Dr. Kendra A. Cole, a specialist in medical dermatology, and her partner, aesthetic physician Dr. Louis D. Cole, help patients enhance their outward appearance with state-of-the-art treatments. Less invasive body-contouring options include VelaShape, Thermage, and Ulthera ultrasound skin tightening, which can result in svelte figures that easily shimmy into packed elevators and tuck behind trees during hide-and-seek.
Most popular service: Onnetsu thermal therapy
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
For much of his life, Young Cho watched family members struggle with illness, even as they sought medical care. He decided to research treatments outside the traditional spectrum that might help people manage pain, which led him to Onnetsu, a form of thermal therapy developed in Japan. The methodology combines massage with infrared heat to improve circulation and supplement the body's natural immune system defenses. Cho learned everything he could about it, ultimately bringing his findings to his new business, the US Onnetsu Therapy Center. There, he practices his infrared massages in a soothing, spa-like environment, with colors and music chosen to help clients relax and forget about work, unless they happen to be massage-table salespeople.
Like a gym, Meant Spa & Lounge wants to help clients slim down. But unlike a gym, which is full of clattering machines, shouting trainers, and people hiding inside lockers, Meant takes a more gentle, laid-back approach to weight loss. Physician-supervised staff administer PhotoSlim Lipo treatments, which rely on a FDA-approved noninvasive red light to shrink fat cells and combat cellulite, lie back and relax while a technician holds the red light over problem areas. Clients can even sip gourmet tea to help them unwind before each treatment. The treatments themselves are non-invasive, and no downtime is required.
When it's not slimming bodies, Meant's high-intensity red light provides nonsurgical face lifts. It boosts collagen production and tightens skin, resulting in fewer wrinkles and slimmer jaw lines and necks.
Dr. Gerry Sotomayor graduated with a medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe and moved to Akron, Ohio, to pursue an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1984. At that time, he was able to learn how to perform various surgeries. He also received advanced liposuction training from Dr. Jeffrey Klein. As a result, Dr. Sotomayor become an expert in both gynecology and surgery, which led him to create a diverse medical practice.
At Graceful Contours, Dr. Sotomayor focuses on surgically sculpting bodies with Vaser ultrasonic liposuction to reduce stubborn excess fat that clings to the body even after dieting, exercise, and vigorous shaking.
The Fountain Laser Hair Removal's staff brings years of laser-helming experience to the relaxing, spa-like environment. Laser hair removal treatments banish unwanted hair from the face, back, legs, arms, and a plethora of other areas. Lasers emit light energy, damaging targeted hair follicles and resulting is reduced hair growth. The treatments work on all skin types, though results vary based on complexion and hair pigment.
The skilled technicians at the center also help shape bodies into model figurines with laser-lipo treatments. Using advanced technology a laser is carefully applied directly to the skin during sessions to assist fat cells in opening up and releasing their lipid content. Laser sessions mimic the same actions seen in exercising, creating an overall effect of a more toned and sculpted body. Sessions may also aid in skin shrinkage, overall inch loss, and targeting problem areas such as love handles or double-chins.
From offices in the US and Canada, laser techs at International Laser Therapy Centers work to empower people to live more healthfully. Using only the power of low-level lasers, which are non-invasive, they work to help clients lose weight or quit smoking by aiming the light beams at specific areas. This works to increase endorphin levels to create a sustained calming effect, which may decrease the urge to overeat or smoke due to stress, as well as make it easier to overcome temptation during diets or nicotine detoxes. Furthermore, a 24-hour support line works in conjunction with in-spa treatments to motivate clients to reach their goals.