Dr. Kelly Burkenstock's Azure Spa rejuvenates weary muscle bags amid gilded walls in an upscale, beautifully detailed environment abounding with wrought-iron ivy, European antiques, and warm, relaxing lighting. Your spa package will open up with a one-hour vitamin-enriched facial treatment, including a mask and moisturizers infused with cool, comforting cucumber extract ($150). Further slip into a state of bliss by taking deep breaths of slippery serenity aromatherapy oils during 60 minutes of gentle Swedish massage ($100). Choose a different essential oil to envelop your senses during a snuggle in the steam spa, which will cleanse your pores while eliminating wrinkles from permanent argyle socks ($40). Sip on wine and nibble on chocolates ($10) before your experience concludes with a calming German massage rain shower, featuring droplets collected midair from the Black Forest. Guests should check in 15 minutes prior to their appointment.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth A. Kinsley and her technicians take a highly personal approach to each cosmetic surgery and noninvasive procedure in order to help women feel comfortable and informed throughout each step. Her office brims with the latest state-of-the-art technology, including an Axis 3-D breast-imaging system and an iPhone app that helps women determine which breast-implant size is right for them. Nonsurgical enhancements include Botox, Juvéderm, and FDA-approved CoolSculpting—a liposuction alternative that destroys fat cells by freezing them and requires no lasers, needles, suction hoses, or dynamite.
First, drink water, and lots of it. Then sip fruit juice or something else sugary—this helps wake the baby up. And finally, do not use the restroom. The result of this preparation? Bella Baby 4D's technicians stand a much better chance of getting a clear ultrasound of the little passenger inside mom's tummy. Bella Baby 4D offers detailed 4D ultrasound imaging services, giving parents-to-be—and up to five friends—life-like views of the person they're soon to meet in photo and video formats. If the parents so choose, they can also find out baby's gender and whether it has the goth gene.
It was a cardiothoracic fellowship at Tulane University that brought Dr. Randall S. Juleff to New Orleans, but it was a love of the Crescent City that kept him there practicing medicine. Dr. Juleff is triple-board-certified and spends his days at La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center helping patients find relief from ailments such as unsightly spider veins and varicose veins. He and his team have many methods for tackling spider veins, including endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy, and swatting at them with a newspaper, each of which has its own benefits and recovery considerations.
Any Lab Test Now presents patients with à la carte access to a broad range of confidential medical laboratory tests. Qualified medical assistants and phlebotomists collect vials of their patients' blood and their used crazy straws before subjecting the DNA samples to tests that determine such things as STD infections, illegal drug use, paternity, or predisposition to disease.
A full-service spa, Peaceful Beginnings treats clients to an array of relaxing and rejuvenating services. Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. After a licensed massage therapist employs oils and lotions to moderate muscular tensions, clients emerge with a newfound sense of repose, looser limbs, and a spring in their step.