Before founding The Altschuler Center for Weight Loss & Wellness, Dr. Gail Altschuler had her own struggles with the bathroom scale. Not only was she able to lose 50 pounds but she kept the weight off and wanted to share her newfound confidence and insight with others.
Today, Dr. Altschuler addresses the root of chronic illness by helping patients lead healthier lives. She helps people decrease their BMIs and fight obesity with physician-supervised diet plans, appetite suppressants, and Lap-Band maintenance. Those who are looking to trim a stubborn area can opt for Lipotron, which sculpts bodies with radio frequencies rather than invasive surgery or sticky clay.
Dr. Marie-Jeanne Takis, a practitioner in the Madame Et Monsieur–slimming-salon franchise, helps patients of all ages and body types tone their physiques during one-hour sessions with Electro-Slim's FDA-approved pulsing electrodes. After collecting measurements and discussing treatment goals, a technician adheres said electrodes directly to the patient's skin and bombards areas of cellulite with a rhythmic onslaught of electricity that causes site muscles to contract. Some say this passive exercise bears a similar sensation to that of a deep massage and is as invigorating as hot-wiring an ice-cream truck. Clientele include adults and children struggling with weight issues, gym buffs hoping to tackle stubborn problem spots, and lightning bugs in need of a recharge.
Occupational therapists Dr. Brian R. Foltz and Ross E. Sato founded Pediatric Motor Playground to help children aged 2.5–12 develop physical and academic skills needed to succeed in school. At centers in Lafayette and Danville, the therapists and their team of educational-fitness instructors guide kids through the company's patented Motor Curriculum: 50 straight minutes of activities specifically designed to develop skills such as hand-eye coordination and social interaction. During these sessions, instructors might have kids play basketball, climb on foam-padded gym equipment, exercise with fitness balls, and practice their handwriting.
Dr. Foltz and Mr. Sato aren't comfortable just letting any instructor or animated snowman teach their curriculum. Each educational-fitness instructor completes at least 240 supervised hours of training and must pass both written and physical evaluations.
The main goal at MDI Wellness Center is to help patients get healthy and maintain that health. Everything else is secondary. This might explain why, under a single roof, you'll find doctors who specialize in preventive medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and mental health working alongside physical therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and Ayurveda specialists. These disparate experts work together to get to the root of each client's health concerns through one-on-one visits, group sessions, and interactive wellness classes. In order to tackle illness from every angle, clients can opt for anything from routine physicals and disease management to biophoton therapy, yoga practice, and energy work.
Certified aesthetic nurse specialist Deborah Francesconi of Vein Specialists of Northern California harnesses 25 years of nursing experience combined with continuing education to skillfully fill in concaving epidermises with FDA-approved Botox and Dysport treatments. The 45-minute session will commence with a thorough evaluation, presenting ample time for clients to ask questions, pose concerns, and sing the alphabet backward before Francesconi tends to individual wrinkled areas. Whether treating fine lines and wrinkles with Botox or Dysport, visages will be introduced to small, nearly painless injections that temporarily target sites of sagging skin such as crow's feet, neckbands, or worry lines graffitied between the brows. Though both treatments boast a purified-protein base, Dysport can leave mugs line-free for up to four months, whereas Botox's full results last up to six months and can also help to treat excessive underarm sweating.
In the meticulous hands of Board Certified dermatologist Dr. Robin Knuttel, Sonoma Skin’s precision laser eradicates extraneous hair from upper lips and chins (a $150 value/treatment), underarms (a $125 value/treatment), or bikini regions (a $150 value/treatment, front area only). As potent photon machetes hack away unsightly foliage, the light treatment stymies future regrowth by targeting pigments at the heart of the follicles and jacking up rents far beyond the bristles’ pay grade. Under the safe beams of GentleLASE and GentleYAG lasers, filament elimination generally yields only mild discomfort, which can be assuaged with a cooling spray. After repelling cosmetic menaces, Sonoma Skin keeps potentially rebellious epidermal elements in check with an eyebrow waxing (a $30 value).