Dr. James Kerchner, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and registered nurse Kelly Dorsten have been providing aesthetic upgrades to clients for more than 20 years. They fight wrinkles and plump up lips with Botox injections and dermal fillers. They use a diode-laser system, which treats all skin and most hair types, to remove body hair peeking out of sandals, bathing suits, and chain mail. They also stock products from Rejuve and Vivité to help clients expand their skincare regimens beyond the office doors. For more intensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kerchner calls upon 30 years of performing oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, install dental implants, and perform surgical jaw reconstruction.
The highly trained staff at Tranquility Mind & Body Spa––a division of the Ohio Institute of Allied Health––brings balance to the mind, body, and spirit with a menu of medical massages and holistic treatments. During a 60-minute reflexology session, clients recline as a trained therapist targets the pressure points of hands and feet to relieve aches and pains throughout the body. An aromatherapy session, held in a private treatment room, further enhances relaxation as healing smells escape a vial of Pure Bliss essential oil; afterward, customers can take home any oil that remains. Finally, a 60-minute dip in the infrared sauna allows carbon-based wavelengths to enter the body and raise its temperature, relaxing stiff muscles, increasing circulation, and ridding the body of impurities and garbage bags full of shredded junk mail.
For a half-century, patients have sat in Oakwood Eye Clinic’s exam rooms and, one eye at a time, started reading down from the big E. Today, its team of opticians—which boasts 78 years of combined experience—operates under the supervision of Dr. Park Studebaker, a former clinic instructor at Ohio State University’s College of Optometry. Oakwood’s staff treats both adults and children with scheduled and emergency eye care and can fit their oculars for contacts or more than 1,200 styles of designer frames. Patients unsure of what they need can use the online eyeglass guide, a quiz that gauges lifestyle, vision level, and ability to pull off a monocle in order to recommend frames and lenses.
Dr. James Apesos, a board-certified and published plastic surgeon, oversees his fellow doctors and aestheticians at The Plastic Surgery Pavilion, which is nestled within a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956. The producers of both a CBS television special and ABC’s 20/20 have sought his expertise, which he uses to help his clients improve their self-images and daily function with a prolific list of surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatments.
For more than four decades, Doctor of Chiropractic Allen Moore has been seeking out the latest available treatments for his patients. He has put these cutting-edge techniques to work in about 20,000 cases at Moore Chiropractic Family Wellness Clinic, often using DTS spinal-decompression therapy, a gentle process designed to separate bulging discs. In addition to relieving back pain through routine adjustments, Dr. Moore addresses health issues such as fibromyalgia, allergies, sciatica, and headaches, and targets soft-tissue injuries with ultrasound therapy or electrical muscle stimulation. Dr. Moore is also an advocate of the Advanced BioStructural Correction (ABC) method, which holds that the body is a partially self-correcting mechanism.
Patients have relied on Ohio Eyecare Specialists for more than 75 years, and today they count on four physicians and 30 talented staff members for exams, designer eyewear, and surgical solutions to health and cosmetic quandaries. During the latter, doctors use laser-based systems to treat glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, and they also operate on cataracts and even sagging eyelids. But as during a conversation with someone wearing a cool hat, the team doesn't just focus on the eyes; they also perform Botox injections and Obagi treatments that discourage wrinkles.
PureMD's team of skilled medical practitioners resurrects youthful faces during this FDA-approved treatment. Smooth out under-eye creases, ease out crow's-feet, or heighten brows with carefully administered injections from a needle that lulls wrinkle-causing muscles into a blissful, four-month hibernation. The treatments last 10 minutes, with no expected downtime and a discomfort level far lower than the audience's at Captain Ahab's first stand-up comedy show.