Within a newly remodeled spa, licensed beauticians shellac nails with CND gel polish and assuage tension with massage therapy. Flowers and live plants bloom from nearly every spring-green corner of the salon space and candlelit massage room, and staff members with 10?20 years of experience each coddle bodies with spa services such as facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and body wraps.
At Morningstar Healing Center, muted lighting and soft music work in unison to create an oasis from the outside world. In a tranquil and calming atmosphere, the staffers work to relax and beautify the body with a range of services for the corpus and face. They specialize in seven types of massage, including exotic treatments such as Polynesian massage, which combines pressure from the hands, thumbs, and forearms with soothing coconut oil. They also smooth faces with microdermabrasion and facials that harness the power of vitamins and special antioxidants to help reduce wrinkles and obscure fine lines.
Thomas A Law, MD, has made a name for himself with his steady, precise hands. The honorably discharged major in the US Army Medical Corps and former piano player entered the Army Reserve in 1980 and later went on to become a flight surgeon and an emergency-room physician with the Army. He even earned the expert-marksman award at the pistol range on his first attempt. Now, Dr. Law uses his nimble fingers to transplant hair.
He has developed an international reputation for his meticulous and creative approach to hair transplantation. Using either one of two methods depending on the client's needs. Dr. Law can harvest individual follicles with the follicular-unit-extraction technique or surgically remove and divide thin strips of hair with the follicular-unit-transplantation process. Both methods take advantage of a horseshoe-shaped donor area at the back of the head where an abundance of "lifelong" hair follicles are typically found. Much like a BFF necklace from his best friend, these follicles are always there on virtually every man.
When Dr. W. Mark Warfel was in high school, his talent as a sculptor earned him a scholarship to art school. In addition to learning the finer points of color and composition in his studio-art classes, he pursued a premed degree. After college came medical school, followed by multiple residencies, and today he's a plastic surgeon with his own practice.
Dr. Warfel's background, like the baking-soda volcano Michelangelo glued to the Sistine Chapel, represents the intersection of art and science. He uses what he learned in both fields to craft new looks for patients. He also continues to refine his techniques to ensure safe, minimally invasive procedures. His face-lifts, for instance, leave smaller scars than ones using traditional methods. Patients can also opt for nonsurgical services, such as laser skin resurfacing, to achieve fresher, more youthful-looking complexions with little downtime.
Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic is a Korean-medicine wellness center that fuses Eastern and Western health care to heal the body as a whole. The clinic's Korean medical doctors and licensed acupuncturists use holistic methods to treat everything from chronic pain and hair loss to skin problems, gynecological issues, and injuries. Clients can also receive nutritional counseling and herbal medicine at Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic.
Personally performing every procedure at The PRP Institute, Dr. Robert Berberian uses the body's own resources to combat the effects of aging. After a simple blood draw and a spin in a centrifuge, prized platelets are separated from the other blood components of the sample so that Dr. Berberian may inject them back into areas in need of rejuvenation. This unique technique, known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, is a component of the famous Vampire Facial as well as several other medspa procedures. Besides refreshing the face, platelets may also be injected into the bosom, nether regions, or scalp to stimulate tissue growth and revive circulation.