Norwalk Hospital Integrative Medicine provides drug-free therapies such as acupuncture, reiki, and meditation classes to promote whole-body healing. Whether patients are coping with the side effects of chemotherapy or simply hoping to reduce stress in their lives, these alternative-medicine treatments help balance the body and mind. Eight-week tai chi classes promote wellness through slow, flowing exercises, and infant massage classes improve bonding, development, and baby road rage.
The Bassin Center of Plastic Surgery's skilled reshapers sculpt clients' figures with Aqualipo, a water-based fat-removal system that sneaks under the skin to steal away lipid collections from designated bodily geography. During each procedure, a cosmetic surgeon photographs, marks, and sketches abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Procedures require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect more instant results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and transmitting ham-radio signals uncontrollably—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
Licensed acupuncturist Eileen Karn has used alternative Chinese medicine to strengthen the bodies, minds, and spirits of her clients since 1985. The health guru customizes treatment plans to target each patient's specific issues and goals, using thin acupuncture needles to treat chronic health conditions and take down incoming flocks of birthday balloons. Sessions pair with herbal medicine and nutrition-response testing to help bodies to maintain a light and fluffy state of well-being after they leave the center. Additionally, staff massage therapists battle stress with 10 techniques, including Japanese reiki, which aims to activate the body's energy centers and power up its night-vision mode.
As a graduate of Columbia University's School of Dental Medicine and the former director of dental implantology at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Gerald Cohen confidently tends to his patients' long-term oral health while also renovating smiles with the latest cosmetic treatments. Along with the expertise of its staff, the sophisticated practice fights off decay and beautifies precious enamel deposits with help from high-tech gadgets such as a 3-D cone beam scanner, which accurately analyzes mouthscapes with a significant reduction in radiation, and digital impressions that negate the need for messy tooth trays or tooth-fingerprint kits. Routine exams and cleanings guard against cavities and oral cancer, and Dr. Cohen's onsite dental lab speedily constructs personalized implants and veneers to ensure a perfect match for each patient's mouth. As a testament to Greenwich Cosmetic Dentistry's commitment to technology and patient comfort, staff provide each guest with an iPad to occupy them as they wait and offer sedation dentistry for nervous patients to allow them to sleep through their treatment and awaken on the first day of spring.
Downunder Fitness and Surf’s SurfSET and SUPnSURF classes offer a fun alternative to jogging on a treadmill or other traditional exercise methods. While standing or lying facedown on simulators, pupils learn surfing and standup paddleboarding basics without going down to the ocean or having to help a mermaid retie her shell brassiere. In addition to fitness classes, Downunder Fitness and Surf offers yoga sessions on a beach or, for added difficulty, atop a floating paddleboard.
The Avery Center's physician's assistants banish bristles with advanced laser technology under the guidance of in-house physicians. Safe and effective for all skin types, a Cynosure laser beams dual wavelengths of concentrated light and ZZ Top tunes directly into the hair's root. Follicles absorb this energy over multiple visits, which renders them incapacitated and unlikely to regenerate. An integrated skin-cooling system minimizes dermal irritation to mild, post-treatment redness or swelling that dissipates within 24 hours or after watching 24 episodes of 60 Minutes. Although it typically takes four to six treatments to reveal smoother, silkier skin, woolly patches may exhibit up to an 80% fuzz reduction after as few as three treatments.
A licensed aesthetician penetrates upper dermal atmospheres with a customized deep-cleaning facial to leave the skin feeling smooth and hydrated. Before employing irrigation techniques to send ambrosial fluids to your clogged pores, aestheticians develop a foolproof targeting plan for your skin’s unique topography. Designed from a clinical standpoint, each facial provides a deeply relaxing experience that can complement many of the center’s laser treatments, which include skin resurfacing and asteroid removal.