After seven years honing his skills in the general- and plastic-surgery divisions of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Dr. Timothy Mountcastle returned to his native Virginia to devote himself full-time to body beautification as head of Mountcastle Plastic Surgery & Vein Institute, now a leading vein center of nearly 10 years. Dr. Mountcastle couples a keen eye for aesthetic detail with years of experience in varicose and spider vein treatment, including the use of lasers, radio-frequency ablation, minimally invasive microphlebectomy techniques, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Dr. Mountcastle also has extensive knowledge and practice in cosmetic and skin cancer surgery, as well as mole, lipoma, and cyst removals. A staff of top aesthetic nurses, physician assistants, and aestheticians help send facial wrinkles running with Botox and other facial treatments.
At Rostami Oculo-Facial Plastic Consultants, Dr. Soheila Rostami oversees a small, dedicated team of doctors and aestheticians as they enhance clients’ natural beauty with skincare and medical cosmetic treatments. The team can sculpt drooping eyelids or revitalize complexions with products that include Obagi skincare products and the distilled tears of Helen of Troy. A fleet of versatile lasers does everything from erasing unwanted veins and fine lines to zapping hair at the root. Each treatment takes place in a private room with golden-sponged walls and flowers.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Kim Doud Galli and her skillful staff youthify beauty-seekers with custom chemical peels. During each 30-minute treatment, technicians sheathe epidermises in a naturally derived glycolic-acid solution designed to slough off superficial layers of dead skin, fading fine lines and to-do lists scrawled on cheeks in ballpoint pen. Clients can also opt to magnify results with multiple peels. Afterward, some faces may experience mild peeling as the skin regenerates, eventually revealing a refreshed complexion as a chorus of pores sings a breathy “ahhhh.”
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
Althea Medspa is named for the althea flower, or hibiscus, which is well known for its beauty and healing properties. Inside cozy, private rooms, Althea's team upholds the transformative spirit of this flower when boosting clients’ beauty with professional laser services, cosmetic injections, and infrared therapy. A professional designer was hired to outfit Althea Medspa with a tranquil atmosphere, harnessing the calming practices of feng shui and a fountain to soothe visitors and vacationing flying fish.
Dr. Roy Heron, a bariatric specialist and veteran member of numerous local medical societies, helps patients attain svelte, healthy physiques through personalized weight-loss plans that highlight his signature low-carbohydrate philosophy. Backed by a motivating staff of nutritional counselors, Dr. Heron had performed more than 1,100 SmartLipo procedures and lends his extensive medical wisdom to the customized programs, each of which is tailored around clients’ unique health histories, dietary habits, and jumping-jack preferences. Tools such as BMI assessments, B12 injections, and appetite suppressants assist patients throughout the program, and minimally invasive laser treatments can help augment results by trimming lingering fat. To further fortify results, Dr. Heron can give thoughtful recommendations on valuable local services, such as health spas, fitness clubs, superhero meetings, and dermatology offices.