Ocean Health & Weight Loss’s resident physician harnesses the pound-shedding power of HCG, a natural hormone found in both men and women but best known for boosting the metabolism of expectant mothers. When injected in potent doses, it has the same effect on dieters. As the cornerstone of a four-stage weight-loss plan, the hormone helps participants slash calorie intakes to as little as 1,200 calories per day depending on lifestyle—the same amount a bear consumes when getting back in shape for the summer. Even without exercise, HCG safely shaves off extra inches by evacuating bulk from adipose tissue instead of muscle or structural fat, which bodies need to function. Shots of B12 and other vitamin-rich injections can augment the program with boosts of much-needed energy.
At Community Spine & Pain Center, medical experts combine five types of treatments into a whirlwind of wellness care that eschews the use of surgical and drug-based solutions. The staff combines multiple approaches, from chiropractic services to massage, in an attempt to tackle pain from a variety of angles. Because the multidisciplinary center focuses on treating the cause of ailments rather than the symptoms, the team listens closely to clients before developing a treatment plan. One staff specialty is acupuncture, which the team uses to treat problems that range from shingles to infertility. Those suffering from back pain can turn to massage, during which the therapist’s dexterous digits rub deep into limbs and torsos to knead away tension while promoting circulation in marionettes that want to become real-life humans. Community Spine & Pain Center also offers a number of cosmetic services, including both Restylane and Botox injections.
The staff at The Body Wrap Shoppe & Spa specializes in swaddling clients’ bodies in solutions and salves that promote inch loss and detoxification. They offer the mineral-based Slim Wrap, which has been featured on The Doctors, as well as infrared wraps, seaweed wraps, and tortilla wraps. For those in search of a more high-tech approach to weight loss, they also provide i-Lipo laser body contouring paired with whole-body vibration.
Before founding Dr. Park Avenue, Dr. Paul Fondacaro dedicated years of study and practice to understanding surgery and medicine. He earned his MD at NYU, served as chief resident at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, and eventually became the attending surgeon at Long Island College Hospital. After taking an interest in the booming aesthetic field, he opened the first location of Dr. Park Avenue, an office that specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures and noninvasive laser services. Business grew rapidly, leading him to hire a staff of certified technicians and eventually expand to a second location.
His diverse treatment menu aims to help clients look and feel stunning. Body-contouring and weight-loss services encourage healthy and svelte figures, and chemical peels, injections, and facials battle signs of aging. The office keeps IPL technology on hand to zap unwanted body hair, erase spider veins, or highlight important details in PowerPoint lectures. Despite the company's speedy growth and array of services, the doctor maintains a high level of contact with patients, even consulting with them before laser hair-removal procedures.
Beginners come to Mattia Fitness for the encouraging atmosphere, but it’s the injury-preventing, performance-enhancing combination of plyometrics, stability, and functional training that attracts the studio’s vast clientele of athletes, coaches, and emergency and military personnel. Together, the team pours their countless experiences into one effort to help their clients get into shape. They do so through personal-training sessions, sport-specific training, and a variety of group fitness classes, including cardio boxing and Zumba.
At Jackson Laser Aesthetic Medical Center, Dr. John Young and Dr. Shelli Kogan, both certified physicians, administer a range of cosmetic treatments designed to keep bodies looking youthful. Noninvasive slenderizing treatments such as VelaShape work to slim physiques, and Botox, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Restylane, and Perlane injections address unwanted wrinkles. Massage services help relax, and hydra facials and microdermabrasions smooth visages. Laser hair-removal treatments and laser nail-fungus treatments are also available, along with eyebrow waxing, permanent eyebrow, and eyeliner and lip tattooing services. The center's procedures benefit from the expertise of its staff, who together boast great training, years of experience and enough heads to collectively think better than one.
Founded by registered nurse Corina Ianculovici, Mirelle Medispa refreshes countenances with cosmetic dermatology under the medical direction of board-certified Drs. Mona Awad and William Keating. Medical-aesthetic professionals fight aging with injectable treatments, microdermabrasion, or the Vampire FaceLift, a unique procedure that blends hyaluronic-acid fillers, platelet-rich plasma, and peer pressure to convince cells to grow new, younger-looking skin.