At The Skin Spa of Wake Forest, talented aestheticians revive skin with a mixture of natural and medical-grade processes and Clinical Concepts products. Highly trained professionals cleanse, exfoliate, and dress faces to minimize signs of aging or lines formed from the stress of typing out a manuscript while wearing boxing gloves. If clients seek to extend the relaxing massages that punctuate most facials, they can plop down on a massage table for a full bodywork treatment. Waxing specialists also stand by, ready to rid the body of unwanted hair and inverted pocket lint.
The staff at Creekside Women's Center—board-certified ob-gyn Henry N. Pleasant MD, Certified Nurse Midwife Wesley Tyler, and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Erin Wright—combine their medical expertise to provide women of all ages with comprehensive care. As each appointment begins, the boutique-style office welcomes clientele with its cozy foyer and cups of coffee and tea. Once inside private patient rooms, visitors slip into cotton gowns rather than ones made of paper or chain mail. Then the staff conducts health services such as annual checkups, primary care, family planning and menopausal treatments. Pleasant and his team also assist patients in achieving weight-loss goals through medically supervised programs and nutritional counseling.
Wake Health Medical Group is led by Dr. Henry Pleasant Jr., F.A.C.O.G., an obstetrician/gynecologist who also practices general medicine. His team unites a Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Medical Aestheticians. Specializing in the treatments of acne and rosacea, their comprehensive program uses innovative technology to perform medical-grade skin care aid to achieve faster, lasting results. Along with their acne treatment program, they also offer laser therapy, blue light treatment and a wide range of cosmetic services.
Stroll the halls of Youthologie Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine and you'll come across walls of reclaimed brick, shelves of salvaged wood, and eco-resin doors. It's fitting that the LEED-certified facility does just as much to preserve the environment as it does to preserve youth, with board-certified surgeon Dr. Lisa Hogan at its helm.
Dr. Hogan has spent more than 13 years practicing anti-aging medicine, and her clinic's services reflect that fact. Her customized facials rely on organic products to combat acne and control pigments, and her peels improve uneven textures and eradicate sun damage. Her other treatments range from laser hair and vein removal to hormonal balancing programs, which consist of nutritional advice and hormone prescriptions based on lab analyses. Dr. Hogan is also a recognized expert in permanent lip enhancement.
The dedicated musicians at Falls River Music help students create beautiful notes during private weekly music instruction with a brigade of professional instruments. During 30-minute drum, guitar, violin, bass, or trumpet lessons, children or adults work toward personal goals, such as learning how to read music or mastering solos that erase “Freebird” from minds. Falls River Music provides instruments for use during classes, which, though not required, students may rent for home practice at an additional cost.
When not practicing their tuneful arts, musicians can send in their stringed instruments for expert repairs or test out new sounds plucked from the shop's large selection of acoustic and electric guitars, amplifiers, and effects pedals. Falls River Music offers a 14-day trial period after purchase of new equipment, encouraging musicians to fully explore their new sonic possibilities before declaring themselves satisfied.
The musical menagerie also hosts a full coffee bar and lounge area, where parents may relax during children's lessons. Falls River Music also allows intermediate-level students to put their skills to use each Saturday at 1:30 pm at a two-hour jam session ($10/hour), which may include performances or recording with other musicians and note aficionados.
It's hard to become bored during a class at G.I. GYM Bootcamp. That's because its energetic trainers are constantly switching their workouts up, infusing boot-camp-style exercises with rounds of boxing, intervals of weightlifting, and bursts of cardio. Amid bright-green walls and matted floors, the highly trained and certified coaches lead classes in a variety of focuses, including abdominal work, kettlebell exercises, and MMA training. Trainers take advantage of the studio's abundance of functional equipment, supplementing exercises with heavyweight punching bags, massive tractor tires, and sledgehammers. The team also includes a staff nutritionist, who assists students in crafting customized diet plans based on their needs, goals, and favorite flavor of Kool-Aid.