While most of his peers were concentrating on their senior year of high school, 17-year-old Steven Bengelsdorf kept an eye toward the future and accepted a spot in Boston University’s prestigious six-year medical program. Fifteen years later, the gifted youth has transformed into an experienced physician who oversees a staff of nurses and medical aestheticians at The Franklin Center for Skin & Laser Surgery.
Dr. Bengelsdorf and his staff believe that minimally invasive treatments—chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and light-based therapy, to name a few—can rejuvenate the face just as effectively as surgical procedures and bobbing for live electrical wires. Personal consultations and examinations typify the individual approach they take to each treatment, and Dr. Bengelsdorf’s dedication to innovation has resulted in the facility’s penchant for technologically advanced solutions.
The technicians at Restore Health harness the fat-shedding power of exercise with LipoLaser's cold-laser technology. This high-tech form of spot reduction targets stubborn bulges and cellulite without the pain associated with traditional liposuction, the side effects associated with drugs, and the unproven results associated with gimmicky diet pills.
Dr. Joyce Peters of Anti-Aging Medical Spa & Wellness Clinic has assembled a network of licensed doctors, massage therapists, beauty consultants, fitness trainers, nutritionists, and more in an effort to provide her clients with a whole-person approach to health and beauty. Boasting many of these certifications herself, Dr. Peters specializes in weight loss and anti-aging treatments such as LipoStar body wraps and photorejuvenation facials. Her clinic’s impressive service menu runs the gamut from salon treatments and wellness checkups to couples massages and mud baths.
Dr. Beautiful's board-certified physician, Dr. Stephanie Gafford, embraces both the latest in aesthetic medicine and powerful natural approaches to beauty. She uses technology, such as ablative and nonablative Fraxel lasers, Liposonix ultrasonic energy, and Thermage radio frequency, to custom craft treatment plans that slim waists and fade wrinkles, acne, and skin discoloration. Dr. Gafford also beautifies clients with skincare products such as skin-lightening Obagi-C Rx serum, Jane Iredale mineral makeup, and Oxygenetix breathable foundation, whose formula acts as a second skin to cover up scars and marks resulting from nuzzling pet porcupines.
During approximately two-hour in-office Zoom! whitening treatments, Westhaven's three-woman team of dentists whitens mouth bones up to eight shades. The smile beautification kicks off with an included consultation before a dentist coats gum chiclets in a scientifically formulated gel that is activated under a specially designed Zoom! light or glow stick. The light and gel work in tandem to heal hard-living mouth residents of caffeine, wine, and nicotine bruises. Upon completion of treatment, chompers glisten like pearly cocktail onions and don't require any at-home brightening.
The technicians at LaserDerm Medspa use lasers to smooth and contour bodies. They specialize in laser hair removal on bikini lines, underarms, and toes. To whittle down excess curves, they activate a Zerona device that uses low-level lasers to cause fat cells to release their contents as clients lie down and relax, read, or listen to the Tuvan throat singing playing on their iPod. The body-contouring treatments also include cavi-lipo sessions, in which a vibrating handset breaks down adipose tissue and tightens areas of loose skin or unwanted fat. Additionally, the center offers treatments for skin issues such as lines, scars, or sun damage.
At New Image Dentistry, Dr. Allen Blourchian leads a friendly staff, lending more than 20 years of experience in general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services. The team follows a patient-first philosophy, catering to any dental anxieties and fears with empathy and patient education. In fact, the entire office was designed for the purpose of creating calm and relaxing vibes—a sleek wooden reception desk sits before a large impressionist painting of a sleek wooden reception desk, and natural light cascades through wide windows over padded ergonomic chairs. A computer station and wall-mounted television entertain waiting patients, and inside the office’s up-to-date operatories, dental CT-scanning technology accurately diagnoses any ailments, whereas oral and inhalation sedation methods assuage anxieties even further.