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.
Doctors Weight Loss & Spa’s roster of physicians, captained by Dr. Ban Mechael, restores faces to youthful vigor with 30-minute, minimally invasive procedures. Twenty units of Botox render wrinkle-causing muscles inactive with miniscule shots, shooing away crow’s-feet and unfurrowing areas of the face that prevent skin from being as smooth as a stone bust of Barry Manilow. The beauty-boosting injection reaches its aesthetic potential within days and results generally last up to four months. Alternatively, Juvederm injections remedy wrinkles caused by loose skin with a specially formulated gel designed to smooth out epidermal expanses. Clients often experience mild swelling and tenderness following the treatment, but seven days of rest usually restores faces to fine fettle. Juvederm’s effects are noticeable immediately and usually last for up to a year, keeping faces absent of wrinkles like a shar pei's bizzaro-world twin.
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.
Esther McCormick is a licensed acupuncturist, but she also displays a broader familiarity with Traditional Chinese Medicine—and its mutually supportive interactions with Western medicine—at her clinic, Core Health Clinic. McCormick and her team don’t restrict their work to treating clients, however; they also emphasize preventative treatments clients can perform on themselves. Beauty classes teach students to interpret the ingredients of their skincare products or to craft toxin-free products of their own, ranging from body butter to deodorant. An ear acupressure course, meanwhile, teaches participants to relieve their own stresses without rolling down a gravel road to approximate hot-stone massage. Even the clinic’s private acupressure treatments split time between the therapeutic massage and instruction on self-healing techniques that clients can use at home.
As a licensed electrologist and certified laser professional, Maria Gorton knows how to remove unwanted hair from bodies. As owner of Body Beautiful, she pools her knowledge with that of a team of beauty professionals who fight aging, rejuvenate skin, and create longer, fuller lashes without resorting to yarn. They use products from SkinMedica and Obagi when reducing wrinkles, sun damage, and dullness with special peels and allow products to penetrate deeply with DermaSweep treatments.
Maria Gorton also uses her knowledge and more than 15 years experience with lasers by helping others gain as much skill. She hosts two-day training events that are supervised by medical director Belal Abdallah, M.D.