If there's one thing every human has in common, it's aging?some just do it less noticeably than others. At Rock Creek Wellness, age-management specialist Dr. Mark Strehlow makes sure birth dates are just numbers. Dr. Strehlow creates custom treatment plans that aim to rejuvenate the body's natural rhythms. He relies especially on Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, but also administers lipotropic injections designed to increase energy and, in turn, help speed up weight loss efforts. While Dr. Strehlow addresses issues on the inside of the body, the rest of the Rock Creek's staff members focus their energies on sprucing up outer surfaces with laser hair removal, facials, and cosmetic injections.
Part of the point of getting a massage is to relieve pain, but if therapists don't pay attention to their clients, the massage itself can become a source of discomfort. That's why Sunrinity Health's massage therapists encourage dialogue with their clients, a practice that allows them to not only avoid inflicting harm but also to assess the problem and customize an approach. These personalized regimens draw from a wide repertoire of treatments, from the popular gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the gentle nervous-system manipulations of craniosacral therapy.
?Give me 45 minutes and I will take off 15 years,? says Midwest Medical Aesthetics' president Kathleen Stegman on the company's website. As a registered nurse with a quarter-century of experience in the beauty industry, she has the knowledge to do just that. Stegman's expertise lies in beauty injections such as Botox and Dysport, which she's been using to tighten faces for more than 17 years. Along with her team of associated physicians, she also harnesses the power of laser energy to help clients remove unwanted hair, shed fat, and erase tattoos of ex-lovers' favorite species of fungus.
Under new management and equipped with an arsenal of medical lasers, fillers, and injectables, board-certified interventional radiologists target unwanted marks on the legs, evicting spider and varicose veins and leaving behind even skin that deserves to be flaunted. Led by Medical Director Ellen M. Yetter, MD, the team—which includes physicians, technicians, aestheticians, a medical assistant, and one domesticated chimpanzee with a heart of gold—also welcomes patients for dermal fillers, laser hair removal, massages, and facial treatments.
At Summit Plastic Surgery, certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matt Chhatre enhances noses, breasts, and physiques with artful surgeries. But what he does outside of the operating room is just as important. He not only meets with clients for in-depth, empathetic consultations, but he also oversees the practice's medi-spa. Its range of complexion-brightening laser treatments include laser skin resurfacing and the smoothing MicroLaser Peel.
Meanwhile, Heather Mock, the licensed aesthetician at Summit Plastic Surgery with more than 1,500 training hours, deep cleans and rejuvenates complexions with enhanced medical microdermabrasions. Heather begins by swabbing away dirt and oils, then coaxing open the pores with hot towels and steam. A pre-exfoliation mask loosens dull skin cells before a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand buffs them away.
The Rejuvenate Mind-Body Wellness Center team of psychologists, chiropractors and massage therapists combine their areas of expertise to holistically heal minds and bodies. Their core philosophy states that health is tied not only to diet and exercise, but to emotion as well. By marrying therapeutic treatments such as chiropractic with massage therapy and psychology sessions, patients approach their well being with the correct state of mind while unlocking repressed dreams of drowning in a sea of Twinkie cream.