At NU:U Laser Lipo, a team of laser technicians perform noninvasive treatments designed to whittle away excess inches from the body. NU:U's signature service is i-Lipo Ultra, a treatment that uses 36 laser diodes and a vacuum massage to further lymphatic drainage and improve blood circulation. With the help the vacuum massage and a second infrared-laser wavelength, i-Lipo Ultra enhances the process of forcing fatty acids out of the cell membranes and into the tissues that can actually use it, such as the muscles, ligaments, and that kidney that no one invites to parties. The LED treatment can target virtually any body part, including the waistline, abdomen, thighs, upper arms, and chin, leaving them with less bulk and tighter, more toned skin. The result is often a silhouette slimmed up to 4 centimeters in a single treatment session, without surgery or downtime.
At each Amerilaser Center and AmeriCosmetic Surgery Center in Chicago, Des Plaines, and Downers Grove, experienced laser technicians and aestheticians, under a team of supervising doctors, take time to listen to each client’s skincare needs. Building this rapport helps the staffers to craft custom treatment plans that may include non-invasive procedures like laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers, as well as invasive procedures like liposuction, breast augmentation, face lifts and tummy tucks. Their most celebrated treatment may be noninvasive skin tightening, which uses bipolar radio frequencies and magnetic pulses to help to firm lax skin caused by aging or extreme weight loss, and it has earned ringing endorsements from The Biggest Loser winner Michael Ventrella, WWE pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon, and a cherry tomato that sat untouched in Elvis Presley’s fridge for years.
During free one-hour consultations at the Chicago Center for Anti-Aging, licensed nurses sit down with patients to help them choose among an immense array of treatments. The staff brings diverse specialties to the table, from plastic surgery and psychology to acupuncture and massage therapy. This eclecticism points to the center's philosophy, which holds that health is not simply the absence of disease and excessive body glitter, but the aligning of one's physical and mental well-being. That's why the sprawling service menu places nutrition counseling and body wraps beside cosmetic surgery, vision care, and spa treatments such as facials and Botox injections.
Regardless of which of the hundreds of Target Portrait Studio locations you meander into, you can always count on a similar experience. Tucked into Target retail locations throughout the nation, each studio boasts a staff of professional photographers, premium lighting equipment, and advanced digital cameras. The seasoned crew takes pains to customize photo sessions to suit each customer's vision, setting up desired backgrounds and props before guiding families and high-school seniors through a mélange of poses. Afterward, customers will work with a professional to personalize their portraits with different special effects and styles, such as black and white or sepia tone. They then pick up their physical portraits at the studio in 7–10 days. If they don't feel like holding their breath that long to see the final products, they can access the images in an online gallery within 24 hours of the session, at which point they can order extra prints for gifts, collages, and greeting cards.
The lab specialists and licensed phlebotomists of Park Ridge Lab do one thing and one thing only — run tests for patients who come in needing blood analyses. With that distinct focus and hours that extend into the evening seven days a week, the team is able to provide patients and their doctors with results that are efficient, accurate, and make for great ice breakers at parties. And in a further show of their commitment to patient convenience, the staff does not require a doctor’s order for testing, though they can send results to a physician on the patient’s behalf. Whether patients use the lab for comprehensive wellness screenings or for specific tests—such as those for STDs, iron levels, or pregnancy—the team produces results that adhere to the guidelines set by the CDC and OSHA for testing and for lab equipment standards.
The instructors at Studio Fitness Club Windsor prize camaraderie and variety over routine. Aiming to sculpt physiques without boring the mind, they lead multiple types of renowned group exercise classes. Each session avoids monotony with its trademark moves, from the energized dance steps of Zumba to the outdoor kettlebell swings and plyometrics of Bodyblast Bootcamp. The teachers track fitness trends from all angles to accommodate goals such as weight loss, muscle toning, and athletic prowess with their class roster. They also account for customer taste—the cathartic jabs of Cardio Kickboxing – Turbo Kick are balanced by the fluid stretches and punching-bag hugging breaks of PiYo, a Pilates-yoga hybrid. For those in pursuit of a custom wellness plan, personal trainers demonstrate how to workout safely and sustainably based on individual fitness assessments.