Refractive surgeon Dr. Hasan Hakim doesn’t just perform LASIK surgery—he was involved in the FDA trials of the excimer laser used in LASIK during his time at the University of Kansas. In the years since, he has kept abreast of cutting-edge developments in vision restoration, from the evolution of LASIK and PRK surgeries to the replacement of eyes with miniature owls. With 5,000 vision-correction procedures already under his belt, Dr. Hakim continues to tend to peepers with deft hands and state-of-the-art technology, performing both incision and laser procedures to bring the world back into focus for those struggling to read street signs or tea leaves. A full stock of Acuvue contacts and frames by Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein helps Dr. Hakim perform more conventional vision enhancements.
Dr. Sandra Brown has won several awards for her groundbreaking research in the treatment of hair loss and acne scars, including Michiganian of the Year in 1998. Her work is based in Ayurvedic medicine, a natural approach to health believed to restore the body's equilibrium.
Using a patented gel that she developed herself, Dr. Brown stimulates hair follicles to grow thicker and faster, reversing hair loss caused by alopecia, genetic thinning, and stress. A proprietary chemical peel helps eliminate acne and acne scars, and a facial peel treats darks spots, uneven tone, and other signs of aging, such as frown lines caused by thinking about that no-goodnik General Custer.
Helmed by Dr. David Bridgeo—a specialist in skincare and anti-aging medicine—the team at Eclipse Cosmetic and Laser Centre helps clients fend off the marks of time with nonsurgical treatments. These services range from Botox injections that smooth over fine lines and wrinkles to IPL laser therapy that can diminish sun damage, spider veins, and rare but deadly scorpion veins. To enhance treatment results, Dr. Bridgeo and his staff keep products on hand for at-home skincare, stocking brands such as Vivier Pharma.
A longtime resident of Windsor, Dr. Patrick Smith, M.D. returned to the area after completing medical school and opened a family practice in 1987. He enjoyed the work but longed to transition into dermatology, for which he held both a passion and professional training. Years later, he assembled a team of estheticians and opened his namesake skincare clinic: Dr. P.X. Smith Medical Cosmetics.
Open for more than seven years, the clinic offers cosmetic and medical-grade services including Botox and Juvederm, laser skin-resurfacing treatments, and mole removal from both faces and lawns. Dr. Smith performs all medical consultations and directly supervises treatments performed by his highly trained staff.
As a skincare expert, the doctor is dedicated to educating his community about the dangers of excessive sun exposure. He worked at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre before starting his family practice and coordinated the Mark Hunt Melanoma Awareness Fund-Raising Walk to heighten awareness of skin cancer, particularly malignant melanoma.