Having spent 18 years developing her medical practice, Dr. Lori O. Coe opened her first weight-loss clinic in 2009. The positive response to her methods demanded a second venue, so she founded Wellness for Life Weight Loss Clinic three years later to field the influx of clients. There, she builds holistic, personalized programs that incorporate the needs and history of each patient, which are designed to help them both meet and maintain their goal weight. Facets of these programs include a low-carb diet, injections that promote the breakdown of fat, and appetite suppressants, which silence stomach rumblings as effectively as a few bites of ground muffler. Dr. Coe also stocks her office with vitamins and herbal supplements to complement nutritional meals and further motivates patrons by consulting with each of them on a monthly basis.
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.
Dr. Raymond Frye kindles his passion for beautiful smiles by developing convenient at-home pearl-polishing devices to forge dentist-chair results. His ultrasonic toothbrush invigorates morning routines by scrubbing teeth at the speed of 30,000 dynamic strokes per minute. A built-in alert sounds every 30 seconds, letting brushers know to switch areas and reward themselves with a piece of saltwater taffy, before a two-minute timer signals the end of cleaning. For immediate enhancement, regimens such as the Icing 30 Carat system, JägerWhite gel, and Shazzam White gel brighten beams with varying strengths of carbamide peroxide, eschewing the expense and hassle of in-office treatments. Specialized whitening trays, which shape to fit the mouth in an easy at-home molding session, contour to the gum line to keep the whitening solution focused on its pearly objectives, never veering off to burnish marble statues or someone else’s teeth.
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.
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.
Spa at Highland Oaks offers more than the traditional day-spa experience. By affiliating themselves with Dr. David Spencer?a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist?the aestheticians have access to the training, products, and technology necessary to perform noninvasive, medical-grade skincare procedures. Their medspa services incorporate everything from injectable dermal fillers to cosmetic-laser systems, the latter of which can improve the skin's tone and texture by inhibiting the growth of unwanted stubble or boosting collagen production beneath the surface. Meanwhile, ultrasound-based therapy helps tighten loose skin around the brow, neck, and chin, and Coolsculpting technology contours the appearance of stubborn fat deposits without liposuction.
Yet alongside such technologically savvy procedures, Spa at Highland Oaks still offers the traditional treatments that make spas such relaxing getaways from work, families, and second families. Indulgent facial treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing sessions, and therapeutic massages are all available for guests seeking an afternoon of pampered existence.