While most of his peers were concentrating on their senior year of high school, 17-year-old Steven Bengelsdorf kept an eye toward the future and accepted a spot in Boston University’s prestigious six-year medical program. Fifteen years later, the gifted youth has transformed into an experienced physician who oversees a staff of nurses and medical aestheticians at The Franklin Center for Skin & Laser Surgery.
Dr. Bengelsdorf and his staff believe that minimally invasive treatments—chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and light-based therapy, to name a few—can rejuvenate the face just as effectively as surgical procedures and bobbing for live electrical wires. Personal consultations and examinations typify the individual approach they take to each treatment, and Dr. Bengelsdorf’s dedication to innovation has resulted in the facility’s penchant for technologically advanced solutions.
Dr. Sharon Browning takes aim at unwanted veins on the legs and face as she wields noninvasive Cynosure laser technology. After a brief consultation, she numbs the treatment area with an anesthetic cream, then routs the broken capillaries and spidery vessels often responsible for aching, burning, and cramps of the appendages. Laser light converts into comfortable levels of focused heat, which then converts into tiny ghosts that cause veins to blanch or retreat into the body entirely. The two sessions of the second option may be performed during two different visits or back-to-back.
Q&A with Julie Tomsett, Office Manager at GracePointe Healthcare:
What makes your business stand out from the competition?
We treat the whole person by including information about their lifestyle, stressors, eating/sleeping habits, etc. and treat naturally whenever possible.
What inspired you to run this business?
Our family doctor approached us about taking over his family practice. It was a great opportunity to take an existing traditional practice and convert it to direct pay. We don't have the overhead or headaches associated with filing insurance and so we can concentrate fully on giving our patients affordable, exceptional, patient-centered care. Our patients routinely tell us ours is the best doctor's office visit they have ever had.
Growing Younger's squad of physicians and staffers blends hormonal balance with natural and prescription remedies personalized to each patient to help to slim physiques, boost vigor, and make skin appear more youthful. Botox injections, dermal fillers, facials, and SkinMedica products all work to smooth wrinkles and produce glowing visages. Bodies follow suit as the doctors and staff aim to hone in on hormonal imbalances that advance weight gain and aid in shedding pounds with hCG diets, appetite suppressants, lipotropic injections, and installations of anticheeseburger electric fences. To polish off slimmer physiques, a pair of laser treatments exiles unwanted hair from bodies, and different lasers enhance skin tones, iron out wrinkles, and reduce redness.
Rejuvenation Health and Wellness is an innovative plastic surgery practice offering the latest in laser technology to help achieve your skin care goals. Dr. Fatseas performs breast augmentations, SlimLipo laser liposuction, eyelid lifts and all forms of cosmetic surgery. The team of experienced aestheticians and nurses provide a full range of aesthetic services including laser hair removal, photofacials, medical microdermabrasion and chemical peels to address aging skin, blemishes, and laser treatments.
A board-certified nurse, a laser technician, an aesthetician, and a cosmetic-injectable expert comprise the med spa team at Rejuvenation Group that helps clients reach their beauty goals. Blue-light therapy, peels, and microdermabrasion resurface complexions, while skin-clarifying experts strive to permanently banish hair and tattoos with laser treatments.
In addition to aesthetic treatments, Rejuvenation Group also offers purely medical therapies. Melan Smith-Francis, a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner who is currently earning her doctorate, provides services including hormone therapy, family planning, and basic exams.