In his role as the chief surgeon at Aesthetica Plastic & Laser Surgery Center, Dr. Gregory Caputy draws on knowledge gleaned from his presidency of the Hawaii Aesthetic and Wellness International Institute to strike an ideal balance between artistry and anatomy. Along with his skilled team of aestheticians and medical professionals, Dr. Caputy aims to satisfy beauty desires with cosmetic and surgical treatments for the face, body, and skin—many of which account for the specific needs of island natives and Asians. Among the services offered are Sculptra Aesthetic injections, which helps replace lost collagen and corrects shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
The center’s aestheticians exemplify the individual care that Dr. Caputy has sworn by since he began his practice, rejuvenating complexions with custom treatments and staying beside their clients for the duration of each visit. If you manage to sneak away from their sight, take a moment to relax on the waiting room’s tan leather couches, bathe in the sunlight that spills in from oversize windows, or admire Dr. Caputy’s collection of diamond-encrusted stethoscopes.
At The Vein Center at Windward Heart, board-certified doctor Sonny Wong keeps internal bodily pipelines strong and healthy with a range of vascular treatments that emphasize patient comfort and convenience. Each treatment, such as spider-vein-shrinking sclerotherapy, gets patients up and running quickly with expedient outpatient care and local anesthesia, which minimizes downtime and enables a swift return to running marathons or impersonating famous statues.
Dr. Wong studied beside Dr. Ronald Bush, one of the world’s experts in the field of venous disease.
At Windward Smiles, Dr. Russell P. Kim helms a friendly, professional staff dedicated to ensuring handsome smiles and long-term dental health with Invisalign treatments. During the treatment, which lasts 6–18 months on average, a series of form-fitted, clear plastic trays gently herds mouth bones into proper order for 22 hours each day, without unsightly and uncomfortable wires, brackets, or suspension bridges. Every two weeks, a new set of removable trays realigns enamel ridges until teeth are fully balanced and evenly adjusted. In addition to promoting beautiful smiles and unsullied grins, having a well-trained set of perfectly arranged teeth ensures the long-term health of the oral cavity, making it easier to remove plaque and spitballs hurled by unruly taste buds.
The physicians at Natural Wellness Center practice naturopathic medicine, which blends centuries-old remedies with modern medical technology. This translates into everything from detoxifying cleanses to IV infusions and hormone-replacement therapy. Through their treatments, the staff aims to both treat a number of chronic conditions, including allergies, digestive issues, and musculoskeletal problems, and prevent disorders from occurring in the first place.
The chief of surgery at EyeSight Hawaii, Dr. John Olkowski, has performed more than 10,000 vision-correction surgeries over 15 years. He has so much experience that other eye doctors entrust their eyes to him for big procedures. Dr. Olkowski teams up with optometrist Dr. Elise Louie to sharpen eyesight using laser treatments and corneal transplantation methods. To make sure they can accurately diagnose any issues, the team uses cutting-edge technology such as 3-D corneal mapping. And during the procedure, they use FDA-approved eye-tracking laser technology, which means you won't have to keep your head perfectly still as they determine the marketability of your pupil as a new marble design.
Dr. Leialoha Leung’s team of dental deputies transforms drab mouths into gleaming smilescapes with a potent blend of light, heat, pressure, and peroxide. Teeth can sink comfortably into custom-tailored SpaWhite trays loaded with pH-balanced foam, then bask languidly as blue Daylight beams activate the elixir. Each 30-minute session eradicates wine, coffee, and tobacco stains without home-whitening formulas’ burning pangs or powdered donuts’ ephemeral results. Once SpaWhite has worked its magic, Dr. Leialoha graciously examines every inch of newly incandescent tusks to ensure their integrity. On their way out, freshly illuminated faces can pause in front of the clinic’s panoramic windows to catch peeps of Diamond Head and Kahala before palming personal whitening pens for touchups and writing grocery lists on a spouse's teeth.
Dr. Bryant B. LaPorte has practiced a full range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry for more than a quarter of a century. For him, evaluations are key to helping patients make informed decisions. He has kept his office current with evaluation technology, such as intraoral cameras, which allow him to see teeth as though he were actually standing inside your mouth—which is impossible, no matter how hard he tries. Additionally, ultraviolet light illuminates soft tissue during oral-cancer screenings, revealing tumors invisible to the naked eye, and digital x-rays expose the mouth’s inner workings without exposing patients to the high levels of radiation that emit from traditional x-rays.