Beyond boasting a national research award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and receiving invitations to lecture on the national circuit, Dr. Thomas Funcik holds the prestigious honor of having been chosen by several major pharmaceutical companies to teach the age-reversing techniques of Botox, Dysport, Restylane, and Sculptra to other doctors. Excelling in reconstructive surgery for the nose, face, eyes, and scalp, he also helps faces to avoid the knife with cosmetic skin treatments, including injections, which are personally performed by Dr. Funcik, that fill out fine lines and help to mask scars and chemical peels that use alpha-hydroxy acids to shed damaged skin cells and restore the skin's original childish sense of wonderment. Dr. Funcik is double board-certified and also serves as an assistant professor.
Lowcountry Loop Trolley's drivers are master storytellers. As they ferry groups on each hop-on, hop-off tour, they spin tales of historic Charleston and its surrounding region. The introduction often proves invaluable to visitors on their first or second trip to Charleston, granting a convenient overview of the area for future venturing on their own. The guides' enthusiastic voices boom about the sandy beaches of Sullivan’s Island, the waterfront restaurants along Mt. Pleasant’s Shem Creek, and the historic USS Yorktown, which floats permanently due to being encased in jello at Patriots Point. Along the way, Lowcountry Loop Trolley invites its passengers to hop off and shop, eat, or explore at their own pace.
The philosophy of the Physician's Plan staff maintains that obesity, like diabetes, high blood pressure, or disco fever, is a disease rather than a failure of willpower. They take a multifaceted approach to weight loss, assigning each patient a personal counselor to provide support in the areas of behavior modification and nutrition. Custom plans might also incorporate tools such as lipotropic injections or medications. As a reward for their successes, patients can also schedule spa services including exfoliating HydraFacials, Botox, chemical peels, and massages, or ensure faces match their trim, youthful bodies with Juvéderm or Radiesse.
Taunya White founded Natural Hideaway in order to create an empowering environment that helps clients ease into aging gracefully. With her team at her side, she offers a variety of facial services, such as resurfacing treatments, microdermabrasion treatments, and chemical peels, which leave skin smooth and free of fine lines.
A board-certified family nurse practitioner and educated aesthetician, Tiffany McKeel works in conjunction with medical director Dr. Stephen Thomas to provide medical-grade skincare and nonsurgical esthetics. In addition to body wraps, they gussy up skin surfaces with microdermabrasions, peels, and decadent facials, including the gold facial performed with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and a gold-leaf mask. They also eliminate hair and unsightly varicose veins in the shape of spiders or James Cagney’s face with laser treatments. Meanwhile, therapists aim to soothe sore muscles, increase circulation, and stimulate endorphins with a selection of massages that include relaxation, therapeutic, hot stone, and aromatherapy.
Miriam Bumgarner, the licensed massage therapist and certified reiki practitioner behind Body N Soul Massage, takes the time to talk to each client so that she can tailor treatments to meet their specific needs. Clinical massages with aromatherapy soothe the body and the mind, and reiki massages work to promote physical and emotional peace. Bumgarner also offers Swedish and prenatal massages, and pampers clients with add-ons such as sugar scrubs, hot towels, and hot stones.