At FPA Cosmetic Med Spa, Jay A. Pickett, MD, and his staff of medical assistants not only treat patients with wellness services such as immunizations and mammograms, but also perform cosmetic procedures with the same level of care. Facials with SkinCeuticals pharmaceutical-grade products improve complexions, and the Palomar StarLux 500 laser system resurfaces skin, imparting a youthful look without asking the client to swallow a night light. Tinting services give lashes a dark, lush appearance, and lash extensions elongate the flirtatious fringes. Sclerotherapy treatments target spider veins, leaving legs clear and smooth.
The licensed nurses, laser technicians, and aestheticians at Metropolitan Cosmetic Laser Center are certainly skilled on their own, but they still work with a safety net in the form of the physician who owns the practice. Together, they administer laser-based procedures, including skin rejuvenation and vein, hair, and tattoo removal. They also perform Restylane and Dysport injections that help soften facial wrinkles, leaving skin smoother than a newborn beach ball.
Oasis Spa at Spinal Care of St. Louis's Doctor of Chiropractic Nathan Heimgartner oversees a wide range of therapeutic services in finding a balance between extensive chiropractic know-how and holistic health. In the center's private treatment rooms, which eschew clinical starkness in favor of soft lighting and calming pastel colors, Dr. Heimgartner uses thorough chiropractic exams, massages, LipoLaser sessions, nutrition counseling, and movies about baby hedgehogs to bolster feelings of wellness. The resident team of licensed massage therapists eases muscle tension with a bevy of relaxing modalities, aiding Dr. Heimgartner in his quest to rid bodies of back pain, sports injuries, whiplash, and other ailments.
At the helm of the Sheen Vein Institute stands board-certified physician Dr. Vidal Sheen, a specialist in non-surgical varicose vanquishing. Affected hipsticks first undergo an initial consultation and mapping, where the dermal doc will evaluate the patient's medical history in order to cater treatments to each individual case. Dr. Sheen then coaxes arachnoid veins from their not-so-secret hiding spots using sclerotherapy—an FDA-approved treatment that breaks up offending veins using a safe, injectable solution and a sensitive yet firm text message. Visually or ultrasonically guided, the liquid or foam injections are virtually pain-free and patients suffer no downtime, allowing lives to resume and workplace kick-line competitions to commence as planned. The office’s protocol suggests patients receive three check-ups within the first year of the injections, making certain gams stay glamorous and healthy for as long as possible.
Joan Krueger—a certified hypnotherapist who has been practicing since 1994—has her own metaphor to describe the subconscious mind: she likens it to a filing cabinet filled with the programs that help you function. She believes the key is to rewrite the programs, changing the information so we can function in different ways.
At Joan Krueger Hypnosis, she helps to change habits such as smoking cigarettes overeating, or biting your fingernails. She does this by bringing clients into a relaxed state during which their subconscious mind becomes receptive to suggestions. She then delivers the suggestion that will enable you to create the changes you desire. Krueger claims a high success rate: according to her website, 80% of clients are able to quit smoking after just one visit.
Dr. Traci Hahn developed severe eye problems when she was just 10 months old, and though her parents consulted numerous doctors, none of them took the time to really evaluate their daughter and her vision didn't improve. Finally, they found an optometrist who was able to diagnose and treat her eye issues so she wouldn't suffer permanent vision loss. This story stuck with her growing up, and she knew she wanted to become an optometrist herself and listen thoroughly to patients before guiding them toward the vision and eye-care solutions that are right for them.
Today, Dr. Hahn conducts eye exams that quiz pupils on SAT words, fits patients for contacts, and curates a collection of glasses frames suitable for a spectrum of budgets. The eyewear includes stylish frames from brands such as Dior, Maui Jim, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kate Spade.
Since 1990, So Natural Permanent Cosmetics has been embellishing eyebrows, lips, and peepers with permanent makeup, thickening eye fringe with Xtreme lash extensions, and misting on airbrush makeup. The salon’s certified permanent-cosmetics professionals amplify lids with indelible eyeliner, ruby-ify lips, and restore brows that have vanished after years of tweezing or hair-singeing experiments with baking soda and vinegar. The expertly applied enhancements, which take about an hour to apply, render lipstick and eyeliner as obsolete as an Esperanto-speaking lamplighter and last for years, with minimal touchups sometimes required after a few years.