The podiatrists at PA Foot & Ankle Associates believe it's important to keep up with the latest technology and techniques in their field, so they attend multiple podiatry seminars throughout the year. They then take that information back to patients and educate them about their foot and ankle conditions and the modern ways to treat those problems. As a result, two of the practice's doctors were recently voted to be the Best Podiatrist in Lehigh Valley Magazine's Best of the Valley competition and in Morning Call's Readers' Choice award competition.
Since completing his residency in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Health Sciences Center in 1994 and a refractive surgery fellowship at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit in 1995, Dr. Steven Vale, one of Pennsylvania's most experienced LASIK surgeons, has performed more than 27,000 laser vision-correction surgeries. Using a pair of cutting-edge excimer lasers?the Nidek EC-5000 and the VISX Star S4?Dr. Vale treats the widest possible range of vision imperfections, including astigmatism, night glare, halos and poor contrast. Acuity Laser Eye & Vision Center's modern facilities were designed specifically for LASIK and other refractive procedures and include two environmentally controlled surgical suites that make it the vision center of choice for most farsighted snowmen.
Once the province of only luxury spas and often dismissed as simply an indulgence, massage has since joined the ranks of legitimate, proven pain-management techniques—and Dee Wartenberg thinks that it’s about time. This is because as a licensed massage therapist, she has seen the benefits that medical massage can have on those suffering from pain and injury firsthand. Less a luxury and more an integral means of coping with pain, medical massage entails ultraspecific, results-oriented attention to injured areas of the body, as well as the supporting and opposing tissues. This focused system of bodywork, often accompanied by a physician’s prescription and a Get Well balloon, has been proven to relieve any number of symptoms, from back pain to decreased joint flexibility to stress.
Dee Wartenberg is a steadfast believer in the healing powers of medical massage, and she utilizes her skills and passion for healing during each session. She offers medical, sports, and trigger-point massage to alleviate clients’ suffering, but she doesn’t stop there. As a reiki master, Dee is also qualified to perform reiki treatments, and for those who are simply looking for a blissful, spa-like escape from general stress and tension, she happily doles out uplifting Swedish massages. Free-parking is available to all customers of Medical Therapeutic Massage.
Gia Bella's shelves teem with fancy and everyday frocks in girls' sizes newborn to 10 and boys' sizes newborn to 7. Tiny delicate white appliqué flowers adorn Baby Biscotti flower-bouquet dresses ($39.99), which are accompanied by an espresso shot and a newspaper. Boys suit up in dapper five-piece black tuxedos ($45), and tiny wrists dress up in pearl-and-silver-cross christening bracelets ($29.99). Gia Bella also stocks communion dresses, specialty toys, and headpieces, such as the lavender-with-cream sun hat, which protects sensitive scalps from harsh rays or alien mind control.
Dr. Margo Weishar and her squad of epidermal experts offer a comprehensive approach to skin health and aesthetics with individually tailored treatments. Renovations begin with a skin examination to determine a personalized plan of action, followed by a canvas-prepping cleanse and exfoliation. Next, a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion tool sloughs away superfluous cells while light suction lifts them away. The silk peel machine infuses skin with an antioxidant or mild acid tailored to each client's specific needs. Salicylic acid helps with acne and hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin by loosening Father Time's wrinkled grip on your visage. Vitamin C, kojic acid, and arbutin are also options kept on hand to improve brightness and tone. If needed, thorough extractions evict ickiness from the pores, followed by a calming mask and SPF protection to guard against the sun's glaring infatuation. Springhouse Dermatology recommends multiple treatments to achieve best results. Some clients' skin may turn slightly pink post-treatment depending on their skin's sensitivity and how easily they blush when complimented.
Dr. Robert Detweiler and medical aesthetician Jill Basile use therapies tailored to individual skincare needs to help clients look their best. Using medical-grade products, including the center's own custom skincare line, aestheticians tend to skin with custom facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and glycolic-acid peels. They also use the Cutera Cool Glide and Lime Light lasers to improve skin tone or remove unwanted hair and spider veins. Dr. Detweiler and his team can also improve skin condition with wrinkle correction in the form of Botox injections, dermal fillers, or encouraging clients to smile only with their eyes.