Maintaining healthy vision and vibrant skin requires analyzing more than one element—like completing a puzzle, it necessitates that physicians and medical staff members look at the entire picture to properly fit the missing pieces. It's with this mentality that the staff members of St. Michael's Eye & Laser Institute pool their collective experience—which totals more than 50 years—to perform effective ocular and aesthetic services. Eye exams by an optometrist determine a client's ability to read letters far away or fine print in the dark, which in turn gives specialists a fine-tuned plan for corrective options. Expert aestheticians lend their beautification skills to treating acne scars, wrinkles, or unwanted body hair to forge a resplendent image to gaze upon when having an out-of-body experience.
The dermatologists at Bay Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery provide treatment geared toward two ends: skin health and skin beauty. Their chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal keep skin smooth by removing dead cells and unwanted hair from the surface. Dermatology services screen skin for signs of melanoma, help treat acne, and use UVB light therapy to alleviate symptoms of psoriasis and eczema. The staff also removes spider veins by injecting a special solution or reduces the appearance of fine lines with the injection of prescription Botox. Bay Dermatology stocks a product lineup that includes ColoreScience, Glo Minerals, Latisse, NeoCutis, and Image Skin Care. The center traces its origins to 1988, and since then the team has opened offices in seven local towns.
The trio of board-certified eye surgeons at The Weinstock Laser Eye Center combines specialties in cataract surgery, LASIK, and corneal surgery to treat a full range of ocular ailments. Each of the doctors’ prestigious training is evident in the extensive curriculum vitae, which includes post-graduate studies, residencies, and fellowships at such institutes as Johns Hopkins and The Eye Institute of West Florida. The team’s eyesight-sharpening offerings include the LASIK procedure and corneal transplants, along with astigmatism correction that defuzzes views with toric-lens implants. Surgeons also utilize 3-D-guided microsurgical systems in the operating room for the precision removal of cataracts and particularly small monocles.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced coach is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues that tell participants it's time to move on to the next station. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, so each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can. Because each workout warrior is at a different station, the only competition that exists is with one's own burgeoning muscles. The CurvesSmart system programs machines with personalized information, churning out move-by-move feedback to help clients meet and challenge personal fitness goals.
Medical director Dr. Eric Weinstock draws upon his two areas of expertise, psychiatry and bariatrics, as he helps patients outsmart their extra pounds. By combining vitamins and appetite suppressants (upon doctor approval) with moderate exercise and confidence-boosting counseling, he is able to lighten bathroom-scale loads where other, less personalized programs have failed. And by helping dieters slim down, he is reducing their risk of health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and respiratory problems.
Mountcastle Vein Centers are four medical centers that all share one common goal: helping patients overcome troublesome vein conditions. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of erasing unsightly varicose and spider veins, the centers' technicians also treat the vein problems that can cause chronic pain, ankle swelling, and fitful, sleepless nights. To accomplish this, the teams utilize an assortment of technology and minimally invasive procedures. Ultrasound-guided endovenous laser therapy uses laser light energy to seal damaged veins and sclerotherapy injections effectively treat the smaller spider veins that are still visible to the naked eye.
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