Melanie Russin is a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician who fights tension in the body with multiple massage modalities, and tightens the skin on the face with microcurrent skin treatments. She also uses LED light therapy to fight aging and stimulate cellular activity.
As the inventor of both a patented burn-treatment device and a scarless, internal breast-lift procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Adamson places high importance on safe, up-to-date technologies. During laser hair-removal sessions at his downtown clinic, skilled technicians zap troublesome follicles with the Lumenis LightSheer Diode Laser, whose intense light disables hair growth at the root, and its patented ChillTip cools skin and smuggled lobster bisque. Because hair grows in cycles, it may take more than six treatments to fully eradicate unwanted whiskers and ensure satisfactory smoothness.
Jim Pruchniewski peered down his leg at his blackened toes. He'd been rushed to the hospital after a blizzard waylaid him on a mountainside in Lake Placid. "You have third-degree frostbite," the doctor confirmed. "We'll have to amputate." Fortunately for Jim and his digits, the US Olympic ski team was training nearby. The team's podiatrist hurried to the hospital like a long-lost lover hurries to interrupt a wedding before the end of a movie. "Stop!" he might have shouted as the buzz saw probably descended toward the patient's toes. The hero, our Olympic podiatrist, examined the foot and concluded that the damage was superficial. The toes would recover. And they did. The episode moved Jim Pruchniewski, a former biology teacher, to earn his medical degree. Over the last 20 years, he's gained fourfold board certification in podiatric orthopedics, surgery, primary care, and the treatment of diabetic foot wounds. At North Lakeland Foot Clinic, he examines feet with the same attention that saved his toes decades ago. He and his staff do everything in their power to keep feet healthy and, in the case of diabetic patients, avert extreme measures like amputation.
Aesthetics come first for the skilled staff of Anywhere Whitening, who dazzle dental dandies with an array of in-office teeth whitening treatments. Situated within Suncoast Wellness, the team ensures clients smile, laugh, or enter Roman oratory contests with the utmost confidence. The suite's whitening system melds an exclusive gel formula with an LED whitening system for proven lightening results in 20-minute sessions. Following each safe, pain-free procedure, clients leave the office showcasing reflective smiles styled by the latest dental technology.
Hornberger Wellness & Chiropractic recently upgraded its location to an earthy, sandstone-colored building. The larger space's soothing earth tones begin triggering relief in patients before resident chiropractor, Dr. Joe Hornberger, even lays hands on them. The doctor's 26 years of experience taught him the effectiveness of a broad range of alternative-wellness therapies, spurring him to team up with Dr. Ricardo Morales, a practitioner of natural medicine, to expand both their practices and offer their patients more non-invasive healing treatments. Today, patients come to the center to heal issues from low-back pain to nicotine addiction. The center's wellness specialties include all-natural facial rejuvenation and hCG weight-loss treatment, which combines ancient acupuncture methods with ancient anticupcake shields.
Dr. Elijah Benioni - a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery - uses his training in basic, advanced, and high-definition liposuction to reshape figures and slim problem areas. The clinic eschews the dangers of general anesthesia for safer local numbing methods when performing these ultrasound- or laser-assisted procedures.
The clinic's other services include facial, breast, and derrière lifts, chemical peels, and facials. Fat transfer is also available immediately after the liposuction, and can be used for the face or hands. Team member Dr. Dwight C. Reynolds is a master instructor in the process of suture suspension, and Dr. Joseph Kurt Bivens is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring and breast surgeries.
Natural Health Center's doctor of oriental medicine, Mary Kay Cetan, taps into the ideologies of traditional Chinese medicine, which dates back more than 5,000 years and conceptualizes the body as a landscape affected by emotional and physical climates. Holistic services and supplements combat both acute and chronic ailments. Hair-thin acupuncture needles safely boost blood and energy flow to assuage pain and enhance internal functions, such as the digestive process that turns blue cotton candy back into blueberries. A licensed massage therapist with more than 35 years of kneading experience aims soothing strokes at pent-up aches, tension, and knots. Honed over 2,000 years, homeopathy mediates bodily discordances with diluted doses of irritants, such as a naturally derived onion substance that wards off watery eyes or a pulverized Cupid's arrow that heals heartbroken clients.