Since her days as a high-school basketball and track star, Dr. Benita Stephens has understood the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and weight. But it wasn't until she was a trained obstetrician and gynecologist with her own practice that she saw the damaging effects excess weight has on the body. Feeling inclined to help her overweight and obese patients, Dr. Stephens sprung into action, calling upon her extensive training in bariatric medicine to establish Ciao Bella Medical Center and Spa. And it was this determination and passion for helping others that gained Dr. Stephens praise from MadameNoire and earned her the 2012 Business Superstar Award and inaugural cover from PYNTK magazine.
From within Ciao Bella's office, Dr. Stephens and her friendly staff help clients shed pounds and gain confidence through customized weight-loss programs, which can include tailored exercise plans; B12, HCG, and lipotropic injections; appetite suppressants; and meal replacements. But before programs are constructed, an initial consultation reviews patients' health history, determines their current state of health with a physical exam, and analyzes their body composition. Ciao Bella's staff also tighten and tone the skin on the face with facials, microdermabrasion, and Botox treatments.
Atlanta Wellness and Weight Loss’s team of doctors watches over patients as they slim down, ensuring safe transformations during weight loss. Their plans focus on nutrition rather than intensive exercise; shots of B12 and all-natural Vital Nutrients supplements enhance overall health, and a custom nutrition plan saves patients the hassle of interrogating frozen dinners. Their wellness services extend beyond weight loss, encompassing chiropractic adjustments and other physical therapy.
Though massage is in Massage Therapeutics, INC 's name, it certainly isn't the only service offered at the versatile center. Bodywork therapists offer a range of neuromuscular and relaxation therapies—including salt scrubs, prenatal massage, and inversion-table sessions—designed to target misaligned muscles and chronic pain. Stress melts out the tips of toes during a foot-acupressure treatment that includes an essential oil soak and signature honey foot-indulgence scrub. A mini ionic footbath or aromatic Swedish massage can give clients the chance to sample a shortened foot-pampering service before they commit to a luxurious 60-minute or longer treatment, much like screening a film trailer before acting out the whole movie for your coworkers. The center also offers Pilates classes, personal-training sessions, and CPR/AED certification.
Some areas of the body seem impervious to all manner of weight-loss procedures. At The Melting Spa, they understand that sometimes even exercise and dieting just don't get the job done. To combat stubborn fat, they employ i-Lipo. It's a nonsurgical laser system that effectively breaks down fat cells, which are expunged from the body via natural systems. A series of 20-minute sessions often result in contouring and weight loss of up to 3 inches. The staff have chosen to use this tool exclusively because of its effectiveness. It has also been a feature on the The Dr. Oz Show and is approved by the FDA.
Plastikos originated as a cosmetic- and reconstructive surgery center, but board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Susan E. Kolb and Dr. Julian Gordon wanted to make a place for their clients to just relax. So they decided to expand their clinic with the Plastikos Medical Spa, a tranquil studio that serves up a range of spa treatments. To combat signs of aging, the TCA-based Obagi Blue chemical peel lifts away dull layers of skin and revitalizes cellular regeneration. Antioxidant-rich variants might include botanical ingredients sourced from blueberry, pomegranate, or pumpkin.
Meanwhile, expert massage therapists might use deep-tissue or reflexology techniques to excavate tension and undo stubborn knots. Alternatively, an Endermologie lipo-massage aims to disperse fatty tissue with focused kneads and rolls. The med-spa also uses advanced know-how to beautify clients with noninvasive medical treatments. The Ion Magnum, for instance, uses analog waveforms to trigger neurons that mimic physical activity, thereby building muscle and joint strength. The beauty haven also offers cold-laser LiLa body-contouring and Latisse eyelash-lengthening treatments to ready bodies for swimsuit season or a winking competition.
Shape Medical Wellness Center's physicians, dietitians, and aestheticians are fitness alchemists who transform patients' bodies before their eyes with customized weight-loss programs and nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. The clinic boasts an array of advanced Cutera laser technology, including Laser Genesis for photofacials, the skin-smoothing Titan infrared wand, and the epidermis-clearing LimeLight laser. The center augments treatments with Botox injections and skincare services with Éminence and Vivité products. Shape's staffers also help clients banish unwanted inches with custom-tailored medical weight-loss programs that use medications administered in office, including phentermine and adipex, combined with exercise tips and healthy-eating recommendations according to the USDA food dodecahedron. Additionally, Shape Medical Wellness Center is Black Diamond Certified by Allergan, Inc., a distinction only one percent of practitioners are afforded nationwide. They are also the 81st largest provider of Botox and Juvéderm treatments in America.