The doctors at Tritt Aesthetic & Plastic Center—the beauty branch of Atlanta ENT's medical practice—help to enhance their patients' looks with an arsenal of skin treatments, hair-removal services, and cosmetic surgery. Noninvasive solutions such as microdermabrasion, facial fillers, and cellulite reduction work to minimize dermal imperfections such as wrinkles, redness, and reptilian scales, where as rhinoplasty imbues noses with aesthetic balance. Their waxing sessions leave skin smooth and bare for weeks on end, and laser hair removal yields even longer-lasting results.
Growing up in Kenya, Akinyi Osano experienced a variety of healing techniques. Her mother used traditional medicine to cure basic ailments, and her father shepherded the family to a western-trained doctor whenever sickness hit. Years later, she learned that the traditional medicine of her people in West Kenya was very similar to traditional Chinese medicine. She was intrigued, and began to educate herself more on alternative healing techniques that bypassed the need for drugs or invasive procedures.
Today, Akinyi is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and licensed acupuncturist with certifications in Chinese nutrition, homeopathy, and a number of other modalities. At Acupuncture Herbs Clinic, she gently treats patients' fertility issues and chronic pain using hair-thin acupuncture needles. To help patients combat pain even further, Akinyi may also integrate cupping treatments, herbal medicine, or body suits constructed out of bubble wrap into treatment plans.
NCAA football player Aaron Cotteral knows how to get in shape and stay there. At Train for Results, he and his crew whittle exercisers into shape with intense workouts adapted from the popular Insanity Workout videos. Classes use interval training to burn the maximum number of calories and keep metabolism at peak levels while eschewing dumbbells and weight machines. Instead, each exercise employs the participants' own body weight as they push themselves to the edge of their endurance for minutes at a time before allowing brief, breath-catching recovery periods. Workout regimens move in four-week cycles, with trainees often gaining muscle, losing inches from their waist, and getting one step closer to their goal of stealing Arnold Schwarzenegger's life.
Fitness Together is all about synergy. Specialized in one-on-one training, the center’s certified trainers design fitness programs that unite strength training, cardio routines, and nutrition plans that work together to catalyze weight loss. The plans’ strength-training component, dubbed Aspire 8, fuses resistance training and cross training to build solid core muscles without ever having to tear a phonebook in half. During Cardio Together regimens, the trainers get patrons’ heart rates pumping with a mix of aerobic workouts. Finally, the education-oriented Nutrition Together programs teach patrons how to make more healthy food choices, leading to a lifetime of nutritious eating habits.
Dr. M. Farooq Ashraf mastered the excimer laser as a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, and he now wields the ultramodern tool as he adds to his career tally of more than 35,000 LASIK procedures. As founder and medical director of Atlanta Vision Institute, he draws upon his skills as a board-certified ophthalmologist to correct nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatic vision with refractive surgery. In addition to giving the gift of sight, Dr. Ashraf gives back to the community by supporting local charities and providing discounted services to financially strapped Cyclopes.