St. Louis Lipo Laser eschews the space-age aesthetic one might expect from a laser body-sculpting center; if anything, the clinic's unassuming red-brick storefront invokes the charm of a neighborhood medical practice. This same charm pervades the center's treatment rooms, where skilled physicians and technicians welcome their patients with old-fashioned kindness as they call upon noninvasive lipo-laser technology in lieu of traditional liposuction to help combat excess pounds. Lipo-laser treatments can shrink fat cells around the hips, arms, thighs, and other areas without inflicting the incisions that more invasive fat-removal procedures require. After laser sessions coupled with body-vibration treatments, patients may see increased flexibility and other benefits similar to those of traditional exercise, and they can immediately resume such regular activities as walking down stairs and climbing up elevator cables.
When Alive magazine publisher Elizabeth Tucker first thought about LASIK surgery as an alternative to the glasses she had worn since second grade, she didn't think it was an option. She feared the cost, worried about the time off work, and was unsure about how safe the procedure would be. Luckily, numerous friends told her about the transformative effects of their own procedures, and she finally decided to take the plunge at Crown Laser Center. There, a team of seven board-certified ophthalmologists, optometrists, and surgeons put Elizabeth and other clients at ease as they correct corneas with trained hands and cutting-edge equipment, boasting a 99% surgery-success rate. Elizabeth is now glasses-free and doesn't regret a thing. "It's been life-changing for me," she says in a video on the laser center's website, "I would recommend it to anyone."
A posse of tooth clinicians staffs multiple area locations, all under the direction of Dr. Michael Heiland, named one of St. Louis Magazine's top dentists for three years in a row. The doctor and his dental hygienists perform preventative, cosmetic, and pediatric services ranging from traditional exams and x-rays to advanced teeth-whitening procedures. The team also upholds its mission statement by keeping patients informed, outfitting them with all the facts they need to maintain smiles and coveted high school titles, such as "Most Likely to Be Famous as Long as He or She Maintains Clean Teeth."
Direct Connection Chiropractic owner Penny Richardson began her career after her son Miles's health was saved by chiropractic care. At a year old, he began suffering from ear and sinus infections, asthma, and allergies. After rounds of ineffective antibiotics and allergy shots, a friend of Penny's recommended chiropractic therapy. Within three months, Miles was off all medication and breathing treatments, and he’s remained healthy for more than 20 years. Her son’s transformation inspired Penny to get her chiropractor’s license and work to give her patients a chance for a new beginning with nonsurgical and noninvasive chiropractic treatments. With meticulous adjustments, the doctor helps align spines in adults and children, getting to the root of pain and discomfort. In addition to her chiropractic exams and adjustments, Dr. Penny also offers weight-loss and facial services to help achieve shapely curves and toned, glowing complexions.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as bio-mat, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
The Fitness Fuzion treats guests to 9,300 square feet of sleek wooden floor space. Thirty-five classes, spread over seven days, range from yoga to pole dancing to Piloxing, a mix of Pilates and boxing. The main studio?with its neon green and yellow walls?features a stage for instructors to lead classes on. A second studio is smaller in size and holds specialty classes as well as mirrors for students to challenge their reflections to a staring contest.