At ChiroCenter, chiropractic physician Avani Shah not only makes clients more comfortable with the latest techniques and equipment—including electrical muscle stimulation, microcurrent treatments, and infrared-laser therapy—she welcomes them to a slew of complimentary amenities. Guests sip freshly brewed coffee or bottled water and nosh on healthy snacks while awaiting their appointment for an adjustment or nutrition consultation. Her treatment chairs are ergonomic, and therefore reduce stress and discomfort as effectively as footie pajamas.
Her approach focuses on ferreting out the root cause of her client’s pain, and then advising them on making lifestyle changes based on her findings to help them lead a more balanced and healthy life. She treats conditions including sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sports injuries.
Marianne Depaul’s medical and cosmetic expertise helps her clients achieve the look they desire while the small size of her staff maintains a familial office environment. This friendly band of aestheticians and physicians turns to electrolysis and lasers to execute their wide array of services. The menu runs the cosmetic gamut, from removing hair or micropigmentation across the body to noninvasive face-lifts and skin rejuvenation. The team also carries a large stock of skincare products so clients can maintain youthful visages without holding séances with Ponce de León.
Dr. Jon A. Kotis’s career has taken him down the hallways of many hospitals and universities. After graduating from Midwestern University School of Medicine and completing a general surgery residency at St. John’s University Hospital, he became vice president of the medical staff at Lincoln Park Hospital. Since then, Dr. Kotis has loaded walls, mantles, and refrigerators with titles and honors, most notably a board certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. His work has been recognized in various press outlets, including the television show The Doctors, which featured his pain-relieving knuckle transplant procedure.
Today, Dr. Kotis shares his aesthetic expertise at The Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. He and his staff fine-tune faces with less intensive procedures, such as Botox injections and microdermabrasion, and dramatically transform bodies with procedures including liposuction and rhinoplasty.
Endermologie Chicago keeps its machines humming in each of its locations, helping clients to achieve their aesthetic goals. Endermologie's combination of deep massage and suction smoothes and contours faces, thighs, buttocks, and bellies, augmenting the work of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. The procedure imparts special benefits to bodies taxed from undergoing liposuction, giving birth, or being born.
The Wellness Center brandishes a glass-enclosed pool, a well-stocked cardio center, and a slew of interactive, sneakers-on classes. Fit gatherings take place seven days a week, with more than 100 complimentary selections, including Zumba, flexibility, boot camp, and classes oriented around underwater sandcastle smashing. Specialty classes accommodate serious sports enthusiasts, seniors, and exercise aficionados with physical limitations, and aqua-fitness sessions take full advantage of the 25-yard glass-enclosed pool. A free goal evaluation—available to all members—guides muscle-mongers toward healthy targets.
ThinFast MD's team of weight-loss specialists?including physicians, nurses, and dietitians?works together to design custom programs for patients of all sizes and ages. With focuses ranging from appetite suppressants to diabetes and nutrition counseling, they help regulate the body's intake of food and spotlight the healthiest choices for each patient's body. They also work with the Optifast meal-replacement program, which kick-starts weight loss with 16 weeks of nutritious meals, custom transition diets, and regular labs and monitoring as needed. Every patient receives a complimentary initial consultation so that the doctors can divine realistic goals. At the root of those goals is the recognition that the best reason to adopt a healthy diet and start exercising is not simply to lose weight or make a lazy pet jealous, but because it feels good and develops a sense of overall well-being.