Dr. Carolyn W. Quist and Astrique fight fat cells with the powers of FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
At Meridian Harmonics Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, a natural healer rests his faith in ancient methods that date back more than 8,000 years. Mark Tryling—a nationally board-certified acupuncturist and oriental-medicine provider—helms the practice, working with a spirit of generosity and respect toward his fellow practitioners and patients. Master Chinese herbalists eschew processed pharmaceuticals and Flintstones vitamins in favor of natural remedies, combining herbs with acupuncture to harmonize organ functions and facilitate the flow of energy. Most treatments drive toward the goal of restoring positive energy, which, when achieved, can yield a healthy mind, body, and spirit animal.
Board certified in a trio of medical specialties, Dr. Robert L. True has been helping his patients improve their looks and top up their energy levels with hormonal and surgical treatments for more than 25 years. His practice of performing breast augmentations under local anesthesia—as opposed to general anesthesia or magic spell—has earned him local and national attention, including a mention in The New York Times. But that's not the only way his clinic stays on the cutting edge of modern treatments. He also uses hormone pellet therapy to combat mood swings, decreased libido, and sluggishness by implanting the pellets directly into the body's fatty tissue. To help clients with fat loss, he and his team also provide vitamin B12 injections and other metabolism-boosting supplements.
Along with his staff, Dr. Amir Baluch, MD, improves patients' confidence and appearance with nonsurgical treatment that address wrinkles, weight loss, skin, and hair removal concerns. Dermal fillers, administered by the board certified Dr. Baluch, rejuvenate areas of volume loss with little-to-no pain using a soft-fill, needle-less technique that leads to zero downtime. Patients looking to sculpt their silhouette can try out a custom-tailored weight-loss program, and those with diet- and exercise-resistant fat can explore options such as liposuction or cellulite reduction with the EndyMed Pro system, which smoothens out fat deposits and piles of puzzle pieces that cause cellulite until they lie perfectly flat beneath the skin.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patient care first. The company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and wellness education. This approach doesn?t just assuage painful symptoms?it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sina Aboutalebi assuages skin woes for patients of all ages, reducing the appearance of acne among teens, wrinkles among adults, and frown lines among frowning line-drawings of adults. Botox is a purified protein that, along with a Kenny G mixtape, relaxes the muscles responsible for the formation of facial crinkling. Quick, nonsurgical injections of Botox can reduce the appearance of age-defining lines around the mouth, eyes, or camping on the forehead (a $13/unit value, number of units used varies depending on severity), and results can last up to six months or until being sworn in as president of the United States.