin by Isa

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2666 Tigertail Ave
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 877-6789
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Founder and aesthetician Isa Salvador runs this serene spot in Coconut Grove surrounded by lush Banyan trees and tropical foliage. She offers a number of different types of affordable facials and peels, and can customize each session according to your needs. One of her more unique treatments is Dermaplaning, in which a blade is used to “refinish” the skin’s top layers by removing the outermost dead skin cells and that dirt-trapping peach fuzz. If you want a little bit of everything, though, opt in for The Royal Treatment. This includes a peel, microdermabrasion or dermaplaning, extractions, microcurrent face and neck skin tightening, healing light contouring, a facial mask, a massage, and nourishing serums and creams, all for $180.
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7. In2u Beauty Bar

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2550 SW 27th Ave.
Miami, FL 33133
(786) 239-0876
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In2U Beauty Bar offers a number of routine, under $100 facials that range from extraction to microdermabrasion to exfoliation. Plus, Hylunia products, which are 100 percent organic, vegan, and gluten free, are used in each. There are two new services, the e-Facial and e-Matrix, that both improve skin quality and reverse signs of aging.

8. Sky and Sea Spa

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8700 N Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176
(786) 476-5484
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Sky and Sea Spa offers peels, detox sessions, and facials specifically catered for men, although girls can get in on the fun too. Popular here is a special non-invasive laser rejuvenation treatment that's said to lessens large pores, improves skin texture and redness, and treats wrinkles by stimulating collagen re-growth. It’s like the triple threats of facials, and after just four sessions it's said to cure those uneven textures.

9. Eména Spa

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4100 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 438-3777
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Eména Spa is like the Design District's aesthetic speakeasy (with private entrance and all). This beauty haven offers fruit and vegetable-based facials, microdermabrasion, blueberry detox peels, and oxygen facials to satisfy all your epidermal needs. Plus, there's a killer membership that gets you two treatments per month for $149. Yes, please.

10. Ölsüss Skin Boutique

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20 NE 41st St.
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 356-3378
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Whether you're in need of a spot-focused facial, microdermabrasion, an environmental control treatment, or a little dash of everything, Ölsüss Skin Boutique owner Sonia Reisin can work with you to satisfy your epidermic needs. When you're done enjoying your organic facial, head over to the boutique section and indulge in handmade soaps, Argentinian shoes, undergarments, and more.

11. The Parlour

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9700 S Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670-8008
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If there was a chapter about Daisy Buchanan getting dolled up before her meetings with Gatsby, this swanky spot would be her go-to place with its glamorous wall paper, checkered floors, and quilted couches. It offers six different types of facial treatments plus a back cleansing, which you can tinker tailor to your own specific needs. This venue is also big on extractions and peels; you can choose from up to 14 different basic ones (although if you're indecisive, you can just layer on a few of those peels).

12. Le Petite Skin Retreat

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400 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-9709
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Nestled in Miami Beach, Le Petit Skin Retreat is located inside a townhouse overlooking the ocean. You'll find a plethora of refreshing treatments here, from an anti-aging facial with diamond collagen mask to a skin-smoothing facial involving a lactic peel. Once you're done, feel free to enjoy of its many other services, like waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash extensions.

13. Barba Skin Clinic

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4770 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-1133
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Barba's Skin Clinic places a high priority on its clinical facials and peels, whether you're a teen, a millennial who wants a head start on the aging process, or someone who's in dire need of some skin hydration. Consultations are free for first-timers, and you'll receive a $50 discount on your first facial. The clinic is also part skin boutique, where you can find a plethora of products from reputable brands like Clarisonic and Skinceuticals.

1. Skintique Miami

4100 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146
This Sofia Vergara-approved spa offers four clinical acne treatments that will leave you spotless in just a few sessions. The Acne Blue Light Therapy is one that uses blue light to kill the molecule that contains the acne bacteria in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin, so after a couple of visits, you can say goodbye to your blemishes. Plus, if you want to work those wrinkles out, try the Power Peel. It dramatically reduces pore size, promotes collagen production and jump starts cell renewal. This, along with organic facials, massages, and pregnancy skin-care treatments, are waiting for you.
4100 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33146

2. Miami Skin Boutique & Spa

350 S Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130
A robe, slippers, and tasty tea greet you upon arrival at this Beauty 38 skin clinic, which focuses on nitty-gritty facials and treatments in a spa-like environment. For $125 per person, you can enjoy a special facial tailored to your skin that cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts, all while getting a mani/pedi, or you can opt for many other treatments like photo light therapy, diamond microdermabrasion, and oxygen facials.
350 S Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130

3. Face. Brow & Beauty Bar

900 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Located in the heart of Downtown Brickell, this beauty bar focuses on making you feel confident with facials that clear, moisturize, and brighten the skin. Prices range from $40 for a quick mini facial to $130 for more intensive treatments that tackle acne and rosacea or aging. You can get your eyebrows threaded, eyelashes extended, or makeup done here as well.
900 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

4. Ellie's Beauty Touch

350 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Located at the Wind tower in Brickell, Ellie's Beauty Touch gives you a perfect view of Miami's expanding city skyline as you receive an LED light treatment or an express facial. There are three different under $100 signature facials to choose from, however each can be altered according to your individual needs.
350 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

5. Brickell Cosmetic Center & Spa

1913 SW 3rd Ave., Miami, FL 33129
Brickell Cosmetic Center & Spa
This Brickell spa has an overload of facials and skin treatments for you to choose from that help with ailments like acne, aging, skin pigmentation, sun spots, and so much more. If you want the complete works, give the Spaah Facial a try, which involves exfoliating, extracting, facial steaming, and a mask to make your face feel brand new. Plus, Brickell Cosmic Center has a Beauty Passport that lets you in on all its services for an affordable monthly fee.
1913 SW 3rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33129

6. Cleanskin by Isa

2666 Tigertail Ave, Miami, FL 33133
Cleanskin by Isa
Founder and aesthetician Isa Salvador runs this serene spot in Coconut Grove surrounded by lush Banyan trees and tropical foliage. She offers a number of different types of affordable facials and peels, and can customize each session according to your needs. One of her more unique treatments is Dermaplaning, in which a blade is used to “refinish” the skin’s top layers by removing the outermost dead skin cells and that dirt-trapping peach fuzz. If you want a little bit of everything, though, opt in for The Royal Treatment. This includes a peel, microdermabrasion or dermaplaning, extractions, microcurrent face and neck skin tightening, healing light contouring, a facial mask, a massage, and nourishing serums and creams, all for $180.
2666 Tigertail Ave
Miami, FL 33133

7. In2u Beauty Bar

2550 SW 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33133
In2U Beauty Bar offers a number of routine, under $100 facials that range from extraction to microdermabrasion to exfoliation. Plus, Hylunia products, which are 100 percent organic, vegan, and gluten free, are used in each. There are two new services, the e-Facial and e-Matrix, that both improve skin quality and reverse signs of aging.
2550 SW 27th Ave.
Miami, FL 33133

8. Sky and Sea Spa

8700 N Kendall Dr., Miami, FL 33176
Sky and Sea Spa offers peels, detox sessions, and facials specifically catered for men, although girls can get in on the fun too. Popular here is a special non-invasive laser rejuvenation treatment that's said to lessens large pores, improves skin texture and redness, and treats wrinkles by stimulating collagen re-growth. It’s like the triple threats of facials, and after just four sessions it's said to cure those uneven textures.
8700 N Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176

9. Eména Spa

4100 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137
Eména Spa is like the Design District's aesthetic speakeasy (with private entrance and all). This beauty haven offers fruit and vegetable-based facials, microdermabrasion, blueberry detox peels, and oxygen facials to satisfy all your epidermal needs. Plus, there's a killer membership that gets you two treatments per month for $149. Yes, please.
4100 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137

10. Ölsüss Skin Boutique

20 NE 41st St., Miami, FL 33137
Whether you're in need of a spot-focused facial, microdermabrasion, an environmental control treatment, or a little dash of everything, Ölsüss Skin Boutique owner Sonia Reisin can work with you to satisfy your epidermic needs. When you're done enjoying your organic facial, head over to the boutique section and indulge in handmade soaps, Argentinian shoes, undergarments, and more.
20 NE 41st St.
Miami, FL 33137

11. The Parlour

9700 S Dixie Hwy., Miami, FL 33156
If there was a chapter about Daisy Buchanan getting dolled up before her meetings with Gatsby, this swanky spot would be her go-to place with its glamorous wall paper, checkered floors, and quilted couches. It offers six different types of facial treatments plus a back cleansing, which you can tinker tailor to your own specific needs. This venue is also big on extractions and peels; you can choose from up to 14 different basic ones (although if you're indecisive, you can just layer on a few of those peels).
9700 S Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33156

12. Le Petite Skin Retreat

400 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Nestled in Miami Beach, Le Petit Skin Retreat is located inside a townhouse overlooking the ocean. You'll find a plethora of refreshing treatments here, from an anti-aging facial with diamond collagen mask to a skin-smoothing facial involving a lactic peel. Once you're done, feel free to enjoy of its many other services, like waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash extensions.
400 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

13. Barba Skin Clinic

4770 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137
Barba's Skin Clinic places a high priority on its clinical facials and peels, whether you're a teen, a millennial who wants a head start on the aging process, or someone who's in dire need of some skin hydration. Consultations are free for first-timers, and you'll receive a $50 discount on your first facial. The clinic is also part skin boutique, where you can find a plethora of products from reputable brands like Clarisonic and Skinceuticals.
4770 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137