SVS Vision Center’s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center’s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
Part of Michigan Spine & Joint Center's integrative-medicine team, chiropractors Thomas J. Neuner, DC and Adebowale Adegbenro, DC—known by his patients as Dr. Debo—help clients to attain optimal mobility by facilitating proper back and neck alignment. During first visits, the doctors use diagnostic tools such as x-rays to identify the source of each patient's discomfort. Based on their findings, the doctors tailor recommendations that may include therapies such as spinal manipulation by MSJC's rehabilitation specialists. These care plans help to relieve accumulated spinal compression, allowing patients to remember where they put their car keys seven years ago.
FitnessQuest's team of certified trainers and dedicated managers empowers clients of any age and fitness level to pursue healthier lives, starting with a fitness assessment that informs a custom-built program of exercise classes and nutritional guidance. Through these assessments, they create customized regimens that can help clients overcome medical issues, lose weight, or excel at sports-related tasks, such as throwing a baseball or ceremoniously hurling a water cooler at the coach from across the field after a victory. They helm a wide variety of basic and specialized classes that range from personal training, to fitness parties and corporate wellness programs.
The team also offers specialized health programs tailored to different demographics within their client base. They are also members of the Healthways SilverSneakers program, an innovative health, exercise and wellness program that helps older adults to live healthy, active lifestyles. Female-centric concerns, such as finding effective prenatal and postnatal workouts or overcoming difficulties with osteoarthritis, are addressed in their women-only exercise and nutrition program.
In addition to health regimens, the staff supplements exercise with massages to leave muscles feeling their best after long workouts.
Vixen Aesthetics arose from a passion for healing people and caring for skin. Medical director Dr. Jerry Greib developed an interest in aesthetics while treating patients in the emergency room. Leann Griffin, a registered nurse and the CEO of Vixen, fueled her passion for skin rejuvenation after caring for patients in the critical-care and burn-intensive-care units. Together, these two helm a staff that beautifies clients with medical and nonmedical aesthetic procedures. Wrinkles relax after injections of Botox or Dysport, and facial fillers such as Artefill, Restylane, and Juvéderm work to restore fullness. The staff rejuvenates complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasions as well as more advanced treatments, such as carboxytherapy—the practice of injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide into the skin to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and lingering marker mustaches. With the assistance of versatile laser systems, they can also remove hair, resurface skin, remove tattoos, and eradicate nail fungus.
Refine - Michigan's LipoLaser Center's noninvasive laser technology disrupts the membranes of fat cells. After lasers seek out the cells in their subcutaneous hiding spots, they get the cells to give up their water, fatty acids, and lunch money. The human body then takes care of the rest, flushing out the purged waste or burning it for energy.
The body-contouring pros here recommend a series of nine treatments for optimal results, but many of their clients notice lost inches after a single session. They also preach the importance of proper hydration, good nutrition, and an active lifestyle.
The slenderizing staff at NewBody LipoLaser pares down clients' profiles using the high-tech, non-invasive YOLO Curve LipoLaser. During each 20- to 30-minute session, the laser can zero in on fat cells with pinpoint precision, unclenching their grip on water, freeing fatty acids and glycerol so that they deflate like a whiffle-ball team on a losing streak. While fat cells struggle beneath the skin’s surface, above ground clients relax as they would during a massage. The treatment has no downtime, so smoother, slimmer clients can immediately resume working, running errands, or spinning basketballs with their pinkie toes.