Dr. Renzo A. Zaldívar's intensive, specialized training in ophthalmic plastic surgery makes him a true expert at reconstructing and rejuvenating the eye area. At Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Consultants, he and his team mend medical and aesthetic flaws of the lids, inject beauty solutions into wrinkles, and keep tears flowing through ducts like soda through Twizzlers. Dr. Zaldívar belongs to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, a respected and elite organization with fewer than 600 members.
In practice since 1982, Doctor of Chiropractic Steve Willen builds on treating spines with services that can help fibromyalgia, fight chronic-fatigue syndrome, and assist pro athletes in recovering from injuries. At Diet Triad, the doctor sets his sights on helping patients achieve weight-loss goals through a combination of education, detoxification, and exercise. Oxygen-enhanced workouts and whole-body-vibration sessions can obliterate calories and boost circulation, and seminars and one-on-one sessions with health professionals teach clients how to set their hormones into fat-burning mode. Ionic foot treatments pull out potentially harmful toxins, and supplements nourish the body's vital systems with healthful nutrients.
Dr. Vic Khemsara and his team of medicos lessen the corporeal signs of passing time with FDA-approved Botox injections. Although habitually rubbing one's face with a rolling pin may temporarily smooth wrinkles on the forehead, crow's feet, or frown lines, Botox's ability to prevent excessive facial-muscle flexing can keep epidermises level for three to six months. The treatment takes between 15–30 minutes, and may cause some mild discomfort. Unlike invasive surgical treatments or painting a picture of Sophia Loren’s face on top of your own, the injections require little to no downtime. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
As the frame-dispensing branch of Dr. James Kent Doub Optometry, Debra’s Eyewear Boutique fits Carolinian faces with stylish, modern eye-enhancers and shine-blocking sunglasses. Viva frames are available for reading glasses, driving specs, or internet goggles ($120 for a single-vision basic lens), and lined bifocals in Harley Davidson frames ($220) offer a hip twist on the glasses Benjamin Franklin originally invented to help him edit emoticons out of the first draft of the Constitution. Children’s packages for single-vision lenses start at $60, so kids can get a head start on their lifelong projects of soul-window maintenance.
Founded 20 years ago by Dr. David Perlow, Any Lab Test Now boasts more than 100 centers nationwide where technicians administer thousands of standard lab tests priced to increase access and affordability for uninsured or low-income patients. Each location doubles as a draw center, where technicians acquire the specimens necessary for popular services—including glucose readings, HIV screenings, and urinalysis—before sending them to an offsite laboratory for testing.
Any Lab Test Now respects the need for discretion, so each HIPAA-compliant test can be taken anonymously in certain instances. Results are often available within 24–48 hours, and can be mailed, faxed, picked up, or transmitted telepathically for ultimate confidentiality. Though the team doesn’t divulge any medical advice, results can also be passed on to primary-care physicians for further analysis.