A laser spa may conjure up images of a stark medical environment, but those would be images in the mind of someone who's never been to Azizta Laser Spa. The interior, which resembles a cozy living room, brims with vintage furniture that hosts exfoliating loofahs and handmade goat's milk soaps. Here, laser services and facial treatments pamper clients looking to rid themselves of unwanted hair or fine lines caused by aging or napping on a sewer grate.
Holistic foot-healer Dr. Anthony Spitz targets toenail fungus with short, high-intensity blasts from the Q-Clear laser. Since there's no downtime after the short procedure, patients can cartwheel straight out the door and go back to their normal activities. Yellowed, brittle toe shields will be replaced by clear nails over the next six to nine months, giving feet the confidence to bare all in a pair of flip-flops or fuzzy glass slippers.
After earning her degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and fulfilling a residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Bernadette Mayer dedicated her career as a healer to the practice of anti-aging medicine. Using her 20 years of broad medical experience and a board certification in internal medicine, she helps patients achieve their beauty goals while simultaneously treating the underlying physical flaws that threaten self-confidence. Her med spa houses therapeutic skin treatments including photofacials and microdermabrasion sessions that clarify skin tone and rough patches. Aided by lasers harnessed from medical-grade lightsaber replicas, her laser tattoo- and hair-removal services zap away offending pigments and hair follicles.
Dr. Lowell Scott Weil Sr. founded his eponymous institute in 1965 to treat the foot and ankle ailments of Des Plaines–area patients. Now with 10 practice locations and a staff of 15 podiatrists and surgeons, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute has grown into a recognized network that's seen the soles of more than 100,000 patients. This team utilizes technologies such as MRI, digital radiography, and old-fashioned feet tickling to diagnose conditions ranging from fractures and deformities to ingrown or fungal nails and diabetic neuropathy.
Dr. Weil recently completed a study, and presented it the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, that shows a 63% chance of a nail-fungus treatment clearing a nail as long as there is at least 3 millimeters of clear nail at its base.
The newly-opened Northwest Medical and Urgent Care Center pairs knowledgeable medical professionals with modern care equipment to serve a variety of patient needs. The facility houses not only medical and urgent care facilities, but also an onsite pharmacy, rehabilitation area, diagnostics lab, plastic surgery office, and sleep center. As doctors diagnose ailments and injuries, staff members fluent in Spanish, Polish, Serbian, Arabic, and Russian translate patient concerns to professionals and medical directions to patients, saving everyone the trouble of communicating via charades.
As coheadliner of Integrated Health and Wellness Centers, Doctor of Chiropractic Antonio Bifero applies what he teaches as a professor at the National University of Health Sciences to help patients recover from and avoid preventable diseases. He prides himself on his ability to get "to the source of the underlying condition and work diligently to make my patients’ quality of life improve greatly.”
Just as diligent, his partner, Doctor of Chiropractic Louis Luna, builds his practice around functional body mechanics, focused functional rehabilitation, and neuromuscular repatterning. Together, they lead a staff of doctors, nurses, and massage therapists that enhances well-being with a variety of all-purpose services mirroring integrative medical spas in Europe. Through custom treatments plans that include a new diet, personalized exercises, and self-affirming back pats, the center helps patients heal and proactively change their lifestyles.