The physician-led programs at Club Reduce approach weight loss via two holistic approaches that are informed by science. Comprehensive programs may spring fully grown from the cranium of Zeus or from one-on-one consultations, during which practitioners may send samples of clients’ saliva or hair to the lab for analysis that will reveal hormone imbalances, or they might direct clients to input their diet into a computer system that will highlight vitamin deficiencies. These programs target personal obstacles to slimming down, such as hormone irregularities and sugar dependency, and may be tailored to relieve chronic headaches or allergies or restore health to lackluster skin. The second path sidesteps regimes in favor of three discreet, relaxing treatments that aim to noninvasively jumpstart the metabolism and catalyze natural detoxification processes.
Together with a team of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical staff, the board-certified physicians at Complete Clinics design weight-loss programs based on patients' body chemistry and specific goals. They use health markers such as resting metabolic rate, insulin resistance, and cholesterol and blood-glucose levels to customize their programs. A personalized, calorically nonrestrictive diet helps patrons achieve sustainable results without counting calories, purchasing costly specialized foods, or measuring out portions with a microscope. The clinical crew can bolster weight-loss efforts with doctor-supervised HCG injections, B12 injections, and prescription medications. This hands-on clinical approach has garnered attention from numerous local media outlets, including NBC and CBS News.
To further individualize treatment, the doctor and medical staff offer specialty programs for brides-to-be, new moms, and people with diabetes or polycystic ovarian syndrome. They help clients meet health and wellness goals with innovative equipment such as Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning technology, a pressure-changing device designed to simulate interval resistance training.
After examining each client's skin to determine its unique needs, the Jeunesse Palace Medi Spa performs customized facials using natural medical-grade skincare products imported from France. She deep cleanses pores, sloughs off dull skin cells with an exfoliating treatment, and invigorates skin with a massage before applying a rejuvenating mask. Visitors to the spa can also opt for microdermabrasion or chemical peels, or purchase beauty products on site, which are discounted by 5% for students and members of the military.
Bella Medica's alternative cosmetic treatments address a host of bodily concerns—from aging and loose skin to smoking habits and weight gain—using natural, toxin-free green spa practices. Tackling sun-damaged and acne-prone skin, the anti-aging skin Medica Vitalize chemical peel aims to seize youth back from Father Time, throwing hourglass sand in his eyes and forcing him to eat minute rice. The peel employs a blend of retinoic, resorcinol, beta-hydroxy, and alpha-hydroxy acids to help smooth the texture of facial skin by removing its outer layers and innermost repressed feelings. One of the only superficial peels suitable for all skin types, the Vitalize peel incurs little to no downtime after treatment.
A team of doctors and staff of trained laser technicians and certified aestheticians send clients back into the world free of the imperfections that previously obstructed their image goals and self-confidence. Their services include skin-tightening and skin rejuvenation treatments to help clients look younger, iLipo treatments to help them look slimmer, and hair-removal services to help their skin look softer and less appealing to yetis looking for mates. The team also offers plastic surgery, facelifts, and wrinkle-reduction treatments, all with the singular goal of improving the way folks look and feel.
Cyclic Variations in Altitude Conditioning (CVAC) simulates a cycling of changes in pressure, temperature, and oxygen, boosting blood’s oxygen-carrying and adaptation capacity to help improve stamina. At Complete Clinics, CVAC explorers step into a pod and spend their 20-minute session listening to music, talking on the phone, or thinking about dinosaurs while the atmospheric changes around them simulate going up and down a mountain somewhere between 200 and 500 times. High-altitude hijinks have always been a favorite way for cyclists, pro athletes, and cowboys to boost their endurance and polish their performance, but it’s being found to have benefits for ordinary folks too. Stanford University recently studied CVAC’s effect on insulin resistance and metabolism, two key factors in obesity. And CVAC users say it helps them sleep better, be more alert, and stop losing their car keys. Click here to see CBS News Chicago’s coverage of how CVAC works and its benefits.