Inside AAAHC–accredited Syracuse Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center, board-certified Dr. Halliday windshield-wipes life's debris from weathered faces and bodies with surgical and chemical treatments. During the mini microdermabrasion facial, a licensed aesthetician begins by choosing medical-grade SkinMedica products based on individual skin type. Exfoliating crystals then slough off dead skin cells while reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and skin crinkles. Next, countenances spend 30 minutes reversing the effects of time, sun damage, and James Cagney impersonations with a peel that patients generally tolerate well and that require minimal recovery time. Dr. Halliday also frees hostage skin from tense facial muscles with Botox injections to soften forehead wrinkles, glabellar “11s” between eyes, smile lines, or horizontal “bunny” lines across the nose. The 25 units can also lift fallen brows to give eyes more of a youthful appearance or antiquated Gothic arch. Like washing your hair in a vat of chewed bubble gum, treatment takes only about 15 minutes but yields results that may last three–five months on average.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lorri Cobbins professionally polishes bone blankets into taut physique canvases with an array of cosmetic and reconstructive services. Specializing in breast surgery and body contouring, Dr. Cobbins uses the same care and skillful techniques to artfully execute such nonsurgical procedures as Botox, an injectable solution that smoothes facial-fabric wrinkles. With 20 units of Botox, choose to unfurrow brows into ascending arches or de-wrinkle crow's-feet surrounding vision viewfinders. The procedure takes as little as 10 minutes, with no downtime and full results in 3–5 days.
Goel Family Dentistry cleans mouths and brightens teeth with an array of general and cosmetic dental services. After a consultation to determine the patient's current needs, Dr. Goel and his team harness the chomper-illuminating brawn of Venus White Max. With happy teeth-owners comfortably reclined, the whitening wizards bring the product to ivory-light life through careful mixing before applying it to break up stains and discoloration, quickly fizzling the bonds they've formed with denticles. Venus White Max works its magic over four 15-minute periods with 38% hydrogen peroxide and passionate potassium nitrate, which helps cancel out sensitivity often linked to bleaching. Through continued correct oral hygiene hijinks such as hosting in-mouth floss tightrope contests and post-whitening touchups, patients may continue to reap the benefits of whitening for years after the treatment.
Since completing his residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Health Sciences Center in 1994 and a refractive surgery fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit in 1995, Dr. Steven Vale has performed more than 26,000 laser vision-correction surgeries. Using a pair of cutting-edge excimer lasers—the Nidek EC-5000 and the VISX Star S4—Dr. Vale treats the widest possible range of vision imperfections, including astigmatism. Acuity Laser Eye & Vision Center's modern facilities were designed specifically for LASIK and other refractive procedures and include two environmentally controlled surgical suites that make it the vision center of choice for most farsighted snowmen.
Massage therapists, fitness instructors, and nutritional consultants join forces at Pocono Body Wellness Studio to promote holistic health in all its forms. Therapists de-stress musculature with acupuncture and numerous massage modalities, and ear-candling sessions can help relieve tension in sinuses, which cannot be massaged. Elsewhere in the studio, resident aestheticians further enhance bodies with facials, waxes, and mani-pedis. The staff makes frequent contributions to charities, donating 5% of the proceeds of every massage package they book to a children's hospital in Philadelphia.
Recognized as a center of excellence by major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, Robbins Eye has built its reputation on a team of experienced doctors and the latest laser, surgical, and diagnostic technology. Dr. Allan Robbins was one of the first surgeons in the country to use intraocular lenses for cataract surgery, and helped bring surgical advancements such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and bladeless LASIK to upstate New York.
In addition to completing laser procedures, Dr. Robbins and his colleagues receive ongoing training in innovations such as surgical Crystalens implants, which operate like a hinge and are therefore highly flexible. Performing treatments at their dedicated surgery centers allows them to control key factors such as equipment updates and temperature and humidity levels, which can be critical for optimal outcomes and proper Chia pet growth.