Dr. Patrick Wilson has reconstructed the ears and cleft lips of residents in other countries, and he has also found a way to give back to the community in which he grew up––by helping its inhabitants feel confident. At Wilson Plastic Surgery, he lifts, reduces, and reconstructs body areas, enhances natural features, and removes stubborn areas of fat. Alongside a medical aesthetician, he helps rid skin of fine lines, acne, mild scarring, and lipstick marks with medical microdermabrasion, facials, and exfoliating peels using skincare products from PCA Skin, Therapon, and Colorescience.
Blue is everywhere here, from the cerulean-, azure-, and aquamarine-stained windows to the very name of Blue MedSpa. Dr. Landon McLain, medical director of the beauty haven inside the Westin hotel at Bridge Street Town Centre, helms a team of registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians who focus on restoring youthful appearances. They use advanced equipment such as SmartLipo to reduce the appearance of cellulite, IPL laser machines for photofacials, and six types of dermal fillers to send fine lines scurrying beneath floorboards. Blue also provides traditional salon and spa services with Pureology and Redken products, as well as skincare products from iS Clinical and its own signature line. Regardless of the service, each med-spa staffer takes a holistic approach to treating clients to ensure their beauty goals are accomplished.
Absolute Nutrition boasts four northern Alabama locations, including its recently opened Huntsville store inside Riviera Fitness Center. The shop stocks health-boosting vitamins and supplements that build the physique. Opti-Women tablets deliver vitamins and nutrients tailored for the female body, and Opti-Men supplements contain enzymes and vegetable extracts. Protein-packed brownie bars and whey shakes fuel muscle growth without the confused glances one gets while slurping spinach straight from the can.
Dr. Mark Appel, a certified diagnostic and therapeutic eye doctor, is always onsite at Eye See Optical, providing expert ocular care on the floor or in the store’s in-house lab. He stocks his shop with an mélange of eyeglasses, sunglasses, and actual coke bottles from designer brands such as Oakley, Italee, and Kazuo Kawasaki. He and his staff can also conjure up custom frames for customers overwhelmed by the store’s selection of more than 400 styles.
The staff at SpineCare uses only non-surgical techniques to alleviate aches, such as kinesiology tape, which helps the body to support muscles, and spinal decompression, a technique that can be beneficial for disc pain. For each patient, staffers create a custom treatment plan that can be used to target an extensive list of conditions that plague the head, neck, lower back, knees, legs, and ankles. The SpineCare staff also serves as the official team chiropractors for the Huntsville Havoc.
Massage therapist Melissa Johnson helps heal bodies with a selection of treatments within the art-adorned walls of a boutique relaxation studio. Clients can choose from various massage modalities such as a relaxing Swedish massage or a prenatal massage, which can alleviate the stress caused by knitting an entire baby's wardrobe with nothing but a needle and a million blades of grass. Blu Healing Spa's relaxation artisan also specializes in oncology massages. Each healing treatment is individualized to help alleviatie specific problems such as chronic tension caused by uncomfortable office chairs. Dimly lit massage rooms calm clients as they allow stress to melt from every pore under the gentle heat of warm blankets.