At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, Yale-graduate Dr. Chang Soo Kim and a team of specialists help clients achieve their desired aesthetic with skin treatments. From lasers and chemical salves to magic wands, the med spa's non-invasive remedies diminish surface-level imperfections such as fine lines or sun damage.
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.
Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Fredric Newman and Dr. David Passaretti have been ranked among the country's top plastic surgeons. At Aesthetic Surgery Center Darien, the doctors aim to create a family atmosphere and give everyone the same level of care.
Their services start with non- or minimally invasive beauty procedures, such as facials, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. But they extend into more involved surgeries to lift eyebrows, reshape noses, or contour the body.