A division of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, Bella Vie Medical Spa rejuvenates skin with services performed under the direction of board-certified internal-medicine physician Dr. Ana Gephart. As Janelle Walker reported in the Courier-News, Dr. Gephart's journey toward skincare services began when a friend and former burn victim?now an aesthetician at Bella Vie?convinced her to explore the life-changing skin treatments available through modern laser technology. Today, Dr. Gephart keeps her staff abreast of the latest developments in the industry to keep expanding an aesthetic arsenal of ways to boost clients' confidence and self-esteem.
Complimentary consultations help determine the best course of action for each patient, be it a long-lasting Radiesse injection to combat wrinkles, a medical-grade peel, or a laser skin treatment to address age spots. The spa's walls broadcast colorful artwork and calming phrases that inspire guests to imagine peace, count their blessings, and brush their skin 50 times each night before bed.
Dr. Karen French presides over an all-female staff at French Medical Group & Med Spa, where her anti-aging and wellness services range from complexion-clearing facials to innovative fat-melting treatments. Though stocked with advanced medical equipment, Dr. French’s facility bears more aesthetic similarities to a day spa than a clinic. Soft lights and soothing music help patients relax through procedures such as the Venus Freeze treatment, which works to tighten skin and reduce cellulite and fat circumference. Among their many qualifications, Dr. French and her team are fully trained in Arizona Cosmetic IPL Laser Safety, Syneron, and Venus Concept; armed with this knowledge, they carefully zap unwanted hairs, age spots, and spider veins without damaging skin or blowing up neighboring planets.
At OM MediSpa, Dr. Savitha Susarla and her team champion whole-body health. That's why the board-certified physician and yoga devotee provides both family medicine and medspa services, with fully licensed aestheticians and massage therapists assisting her quest to increase clients' wellness. Their spa facials provide custom cleansing, while advanced treatments such as laser resurfacing and cosmetic injections reduce signs of aging. The specialists also offer reflexology sessions to encourage all-over vitality. In her medical clinic, Dr. Susarla welcomes patients for physicals, checkups, and the chance to practice saying "aaahh."
Golden-hued walls radiate warmth inside Trendsetters Salon and Spa, where an equally inviting staff stands eager to turn envisioned hairstyles into reality. With the help of Redken and Pureology products, stylists clip, color, and highlight locks. An aesthetic team mirrors the styling team's customer-service focus, but instead leads clients to treatment rooms more private than a diary’s secret bibliography. Inside, staff members perform massages, spray tans, waxing, and facials.
Though every therapist at West Suburban Pain Relief Centers, Inc. is a licensed massage therapist, their work begins with talk, not touch. The initial assessment is a crucial part of every appointment—it covers the patient's medical history, symptoms, and habits, all in an effort to pin down the root cause of pain. And when the actual therapy begins, the staff don't always stick to traditional massage, either. They integrate techniques ranging from Asian-style bodywork to postural and gait analysis, with the help of advanced medical machinery, compression therapy, and physical exercises. They're national-board-certified specialists, however, in trigger-point therapy, which locates tense spots in the body's muscles and aims to soothe them with focused, hands-on pressure. This type of treatment can help with headaches, back aches, and carpal tunnel, as well as the effects of fibromyalgia, chronic conditions, and long-term pain.
Regardless of the condition being addressed, the end goal for every therapist is that the patient no longer needs to see them, and to this end, they supplement their meetings with lessons on how to manage pain. Their tips might include exercise advice or simple tips for lifestyle changes, such as buying a better office chair or ceasing to carry a spare tire when you're not in a car.
The staff members at Chicago Chiropractic Group work together to relieve pain with chiropractic treatments that are tailored to treat each patient's unique condition. Along with chiropractic adjustments, the staff members also coach patients in nutrition and exercise, even offering muscle-strengthening yoga and pilates sessions in-house.