Dr. Amin Jaffer homes in on each patient's teeth to form comprehensive treatment plans aimed at lifelong oral health. The molar maven, who has practiced in Ann Arbor for the past decade, not only outfits bites with preventative care, but also revitalizes teeth with cosmetic services carefully designed to complement face shape, eye color, and the style of artwork hanging from mouth walls. M. Amin Jaffer D.D.S also helps bring grins to the local area through community outreach, including a program that grants kids free dental care on specific days of the year and prevents their teeth from turning into marshmallows.
The slate-blue walls in the studio of Massage by Peggy recall the tranquility of the ocean, which helps to ease clients into a state of relaxation. Aromatherapy scents permeate the candlelit room, while a heated table helps clients unwind better than riding a merry-go-round backwards. Certified massage therapist Peggy eases knots from muscles in modalities including Swedish, sports, and geriatric.
Faulty valves, age, and even genetic predisposition can all be responsible for the appearance of unsightly—and occasionally painful—varicose and spider veins. At Venocure, Dr. George Nahhas specializes in using cutting-edge medical technologies to remove these blemishes using minimally invasive methods. The VNUS Closure procedure uses ultrasound-guided catheters to enter the affected veins and then bombard the walls with a barrage of radio frequency energy, which causes the veins to collapse and minimizes their appearance to the naked eye. In addition to this highly refined approach, Dr. Nahhas also offers other tried-and-true methods for concealing the signs of blue-tinged varicose veins, such as sclerotherapy injections and compression stockings, as opposed to drawing skin-colored tattoos over the affected areas.
Refractive surgeon Dr. Hasan Hakim doesn’t just perform LASIK surgery—he was involved in the FDA trials of the excimer laser used in LASIK during his time at the University of Kansas. In the years since, he has kept abreast of cutting-edge developments in vision restoration, from the evolution of LASIK and PRK surgeries to the replacement of eyes with miniature owls. With 5,000 vision-correction procedures already under his belt, Dr. Hakim continues to tend to peepers with deft hands and state-of-the-art technology, performing both incision and laser procedures to bring the world back into focus for those struggling to read street signs or tea leaves. A full stock of Acuvue contacts and frames by Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein helps Dr. Hakim perform more conventional vision enhancements.
In 1993, Adela White was admiring the makeup work of one of her coworkers, when that coworker revealed a secret: it had been tattooed on. This was the Detroit native's first experience with permanent makeup, and it inspired her to study the technique and learn as much as she could, even going so far as to travel across the country seeking training. Now, with more than two decades of experience, Adela is able to use permanent pigments to create full, sweeping eyebrows, colorful lips, or other natural looks that eliminate the need for daily maintenance and makeup applications. During appointments, Adela helps minimize any potential discomfort by offering to apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area.
Occasionally, a healthy diet and exercise aren't enough for people to achieve the body that they desire. These are the situations when Dr. Ali Elhorr's specialization in weight-loss and body-contouring procedures can help. In addition to offering a handful of surgical options, Dr. Elhorr embraces technological advancements that enable him to perform body-contouring procedures that require significantly less recovery time than surgery. One example is SmartLipo, which uses laser technology to liquefy fatty deposits while also reduce the amount of pain and downtime a client may experience.