In 2005, stress pushed Michelle McCormack to the brink of spiritual and physical collapse. Though her fast-paced finance job tested her limits, it had the happy consequence of awakening an interest in yoga, relaxation therapies, and holistic healing. Soon, she drew up a business plan and founded IHP Clinic Solution, a practice that serves the mind, body, and spirit of its patients. Today, at Aviva Health and Wellness Clinic, McCormack oversees the operations of wellness professionals who help patients become healthy inside and out.
Instead of just prescribing drugs or spoonfuls of sugar, Aviva's medical professionals thoroughly evaluate each patient. Then they recommend treatments that combine the best practices of conventional and alternative medicine. Medical services, including treatments for diabetes and heart disease, improve physical health, whereas spa and wellness services, such as acne treatments and body wraps, simultaneously improve looks and confidence. Treatments target a wide range of health- and beauty-related desires, helping patients lose weight, recover from illness, or reverse signs of aging.
It’s no coincidence that portraits of Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marilyn Monroe line the walls of Timeless Laser Rejuvenation Center. Each of these women has come to represent the timeless beauty that Timeless Laser Rejuvenation Center helps patients achieve with their advanced skin and body treatments.
The doctors can often be found wielding a SmartLipo system that melts away pockets of unwanted fat without the risks associated with traditional liposuction, or keeping busy imbuing their patients with beauty in the form of Botox and other dermal fillers that erase fine lines and wrinkles. A team of skilled aestheticians takes the helm during less invasive procedures that rely on Obagi and Skinceutical products to reduce signs of acne, rosacea, and aging.
The center’s advanced equipment lives up to the staff’s remarkable breadth of experience. Hair removal, acne, and IPL lasers erase sun damage and facial veins, and Venus Freeze treatments work on skin tightening, body contouring, and reducing the appearance of cellulite and to-do lists scribbled on thighs.
Equal parts med and day spa, technicians at this one-stop beauty depot refine surfaces with noninvasive treatments and relaxing services. Lasers do double duty, with techs abolishing hair growth on legs, arms, and bikini zones with the Syneron lasers customized to skin type permanently stunt the growth of unwanted hair or smoothing out wrinkles with ThermaScan's infrared rays. To further boost youthful appearances, staffers inject wrinkles with facial fillers, such as Botox, and buff away fine lines and curlicues with microdermabrasions. Sauna sessions and two diet plans help curb out-of-control curves, and eight types of massages soothe overworked muscles.
Under Dr. José Ruiz's guidance, the Florida Institute of Rejuvenation Medicine's certified technicians wield high-tech gadgets to rid bodies of spider veins. Spider-vein-removal sessions commence with a consultation, in which technicians evaluate skin and form a plan for banishing the offending spider veins—an ideal process for body areas such as the face, neck, thighs, and liver. Steady hands then guide a laser over skin surfaces to blind veins with light for 10–20 minutes, causing blood vessels to gradually fade away. Post-treatment, skin may temporarily appear flushed and brown spots may seem darker.
Triple board certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties, the American Board of Laser Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah uses his medical know-how to help his patients evade the signs of aging. He offers chemical peels and microdermabrasions, which strip away dull layers of skin through exfoliation, in addition to beauty injections, dermal fillers, and laser treatments.
His more advanced treatments include Cosmelan masks, which lighten skin with hydroquinone, and platelet-rich-plasma facials, which inject platelets extracted from the patient's own blood or minerals extracted from the Philosopher's Stone into faces to make them look more youthful.