For the past 20 years, seasoned physician Dr. Birgit Toome has spearheaded Appearance Dermatology?s crusade against epidermal antagonists, a devotion that has garnered her multiple years in the Daily Journal's One of the Best listings. Dr. Toome and her team of physician assistants and aestheticians stay abreast of the latest medical and cosmetic skin treatments, remedying conditions of all kinds. Their arsenal of 13 noninvasive laser devices can improve a range of cosmetic problems, from acne scars and freckles to unwanted hair, broken blood vessels, and cellulite.
Though his professional resume may make Dr. Sean Bidic sound as if he never leaves the operating room, his patients will tell you otherwise. The board-certified plastic surgeon, who has a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery and experience as a clinical instructor at UCLA and an assistant professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, personally meets with each patient before delving into any cosmetic procedures and surgeries. During these one-on-one consultations, he discusses their health history and interprets their dreams before educating his patients about their hand and wrist surgeries, Botox injections, laser hair removal, scar revision, or cosmetic surgeries.
From its bamboo floors to its locally sourced ceilings, Body Solutions embodies owner Steve Young's belief that healthy environments beget healthy bodies. Within the eco-friendly facility, Dr. Young melds the best of Eastern and Western medicine to help patients recover from injuries or to bolster wellness. Rather than kneading bodies with chemical-filled lotions and used motor oil, massage and physical therapists soak pores in all-natural soaps, cleansers, and lotions. They supplement massage therapy with Pilates, yoga, and martial arts, helping clients optimize their range of motion and achieve whole-body health.
Dr. Paul Vernon, the LASIK board-certified ophthalmologist at Family I Care, has performed thousands of refractive surgeries in the past 20 years—even his children have had their vision corrected under his skillful hands. When not wielding a laser, Dr. Vernon also plays the role of general eye doctor, outfitting squinters with glasses and contacts or banishing cataracts from cloudy eyes. His expertise with dry-eye conditions caused by staring at computer screens and kissing benevolent air conditioners has earned him a venerable reputation in treating symptoms such as redness and itching.
Dr. Gerald R. Phelan is no stranger to cutting-edge medical treatments. He participated in the FDA study for VelaSmooth, an advanced cellulite-reduction device, and routinely performs other noninvasive medical aesthetics procedures as the director of Chestnut Hill Aesthetics Center. When he’s not helping to put new treatments on the market, Dr. Phelan oversees the center’s qualified staff as they take aim at unwanted body hair, wrinkles, and spider veins. When the doctor and his team turn their attention to skin on the face, they use IPL photofacials and microdermabrasion wands to clear away sun damage, rosacea, and embarrassing smudges of mom’s lipstick.
Inside the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center, DermaCenter Medical Spa is an oasis for women who want to improve the appearance and health of their skin without going under the knife. Dr. Leslie Saltzman and her team of female physicians and aestheticians specialize in the science side of the spa experience. They work toward achieving the best results, whether it be smooth, wrinkle-free skin after an injection of Dysport or flawlessly complected legs after spider-vein removal. And because their treatments aren't invasive, most require little to no downtime and allow clients to get back to their normal lives.