Sometimes, proper skincare requires something even more specialized than the skills of a professional aesthetician. That's when Dr. Steven Franks and Kathryn Swanson—a board-certified dermatologist and a board-certified dermatology and family nurse practitioner, respectively—can step in to lend their expertise. At Central Mass Dermatology, the team uses a combination of pharmaceutical-grade products and cutting-edge medical technology in nonsurgical treatments that give clients' skin a natural radiance. Cosmetic laser systems can accomplish a variety of useful tasks, such as ridding the body of unwanted stubble and minimizing the appearance of unsightly spider veins or pigmented lesions. Injectable dermal fillers smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and the center's advanced facial treatments dramatically improve skin tone and texture by exfoliating, moisturizing, and rejuvenating countenances.
Licensed acupuncturist and master of Oriental medicine Jadranka Perl treats a vast range of bodily ailments with acupuncture sessions at Eastern & Western Medicine - Jade Acupuncture. During 90-minute initial visits, patrons meet with Jadranka to discuss specific ailments and general feelings on postapocalyptic rap, while Jadranka in turn explains the potential benefits of acupuncture. Then, patrons relax while skilled hands carefully direct fine needles into precise points across the body, redirecting energy to and from corresponding areas. The 3,000-year-old practice of acupuncture has been a mainstay of holistic healers, possibly treating such conditions as headaches, depression, and tennis elbow. Follow-up visits include a 45-minute dose of acupuncture, perfect for lunch hours or 45-minute coffee breaks.
Named Best Cosmetic Surgeon of 2010 by City Living Magazine, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom combines surgical savvy with an artistic eye to release ravishing visages from drooping or damaged skin. Every treatment begins with an in-depth consultation that collects information on patients' medical history and most common childhood Kool-Aid mustache color to determine how to tailor procedures for an authentic, youthful look. Those who choose the Radiesse option will receive an injection of 0.8 cc of the FDA-approved volumizing filler into sagging areas for more cherubic cheeks or fuller features all around. Naturally metabolized, Radiesse prompts the body to build more collagen, extending the plumping results for up to nine months.
Allied Rehabilitation Center contends that a critical part of healing is a belief in oneself. Once this is in place, therapy is quicker, more effective, and more fulfilling. The center offers physical rehabilitation through massage and athletic bodywork, as well as more dynamic approaches, such as aquatic therapy and dangling happiness in front of your treadmill. Whatever service you opt for, Allied's experienced technicians are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health.
Drs. Clare Williams and Nicole Seymour at Audiologic Hearing Services want to be heard loud and clear. For many of their patients, this requires using a hearing aid to pump up the sounds of important conversations. As audiologists, these doctors conduct hearing tests and consultations in addition to hearing-aid fittings, adjustments, and repairs.
As a family physician, Dr. Zainab Nawab advocates preventive medicine, but she also recognizes that aging is the one condition no amount of treatment can prevent. That's why, in her role at Vitalize MD, she oversees services designed to offset the effects of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. Her methods are decidedly high-tech: when she's not tightening the skin with 3DEEP radio-frequency treatments, she's erasing fine lines with the Fraxel system's microscopic lasers and injectables such as Botox and Dysport. Even the products the center uses during its five facials—and sells to clients—have a medical bent, from the clinically tested SkinMedica line of cleansers to Jane Iredale's dermatologist-endorsed mineral makeup.