A hair studio, yoga den, and holistic wellness center might seem like a unique combination, but it makes perfect sense to founders Holly Williams and Angela Cronk. Both come from work backgrounds in beauty services and maintain personal lifestyles that emphasize holistic wellness—creating the roots of their center that combines the best of both worlds. At Hagoyah, they’ve assembled a team of stylists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and life coaches that provides just those things to all of their clients and students, helping them achieve a personal balance between the physical and mental.
On a regular day at Hagoyah, a massage therapist soothes muscles with various techniques, and elsewhere instructors move through relaxing yoga poses within heated rooms. Aestheticians create their own facial products for clients, and stylists with John Paul Mitchell and other credentials cut and color hair to complement their clients’ looks. The services don't stop at the studio, though. Life coaches and nutritional coaches are also on hand to help clients make lifelong positive changes that can bolster their health inside and out.
Board-certified surgeons scrub into the OR at NewHope Surgery Center—but that doesn’t mean clients should expect a cold, hospital-like environment. The surgery center surrounds its patients in the ease-inducing atmosphere of a spa, but one that’s backed by all the expertise and safety standards of a hospital. The center’s most popular treatment is the Lap-Band procedure, intended to take the guesswork out of weight-loss by more-or-less shrinking the stomach. And though the new hope that the center’s name trumpets does primarily refer to their weight loss solutions, the center doesn’t shy away from other beauty treatments. For example, the registered vascular technicians banish varicose and spider veins with injectable solutions and laser systems.
NewHope Surgery Center is a full multi-specialty surgery center, performing endoscopic treatments, spinal surgery, and much more.
“Give me 45 minutes and I will take off 15 years,” says Midwest Medical Aesthetics' president Kathleen Stegman on the company's website. As a registered nurse with a quarter-century of experience in the beauty industry, she has the knowledge to do just that. Stegman's expertise lies in beauty injections such as Botox and Dysport, which she's been using to tighten faces for more than 13 years. Along with her team of associated physicians, she also harnesses the power of laser energy to help clients remove unwanted hair, shed fat, and erase tattoos of ex-lovers' favorite species of fungus.
Dr. Craig Schwartz, a triple-board-certified vascular surgeon, and a nurse sclerotherapist at Vein Centers for Excellence help patients reduce spider and varicose veins with laser treatments and sclerotherapy injections. During the initial consultation, the doctor looks at small purple squiggles as well as large, distended channels on the face or legs, and plans an attack using techniques such as a superficial or topical laser, sclerotherapy injections, or a snake-charming Indian reed pipe. Each vein-diminishing treatment requires little downtime, sometimes relieves pain, and can boost body confidence. Two treatments yield results, though a total of three–six sessions spaced four–six weeks apart are commonly necessary to clear spider veins. The most effective treatments are usually seen in patients with fair skin or veins made of twizzlers.
Under new management and equipped with an arsenal of medical lasers, fillers, and injectables, board-certified interventional radiologists target unwanted marks on the legs, evicting spider and varicose veins and leaving behind even skin that deserves to be flaunted. Led by Medical Director Ellen M. Yetter, MD, the team—which includes physicians, technicians, aestheticians, a medical assistant, and one domesticated chimpanzee with a heart of gold—also welcomes patients for dermal fillers, laser hair removal, massages, and facial treatments.
Dr. Rory Hall graduated from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic with one goal: to help patients heal without drugs or surgery. Nearly three decades later, he holds to that same mission; now, however, he augments his non-invasive therapies with modern clinical technology. An FDA-approved cold laser extinguishes inflammation and injuries without breaking the skin, and diets help patients drop unwanted pounds.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Jay Richardson and his staff remove the marks of aging on the face, body, and legs with both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. During the free consultation that precedes treatments, patients chat with body experts to discuss beautifying options such as IPL photorejuvenation or chemical peels infused, like balanced breakfasts, with acidic fruits. Dr. Richardson, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, oversees noninvasive treatments such as laser liposuction and sclerotherapy to handle unsightly veins.