Many aesthetic specialists boast ongoing training in the treatments they perform, but Dr. Anitha Reddy has the others beat—she's the one who trains them. The aesthetic and anti-aging physician shares her unique knowledge of injectable fillers with other professionals as a teacher and trainer for Perlane manufacturer Medicis Aesthetics, as well as through her post on the national advisory board for Merz Aesthetics, which makes Radiesse. This peerless approach to injectables isn't the only beauty tool in her arsenal, however. She also tackles sagging skin with Ultherapy, a treatment featured on The Rachael Ray Show that sends sound waves deep into the skin to tighten underlying tissues, much in the way rock 'n' roll tightens the frown muscles of 1950s principals. Dr. Reddy also assists clients in shaping figures with CoolSculpting, lipodissolve, and cellulite-reduction treatments, and helps all sizes evict unwelcome follicles with hair-battling lasers.
At All Ages Dental Spa, Dr. Beatriz Ribeiro-Totzke and her professional staff maintain adult and child chompers with a green philosophy that minimizes patient exposure to harsh chemicals and radiation-generating equipment. The visitation begins with a comprehensive examination, during which Dr. Ribeiro-Totzke explores facial caves to seek out hidden cavities, oral cancers, and gummy-bear speakeasies. Then a skilled technician snaps a series of low-radiation digital x-rays to expose the oral underworlds between teeth, gums, and jaw. Finally, a hygienist uses a whirlpool of foam and floss to undress teeth of plaque and outdated wooden mouthguards. Patients found to have periodontal disease will not be able to receive the cleaning.
Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson’s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology from Texas State University. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." Her boot camps have since expanded to 17 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of any age and fitness level through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010–2012 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Bootcamp 2012 from Austin Fit Magazine .
Anista Westchase's staff, led by a former physician for the Toronto Blue Jays, brings weight-loss goals within reach with customized and medically managed weight-loss programs. In the initial visit, weight-loss experts consult with clients to determine goals and the best course of treatment. Comprehensive lab testing, an EKG, and a quiz on converting calories to joules help the staff personalize a body-slimming plan for each client. A vitamin B-12 injection aims to quicken lagging metabolic systems, and a food plan starts healthy diets out on the right foot. If deemed medically necessary and safe, prescription appetite suppressants quiet stomachs' eternal rumblings and incessant requests to be rubbed.
New Horizon MediSpa offers medically supervised weight-loss and aesthetic treatments at three Tampa-area locations staffed by friendly, bilingual employees. Weight-loss programs include evaluations from doctors and nurse-practitioners who prescribe pharmaceutical weight-loss medications or weight-loss injections that stimulate the thin-down process. Another avenue to a slimmer belt is the low-calorie meal-replacement program, which includes a regimen of foods that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Technicians also pare down pounds with nonsurgical ultrasonic-cavitation treatments that use ultrasonic waves to break up fat cells and often lead to slimmer figures and less-taxed hula-hoops. A variety of aesthetic treatments are available as well, including Botox injections, microdermabrasion, and wrinkle fillers such as Radiesse.
Aesthetics Laser Institute, nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Health, has been educating students for more than eight years. Aspiring aestheticians flock to the campus for classes and hands-on practice, training under watchful eye of licensed professionals. Clients, meanwhile, flock to the beautifying hotspot for classic spa treatments, laser hair removal, and massage.
Helmed by Dr. Donald Dilenno, who focuses on hair transplants and microsurgery, the institute offers a smorgasbord of noninvasive beauty treatments. Their body wraps vanquish toxins with a house blend of 23 minerals, whereas their facial treatments brighten skin with a proprietary blend of pluck and know-how. The dead sea mud mask, for example, detoxes more effectively than a live sea mask, which is just a live fish.