Dr. Gregory Abrams, DMD, and Dr. Ron Cohen, DDS, go to great lengths to help patients maintain their healthy smiles. When not seating implants, filling cavities, or fitting teeth with braces, Dr. Cohen spends his time engaging in hundreds of hours of classes practicing new dentistry innovations. Dr. Abrams journeys from the Friendly Dental offices to underserved areas in a mobile dentistry van, giving patients access to dental care right in their own neighborhoods. Both professionals ensure their patients stay entertained during treatments by seating them in plush chairs, turning on the in-room televisions, and explaining the show’s finer plot points to teeth.
Classic and modern style are in perfect harmony at Spa South Salon. Pale-blue walls in the reception area stand quietly by as the oversized zebra-print rug and minimalist black-and-silver chairs nestle atop the gleaming hardwood floor. The stylists accomplish the same combination of classic and modern in their work, sculpting bobs with blunt bangs, weaving golden highlights into lackluster tresses, and snipping tight faux hawks to attract wandering falconers.
• For $148, you get three laser hair-removal treatments on a small area (a $99 value each, or a $297 total value). • For $200, you get three laser hair-removal treatments on a medium area (a $140 value each, or a $420 total value). • For $250, you get three laser-hair removal treatments on a large area (a $280 value each, or an $840 total value).
The staff members at Lake Pointe Family Dentistry believe that oral health care should be luxurious, not daunting. So, they've tucked their treatment rooms inside a spa and disguised appointments as indulgent getaways. The office's design seems to have borrowed its aesthetic from a Mediterranean temple, with its columns and flowing drapery in the lobby and crisp white and royal-blue color scheme.
Inside the treatment rooms, clients repose on massaging dental chairs while receiving a warm neck wrap and soothing eye pillows. They might also find their hands swaddled in a paraffin-wax treatment that encourages clients to stop hiding their hands under sock puppets.
It’s an experience completely unlike the ones you might find at a traditional dentist office, but Lake Pointe Family Dentistry’s focus is still on maintaining and beautifying smiles. Dr. Naureen Qazi works with her dental assistants to address tooth decay and a variety of restorative procedures, including crown placements, fillings, and implants. The Invisalign-certified dentist also oversees cosmetic strategies such as veneers and whitening.
Southeast Cosmetic Rejuvenation Group at Ohana Salon & Spa’s team of beauticians pampers clients with hair, nail, spa, and massage services. Inside the salon, stylists revamp strands into artful looks and dispense advice on how to add flare to one's hair with accenting highlights or thought bubbles. The resident skin experts lend similar attention to the body, exfoliating faces with customized formulas and slimming waistlines with invigorating body wraps.
Sparrsh Massage & Facial Spa’s massage therapists work to relieve everything from stiff muscles to blocked sinuses by employing a wide range of massage modalities. Among them are deep tissue treatments and trigger point therapy as well as sports massages that aim to treat injuries caused by competitive potato peeling sessions. Alternately, aestheticians wield Glo Therapeutics products that are free of parabens and dyes to help clear up acne and moisturize dry skin. They can also beautify and shape eyebrows with waxing, threading, and tinting treatments.
Within the broad realm of ophthalmology, Dr. David Nelson specializes in dramatically improving his patients’ vision with cataract, LASIK, and lens-implant surgeries. Dr. Nelson, who works alongside Dr. Nima Mazhari at Carolina Eye Cataract & Laser, divides his time between treating patients at the practice he founded and sharing his expertise. His work has been published in ophthalmology journals and he has lectured at national conferences.
Recognized as a top ophthalmologist by the International Assocation of Healthcare Professionals, Dr. Nelson aims to correct conditions such as astigmatic corneas or myopic vision with anything from laser eye surgeries to corrective-lens prescriptions. He identifies these problems using a Pentacam diagnostic tool, which gives a three-dimensional view of an eye from 25 angles.