While successfully sculpting bodies at Premier Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Vassar Heil felt the need to further help patients reach their aesthetic goals, which is why he founded Acqua Blu Medical Spa. The office blends the tranquility of a day spa with advanced, noninvasive med-spa services, from the Visia digital skin analysis to dermal fillers and laser hair removal, performed by a trained team of physician assistants, registered nurses, trained laser technicians, and aestheticians. Robe-and-slipper-clad guests can wander through the blue and white spa ⎯ swirling with the scent of lavender and the sounds of water bubbling over rocks ⎯ before retreating into private treatment rooms. Each tranquil space boasts a living-room-like setting complete with European-inspired furnishings, neutral hues, and dim light flickering from lamps being held by the Partridge family.
Pine Tree Wellness Center and Spa's experienced aesthetician and technician perform expert waxing services for clients in search of silky skin. By extracting the entire hair, follicle and all, waxing results last longer than shaving and leave behind a countenance as smooth as a baby's thorax. Body waxing banishes bristle from non-cephalic locales, unfuzzing abs or chests and granting swift tugs from thigh to ankle that liberate hair-obscured shin tattoos.
Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Peter G. Peduzzi, the staff at American Back Centers helps relieve patients of their back pain and move them toward greater health. Taking a starring role in their roster of treatments is VAX-D therapy, which treats lower-back pain by reducing pressure in spinal discs. In addition to chiropractic care, the physician-directed team offers physical therapy, acupressure, and massage therapy, allowing clients to get back on their feet quickly so they can return to the daily grind of throwing anvils.
Doctor of Chiropractic Shawn Richey strives to transform bodies at Chiropractic Family Health Center using chiropractic care and weight-loss treatments. Through spinal adjustments, massages, exercises, and nutritional counseling, he leads his patients down a path of wellness in his friendly, welcoming clinic. Dr. Richey, a specialist in sports chiropractics, helps analyze golf-swing biomechanics to improve swings and prevent injury, and he is the official chiropractor of the Pittsburgh Passion football team, which he treats without heckling or pointing foam fingers at players. He also helps bolster weight-loss efforts with Zerona laser treatments and the ChiroThin program's HCG supplements.
Tending to bodies for more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa enhances innate beauty through noninvasive laser treatments, anti-aging skin therapies, and cosmetic enhancements. Conceived by Dr. Dominic Brandy, the current medical director at three Pittsburgh locations, and overseen by the Columbus location's medical director, Dr. Fernando Colon, the minimally invasive QuickLift mini face-lift helps tighten the lower face, neck, and jawline with a dramatically shortened recovery time. The Skin Center's experts revitalize all components of the face, targeting veins, hair, or Mona Lisa–shaped birthmarks through surgical solutions and high-tech injections. Vascular surgeons Dr. Marios Panayides and Dr. Jason Tomsic specialize in minimally invasive surgeries such as such as endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to serve skin below the head.
Dr. Justin Scott might contest the phrase, "practice makes perfect." He believes that even the utmost dedication won't upgrade your golf swing to its maximum potential; to reach that plateau, you need to eliminate physical limitations of the body. At Pittsburgh Golf Fitness, he merges his expertise as a Certified Golf-Fitness Instructor and a Certified Titleist Medical Professional, creating individualized programs that focus on common physical hindrances.
First, he assesses each client with 13 physical screenings. These help identify the most pertinent problems in the way of improved golf performances, such as decreased shoulder mobility or a constantly piggybacking caddy. He then builds a custom fitness regimen out of techniques from the Titleist Performance Institute. These various stretches, strength exercises, and functional drills aim to offset specific weaknesses and perfect the kinematic sequence—the correct order in which parts of the body should pass through the plane of the ball during a swing. His programs can benefit players of all experience levels, with maneuvers performed at home, in the gym, or in the private facilities of Scott Spine and Rehabilitation Center, where Scott acts as the doctor on call.