Certified holistic practitioner Denise Strauss opened Vivo Wellness Center to improve clients’ quality of life through holistic services administered by experts certified in their respective fields. When not busy flushing away waste with colon hydrotherapy or restoring range of motion with therapeutic massage, practitioners also oversee BioMat therapy and far infrared sauna sessions, which help to alleviate joint pain and purge toxins from the body with the power of light. Denise and her staff also better bodies with nutritional assessments, ensuring clients receive enough nutrients and don't lack any substances such as essential vitamins or trace elements only found in chocolate-chip cookies.
Dr. Keith Pierce was a zoology major at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, but it was at Wayne State University Medical School that he found his calling in internal medicine. The board-certified internist now draws on 20 years of experience to bolster patients' daily health with practical regimens that include consultations, analyses, and vitamin boosts.
Dr. Pierce's services range from routine checkups and x-rays to EKGs, ultrasounds, and minor surgeries to remove warts, skin tags, and stubborn glitter makeup. Dr. Pierce also makes house calls for all homebound individuals, offering them all his normal services.
With a newly minted medical degree and ability to pronounce caduceus, a young Dr. Michael W. Gray charged headlong onto the osteopathic scene. After a stint as the chief resident at Midwestern University's Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center and a fellowship at Northwestern University, the already accomplished plastic surgeon packed up his snake and staff and headed for the Pleasant Peninsula. Today, when he's not discussing advancements in plastic surgery on ABC and NBC local news, he brings his years of experience to The Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa where he and his staff perform a full line of surgical and nonsurgical medical procedures.
At Skin Deep Spa, Gray practices a less-aggressive approach to cosmetic procedures with noninvasive treatments in a space designed to put clients at ease. Zerona cold-laser systems and the pulsed energy of Venus Freeze gently smooth away cellulite, for example. The in-house Beauti Bar area, manned by licensed aestheticians, sells Skin Deep beauty products designed by Dr. Gray himself to augment the cosmetic treatments. The zen-garden-inspired décor infuses the spa with earth-toned tiles, leafy green plants, the sound of rippling water flowing over stones in fountains, and ornate wooden chests filled with meditating yogi masters.
In a pastel-toned spa sanctuary, the certified cadre of aestheticians and nurses perform a symphony of cutting-edge beauty services, backed by more than 60 years of combined experience. State-of-the art treatments include medical microdermabrasion, which showers skinscapes with a mist of super-fine aluminum oxide crystals to alleviate acne scarring, soften fine lines, and free up foreheads so they can be rented as ad space. FDA-approved VelaShape sculpts smoother body contours using a combination of bipolar radio frequencies, infrared light, and mechanical massage, and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane fill in fine lines from laughing and frowning or indentations from motorcycle helmets.
At the Center For Medical Weight Loss, physician Gina Randhawa uses a program rooted in scientific principles to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Randhawa employs tools such as body-composition analysis to customize each treatment plan, enhancing the effects of a low-calorie diet with appetite suppressants and injections designed to boost energy and metabolism. Her medical expertise also allows her to identify barriers to weight-loss success, from medications taken for separate health conditions to walls built around gyms.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: PRP Facelift
Brands Used: Skincare line ? Elina Organics
Pro Tip: Get ready to hear from your friends, "You look amazing. What did you do?"
Brands Used: Vitamins; Standard Process
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I always liked to help people so they can feel better. I realized that making them look great can be extremely beneficial for their overall happiness. Every time I see my patients happy and satisfied, I have an additional surge of energy to live and work.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I have an MD from Kharkov Medical University in Ukraine, where I've worked as a general and trauma surgeon. I'm also a DO after graduating from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. My staff includes a certified medical assistant, aesthetician, and nutritionist.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We do "bloody" business. But it is not scary at all. Blood doesn't make vampires of patients. It just make them beautiful.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I provide natural solutions for common problems, which include a lot of exciting things: pain and weight management, proper nutrition, etc.