West Metro Optical's team of board-certified ophthalmologists and optometrists perform a full gauntlet of eyecare procedures, refining eyesight with prescription lenses or corrective surgeries. Optometrists pore over eyeballs during thorough exams, checking for visual acuity before prescribing lenses that can be fitted into their optical shop's selection of designer frames from brands such as Oliver Peoples, Calvin Klein, and Maui Jim. For those who need more permanent vision correction, West Metro's ophthalmologists are well-versed in treating all manner of eye disorders, from cataracts to googly eyes, as well as harnessing the power of LASIK vision-correcting lasers.
At Metro Life Medspa, a boutique med-spa, onsite doctors meet with clients for detailed consultations before tailoring beauty and skincare services to each individual. A board-certified physician banishes spider veins with a sclerosing agent injected into the vessels. These treatments cause the vein to collapse and, like the need for a mother-in-law’s approval, eventually fade away. Aestheticians working under the supervision of the medical director administer mesoestetic peels to slough off dead skin cells, and a physician further smoothes faces with Pixel skin resurfacing, which stimulates the growth of new skin cells.
MRI Pathways helps patients prevent chronic medical conditions such as stroke, back pain, and arthritis through a combination of advanced screening technology and lifestyle changes. Using MRI technology, the facility screens for carotid-artery narrowing, potentially malignant growths, and even brain aneurysms.
The clinic’s founder and physician-scientist, Dr. Chang-Jiang (CJ) Zheng, is board certified in preventative medicine and has a PhD in epidemiology. He has worked at St. Paul's Regions Hospital and the University of Minnesota and is the author of many peer-reviewed articles. The health expert is also at work on a book about lower-back pain.
Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard believes in the interconnectedness of health, beauty, and intimacy. As the medical director of Minnesota Gynecology & Aesthetics, LLC, she heads up a team that specializes in the synthesis of women’s wellness and beauty issues. Together, they tend to everything from uterine ailments and reproductive health concerns to med spa skin treatments and liposuction. No matter the treatment at hand, Dr. Erhard always offers a caring and compassionate ear to her patients, making it easier for them to come to her with deeply personal body concerns or songs they are considering for open mic night.
Modern Point Acupuncture’s three licensed acupuncturists tend to physiques with both modern techniques and traditional Chinese medicine. They insert hair-thin disposable needles into key pressure points scattered across the body, increasing blood flow and catalyzing the body’s self-healing process.
During sports-acupuncture sessions, this needling technique pairs with modern sport science to alleviate athletic injuries, such as acute sprains and the mental exhaustion that occurs after searching for four square’s secret fifth square. Women's health acupuncture uses needling to help with fertility and menopausal symptoms. Thanks to expertise in other Chinese healing methods, the acupuncturists also tend aches and prescribe herbal remedies for ailments from acne to insomnia.
Inside the welcoming confines of Medical Aesthetics’ cheery red brick clinic, a team of specialists works to foster glowing skin from head to toe. The aestheticians customize facials to individual complexions, and administer FDA-approved Botox or Juvederm XR injections during private appointments or group parties. Laser hair removal treatments help free bodies of unwanted fuzz or clinging bunny slippers. And in keeping with their mission to provide rejuvenating care, the staff also schedules yoga classes before aesthetic treatments and throughout the week.