Dr. Mark Bickston and his small, close-knit team—which includes office manager Sherry and primary assistant Evenetta—have been working together for more than 20 years. The office is also a registered Venus Freeze provider: Dr. Bickston's wife, Susan, performs the anti-aging sessions in a private, spa-like treatment room. The reception area speaks of the crew's commitment to patients' comfort: a reclining Tempur-Pedic massage chair invites guests to sit back and watch the fish in the brightly colored aquarium perform scenes from The Little Mermaid.
Oakstone Massage & Body Works' technicians specialize in pampering and beautifying clients, which explains why folks tend to amble out of the spa more relaxed than when they walked in. Massage modalities range from Swedish to neuromuscular therapy. The therapist will even deliver prenatal massages, customizing kneads to the expectant mom's needs and applying a mushy peas-repelling force field to the body. Body scrubs incorporate salt, mud, and herbs to detoxify as they soothe. Lasers and ultrasonic machines, meanwhile, help remove unwanted hair, tattoos, and inches off the body.
The aestheticians at Skin Wellness Weight Loss and Spa improve skin tone and texture with an array of PCA Skin products. The scientifically designed line of creams, lotions, tinctures, and wizard potions tackle nearly any skin issue such as fine lines and acne, and also cater to more-complex skincare needs. For those undergoing chemotherapy, they offer specifically designed treatments. Patrons also can opt for mani-pedis, waxing sessions, eyelash extensions, or soothing massages.
Medical director Dr. David Grant hung up his scalpel after nearly 39 years as a plastic surgeon and now devotes his attention to noninvasive techniques of skin conditioning and repair that allow him to take what he feels is a more comprehensive approach to anti-aging. He and his team at Laser Sculpting Center blast away unwanted fat and body hair with an arsenal of lasers and shoo away wrinkles and signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Massages and bodywork techniques leave muscles relaxed and minds destressed, and raindrop therapy soothes the spine with essential oils and heat from hot towels or tiny lightning bolts.
The staff at MD Secrets recalibrates bodies hassled by age and ailments with customized health and beauty treatments. Their weight-loss plans help clients melt away quick pounds or establish sustained slimming by emphasizing cooking, variety, and eating on the go. Bioidentical hormone-replacement therapies boost energy and mood by supplementing the body’s hormones, whose levels may decline with age; allergy treatments help improve lives beset by dander and pollen. Staffers even take care of bodily façades with aesthetic treatments that help clients feel better about their appearances, or copy and replace their aesthetically pleasing enemies.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Skin tightening and cellulite reduction
Brands Used: 30-minutes soothing radio-frequency treatments
Pro Tip: A radio-frequency treatment is a relaxing heat source that feels like a warm-stone massage; it is a noninvasive procedure that requires no down time.