A patient mentions pain in his right shoulder. Then, an acupuncturist inserts a needle into his left ankle. Primarily focusing on the distal style of acupuncture, Acupuncture Connections' team is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ensuring that each member knows exactly where to place each pain-battling needle. During each session, one of the acupuncturists inserts an average of 8 to 10 FDA-approved single-use needles into specific areas—along the forearms, hands, lower legs, and head—aiming to treat issues from autoimmune diseases to digestive issues to fatigue. Since distal acupuncture involves the treatment of areas normally exposed while wearing shorts and a T-shirt, patients typically don't need to remove their clothing or steel breastplates. The sessions begin with a private consultation with a practitioner who holds a master's degree in acupuncture.
Dr. Ron Kolodziej (or Dr. K, as his patients call him) specializes in cosmetic dentistry that's family friendly, working hand-in-hand with his attentive office staff to clean, straighten, and whiten teeth. In addition to regular check-ups and in-office whitening treatments, Dr. K helps guide and support patients through long-term dental health procedures, including working through ever-popular Invisalign treatments and teaching people to say goodbye to childhood tooth fairies.
The aestheticians at Younger You, Inc use both modern and traditional beauty treatments to rejuvenate the skin. Their high-tech offerings include microcurrent treatments utilizing the Beautiful Image device, which wards off wrinkles and tightens tushes without necessitating surgery or DIY treatments with an electric eel. Classic facials cleanse and hydrate the skin, while waxing services leave nearly any area of the anatomy silky smooth.
Since 1985, [Dr. Phillip Lukoff](http://drphilfoot.com/diabetic-foot-care](http://www.drphilfoot.com/staff.html) has helped his patients to kick foot problems to the curb with his compassionate podiatric care. Armed with the FDA-approved Q-Clear Q-switched laser, Dr. Lukoff zaps away unsightly fungus with a targeted mid-infrared-light wavelength. Virtually pain-free, the laser procedure won't harm patients' toes or their foot's ability to write in cursive. Although he specializes in laser toenail-fungus removal, Dr. Lukoff is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham, and he also treats feet with services including surgeries, heel-pain care, and fracture repair.
From their home base in the Warren Building, officials of the Wellesley Recreation Department fine-tune a year-round roster of sports leagues and community classes. Adults master crafts that range from pottery throwing to Capoeira, a blend of Brazilian martial arts and dance. Kids channel their creativity into painting courses or the Star Wars: Jedi Training class, which often includes creating a recycled droid and lightsaber lessons with retired stormtroopers. All of the programs are self-supporting, so directors charge reasonable fees and divvy up the money among materials, instructors' salaries, and other necessary expenses.
During the summer, throngs of people advance on Morses Pond, an ocean lookalike complete with a sandy beach, water slide, and volleyball nets, and kids aged 5–12 fend off boredom with summer day camps. Meanwhile, the lights of Hunnewell Tennis Court blaze into the evening hours, allowing athletes to face off after dark when the sun is taking its nap.
Board-certified plastic surgeons Renee Bennett O'Sullivan, MD, develops a comfortable rapport with her patients throughout years of continued care at their office, which is located in a house on Denton Road. Though she specializes in cosmetic surgery for the face, body, and breasts, she brings the same level of perfectionism to nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and sandwich making. She treats wrinkles and blemishes of age with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections using Restylane and Radiesse fillers.
Dr. Renee dedicates much time to traveling the world, volunteering her medical expertise in Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Haiti, where she has helped set up a burn unit in the Albert Schweitzer Hospital. Here in the States, she lends her services to the Iraq Star Foundation which provides free plastic surgery to war veterans.