In the July 2012 issue of O Magazine, Dr. Toni Bark is pictured wearing a bright purple shirt and black yoga pants, suspended on cobalt silks inside her bedroom. This is how she exercises. Of course, considering that she's an alternatively-minded holistic physician, this offbeat health regimen is no surprise. Dr. Bark also brings an unconventional approach and a prevention-based philosophy to The Center for Disease Prevention and Reversal. Here, she offers medical tests, homeopathic treatments, and nutritional services to help care for her clients and the variety of bodily systems coexisting within them.
Metropolitan MD's board-certified doctors perform both cosmetic and medical, as well as both surgical and nonsurgical, treatments for the face, body, and skin. Dr. John Rachel is triple-board-certified in otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery, and cosmetic surgery, qualifying him to treat nose and throat ailments as well as beautify bodies and land airplanes in Siberia. Both doctors remain active in the medical community through their publications and membership in medical associations.
A board-certified surgeon by trade, ReNu Cosmetic Laser Center's medical director, Dr. Arvind Patel, addresses medical concerns as well as cosmetic ones. Much like a professional cat distracter, Dr. Patel's services rely predominantly on lasers, which he employs to smooth out unwanted wrinkles and remove hair or deal with more serious imperfections such as melasma or keloid scars.
After earning her degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and fulfilling a residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Bernadette Mayer dedicated her career as a healer to the practice of anti-aging medicine. Using her 20 years of broad medical experience and a board certification in internal medicine, she helps patients achieve their beauty goals while simultaneously treating the underlying physical flaws that threaten self-confidence. Her med spa houses therapeutic skin treatments including photofacials and microdermabrasion sessions that clarify skin tone and rough patches. Aided by lasers harnessed from medical-grade lightsaber replicas, her laser tattoo- and hair-removal services zap away offending pigments and hair follicles.
Under the direction of Dr. William Evans, the medical aestheticians at Enfuse Laser Center & Medical Spa work to elevate their patients' self image with a full range of anti-aging and body contouring treatments. The staff uses advanced technology during services, from lasers that address sun damage, body hair, and unwanted tattoos, to injectables that alleviate wrinkles and furrows on the face. The clinic also specializes in NeoGraft hair transplants, an advanced method of hair restoration. Using an automated device to quickly harvest follicles from the donor area and move them to the recipient area, the process is less painful and invasive than traditional methods or training a chinchilla to sit on your scalp.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian has not only been in the lipo biz since 1981 but also has authored a textbook on the topic and developed several new surgical tools of the trade. Dr. T., who has dubbed himself "Lipodoc" and is backed up by Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute's team, specializes in all manner of fat removal and relocation, both by traditional means and with modern laser technology. He also wipes out wrinkles, veins, unwanted hair, and passé tattoos, and he is able to bring his treatments to many, since he speaks five languages, including Armenian, Arabic, and pigeon.