A licensed aesthetician penetrates upper dermal atmospheres with a customized deep-cleaning facial to leave the skin feeling smooth and hydrated. Before employing irrigation techniques to send ambrosial fluids to your clogged pores, aestheticians develop a foolproof targeting plan for your skin’s unique topography. Designed from a clinical standpoint, each facial provides a deeply relaxing experience that can complement many of the center’s laser treatments, which include skin resurfacing and asteroid removal.
The Avery Center's physician's assistants banish bristles with advanced laser technology under the guidance of in-house physicians. Safe and effective for all skin types, a Cynosure laser beams dual wavelengths of concentrated light and ZZ Top tunes directly into the hair's root. Follicles absorb this energy over multiple visits, which renders them incapacitated and unlikely to regenerate. An integrated skin-cooling system minimizes dermal irritation to mild, post-treatment redness or swelling that dissipates within 24 hours or after watching 24 episodes of 60 Minutes. Although it typically takes four to six treatments to reveal smoother, silkier skin, woolly patches may exhibit up to an 80% fuzz reduction after as few as three treatments.
Doctor of Chiropractic and certified acupuncturist Patrick J. Guerin helms Westport Chiropractic, where he and his staff perform nonsurgical treatments for neck, back, and spine issues. They offer spinal decompression, adjustments, and acupuncture to help assuage leg, shoulder, hand, and foot pain, along with other maladies such as herniated discs and headaches.
To help clients combat weight problems, Westport Chiropractic offers noninvasive Lipo Light body-contouring treatments. These use light and heat energy to shrink fat cells and boost collagen and elastin production, which results in lost inches and smoother, tighter skin. Dr. Guerin also uses ear acupuncture to decrease a client's desire for food.
Downunder Fitness and Surf’s SurfSET and SUPnSURF classes offer a fun alternative to jogging on a treadmill or other traditional exercise methods. While standing or lying facedown on simulators, pupils learn surfing and standup paddleboarding basics without going down to the ocean or having to help a mermaid retie her shell brassiere. In addition to fitness classes, Downunder Fitness and Surf offers yoga sessions on a beach or, for added difficulty, atop a floating paddleboard.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
In a cozy, brown-shuttered house that you might mistake for someone's home, Dr. Alfred Sofer is changing people's lives with cutting-edge medical technology. Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield's impressive facilities include an imaging room, where Dr. Sofer reveals sun damage and other conditions with the Visia complexion-analysis device. Dr. Sofer also uses the Vectra imaging system to simulate the outcome of surgery or the addition of a second head in a realistic, three-dimensional model. He employs the advanced visualization tool to prepare patients for cosmetic and restorative procedures, which he performs either in the center's procedure room or within an accredited surgery center or hospital setting. If you walk up the office's charming, white-and-hardwood staircase to the second floor, you'll find members of Dr. Sofer's medical staff enhancing faces with nonsurgical skincare and laser treatments, including laser hair removal, photofacials, and dermal fillers.
With double board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Sofer has experience in the most delicate procedures. His training includes a microvascular and hand-surgery fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute, the site of the first hand transplant in the United States. His extensive knowledge and caring nature earned him the 2012 Best Cosmetic Surgeon award from readers of Fairfield County Weekly.