The practitioners at In Shape MD guide wellness-seekers through medically supervised diet and anti-aging programs. For their custom medical weight-loss plans, they take data harvested during an initial exam, lab tests, and games of Guess Who, and then use it to build a nutrition plan and personal-training regimen. Weight-management tablets, protein supplements, and B12 and lipotropic shots enhance dieting efforts. The medical experts also track weight-loss progress and provide support for participants through weekly weigh-ins and vitals checks. Guests can also choose weight-loss enhancements à la carte. B12 and lipotropic injections, as well as bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy for both men and women, are always available to increase energy, relieve mood swings, and enhance overall well-being.
Endless Summer equips clients with a sun-kissed hue year-round. The salon boasts four types of UV beds, including a standup unit that gives 360 degrees of coverage. For custom hues, an airbrush specialist coats bodies with a UV-free formula that develops into a natural-looking bronze over the course of a few hours. The staff also regularly tests out bronzing products to determine which deserve coveted space on the salon's retail shelves; current offerings include Kardashian Glow and JWOWW.
For Cincinnati natives James T. Lutz, MD, and Daniel L. Buchanan, DC, the inspiration to help others lose weight came not from classrooms but from discussions with patients. James' work as the medical director of Bethesda Hospital's Weight Control for Life program showed him the trouble many patients have maintaining weight loss. After watching clients' ups and downs, Dr. Lutz developed the UniqueU program, a medically structured system that fosters weight reduction within clients without sacrificing safety.
With more than 30 years of experience eradicating veins, Advanced Laser and Cosmetic Center's expert staff administers quick and precise spider-vein treatments that rejuvenate epidermal surfaces. During sclerotherapy sessions, two CCs of saline solution traverse each client's entire network of veins, treating multiple areas simultaneously rather than tracing out individual veins or hypnotizing blood streams to imbue them with arachnophobia. Each treatment requires less than an hour to permanently diminish unwanted veins, though some patients may require multiple visits. Wintertime treatments help ensure that veins vanish by spring, so patrons can proudly display their unblemished limbs at outdoor cookouts or speed-dating sessions with single bears recently roused from hibernation.
Laser treatments are the focus at Reflection Medical Spa: laser hair removal, laser cellulite reduction, laser vein removal, laser facials. Lasers fit with the med spa's commitment to noninvasive cosmetic beauty procedures. In addition to its host of laser treatments, Reflection's staff, led by Dr. Florencia R. Guzman, injects dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvéderm; rejuvenates skin with facial procedures, such as fractional skin resurfacing and microdermabrasion; and aids weight loss with methods that include meal replacements and appetite suppressants.
After leaving Cincinnati to study at Harvard Medical School and participate in internships and fellowships at Brown University and New York University, Dr. Shalini Gupta has returned to the place where she grew up, and now offers general and cosmetic dermatology and plastic-surgery services to the community. The goal of her practice, Dermatology Laser and Vein Center, is a simple one: restoring natural beauty. She does this with both surgical and nonsurgical procedures that tighten and restore the skin, contour the body's trouble spots, and rid limbs of unwanted tattoos or popped bubble-gum bubbles.