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.
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.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa licensed professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
The health buffs at Orthomolecular Nutrition and Wellness Center take the fight for wellness to the body’s microscopic frontlines, using vitamins, hormones, and other supplements to restore vim and vigor lost to age or ill health. During one-on-one consultations, they first sniff out deficiencies and imbalances with a variety of blood tests and questionnaires, giving them a clear view of underlying problems. From there, they can advise on protocols that help their clients lose weight, age more gracefully, or improve their steeplechase performance.
In the early 1970s, Dr. W. L. Asher and Dr. Harold Harper tested the effects of HCG, a natural hormone theorized to assist in the treatment of obesity. The researchers discovered that the hormone, used in small amounts in combination with a low-calorie and low-fat diet, assists in weight loss by helping burn calories and suppress appetite. At Physicians Center For Weight Loss & Age Management, Dr. Agnes Green follows her predecessors, calling upon HCG injections and several other medical miracles to lead clients to healthier, more fulfilling lives.
Dr. Green and her staff offer two programs for weight-loss: HCG injections and a comprehensive weight-loss program. Both physician-monitored programs include blood work and weekly visits, but the latter trades HCG injections for other medical injections, such as B12. For clients feeling and looking older, Dr. Green prescribes bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy to replenish hormones lost with age and refuel the lust for life experienced by young people and Jeopardy winners. The intravenous Myers’ cocktail treatment, meanwhile, replenishes essential nutrients not obtained in the typical diet for the sake of eliminating chronic fatigue, depression, and even dementia. Beyond injections, Physicians Center offers custom anti-aging skin creams, pharmaceutical-grade multivitamins, and other health-enhancing services.