Licensed aesthetician Melissa Mixon creates her own skincare products from freshly-harvested organic ingredients such as lavender and rosemary. These herbs help to soothe and nourish complexions during a handful of luxurious facial services. However, Melissa has also worked with a NASA rocket scientist to learn the art of LED light therapy, a skin-tightenting technology that noninvaseively lifts faces and sculpts bodies. These treatments shine specialized red light onto specified areas to reduce sagging and signs of cellulite, firming up skin on the face or body.
Regardless of whether she's wielding garden plants or space-age tools, Melissa focuses on convincing her clients that they are celebrities. She combines her expertise as a makeup artist, model, and skincare professional to create the ultimate pampering experience for each visitor. She also personalizes her spa offerings—the massage-focused Mukha Abhyanga Ayurvedic Facial, for example, can include the use of a seasonal aromatherapy herbal pack specially crafted to suit the client's skin type. Her Acne Terminator facial centers around deft extractions, complemented by camphor or mint formulas that eliminate bacteria and refresh complexions more effectively than bobbing for apples in a bucket of Listerine.
Brandon Weight Loss's approach to dropping pounds can be summarized in a three-step flowchart: break, adopt, enjoy. "Break" refers to the process of weaning off bad habits, whether they're related to eating unhealthy foods or eating healthy foods covered in powdered sugar. Clients then "adopt" personalized plans that cover nutrition, exercise, and prescribed medications, such as metabolism-boosting injections of vitamin B12. Finally, they "enjoy" the results of the program, which is meant to become a sustainable part of their everyday lifestyle.
Of course, the flowchart is an oversimplified version of the process. Board-certified physicians work with nutrition and weight-loss coaches to ensure that each weight-loss program is a multi-pronged strategy for eliminating fat. The holistic method begins with detailed tests and consultations that determine the client's goals. Coaches then prescribe a combination of dietary planning, medications, and exercise—both cardio- and resistance-based. Their advice adjusts to suit different lifestyles, and remains flexible to account for challenges. For example, they come up with recovery plans in case clients begin to gain weight again, and recommend alternative exercises for those who don't go to the gym, including walking, jogging, and even vacuuming the house.
Restoring balance to the body can be tough—there's no visible set of scales to adjust. However, the staff at Wellness and Weightloss have more than 20 years of experience identifying and treating the symptoms of hormone imbalances. Their hormone-replacement therapies strive to reduce the effects of menopause and andropause, such as hot flashes, insomnia, and weight gain. The team also utilizes hormones in weight-loss plans. These programs help clients to adopt healthier lifestyles through customized consultations, prescribed supplements, and classes on how hormone levels can affect metabolism.
SmartHealth Wellness Centers medical director Dr. David Kalin supervises a team that aims to help patients improve their overall wellness. They work toward this goal, helping patients lose weight and regain lost energy, at four locations. Treatments include hormone replacement therapies that can help top off depleted testosterone stores and regulate pendulum-like mood swings, or customized weight-loss programs that include healthy food plans, B12 injections, and professional-grade pep talks.
The beauty experts at Esthetic Style rejuvenate, shape, and brighten their clients? bodies with a menu of modern medspa services. They dial up the age-fighting powers of restorative facials with microdermabrasion and wake up slumbering collagen stores with infrared skin-tightening treatments. Noninvasive body-contouring sessions target fat cells in localized areas with either ultrasonic or laser energy and teeth-whitening treatments banish stains collected over the years.
Weight & Body Solutions' experienced physicians employ technologically enhanced weight-reduction techniques and more traditional nutrition-based programs to help clients melt away unwanted fat and reveal svelte silhouettes. Patients relax in the comfortable atmosphere of a private room as they discuss their beauty goals with informed counselors, asking questions about their various treatment options, which include weekly plans enhanced with thorough exams and energizing vitamin shots along with medical treatments such as tumescent liposuction. Liposuction is done under local anesthesia using a small cannula and requires very little downtime, sending patients back to work within 24 to 48 hours—just in time to sport sleek silhouettes for Risky Business–themed casual Fridays.