When Dr. Watson founded Vivify Medical, he wanted to create a clinic that used preventative methods to enhance its clients’ quality of life rather than waiting to treat symptoms once they become sick. Today, his staff keeps this motto in mind while administering physician-grade services, such as a variety of weight-loss-management programs, addiction-related treatments, and bio-identical hormone therapy that aims to slow signs of aging. In addition to medical services, the clinic assuages skin with aesthetic treatments including microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
At Serenity Aesthetic Center, board-certified physician Anu Konakanchi, MD, master aesthetician Marijana Smajic, and a team of beauty experts work to prettify guests through a variety of noninvasive services. With their arsenal of aesthetic lasers, staffers help remove unwanted hair, diminish visible veins, and rejuvenate skin by softening wrinkles and putting imperfections under a spotlight until they leave out of shyness. Beauty injections stave off fine lines at the source, and medical-grade skincare including microdermabrasion, facials, and chemical peels help soften, smooth, and brighten clients' complexions.
Staff members at the Italian-themed La Bella Vita day spa use Apriori Beauty products during anti-aging facials and chemical peels, and they soothe muscles with relaxing massages or reflexology sessions. The team also enhances natural beauty with makeup services and long-lasting bronzing foam and removes hair with all-natural honey wax. The spa's tranquil ambiance emanates from backlit plants, flickering candles, and a trickling fountain, which is ideal for staging a shadow-puppet rendition of Roman Holiday.
Dr. Harold Farber's technique has been described by some as "artful poetry in motion." It could have something to do with his state-of-the-art equipment—which he uses to assess patients' health and dermal conditions—or the fact that he allays concerns by explaining his every move during treatments.
At Center for Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, he oversees a team of dermatologists who correct issues such as acne, sun damage, and signs of aging. The team follows Dr. Farber's lead by keeping abreast of the latest techniques, be it the sloughing off of dead skin cells through microdermabrasion or the illuminating of complexions with chemical peels or a steady hand with a spotlight.
The staff at Tommi Salon and Spa pamper clients in an airy space with third-floor views of the center city. Stylists trim tresses beneath broad windows in the salon, which also offers services from coloring and straightening to ornate wedding-day updos. The spa swathes clients in a luxurious, but minimalist aesthetic. Footbaths glow blue, purple, and green along a sleek white banquette with six pedicure stations. Other services, such as facials, massages, and waxing, take place in four private treatment rooms; aestheticians also create custom-blended treatments inside a dedicated Spa Lab.
Drs. Ryan Heffelfinger, Howard Krein, and Edmund Pribitkin share a distinction in their field: each holds the title of fellow from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Together, the distinguished doctors and their team of anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and a medical aesthetician operate Jefferson Facial Plastics on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. They focus their efforts on plastic and reconstructive surgery for the head, face, and neck, with services ranging from face lifts to hair transplants.
Jefferson Facial Plastics’ therapies also include noninvasive med-spa services such as facials, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal. The doctors also perform humanitarian work both locally and abroad, including traveling to Guatemala to repair children's cleft lips.