Dr. Roger Andersen, D.O., Dr. Carson Robertson, D.C., and Eric Robbins, P.T. know that eliminating pain isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. Rather, it’s a one-on-one process, requiring individual time and attention to root out problems at their source. At Alpha Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, the team focuses on providing that personalized care to patients of all ages. Whether clients require the soft-tissue manipulations of the Graston Technique to treat muscle and tendon injuries or spinal adjustments for chronic back pain, the staff’s services work to return them to prime caber-tossing form. Additionally, laser treatments are available to treat pain and inflammation by accelerating tissue repair and cell growth and increasing blood flow to speed the body's self-repair.
Board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of Neos Med Spa, Dr. Shaun Parson, insists that his licensed medical staff undergo intensive training in both the technology and administration of all treatments. This expert training, combined with a catlike fascination with lasers, has led to the center’s specialization in laser procedures, including hair removal, spider-vein removal, custom skin-rejuvenation treatments to treat acne, and anti-aging treatments. A detailed consultation precedes each treatment, helping technicians develop a custom plan of action that optimizes results. Neos MedSpa also offers Botox and Dysport injections, and a medically supervised weight-loss program that supplements a very low-calorie diet with HCG injections to help patients lose one to two pounds a day.
Microgenesis is a safe, 60-minute facial treatment designed to beautify all skin types by combining the healing powers of Microdermabrasion (a $60 value) and Laser Genesis (a $175 value) treatments into one targeted, customized facial. A skilled aesthetician uses a fine sand tool to gently exfoliate the skin while suctioning dearly departed skin cells and old muffin crumbs from the face's outer layer. Resist the urge to eat the subsequently applied strawberry-spearmint mask, as it will erase the mask's topical benefits, which include improving skin tone, fixing broken capillaries, and hydrating the skin. Like a metaphor for life, once you think it's all over, a bright light in the form of a laser emerges from the mist to heat the upper dermis. This safe, comfortable method stimulates healthy collagen, reduces the appearance of pores, decreases wrinkles, and tightens loose hinges. The strawberry-spearmint Microgenesis process treats uneven skin tone and diffuses redness, leaving skin as silky as a dolphin torpedo.
The physician-supervised staff at American Photon Lipo Centers, which also serves the Chicago area, offers noninvasive alternatives to liposuction and facelifts. Using BioSlim technology's red light, they can shrink fat cells during BioSculpt treatments or tighten skin during BioLift and BioRejuv treatments. The FDA-approved treatments yield similar results to their surgical equals, and they do so without the threat of scars, downtime, or hospital-room neighbors who lie awake plotting to steal your jello.
Rather than specializing in a single discipline, Dr. Kenneth McWilliams practices integrative medicine, drawing on different disciplines depending on his patient's situation. This means he and his team at Solaris Medical Wellness can approach ailments from multiple angles. For instance, they might treat the common cold with a B-12 injection, a spinal adjustment, or antibiotics. That said, his first course of action is to try a natural regimen, whether he is combating muscle pain or crafting a weight-loss plan more effective than a diet of food-shaped clouds.
Dr. Edgardo Zavala-Alarcon comes from a long line of Mexican doctors, a tradition he continued by becoming a prominent cardiologist in Mexico. But when his country's climate grew unstable in the 1990s, he made the tough decision to uproot his family and move to the United States. Though not an easy transition—one filled with the years-long process of becoming reaccredited as a cardiologist—Dr. Zavala-Alarcon trucked on, eventually becoming an Arizona hospital’s chief of cardiology and obtaining his certificate in cosmetic surgery. He now operates out of his own family-run clinic, where he enhances clients' natural beauty with treatments ranging from nonsurgical nose jobs and laser vein-removal treatments to liposuction and breast augmentation. His extensive knowledge of internal medicine and cardiology serves him well in the cosmetic field, as it helps decrease the usual risks associated with surgical procedures.
Inside Ciao Bella Medical Spa & Vein Clinic, patients are greeted in an elegant front lounge filled with burnt-orange walls, marbled floor tiles, and dark leather couches. From there, they whisper a secret password to a potted plant before being led to a treatment rooms, where Dr. Zavala-Alarcon and his trained medical staff provide informative consultations before administering aesthetic procedures.