Corrective Skin and Vein Center’s cosmetic technicians polish visages to gleaming radiance with skin-rejuvenating masks and peels. Pumpkin or papaya enzyme peels dissolve dead and dry cells while jumpstarting epidermal rejuvenation, leaving faces filled with youthful vim and vigor. Diamond peels utilize crystal-tipped wands to gently strip away spent cells, spiriting old skin away with suction action and a concert from the Pied Piper. The peels are strong enough to stimulate subsurface cell growth and gentle enough to let patients return to hectic lives or fully booked leisure schedules without downtime. Treatments conclude with a BioJouvance mask, which coats faces with a soothing mélange of vitamins, antioxidants, and hydrating unguents that moisturize mugs left dry from hands-free sand-eating contests.
The technicians at The Body Sculpt Xpress dedicate themselves to ultrasound-cavitation body sculpting, a noninvasive technique already popular in Europe and Australia and featured on the Dr.Oz show. They customize treatments based on the thickness of fat and its distribution throughout the body.
From more than 80 locations nationwide, the therapists of Elements Therapeutic Massage performed more than 400,000 massages in 2011. The deft team continues their pursuit of pampering by performing comprehensive consultations before every service. Once health concerns have been highlighted, therapists ameliorate stress by applying the client's desired level of pressure and avoiding any and all knock-knock-joke attempts. Though all of the therapists are well-versed in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, some are also familiar with prenatal, sports, hot-stone, or trigger-point modalities.
Before she opened the first Passport Health office in Baltimore in 1994, registered nurse Fran Lessans taught students looking to provide much-needed health care to inaccessible areas of the world. It was often an uphill battle: incomplete immunization services and hard-to-find medical information caused unnecessary hurdles for globetrotters. Lessans decided to remedy the situation by building a one-stop clinic for all travel shots, boosters, and counseling. Today, Passport Health?s scores of locations dedicate themselves to all immunization needs. Teams of doctors and qualified medical professionals prepare tourists and groups for international vacations or humanitarian work with vaccinations against yellow fever, hepatitis, and malaria. The clinics can also support patients? health with vitamin B12 injections or safeguard against the flu or common cootie strains. Blood testing and lab work deliver results within a 48-hour period, and comprehensive physicals provide thorough inspections for pre-employment, immigration, and school applications.
Dr. Garland Porterfield’s mission is to bring to life his clients’ envisioned image of themselves. He mostly does this through plastic surgery, in which he is board-certified and well versed in body, breast, and facial procedures. He also treats clients with non-surgical needs. His skin-rejuvenation services range from microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser-hair removal, to dermal fillers, such as Botox, that soften the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Informed by their own experience as podiatric patients, Drs. Trent Smith and Christopher Green aim to treat clients at Total Foot and Ankle with minimally invasive medical techniques. To make accurate diagnoses, they use ultrasound to detect any structural aberrations in the foot. Then they can craft custom orthotics to correct gaits, or tackle more severe issues with a range of procedures, from arthroscopy to complete ankle replacement.
The hCG weight loss program uses a combination of specially formulated drops and personalized nutrition advice to help trim hard-to-tone areas such as the upper arms, belly, and thighs. Your 23-day session includes an initial hour-long consultation with a nutritionist to determine body mass index and spirit-density ratio, and another 20-minute meeting post-treatment to chart your progress. An included food guide separates the edible healthy heroes from the forbidden fruits to aid questioning minds and demanding stomachs. An on-call nutritionist is also available to answer diet-related queries such as, “Is sugar fine in moderation?” and “How many calories are in a scoop of dreams?”