The experts at Northstar Facial & Body Sculpting know that there is no way to turn back the clock, but they also know that time?s body-wearying effects aren?t as unchangeable as its passage. They fight the wrinkles and blemishes that accumulate over the years with FDA-approved Beautiful Image microcurrent technology. During facials, the currents stimulate blood flow and mitigate blemishes while tightening and smoothing skin, giving clients an alternative to remedies such as undergoing surgically invasive face-lifts or taping baby pictures to their foreheads. The center also uses the technology for body sculpting, which works to ease cellulite, diminish sagging, and erase scars and stretch marks. In addition to these microcurrent treatments, Northstar delves into elastin-infusion therapy, which was developed to heal soldiers injured in Iraq. Now cleared for civilian use, the therapy helps the body retain collagen, which aids in skin hydration and can mitigate laughlines around the eyes and mouth.
Above & Beyond The Pilates Studio teaches three versions of its namesake class, but all rely on the same established principals. Each class focuses on the importance of a strong core and straightened posture to help correct bodily imbalance and strengthen and lengthen muscles. Instructors use a mat and fitness accessories to achieve this during basic classes, but take the routine to a ballet barre during advanced and Pilates barre classes, which help sculpt the legs while still challenging the core. During each one-hour session, students will fine-tune mental focus and rhythmic breathing in order to complete moves with greater self-awareness, grace, and appreciation for the plight of oxygen masks.
The studio isn't focused on Pilates alone, however. It also arranges one-on-one personal-training sessions and adapts exercises specifically for golfers during Golf Advantage courses, which can help stabilize hips and shoulders during long bouts on the green.
Since becoming a pro instructor in 1988, PGA teaching professional Michael Camastro has fine-tuned the swings of aspiring aces in more than 25,000 lessons. When Michael encounters a new swing, he looks for subtle adjustments he can make to improve it without disrupting the natural style of the students' form. To help reveal problematic swing habits or the translucent souls of any loitering poltergeists, Michael uses slow-motion video swing analysis in all private lessons, one of many technological teaching aids he calls upon to enhance his diagnostic powers. With a staff that consists of two head instructors and three assistant aces, Michael Camastro Golf Academy spreads score-shaving tactics and techniques in private, group, and imaginary golf lessons.
When not training for the Chicago Marathon, Drs. Neeta F. Bhushan and Bahareh Sabzehei draw upon their focused energy and resourcefulness to meet the cosmetic, dental, and orthodontic needs of visitors to Lisle Dental Center. Dr. Bhushan, along with being a published author and frequent student, holds a membership in the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and has received extensive training focused on teaching dentists the techniques of Botox injections. She and Dr. Sabzehei work in tandem to captain a staff that's fluent in Spanish as they educate clients on the necessary steps needed to maintain a healthy smile and smooth pie crust. To minimize patient stress, the doctors outfit each treatment room with personal flat-screen TVs and digital sound systems. Contemporary black furnishings pop against mint-green walls, which colorfully mirror the dental practice's green and paperless habits.
The exams at Advanced Lisle Dental begin with experts assessing the patient's mouth health: how much tartar and tooth decay the patient has, and whether x-rays show hidden dangers such as misaligned wisdom teeth. After that it's time for a cleaning to remove built-up plaque. Finally, if patients choose, comes the in-office teeth whitening. The Zoom! whitening system brightens teeth a number of shades, lifting away the stains that result from drinking coffee or licking paintings of wine.
Operating under the umbrella of Chicagoland Smile Group, the staff at both Olympia Fields Dental Associates and Oak Park Dental Group work to keep smiles healthy and bright. Although both dental teams are adept at general dentistry, helping patients maintain glittering smiles without using actual glitter, they also hold specialists among their ranks. These specialists have skills in oral surgery and extractions, as well as dental implants that can sometimes be made in just one day.
Both practices also strive to stay ahead of the curve in treatment technology. At Olympia Fields, high-powered microscopes and other tools give restorations a precise and comfortable fit, while at Oak Park, 3-D x-rays give dentists a better view of the entire mouth.