Dr. Carolyn W. Quist and Astrique fight fat cells with the powers of FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
Dan Schildgen, owner and general manager of Calista Skin & Laser Center, has put together a skilled team of medical professionals that specializes in nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. Medical director Ann Nolen, DO, is not only board certified in both family-practice and regenerative medicine, but also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Nolen oversees the work of a certified senior laser technician with more than 15 years of experience, a registered nurse who helps people reach their weight-loss goals, and a highly trained laser-tattoo-removal expert who erases evidence of past fascinations with unicorns.
Aside from its knowledgeable beauty mavens, the center sets itself apart with some of the most advanced technology available. The eMax system's elōs technology combines bipolar radiofrequency, light, and diode-laser energies to target wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and unwanted hair. The eMatrix sublative rejuvenation system addresses acne scars and lesions, whereas ReFirme skin-tightening treatments create smoother, firmer appearances. The crew can also reduce fat and cellulite with VelaShape body contouring, giving clients enough confidence to stroll the beach in bikinis or participate in their offices’ Hot Pants Days.
The staff at Skin and Body Studio leads an army of facials, each teeming with science-grade products, putting a stop to the chicanery of time and age. All services—from micropeels to nonsurgical face-lifts—wear glimmering livery of science-grade ingredients, such as HydroPeptide’s serums that incorporate 21 active peptides, including collagen. The staff also specializes in massages, waxing, and eyelash tinting, which disguises lashes that welsh on their horse-racing debts.
The expert technicians at Lipolaser Centers deploy the clever beams of a laser to shave off excess weight in about an hour. During this signature, noninvasive treatment, low-level pulses gently persuade retained water and lingering lipids to relinquish disputed territory in regions such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and lower back. After two sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.
The weight-loss professionals at Elite Wellness and Weight Loss focus on helping patients drop pounds healthfully and permanently through nutritious eating practices and building a strong support system. Each program begins with a comprehensive health check, after which a board-certified bariatric physician may prescribe FDA-approved appetite suppressants, which help curb hunger pangs. During the month-long program, patients follow a diet that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates, sugar, and deep-fried butter sculptures. Staffers also help patients cement lifestyle changes to keep the weight off for good. Understanding that some patients may face additional challenges, Amazing Wellness and Weight Loss offers Botox cosmetic and Juvederm treatments to smooth away wrinkles and fill in facial features after weight loss.