At Marietta Center for Yoga and Well Being, yoga classes represent a fraction of the therapeutic practices offered. Wanda DeVaughn augments private yoga sessions with special techniques, such as chakra focus, which includes meditation to rebalance internal energy, and koshas, which brings awareness to students' five levels of being. Alternatively, Tina Rae teaches the importance of eating well through holistic chef services and nutritional counseling.
Education is key for board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marcus Crawford. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to receive extensive training in cutting-edge reconstructive techniques at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which eventually led him to volunteer for a mission with Operation Smile in Lima, Peru, where he worked to repair cleft lips and other palate deformities in children. He also believes his patients should be properly educated about the procedures they undergo at his namesake office, and so Dr. Crawford and his team discuss each treatment option during a thorough consultation that reveals each patient’s beauty needs and aesthetic goals, and chart the best course of treatment.
Along with cosmetic surgery for the face and body, Crawford Plastic Surgery also offers nonsurgical med-spa services that include microdermabrasion and wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvéderm. The office is also outfitted with disposable permanent-makeup equipment, which technicians use to tattoo organic, cosmetic-colored ink onto skin, thus defining the brows, lips, and eyelids, or camouflaging scars caused by a malfunctioning magical wand.
Village Podiatry Centers' network of physicians is comprised of board-certified and board-eligible podiatric surgeons who tend to foot, ankle, and lower leg conditions. They diagnose and prescribe treatment for everything from joint pain to toenail fungus to diabetic wounds at more than 27 offices across Georgia.
Changing Faces Salon and Hair Restoration Center specializes in all things hair. Hair specialists are particularly adept at natural hair styling and laser hair-regrowth treatments that help combat hair loss or thinning hair for both men and women. Treatments are designed to stimulate hair cells, encouraging new hair growth. The salon caters to a multicultural clientele, with hair specialists who expertly apply weaves, extensions, and keratin treatments, as well as specialized services for all hair types. Hair specialists lengthen locks with hair extensions—which use a specialized fusion tool to bond new hairs to old ones—or weaves, which are carefully sewn into hair. At their hands, natural hair receives focused attention, with sulfate-free, 100% vegan products, some of which can be purchased at an online store.
Though it may sound scary, Physician Choice's Vampire facial doesn't require a single fang; it is just one testament to the med spa's marriage of science and beauty. The treatment incorporates the growth factors found in your own blood plasma, which catalyze the production of more youthful-looking skin via micro-needle injections. Dr. Robert C. Shuman—the clinic's head—also harnesses technology to offer cellulite-reducing Zerona treatments and FitVibe vibrating-platform sessions, which are designed to improve muscle tone and bone density.
Further incorporating health into beauty regimens, Dr. Shuman crafts custom weight-loss programs for his clients. He draws upon more than 40 years of medical and nutritional experience to help them shed pounds through wellness coaching, meal plans, and FDA-approved diet supplements. Registered nurse Judy Shuman joins him in administering their innovative treatments, as does therapy dog, Jack, a golden retriever who has his masters in Looking Cute and Making People Happy.
The trained medical staff at NexSlim Town Center approach weight loss from a clinical perspective. That begins with a body-composition analysis using a high-tech machine that not only measures weight, but also discerns how much of that weight is lean body mass, skeletal mass, and body fat—as well as clients' BMI. Combined with bloodwork, the doctor or nurse practitioner can then asses where a client is at physically, and create a personalized meal plan along with nutritional counseling and supplements as needed.