Cosmetic surgeon Charles Gonzalez-Rivera enhances patients' beauty with minimally invasive procedures that leave little to no scarring. The renowned doctor makes regular appearances in the media and at scientific conferences, and currently divides his time at GL Clinic between patient care and clinical research. Dr. Gonzalez-Rivera has trained with some of the top figures in the industry, including one of the developers of the SmartLipo treatment and an expert on the minimally invasive face-lift.
In addition to cosmetic procedures, the doctor specializes in minimally invasive vein treatments, including an innovative surgery known as endovenous laser therapy. His interest in all forms of anti-aging medicine has led him to create customized medical weight-loss programs and offer nutritional and platelet-rich plasma therapy. Dr. Gonzalez-Rivera and his team also foster youthful beauty through nonsurgical aesthetic procedures, using laser technology to remove hair and radiofrequency energy to firm skin or prank call passing truckers.
Since 1999, Dr. Quartell has treated his patients at Quartell Chiropractic with customized wellness programs that incorporate holistic treatments designed to prevent and address the underlying causes of health issues. Through services such as adjustments, detoxes, seven different types of massage, and video analysis of a client's golf swing with a Titleist Performance Institute-certified professional, the multi-talented staff can help patients find relief from a host of conditions, ranging from sciatica and headaches to pinched nerves and disc problems. Dr. Quartell and his team of doctors and licensed massage therapists also treat musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous system conditions, preventing long-term disorders when possible and helping patients return to everyday activities, such as walking the dog or dancing with the pet cobra.
Tunies' staff of wellness specialists—including a raw-food chef, a midwife, and a nutritionist—guides patrons through the more than 28,000 natural and organic products, vitamins, and supplements that line the shop's shelves. Eschewing creepy preservatives and other unknown chemicals, they instead fill stores’ shelves with provisions ranging from from nut butters and apple cider vinegar to an array of omega oils. When not busy filling baskets with super-foods such as seaweed and almond milk, patrons browse remedies for digestion and the flu, as well as vitamins calibrated to strengthen eyes, kidneys, and vitamin-taking muscles. Patrons can also savor prepared foods from the shop's deli or sip freshly squeezed nectars from the juice bar.
The acupuncturists at Meng's Acupuncture Medical Center combine the principles of traditional Chinese medicine theory with modern Western medical practice. This helps them address patients' joint pain, chronic headaches, heartburn, and weight loss.
Since opening its first center in 1999, Laser Skin & Wellness has expanded to two locations, both of which provide medical aesthetic treatments overseen by Medical Director, Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D. And to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for their concerns, a personalized consultation is performed before technicians craft a customized treatment plan, which can include medical weight loss programs, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, and permanent makeup treatments. Laser technicians gently remove unwanted hair with a Cutera CoolGlide laser, which keeps the skin comfortable with a built-in cooling device, or a Cutera ProWave 770 system that can banish strands on all skin types including invisible. During acne treatments, a Clear Light system releases blue-violet rays across the skin, killing bacteria deep in the pores. To further beautify complexions, Laser Skin & Wellness’ staff also employs Obagi, SkinMedica, EltaMD, and Jan Marini products.
Dr. Bill Rice has been performing acupuncture and chiropractic treatments, along with nutritional and lifestyle counseling since 1977. Along with the trained staff at Gardens Wellness Center, he flushes toxins from clients’ figures using a wide array of holistic healing techniques as well as contemporary treatments. Amid bamboo accents, the studio's health professionals administer treatments ranging from acupuncture, colon hydrotherapy, and massage therapy to herbal medicine and hypnotherapy. Clients relax atop heated tables in private treatment rooms adorned with lush paintings of bright flora, plants, and doodles of weeping stick figures drawn by U.N. dignitaries.