At M.D. Aesthetics Medispa and Laser Center—named one of the top spas in Bergen County in 2011 by Bergen Health & Life—board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Macri helps clients enhance their outer beauty with treatments such as liposuction and laser skin resurfacing. An arsenal of high-tech lasers guards the clinic’s rare Egyptian jewels by night and rejuvenates faces and bodies by day, delivering intense pulses of light during hair-removal sessions and photofacials. Dr. Macri deftly handles injections such as Juvederm and Botox to tackle the effects of aging, and six varieties of liposuction help slim silhouettes better than controversial 2-D conversion techniques.
Speech-and-language pathologist Paula Korik draws on more than 13 years' worth of clinical and therapeutic experience. In children's hospitals, she has worked with feeding and swallowing disorders and done Early Intervention therapy. Paula also spent time working in an outpatient rehabilitation center and with students with autism spectrum disorders.
The skills she honed in these fields now form the foundation of her business. In addition to therapy for speech and language, Paula addresses issues associated with feeding and swallowing, cognition, and voice. Her speech-therapy services are available in English and Russian.
It’s all about relaxation and privacy at The Spa at Westwood. In three different rooms, the staff pampers guests with facials, massages, and body treatments such as a peppermint seaweed wrap. For facials, the team uses top-quality products from Dermalogica and Christine Valmy, with a variety of cleansers, moisturizers, and creams that target diverse skin needs. In a mere 10 minutes, they can also help guests get bronze with a natural, spray-on tanning system—a statistically more effective option than placing some hair, a jilted lover's necklace, and a bronze medal inside a cauldron and incanting Beach Boys songs.
Elite Lab Testing's network of accredited medical reference labs and service centers helps patients take charge of their health and wellness with tests performed at more than 1,700 LabCorp locations across the country. These lab tests—which don't require referrals or doctor visits—cover a lot of ground. For example, with a single blood draw, medical professionals can check for the IgE antibodies that may be causing allergic reactions to insect stings, foods, pollen, mold, and younger siblings. They might spend the rest of the day screening blood-sugar levels, scanning hormone levels and thyroid health, checking for heart attack risks, and lifting the hood on the liver and kidneys. Customers can even order the same tests their health care provider does for routine physicals. Elite Lab Testing also performs drug screens, and offers affordable pricing packages and wellness programs that equip the health-conscious community with useful tools for constructing a healthy lifestyle.
Muscle Maker Grill grew out of a small smoothie shop, where owner Rod Silva prepared health-conscious alternatives to fast food. The restaurant has since expanded with a menu tailored to accommodate diners with vegetarian, carb-free, and gluten-free diets. The crew prides themselves in creating healthy versions of popular foods, and continues to serve the shop’s original protein shakes with favorites such as chocolate peanut butter and strawberry banana. Additionally, Muscle Maker Grill displays the calorie count for each dish on the menu.