For more than 20 years, Lowry Porter Ophthalmology's staff has helped to improve vision and ocular health at their full-service medical, surgical, and optical shop. To better care for their clients, ophthalmologists R. Frank Lowry Jr. and Isaac W. Porter focus on specialties: Dr. Lowry has performed more than 8,000 LASIK procedures, and Dr. Porter completed a fellowship at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago to become a cornea and refractive surgeon. Their extensive experience prepares them to handle everything from thorough vision check-ups to entrenched monocle removal. Once armed with fresh prescriptions, patients can browse a spacious optical boutique stocked with designer frames by Kate Spade, Gucci, Fendi, and Flexon.
The staff at All About Aesthetics treats patients under the direction of Dr. Deborah Hudak, a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculofacial surgeon. Depending on the client's needs, Dr. Hudak and her staff can take a variety of different approaches. They offer nonsurgical treatments to address problems associated with aging, as well as surgeries including brow lifts, chin augmentations, face-lifts, and fat-removing meso-lipotherapy. These nonsurgical methods include microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and facials, treatments that aim to renew youthful glows extinguished by a sneeze to the face from Father Time.
A Duke University School of Medicine graduate, Dr. Adam Stein supplemented his education by completing a fellowship in facial and plastic surgery. Today, the board-certified facial plastic surgeon uses his 20-plus years of surgical experience and instinctive artistic aptitude to carefully enhance patients' appearances. Dr. Stein utilizes a unique computer-imaging system that allows patients to see how they'd look after a face-lift, nose job, or third-eye augment. Patients also visit his earth-toned, artwork-laden office for nonsurgical treatments, such as wrinkle-smoothing beauty injections and skin-rejuvenating laser resurfacing treatments.
Licensed therapist Gail Washington helps clients of all ages find relief from pain and stress through a humanistic approach to massage. Her holistic techniques coax bodies into self-healing states without cosseting them head to toe with regenerative starfish. When kneading individual clients or couples, she uses Swedish massage to promote relaxation and boost circulation. She can also draw on deep-tissue, trigger-point, and sports massage modalities to loosen tight knots and help prevent future injuries. When she isn't massaging sore backs, Gail soothes careworn scalps and fills the air with aromatherapeutic scents.
With so many laser-based treatments available, ExcelLase has solutions for virtually any cosmetic issue. After about eight treatments, the center's signature hair-removal service leaves skin soft and smooth?permanently. But that's just the start of what the team here can do. CoolSculpting treatments use nonsurgical contouring treatments to remove or shrink bulges and love handles and Fraxel laser skin resurfacing can minimize lines and combat acne scars. Then there's laser tattoo removal for all ink colors and skin types, whether you're regretting an old band tattoo or you recently dumped Bob for Rob.
Part of the University of North Carolina Health Care family, Rex Wellness Center boasts four lively fitness facilities and a knowledgeable staff focused on holistic approaches to its clients’ complete well-being. Hit up the dizzying array of equipment, from treadmills and stair climbers to cross-country skiing machines, strength-training equipment, and upright or upside-down computerized bikes. Additional amenities include heated indoor saline-water pools, a child activity area, and indoor tracks at the Raleigh and Wakefield spots. Fitness classes are included, and range from water-based aerobics to warrior-infused kickboxing and calming yoga. Each facility provides its own class schedule for the morning muscle marauders and evening-exercise enthusiasts seeking increased energy, stamina, and couch-dent resistance.