When he's not writing articles in celebrated medical journals, appearing on radio and television, or delivering lectures across the globe, Dr. Ayman El-Attar treats faces and bodies with his natural-looking cosmetic surgeries. At Derma Laser Center, which he founded in 2002, Dr. El-Attar performs numerous nonsurgical procedures that rid skin of acne, remove tattoos, and eliminate unwanted hair and veins. Alternatively, his surgical procedures transplant hair, transfer fat to different body regions, and reduce breasts without scarring.
In addition to cosmetic surgeries, Derma Laser Center's personnel pamper guests with facials that incorporate elements such as an antioxidant vitamin C firming mask, which exfoliates skin more effectively than daily orange-juice baths. He also smoothes skin with microdermabrasion and reinvigorates clients with body treatments that include lavender and an antioxidant grape-seed scrub.
At Preferred Dental Spa, tooth whisperers apply a specialty Zoom! gel onto chompers, which then bathe in focused, intense light in three 15-minute cycles. The 45-minute service causes minimal discomfort, if any, and brightens teeth up to eight shades more efficiently than holding a flashlight between teeth. Zoom! reports that with careful upkeep, results can last for years.
Joan Brame, PhD, and her staff of personal trainers and instructors aim to help women empower themselves through exercise and knowledge, offering a range of workout equipment, small group fitness classes with individualized attention, and free nutrition and health workshops. The supportive, friendly environment houses a mirrored group fitness studio where students can salsa to Zumba's Latin-inspired choreography or perform equipment-bolstered body-weight exercises during Weights and Resistance classes.
To jumpstart new members, personal trainers meet with them for an assessment and to develop a customized 30-day plan with specific, attainable goals. Then, they'll meet again for a 30-day review to see how things are going. For even more one-on-one help, the staff offers personal training, as well as "buddy" sessions that allow clients to work alongside a friend or government-issued surrogate of a friend.
To soothe postworkout muscles, massage therapists perform massages and Japanese reiki within a private room.
Founded by an interventional pain physician and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Performance Spine & Sports Medicine takes a team-oriented approach to treating injury and illness. The interdisciplinary, nonsurgical institute develops a physician-directed plan for each client that may incorporate physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments with a whole-body approach, and acupuncture. These plans address anything from herniated discs and sprains to migraines and chronic pain. Whether the experts are treating nervous-system maladies or assessing sports performance with OptoJump technology and simulated locker-room pep talks, they continually check in with each patient to make sure treatments meet individual needs.
Sa Mut A. Scott—the founder of Mama Yoga's Integrated Wellness Coaching for All—strives to help clients find "the compassionate way to wellness." To accomplish this goal, she spends her days not just exercising but educating. She helps people live healthier, whether it's through yoga classes and nutritional workshops at her studio or in-classroom work as a health teacher for grade-school students. Her classes, honed over 10 years of instruction, include classic hatha-yoga asanas, which are designed to build strength and flexibility over time. Over the course of their yoga practice, students also learn to listen to their bodies, helping restore a sense of balance and peace to their everyday lives.
The son of a champion Irish dancer, Justin followed in his mother's footsteps when he won North American Irish-dance championships and performed alongside Michael Flatley in Lord of the Dance and the 2009 Feet of Flames tour in Taiwan. Now a certified dance instructor, he runs classes at Rince O' Chroi School of Irish Dance, teaching students the skills that he acquired over his illustrious career. Classes teach timing, steps, and patterns, allowing students to dance competitively or simply as a form of exercise.