A subsidiary of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, Skin Solutions is staffed by a team of skincare consultants and nurses who cultivate more youthful looks with a variety of treatments. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and four different types of facials do battle with dead skin cells, and injections of Botox’s purified-protein serum keep wrinkles and interstate highways from marring the face. The facility's close connection with Grand Rapids Ophthalmology also allows it to revitalize eyes inside a state-of-the-art surgical room with outpatient eye surgery.
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore, a veteran in the world of skincare, was at one time the go-to source for Shape magazine's editors when they had questions about body contouring or cellulite treatments. Now, she focuses her expertise to treat clients at Procerus Skin Care. Her microdermabrasion sessions buff away fine lines or scarring, and her IPL photofacials fade discoloration caused by sun damage or falling asleep on an inky newspaper. Dr. Gilmore also improves patients' appearances with skin tightening, cellulite reduction, and laser hair-removal sessions.
Even though she’s already reached professional heights as an Ayurvedic doctor of natural health, Aurore Adamkiewicz isn’t one to rest on her laurels. In addition to her holistic healing endeavors, she’s also written six books, received her aesthetician license, and trained with a licensed orgonomist psychologist. In total, her nearly 20 years of research and experience have helped her develop a natural approach to whole-body health—a system which she has dubbed “Body Mind Ayurveda.” At her wellness spa, this approach influences all of her services, which include such varied treatments as body waxing, craniosacral therapy, and noninvasive-facelift facials that employ color therapy, tuning-fork acupuncture, chemical peels, and Ayurvedic herbs and enzymes.
Amanda Summers, a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization, knows how to deliver more than just a basic back massage. Having helped heal thousands of clients and a couple of very life-like mannequins, Amanda has grown her arsenal of treatments to include a diverse set of massage modalities such as hot stone, pregnancy, and Swedish body treatments. A massage with Amanda can provide benefits that deal with pain, stress, and headaches.
Center for Vein Restoration has recruited a staff of highly accredited surgeons and licensed medical staffers across 21 locations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and western Michigan, all focused on offering minimally invasive, same-day outpatient clinical solutions that target varicose veins and spider veins. Board-certified doctors on staff are trained to treat patients who suffer from leg pain and other symptoms of varicose veins. While spider veins—which are typically a cosmetic blight—may be treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins often require a more involved treatment, such as laser ablation—an outpatient surgical procedure. Aiming to make treatments as minimally invasive as possible, the doctors on staff can also prescribe lifestyle changes for less serious cases, which may include following exercise and nutrition plans or wearing compression stockings.
Dr. Gregory Derderian, a board-certified cardiovascular surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, believes in taking a personal approach to treating patients. A typical visit to Restoration Vein Centers pairs patients with Dr. Derderian for an initial consultation, where they discuss issues, treatment options, and the knee's ability to predict thunderstorms. Through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, the doc stays involved in each stage of the process to ensure proper and personal care.