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After receiving her first colonic to ease a bout of chronic intestinal distress, Angela Brake was hooked. Impressed by the efficacy of the treatment, to which she also attributes her relief from lower-back pain and a boost in overall energy, Angela earned an I-ACT hydrotherapy certification so that she could share the holistic healing method with others. In 2008, Angela opened Natural Wellness, with a gravity-fed and double-filtered hydrotherapy system as the clinic's centerpiece. With Angela's guidance, her patients undergo the same cleansing process that helped her overcome her ailments and benefit from common posttreatment feelings of lightness and increased energy.

1600 20th St S
Birmingham,
AL
US

Laser light is a quick, nearly painless, and effective method for removing unwanted hair. A long-pulse, high-energy laser emits a gentle beam of light that harmlessly passes through the skin and directly targets follicles, effectively treating unwanted hair. Unlike the lasers utilized by popular film hero and 2010 California gubernatorial hopeful Iron Man, these friendly beams are easy on the skin and treat hair follicles faster than other methods. Annihilate the roots of unwanted human fur in one treatment area—the upper lip and chin ($750), ears ($450), neck ($750), underarms ($900), or bikini line ($750). Combine the powers of two Groupons to devastate twice as many personal forests, or to hit an especially tenacious area with six laser nukes.

2908 Central Ave
Birmingham,
AL
US

Alabama Vision Center doesn’t have one single sight specialist on staff. They have six. The team of ODs, MDs, and an Au.D. draws upon varying skill sets and a staff of 32 technicians and office professionals to provide services ranging from LASIK vision correction to bifocal implants recommended for those with presbyopia or very tiny books. The technology on hand is unparalleled as well, with lasers that help with everything from blade-free corneal surgery to cataract removal to treatment for wet macular degeneration.

Of course, keeping eyesight healthy and strong from the get-go is the staff's number-one priority, and so they offer comprehensive exams that begin with an external inspection of the eyes and surrounding tissue, and end with a tonometry test to identify signs of glaucoma. In between, doctors take note of tracking abilities, visual field, refractive abilities, and colorblindness, and also perform an ophthalmoscopy test, where they inspect the retina to check for any detachment or sudden changes in its mood. A free hearing screening is also included with each patient's first visit, keeping jealous ears from feeling like eyes get all the attention.

790 Montclair Rd
Birmingham,
AL
US

At Homewood Family Medicine, promoting patients' health and well-being truly is a family affair. Board-certified family physician Scott Weisberg follows in the footsteps of his father—who also practiced medicine—and is assisted in his mission to engage and empower patients by his wife and office manager, Sari Weisberg. Dr. Weisberg is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and is licensed to practice in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. He attends and teaches at least 50 hours of continuing medical education each year.

Dr. Weisberg uses his diversified background—including training in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry—to perform a wide variety of primary-care services. He also offers specialized treatments for shedding excess weight, diminishing varicose veins, and relieving rigid thumbs injured during intense Street Fighter tournaments.

2151 Highland Ave S
Birmingham,
AL
US

Dr. Luis Gonzalez and Dr. Dennis Carr, the namesakes of Drs. Gonzalez & Carr P.C., both served a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery after dental and medical school to master all aspects of oral surgery, including administering anesthesia. Drs. Gonzalez and Carr are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. That?s why, today, they boast enough skill to enact contemporary oral- and facial-surgery techniques. Their services range from wisdom-teeth extraction to jaw surgery to bone grafting. With their team of surgical assistants and laser technicians, Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Carr also use lasers to remove tattoos and age spots or restore skin to a youthful state.

101 Heatherbrooke Park Dr
Birmingham,
AL
US

Board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, foot surgeon Dr. Lora Yeager-Smith has treated patients at Cahaba Podiatry since 1999, assuaging issues including foot injuries, toenail fungus, and warts. A Q-Clear laser system zaps unsightly toenail fungus, allowing feet to proudly display toenails in flip-flops or koi ponds. Free parking and first-floor access make visits to the practice quick and convenient.

5511 Highway 280
Birmingham,
AL
US