Dr. Philip H. Kresch understands the frustration that comes with having toenail fungus. Working in the podiatry field for more than 30 years, he's seen patients battle with ineffective topical solutions and oral medications that can cause undesirable side effects, such as uncontrollable quickstepping. The pursuit of an effective, no-fuss treatment led him to affix his office with the latest technology for battling toenail fungus—the Q-Clear laser system. Unlike with previous laser procedures, the system's calibrated energy wavelengths can destroy fungal growths without the use of medications in as little as one to three treatments.
SVS Vision Center?s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center?s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
Tying your shoes or just getting out of bed?persistent pain can make even the most banal movements into an excruciating experience. At Therapy & Rehab, the staff are well-versed in a host of healing services that can help rehabilitate the body after car accidents or terrible limbo-contest mishaps. Services include therapeutic massages by a therapist?or even a specially designed table equipped with water jets?ultrasounds, or individualized exercise programs.
In 1955, the world saw many famous firsts: President Eisenhower hosted the first televised presidential news conference, Gunsmoke began its legendary run, and Fortney Eyecare Associates opened its first practice. Today, a quintet of locations hosts board-certified doctors of optometry ready to keep Detroit peepers healthy and focused. After thorough exams, patients can decamp to Fortney’s frame shops, which house designer eyewear from labels including Ray-Ban, Prada, Nike, and Versace.
In addition to general eyewear, the practice also specializes in safety eyewear, working with businesses to supply and repair the type of industrial eyewear that's best for each workplace or astigmatic traffic cones. The national administrator of General Motors' prescription safety eyewear program since 1992, Fortney was hailed GM’s Supplier of the Year for its no-nonsense professional chops.
The certified instructors at Harvest Healthy Kids shepherd budding gastronomes through cooking classes designed to impart techniques for planning and preparing nutritious meals and snacks. These child-focused staffers aim to help pupils to become health-conscious culinarians, mentoring them as they prepare dishes using wholesome ingredients and kitchen utensils that are provided on site. In addition to perfecting egg-cracking dexterity, pint-sized sous chefs brandish a range of scholastic skills during cooking regimens—utilizing mathematics while measuring ingredients, applying science while liquefying solid foods, and honing reading abilities while deciphering hidden messages in alphabet soup. Between stirs and simmers, teachers helm thoughtful discussions about the food groups and the importance of eating nutrient-rich meals devoid of unhealthy additives and Play-Doh asafetida.
The attentive aestheticians at Skincare Resolutions employ a salvo of hydrating creams, natural plant extracts, and exfoliating acids to coddle visages with soothing, 45-minute facials. The peptide-infusion facial helps to refresh and repair time-worn skin with a cleansing alpha-peptide peel and a hydrating lavender gel mask. Gentle glycolic and lactic acids resurface the epidermis—reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—and an infusion of peptides, vitamins C and B, and antioxidants help to kick dormant dermal-collagen factories into gear. A final application of SPF 30 helps to protect visages from UV rays and errant radio waves. The raspberry-peach enzyme facial eschews acids in favor of natural enzyme exfoliators imbued with the essence of hibiscus flower. A dusting of pumpkin extract softens the skin, stimulates turnover of cells, and occasionally transforms into a horse-drawn carriage mid-treatment.