Board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, foot surgeon Dr. Lora Yeager-Smith has treated patients at Cahaba Podiatry since 1999, assuaging issues including foot injuries, toenail fungus, and warts. A Q-Clear laser system zaps unsightly toenail fungus, allowing feet to proudly display toenails in flip-flops or koi ponds. Free parking and first-floor access make visits to the practice quick and convenient.
Dr. Matthew Parker of Heritage Medicine wards off unsightly blemishes and Father Time's wrinkly wrath with noninvasive FDA-approved blue- and red-light facial treatments. During the 20-minute appointment, a qualified technician employs advanced Omnilux technology to help to turn back the hands of time and eradicate the oil-leaking nanobots that produce acne. Omnilux Blue bombards the body’s natural defenses with power-boosting wavelengths of light and a medically formulated cream, which work together to stimulate bacteria-neutralizing chemicals to reduce acne inflammation and promote healthy skin. Alternatively, Omnilux Revive, a red-light treatment, helps to stimulate the cellular mechanisms responsible for tissue repair, resulting in increased collagen synthesis and reduced wrinkles. Most patients experience little to no downtime, though some have reported symptoms similar to a slight sunburn or an intense moonburn.
For those seeking to spruce up appearances without surgery, Infinity Med-I-Spa's options are—true to the company's name—virtually infinite. For one, there are its numerous aesthetic lasers, which can remove hair, wrinkles, spider veins, tattoos, Mattel logos, and a range of other blemishes quickly and effectively. Facial treatments ranging from classic microdermabrasion to cutting-edge services such as the VI Peel and the Jet Peel rid pores of impurities and smooth over signs of aging, while medical weight loss services help clients shed inches with meal replacement shakes, medications, and vitamin injections.
Beyond enhancing the outside, the med-spa also helps clients feel better on the inside. Licensed massage therapists ease nagging pains and chronic tension with a range of modalities, from traditional strokes such as Swedish and deep-tissue to Eastern-inspired therapies such as energy work.
Dual board-certified Dr. Victor Mendoza combines traditional weight-management supplements with new-age laser treatments to help clients not only shed fat, but also remedy internal ailments such as fatigue or insomnia. The staff tailors each treatment program with preliminary tests that detect the hormone and toxin levels in each patient’s body, which helps determine whether their issues come from environmental forces or simply eating too many pennies. To treat the moodiness, memory loss, and weight gain that comes with age, the spa administers health-bolstering doses of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to heal bodies from the inside out. Dr. Mendoza boosts his regimens’ effects with Zerona body-contouring treatments, which use an FDA-cleared laser system to help noninvasively remove fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Lifestyle makeovers go even further with Fountain of Youth Medical Spa’s other services, such as laser hair removal, chemical peels, and beauty injections.
MiBella Wellness Center's medical director, Dr. Mia T. Cowan, revealed two important facts in a Birmingham Business Journal interview—that her guiding principle in business is to always be respectful to others and that if she could have any super power, it would be x-ray vision. Dr. Cowan helps patients improve their health through diet programs and vitamin injections. Additional cosmetic procedures, such as SmartLipo, result in figures svelte enough to shimmy into packed elevators or tuck behind trees during hide-and-seek.
Marvel at the high-octane action and bask in the wafting adrenaline with three days of admission to the finale of the AMA Pro Road Racing season. Blindingly fast motorcycles will deftly maneuver the 2.38-mile, 17-turn circuit during seven races throughout the weekend. Ticket holders will also receive a paddock pass that grants access to the working areas and garage areas of the race teams. The pass is an excellent opportunity to inspect race bikes firsthand while collecting memorable autographs. Kids 12 years old and younger enjoy free admission with each ticketed adult. Check out the schedule for a full rundown of all the action.
Healthy Connections simplifies nutritional eating with fully cooked, well-balanced meals. Guided by UAB's EatRight program, the Healthy Connections chef concocts 1,800-calorie-a-day meal plans brimming with low-sodium ingredients and cholesterol-busting recipes designed to stimulate weight loss more easily than donating one's limbs to science. Recent dinners included chicken alfredo with sautéed vegetables, almond-crusted pork with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli, or oriental beef stir fry with brown rice.