Dr. David A. Croland doesn't overlook any weapon in the fight against fat. Since 1995, the bariatric medicine physician has been designing and supervising medical weight-loss programs that can include lipotropic injections to boost metabolism and prescription appetite suppressants to cut cravings. The exact course each patient follows is determined by an initial visit, during which a staff member may run a computerized body-composition analysis, perform an EKG to check the patient's heart health, and take pictures so the patient has an alibi in case he or she is later wrongfully accused of pickpocketing the governor.
But though weight loss is the clinic's focus, it's not its only function. It's also equipped to test for food sensitivities and provide bioidentical hormone replacement to offset the effects of menopause. Dr. Croland even offers aesthetic services, and, unlike at some medical offices, the doctor performs all of them himself. These treatments range from smoothing skin with Botox, Dysport, Restylane, and Juvederm to erasing fine lines with chemical peels.
Alan Threatt, the head coach and NFPT-certified trainer at Just Fit, is his clients? greatest ally. Along with a team of other inspirational coaches, Alan leads one-on-one personal-training sessions tailored to each client's needs. The crew also blasts away calories during group classes, such as Les Mills BodyPump barbell classes that use a low-weight, high-repetition technique to work every major muscle group. Just Fit also offers ladies-only classes, such as the Busy Woman?s Workout and Bridal Boot Camp. To boost results, Alan and team dole out expert nutritional advice.
The Lash Loft specializes in bolstering peepers with semipermanent lash extensions. Technicians attach lashes to create four different looks: a mascara look with 1 extension per existing lash, the flirty look using about 70 lashes per eye, the voluptuous look with 100 lashes per eye, and a sultry look with more than 100 lashes per eye. Synthetic lashes are applied with a safe specialty glue that helps them look and act like natural fibers. This adhesive ensures that extensions last as long as natural lashes, and fill sessions every one, two, or three weeks can help maintain the faux fringe.
Through the art of cosmetics, Dulcet & Bella Makeup Bar seeks to empower its clients by helping them discover their inner and outer beauty. The professional makeup experts provide one-on-one consultations that help them craft foundations customized to each individual’s skin tone, and plan a dramatic or natural look that brings out their best features and obscures their extra eyes. Makeup arsenals in hand, the crew provides their services for occasions that range from bachelorette and bridal parties to photo shoots, birthdays, and fashion shows.
Though aesthetician Misty Stinson brings 30 years of experience to Skin Oasis, her appetite for learning has yet to subside. She continues to hone her skills and keep tabs on the beauty industry's latest techniques and products, bringing them into her serene Dilworth spa to help to revivify her clients’ skin.
Of the many lessons she has learned over the years, Misty seems to hold one in the highest esteem: no two bodies are the same. Her custom services account for individual skin types and evince her breadth of knowledge; ear candling and Japanese reiki, for example, are two areas in which she boasts special certifications. Misty’s implements prove a worthy match for her expertise. She brandishes paraben-free Image Skincare products as she exfoliates skin, combats blemishes, and waxes away unwanted hair and clingy flannel shirts.
The owners behind White Lotus Studio draw on 25 years of salon experience between them as they create stylish cuts and mold 'dos with sustainable salon products by Davines. Within the soothing salon, where customer experience is the staff's main focus, stylists offer classic salon services from cuts and highlights to perms and hair straightening. And because they work at a boutique salon, each stylist can take the time to get to know their clients, ensuring that each cut fits a client's personality and each perm matches a client's poodle's.