Before Dr. Michelle Place—a specialist in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery—began helping clients discover new looks for themselves, she went on a journey of self-discovery herself, receiving her credentials through her own version of the Great American Road Trip. Born in South Africa, Dr. Place studied biology in California, attained her medical degree in Texas, and completed a surgical internship in Virginia before moving back to the Golden State to complete general surgery and plastic surgery residencies. At her private practice, the board-certified plastic surgeon and her team enhance clients’ faces and bodies with procedures ranging from breast augmentation and liposuction to face-lifts, laser hair removal, and eyelid surgery to make the eyes appear younger in lieu of covering them with funky dorm-wall tapestries.
For Rebecca Berke, the key to understanding common personal struggles such as weight loss or smoking cessation doesn't exist externally in the form of a pill or self-help book, but deep inside the mind. As a certified hypnotherapist, Rebecca guides her clients on journeys through their subconscious selves, identifying the roadblocks and construction zones that prevent positive change. Rebecca then helps clients eliminate the revealed impediments, and builds on their personal progress toward healthier habits and self-improvement goals in subsequent sessions.
Since receiving his medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Perry Solomon has served as the medical director of various practices, published scientific articles, and drawn on his personal experience to open Bridges Medical Clinic. In a candid note to his patients, Dr. Solomon explains that he was thrilled when Botox first thwarted his own hyperhidrosis, a fancy term for excessive perspiration. For 11 years now he's been injecting the elixir into hands and underarms to prevent extreme sweating, helping patients feel more confident and preventing T-shirts made out of sugar from melting. Dr. Solomon’s site is full of information, replete with an FAQ, a detailed description of how Botox is used, and even a video of the hand-injection technique.:m]]
Nueva Nail's Noveon NaiLaser targets and destroys toenail fungus. To damage the metabolism of, and eventually kill, fungal cells, the Noveon NaiLaser emits patented wavelengths of 870nm and 930nm whose temperatures only hurt fungus, never nearby healthy tissue. Thanks to the device's laser pods, up to four infected nails can be treated simultaneously, which means procedures usually take a mere 16 minutes. Two laser treatments over a 24-day period can completely kill the fungus underneath the nail, giving patients the chance to don sandals and drive a car without wrapping the gas pedal in saran wrap.