At White Lotus Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Alexander Huber Sciolino draws from different modalities to customize each treatment to his clients' liking. With help from fellow therapist Kelly Zywiczynski Giles, Alexander works with clients on either table or chair to address issues such as anxiety, chronic pain, or sports injuries acquired vicariously through the TV.
Clients dictate the particulars of each session, deciding whether the massage therapist uses scented oils, puts on music, and sings the high or low harmony to "Amazing Grace." Therapists follow proper draping protocols to put clients at ease as they apply light pressure, deep strokes, and hot stones to ailing muscles.
Dr. Mary Louise Lenahan, a board-certified dermatologist for more than 25 years and chief of dermatology for the Catholic Health System, helms a team of highly trained professionals who evaluate and employ advanced skincare technologies to treat a range of epidermal needs. Experts use cosmetic lasers to treat rosacea, sun damage, and other planetary anomalies, and assorted cosmetic injectables—such as Botox, Dysport, and Sculptra—subdue curmudgeonly skin folds. Technicians also cosset complexions with chemical peels and extract unsightly facial and body hair from all skin types under the medically informed direction of Dr. Lenahan, who, in addition to being a member of the Buffalo-Rochester Dermatology Society, is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Fusion is an amazing force. It sets stars ablaze, redefines cuisine, and has even produced a hybrid of a gym and spa at Platinum Fitness. There, certified personal trainers construct individualized workout regimens or lead small group classes, pumping up muscles with Zumba, Pilates, or yoga. Therapists work alongside them, relaxing bodies with massage treatments or chiropractic manipulations, which, like an argument in Bantu, commonly produce clicking noises. After a workout or knead, members can relax in an infrared sauna or educate themselves about healthy eating with a nutritional consultation.
Dr. Joseph B. Neiman, a board-certified dermatologist with more than 30 years of experience to his credit, draws on training from New York University, the University of Tennessee, and Brown to treat the entire body. His background also includes hair restoration and nailcare. Together with a pair of trained nurse practitioners, he works over intense-pulsed-light units, hair-removal lasers, and other pieces of modern technology. In treatment rooms, the team also draws upon an arsenal of Botox, Radiesse, and other products to help patrons meet beauty goals without always having to give a fairy godmother rides to the airport.
The baby-unveiling technicians at Perfect Preview perform safe ultrasound sessions in a sparkling facility using the state-of-the-art GE Voluson-e to complete all examinations. A 20-minute 3-D/4-D ultrasound-session package includes two color 3-D prints, two black-and-white 2-D prints, and a CD containing high-resolution, 3-D still images for printing, emailing, or Etch-A-Sketching. Customers also receive one year of access to BabyPeeks, a website that creates personalized pregnancy and baby websites, as well as an official gender determination of the tot-to-be (upon request) (a $49.95 value). Sonostream broadcasts the ultrasound experience in real time to out-of-town loved ones and part-time drifters, and expecting parents can even purchase a keepsake DVD of the ultrasound session set to lullaby music for an additional $20.
Dr. Jack Bertolino, Smooth Solutions Medical Aesthetics's owner and operator, employs a slew of modern technologies to combat his patients' signs of aging. He zaps wrinkles, cellulite, and stretch marks with his arsenal of medical-grade lasers. Along with lasers, Dr. Bertolino offers bariatric medicine to aid weight loss. Dr. Bertolino is also one of the area's only practitioners to offer bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, which introduces testosterone and estrogen back into aging bodies with time-release capsules implanted in the skin, helping men and women maintain their health, youth, and love of trampolines.