Board-certified physician Letha Daniel, MD, knows that it's easier for teenagers and adults to feel happy and confident if they aren't confronted with blemishes, unwanted stubble, or spider veins when looking in the mirror. That's why she wields the Fotona XP Max laser system, whose numerous settings enable a variety of cosmetic services, including laser hair removal, acne treatments, and skin rejuvenation. Before sessions begin, Dr. Daniel evaluates clients’ outer layers, delivers honest advice, and sets realistic goals. The laser itself utilizes concentrated beams of light and can safely treat skin of any color or plaid pattern.
At Advanced Implant & Cosmetic Dental P.C., the dentists strive to beautify smiles, restore chipped chompers and safeguarding pristine teeth against cavities and other mouth-born ailments. Their treatments span from preventative exams and x-rays, to extractions, root canals, and orthodontics. To bring even more attention to newly attained smiles, they also provide teeth-whitening treatments or retainers wired with neon lights.
Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
At Midtown Foot Doctors, Dr. Emmanuel Fuzaylov performs about 400 minimal-incision foot surgeries every year. With an artist's eye, he makes discreet cuts that heal quickly and don't show through glass slippers. After surgeries, he teaches patients range-of-motion exercises that get them waltzing again as soon as possible. Joined by a host of MRI machines, x-rays, and lasers, Dr. Fuzaylov treats pedal maladies such as bunions, hammertoe, tendinitis, and toenail fungus.
For the medical experts at Empire Gate Medical Group, it's all about early detection. To stave off serious and costly conditions, they track down early warning signs using a battery of investigative techniques. Blood tests and urinalysis let them assess oxygen levels and white blood cell counts, and ear, nose, and throat exams help point to any infections. Empire Gate’s philosophy of early detection extends all the way to the waiting room, where the team attempts to make waits as expedient as possible.
The more than a dozen brick-and-mortar locations that make up Ultimate Champions Taekwondo Association share not only a style of combat, but a teaching philosophy as well. Tracing the lineage of their combative art back to Grandmaster Sang K. Oh, the instructors adhere to his teachings, exemplified by the quote, "The person who can defeat others with flashy techniques but is without love toward his fellow man will in the end defeat himself." Students use the physical empowerment of mastering jumps, kicks, and weapons to arm themselves with discipline, confidence, concentration, self-respect, and courtesy for others.
Outside of the classroom, the organization reaches out to the tri-state community with ample demonstrations of some of their most exciting techniques. Practitioners soar skyward in flying kicks or fill the air with the whirring blows of nunchakus, bos, and kamas. Fists slam through boards, balloons, and bricks to demonstrate the striking power of tae kwon do and the structural flaws in the Three Little Pigs' panic room.