In Greek mythology, Argos was a hero and a giant who was said to possess nearly 100 ever-watchful eyes. Though they couldn't possibly help clients see that well, optical surgeons Dr. Elena Mier Trotter, MD and Dr. Selvin Gnannakkan, O.D. want to try. As the resident physicians at Argos Vision and Eye Care Center, they use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat ocular diseases ranging from the common to the complex.
In addition to preventative care, they also perform routine exams to check visual acuity and weed out which patients are actually under the control of tiny robots living behind their eyes. These exams can lead to custom fittings for soft or rigid contact lenses as well as glasses lenses. In the case of the latter, patients may be turned over to optician Alex Finkelshteyn, who will fit them for designer frames by brands such as Gucci, Ray-Ban, and Persol.
Ultima Medical & Aesthetics' trained physicians deliver medical-quality care with an eye for cosmetic beautification, treating patients with professional-grade technology including FDA-approved Botox treatments. Beauty-seekers begin their 30-minute treatment with an exam and consultation with a doctor to discuss the areas of concern. The doctor then administers small injections filled with a purified, protein-based solution into the crevices. The age-repelling substance shimmies below the epidermis and silently karate-chops nerves into a deep sleep for up to four months, preventing muscles from deepening furrows. Clients can choose to treat vertical "eleven" lines hanging between brows (one area), the full forehead (three areas), or smooth crow's-feet on both eyes (one area each) or wiggle-lines on both ears. The injection procedure requires no downtime, and guests can immediately resume daily activities, though full results may take a couple weeks to fully appear.
As a published author and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Barry Cohen spreads aesthetic knowledge and prowess among patients at his state-of-the-art offices. Dr. Cohen and his staff aim to treat each client like family during surgical and nonsurgical treatments, all of which include complimentary consultations. These sessions may also make use of the office's preoperative computer imaging—software designed to show patients what can and cannot be achieved with surgery or masking tape. The office's adjoining med spa provides a tranquil retreat for rejuvenating waning complexions with dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments. Additionally, Dr. Cohen's personal line of skincare products and tips from his personally penned books help maintain newly spruced mugs.
Patients' mental well-being is paramount to Dr. Irene Feldman and Dr. Helena Stefan, which explains the center's emphasis on confidence-boosting cosmetic procedures and holistically targeted alternative therapies. After more than 25 years of experience working as an endocrinologist and internist, Dr. Feldman redirected her focus to cosmetic medicine and currently oversees noninvasive treatments with laser systems by such manufacturers as Candela, Sciton, and the Knights Templar. Dr. Stefan learned her holistic craft during a seven-year apprenticeship under Chinese physicians, who taught her the arts of acupuncture and natural medicine, and she continues to further her education in nutrition, herbology, and homeopathy.
When Dr. David Pinsky opened State of the Art Dental Group in 2001, it was the culmination of a dentistry career that at that point had already comprised nearly 20 years of experience. Now, together with Rustin Levy, DMD, and Ira Reiz, DMD, Pinsky delivers general dentistry and orthodontic services ranging from root canals and extractions to the popular Invisalign teeth-straightening method. Unlike lifelong cave dwellers, the doctors are comfortable exploring the area outside of the mouth—they also provide skin-smoothing injections that reduce the appearance of wrinkles for up to one year.
Shady Grove Laser Aesthetic Center's experienced doctor Steve Behram leads a team that helps skin of all tones look its smoothest and tightest. Laser hair-removal treatments aim to banish unwanted fuzz and natural SPF protection using the handheld CoolGlide laser system. Free up space on lower arms for distraction-free slap-bracelet modeling, or neatly define eyebrow territories. A post-procedure topical treatment relieves most irritation caused by the lasers. Shady Grove recommends five to eight laser treatments on most areas for the best results.