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.
Woolfson Eye Institute’s founder and medical director Dr. Jonathan Woolfson is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who has performed more than 70,000 laser vision-correction procedures. Such clinical experience has helped him earn the trust of other medical professionals; he has performed more than 300 surgeries on his fellow eye doctors and trained and certified more than 100 North American LASIK surgeons. He has also fine-tuned the eyesight of professional athletes, including Ovie Mughelli, Curtis Lofton, and Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dr. Woolfson draws upon this extensive experience each time he customizes a laser procedure to his patients’ needs. He and his staff of doctors begin every treatment with in-depth consultations, where they determine the lasers, instruments, and novelty sound effects needed to successfully enhance eyesight. Once they’ve completed their procedures, they also offer eligible patients a Lifetime Assurance Plan, granting them free lifetime access to any fine-tuning surgeries.
Plastic surgeons can “fix” anything on the body, but Dr. Brian Maloney doesn’t work that way. Instead, the head of the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery treats only the face, neck, and scalp, eschewing opportunities to perform other surgeries to foster a more specialized—and therefore more proficient—practice. Following thorough one-on-one consultations, Dr. Maloney, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, helps clients achieve the look they desire, be it a smaller nose, fuller lips, or a tighter forehead. Besides going under the knife, patients also can opt for one of the doctor’s nonsurgical procedures, including Botox, facial peels, and a range of acne treatments, which include wire-brush dermabrasion and punch grafts that resurface acne scars with healthy skin.
Virtual Imaging's office is the only place in the state of Georgia where you can find Imatron's EBT C300 scanner. The high-tech piece of medical CT scanning equipment helps its subjects prevent heart attacks by spotting coronary calcium and plaque deposits, and can also detect the telltale signs of lung and colon cancer before the disease takes hold of the body. Using electron beam tomography (EBT), the scanner also records diagnostic images of the spine and abdominal area using less radiation than a standard CT machine and none of the props found in a typical photo booth.
For more than 40 years, the doctors and staff at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery have worked to beautify clients inside and out with cosmetic plastic-surgery procedures. The center's three board-certified plastic surgeons don't just fulfill the required minimum to form a surgeon folk-rock band—they also furnish the diverse specialties necessary to lavish their patients with services ranging from facelifts and rhinoplasty to liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation. Meanwhile, an in-house anti-aging physician treats hormone imbalances and coaches guests on losing pounds through the hCG diet. The team also bolsters patients' appearances with nonsurgical procedures including facial injectables, laser hair and tattoo removal, and microdermabrasion treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores stretched by spelunking freckles.
The interior of Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery conjures a sense of serenity with its rich wood floors complemented by walls in quiet earth tones such as forest, sand, and ozone layer. Contemporary artwork hangs over unimposing furniture in the waiting room, and a more formal reception space beckons visitors with pastoral art and an oriental area rug.
From general medicine and chiropractic treatments to testing services and physical therapy, Wellness Plus Clinic covers every base of its clients' well-being. Perhaps this is why so many programs there seem to have multiple facets. The medically supervised weight-loss programs help patients shed unwanted pounds with services such as meal plans, hCG or B-12 injections, and counseling. Chiropractic regimens work in tandem with pain-management plans to ease chronic pain. The doctors also rehabilitate people after car wrecks, sports injuries, and slap fights with the governor. In addition to its health-related services, the clinic handles such medical-aesthetics procedures as Latisse, cosmetic injections—such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane—and skin cryo treatments. Wellness Plus Clinic accepts Major Medical Insurance plans for most of their services.