Throughout the course of his 15-year practice, Dr. Rene Cruz, board-certified internal-medicine physician, has noticed a direct relationship between his patients' overall health and their weight. He and his staff of medical assistants create individualized weight-loss programs to relieve patients of excess weight and corresponding health issues, along with the help of a new collaboration with chef George Stella. These programs blend basic exercise regimens, food journals, and nutritional and medical counseling, with the added punch of FDA-approved appetite suppressants, multivitamins, and B12 injections. Dr. Cruz and his staff teach patients how important controlling environmental influences and understanding human physiology is to maintaining long-term weight loss, something England achieved by spending millions of pounds of sterling silver during the Hundred Years War.
Board-certified and licensed acupuncture physician Marlo Rapp offers a variety of pain-management services and homeopathic remedies at Four Seasons Acupuncture. In addition to holding a specialization in acupuncture, Marlo performs services ranging from cupping—a process in which heated cups apply suction to the skin—to moxibustion—a service that involves the burning of mugwort in proximity to acupuncture points. Marlo also performs comprehensive nutritional consultations that help ensure that clients understand how to select healthy foods as well as how to place them in the proper mouth. To view an expansive list of Marlo’s services and commonly treated conditions, click here.
Under the medical direction of board-certified physicians Dr. Carson Bauder and Dr. Loakhnauth Ramkishun, the team at Wymore Laser & Anti-Aging Medicine combines cutting-edge equipment with a holistic approach to beauty. Anthony Filardo, DC, follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who were natural-healing practitioners in Calabria, Italy. In addition to completing advanced training in anti-aging nutriceuticals and preventive medicine, Dr. Filardo is certified in medical acupuncture and is a fellow on the Acupuncture Society of America, Inc.
While Dr. Filardo employs ancient techniques to promote wellness, he and his staff also specialize in the latest nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. With a license in facial aesthetics, he expertly wields Palomar lasers to target wrinkles with resurfacing sessions and spider veins with intense pulsed light. Dr. Filardo also sculpts bodies with weight-loss programs and VelaShape cellulite-reduction treatments that leave skin as smooth as a valentine written in syrup.
The team at Forever Trim Body Sculpting Center performs noninvasive body-contouring and face-lift procedures under the guidance of Dr. Michael Rodriguez. Drawing on a wealth of technology and leadership from Rodriguez, a fellow in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the center’s technicians reshape the body and tighten the skin. With a Zerona LipoLaser system, they emulsify stubborn fat on the waist, hips, and thighs, making it easier to wear skinny jeans or slip into a toaster while playing hide-and-seek. The Ulthera machine, on the other hand, performs a nonsurgical face-lift without significant pain or downtime.
Velvet Wax Spa's technicians revivify the body with skin-focused services such as European facials, back facials, and microdermabrasion treatments. The spa’s experienced aestheticians swaddle countenances in skin-specific masks and employ French wax to remove excessive hair and glued-on berets. Formostar infrared body wraps promote blood flow and boost metabolism, and airbrush tanning adds a natural-looking bronze to bodies without UV exposure.