Dr. Stephanie V. Oberhelman at Kansas Surgical Arts is both a Doctor of Osteopathy and a board-certified general surgeon. Armed with a laproscopic camera, she removes appendixes and diseased sections of colons with minimal incisions and stitches. She also uses cameras to peer into the GI tract, screening for cancers, snatching biopsies, and oohing over kaleidoscopic formations. To improve patients’ exteriors, her team of vascular experts maps out varicose veins with ultrasound technology before using noninvasive methods—such as sclerotherapy or lasers—to diminish their appearance.
Led by Columbia-educated surgeon Dr. Susan Lovelle, the friendly staff of follicle exterminators at Axtell Plastic Surgery eradicates unwanted fuzzy regions with a relatively pain-free non-surgical treatment, which uses light energy to target pigment inside the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. Take care of unwelcome face-fur with upper lip ($155), chin ($200), or neck ($200) treatments, or stun a would-be purse-snatcher with your newly non-hirsute under-arm ($400), bikini line ($450), lower back ($455), or lower leg ($455). Body bristle must be targeted during its re-growth phases for long-lasting no-hair-ness; Axtell normally recommends as many as six treatments on a given area. Fortunately, customers can double their derma de-furment by snagging two Groupons, ensuring their chosen body part will be rendered as sensuously slick as any well-margarined waterslide.
Dr. Christopher A. Moeller, a graduate of Duke University and Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, has more than 25 years of experience in the field. He makes use of it by leading Moeller Dermatology's team in helping clients deal with most types of skin conditions. In addition to general dermatology, Dr. Moeller and his staff run a Skin Enhancement Center within the practice that focuses on the pampering aspects of skin care. Aestheticians use treatments such as microdermabrasion and Fraxel that can help skin look as young and new as the day it was received from Sears Roebuck and Co.
Elite Wellness and Weight Loss Center's clinical director, Jeff L. Drake, D.C., and his welcoming staff are dedicated to helping patrons achieve weight loss through its personalized programs. During one-on-one evaluations, staffers analyze exercise, sleep, and eating habits and use their findings to develop realistic waist-whittling plans and timelines. The center's body wraps and infrared-sauna treatments work to reduce inches and cellulite, which appears as a result of edema and lack of circulation. The staff flushes excess toxins from the body by encasing it in a warm herbal wrap, helping increase circulation, lymphatic function, and empathy for leftovers.
At Basic Essentials, a team of certified professionals offers a gamut of forward-thinking salon and massage services. An experienced electrologist permanently stunts hair growth during electrolysis, and wax specialists temporarily evict encroaching hairs and misplaced birthday candles with face and body waxing. The clinic's master teacher of reiki—who is certified in the practice's highest level—optimizes intra-body energy flow during reiki sessions.
Ageless Med Spa's staff calls upon advanced anti-aging procedures to give its clients a second chance at looking young. These technicians rely on everything from chemical peels to IPL lasers to tackle signs of aging, such as the wrinkles that result from a lifetime of smiling and the scars that result from operating a rotary phone after the gaslight had been blown out for the evening. While Botox injections, dermal fillers, and fractional-pixel-resurfacing technology stand by ready to reverse time, other laser treatments take care of unwanted body hair and unflattering veins.