While visits to Beshel Chiropractic Center could easily be quite brisk—Doctors of Chiropractic John and Tim Beshel can assuage most aches and pains with just a few expert adjustments —this isn't the case. Rather than simply treating patients and sending them on their way, the team of brothers takes the time to educate them about causes of their ailments, giving them greater insight into the effects of gentle, low-force adjusting techniques. To guide these adjustments, the doctors conduct thorough exams and reviews of medical history, which, along with digital x-rays and mind readings, paint a complete picture of each patient and the chiropractic treatment best suited to their complaints.
Although soothing, massages aren’t just for relaxation—their benefits range from increased circulation to injury prevention. Licensed therapist Shannon Hester understands this, tailoring his services to fit the individual needs of his clients. Relying on an arsenal of modalities and techniques, he painstakingly expunges knots and alien probes cleverly disguised as knots. At Wellness Associates of Chapel Hill, Hester works alongside colleagues Duncan McChesney and Kristine Pita, who tap into their massage-therapy backgrounds to rejuvenate clients.
With the aim of becoming the Ritz-Carlton of dental offices, Dr. Jean Woods and her staff lavish patients with individualized attention and luxurious amenities during aesthetic and general dentistry services. The staff soothes dentist's-office-related anxieties by blocking out sounds with a Bose headphones system or by painlessly warding off discomfort with a computer-operated local anesthetic. To remove plaque, they use a technique called air abrasion, which eschews harsh drills for compressed air. Whether boosting patients' self-confidence with root-canal therapy or performing general check-ups, the staff uses advanced technology, including intraoral cameras and rotary instruments. Dr. Woods keeps her tools sharp by participating in several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association and the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. She also plays an active role within the community by sponsoring the shadowing program, which welcomes future dentists to explore the field and partake in its after-work foosball tournaments.
At Renewal Body Contouring, Dr. Jason Miller works to banish both cellulite and excess fat with an arsenal of advanced, FDA-approved technology. With Smartlipo TriPlex technology, the doctor can effectively diminish fat or even sculpt tissue into chiseled-looking muscles during a procedure that requires only local anesthesia. Unlike traditional liposuction, the Smartlipo system requires only a small incision and liquefies, rather than tears apart, fat tissues, resulting in less downtime and fewer complications. Similarly, the minimally invasive Cellulaze treatment requires just a small incision to sneak a hollow tube beneath the skin and transmit thermal energy, which can help smooth dimpled areas of skin. Patients can also turn to one of the office’s noninvasive procedures for incision-free slimming. CoolSculpting, for instance, freezes and eliminates fat without the use of scalpels or suction, and SmoothShapes cellulite treatments harness the powers of both laser light and relaxing massage.
At Premier Aesthetics, a board-certified physician personally performs each and every procedure. Dr. Melanie Lutz hasn't yet located the Fountain of Youth, but she's found a few things that make that search all but obsolete. At the top of her treatment menu is SMARTLipo, an FDA-approved procedure that uses lasers to trim down waists and reduce the risk of high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes. Dr. Lutz also avoids surgery when it comes to tightening skin, opting for an Ultherapy method that favors ultrasound waves to safely lift, tighten, and tone skin on the brow, face, chin, and neck.