When Dr. Louise Ferland says, “if it is not good enough for myself or my family, it is not good enough for my patients,” she means it. Take, for example, the new Cool Sculpting procedure, a treatment that freezes stubborn fat to reduce the appearance of bulges and one that Ferland, her staff, and her family have had done with successful results. With more than 20 years of experience in nonsurgical and surgical cosmetic procedures, she specializes in plastic surgery for the face and body. She also helps clients fight aging by performing skin peels, injecting muscles with Botox, and stopping them when they start stories with “back in the day.”
Studio X's exotic dancing lessons offer twofold benefits. The first is physical; students quickly burn calories and build core strength by following the regimen detailed in the studio's pole-fitness and dance classes. The second benefit is the increased self-confidence that students build while stretching and shimmying in a supportive environment that, like Oprah's tree fort, is for women only. Men aren't completely left out, however—Studio X also hosts separate pole and aerial fitness classes for guys.
PartnerMD serves a limited number of patients to ensure individualized attention and thorough, preventative service and care. The Jump Start weight-loss program reroutes rambling fitness trajectories with three one-hour sessions. Sessions begin after a consultation with a weight-loss specialist to explain why extra pounds hitchhike on the body instead of using public transportation. To complete a personal fitness outline, the MetaCheck measures exhaled air to calculate how much oxygen the body is consuming and to determine an exact amount of calories burned. The weight-loss specialist doles out advice on diet and exercise based on the patient's complete fitness landscape, paying attention to individual hills, valleys, and melting clocks. Patients skip along the polished, professionally laid road toward fitness with two follow-up sessions to monitor progress and provide healthy encouragement.
Capitol Rehab's staff practices a rehabilitation method based on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, or DNS. The system is designed to cause permanent changes in the brain's motor programs that, in turn, improve the body's function and its ability to speak to cars. The clinic's certified massage therapists use the approach to treat all types of persons, including those who suffer from multiple sclerosis, neurologic disorders, orthopedic conditions, or simple back pain. They also utilize DNS to help athletes of all levels achieve peak performance, and have treated members of the Richmond Kickers, the local professional soccer team.
The team of board-certified skin docs at Affiliated Dermatologists of Virginia looks after the medical and aesthetic needs of the body's largest organ. They perform annual cancer screenings, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology, and excise malevolent growth and lesions in their in-office surgical suite. Licensed Master Esthetician Crystal Craze handles all of the cosmetic procedures, waging a winning battle against the signs of aging with facials, laser treatments, and mind control.
The board-certified vascular surgeons of The Vein Center at Virginia Surgical Associates transform their patients' legs by sending spider and varicose veins scurrying away with minimally invasive treatments. Docs give unwanted veins a thorough once-over during consultations to determine de-veining game plans, which can include sclerotherapy.