The team of certified doctors, physician assistants, and licensed aestheticians at Metropolitan Dermatology works to uphold the integrity of each client’s skin with surgical and non-surgical treatments. Dermatology experts treat a variety of skin maladies, ranging from acne and psoriasis to rosacea, skin cancer, and warts. The doctors perform surgeries such as mole excision and scar revision, with specialized care available for infants and children. The staff can also use non-surgical methods such as laser hair removal, chemical peels, Botox, and The Pristine diamond peel system to ward off signs of aging such as wrinkles, drooping skin, or sudden fascination with hard candies.
Dr. Brandon A. Macy learned that the toe bone's connected to the heel bone at Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, and today he tends to the foot-related needs of his patients at Clark Podiatry Center. After a close inspection, he devises a comprehensive strategy to compensate for problems stemming from ill-fitting shoes, acute injuries, or chronic conditions, such as arthritis or diabetes. Dr. Macy's diverse repertoire of treatments includes noninvasive laser therapies that require no downtime, orthotics to repair stilted gaits, and wing installations for upcoming races with Hermes.
Beauty is serious business at Allure Plastic Surgery Centers, and the company's four plastic surgeons have been trained accordingly. Dr. Elliot Heller co-founded the American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery, and his colleagues boast board certifications and advanced training in specialties such as reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, and nonsurgical body-contouring alternatives. These physicians focus on keeping their visitors comfortable as they usher them through the surgical suite or into the office for outpatient procedures such as injecting Botox, exfoliating with microdermabrasion, performing laser hair-removal, or simply supplying ultra-flattering mirrors.
With training gained from every corner of the globe, Dr. Lawrence Petracco's team of specialists—which includes chiropractors, a physical therapist, and an acupuncture expert—take a preventative, whole-body approach to assuaging physical aches. In addition to examining spines and realigning rogue disks during basic chiropractic sessions, Dr. Petracco draws from his professorial expertise in manipulations under anesthesia, which uses advanced states of relaxation to achieve more thorough adjustment of muscles and connective tissues. The team boosts their patients' well-being from every angle, honing in on muscle pains with massage services and physical therapy while optimizing inner health by prescribing personalized exercises and diets in lifestyle and nutritional counseling sessions.
As founder and clinical director of Acupuncture Health Associates, Dr. Andy Rosenfarb leads a licensed, pain-punishing team of acupuncturists that helps patients overcome an array of troubling conditions. Fifteen years of acupuncture experience guide the doctor's sure hands as he inserts thin needles at key points on the body's energy meridians, dislodging blockages that disrupt the flow of qi, or energy, to vital organs. When energy flows freely, the body maintains a balanced state of wellness and allows the individual to lead an active lifestyle, with less time spent hobbled by health concerns and more time spent winning freestyle rap battles. Acupuncture has been shown to treat a wide range of conditions—Dr. Rosenfarb specializes in care for degenerative eye conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma, and coworker and licensed acupuncturist Vanessa M. Guinet specializes in women's health and reproductive issues.
A graduate of the halls of health science at the Swedish Institute in Manhattan, licensed massage therapist Michelle Larson wanted to find an effective alternative to Botox for people who wanted to reverse the signs of aging in a completely natural way. She combined her mastery in re-educating muscles with noninvasive technology to create The Natural Face Lift, which lifts features through facial and neck massages paired with mild microcurrents that stimulate the skin more than those documentaries you keep making it watch.
Taking a holistic approach to therapy, Victory Healing Arts performs a variety of treatments aimed at healing the body from within while educating patients to improve their overall quality of life. Wellness massages employ a gentle touch and manipulation of the muscle's upper layers to trump tension and melt away stress from lengthy office hours and high-stakes karaoke competitions ($40). Like a disquieting sand sculpture of a spine, actual spines may morph and change with time, creating pain, stiffness, and homes for hermit crabs. A chiropractic evaluation takes a look at individual variations with the aim of improving posture and mobility ($75). Alternately, via needle stimulation of meridian zones delineated by ancient Eastern medical practices, acupuncture can ease pain and tension, and restore the body's essential balance ($60).