Boutique Du Jour Salon And Spa’s staff beautifies faces and bodies with a suite of beautifying services from keratin hair treatments to hot-stone massages. Nail technicians prink fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and aestheticians revamp visages with facials, microdermabrasion, and sea-mud treatments delivered in private rooms.
Within the broad realm of ophthalmology, Dr. David Nelson specializes in dramatically improving his patients’ vision with cataract, LASIK, and lens-implant surgeries. Dr. Nelson, who works alongside Dr. Nima Mazhari at Carolina Eye Cataract & Laser, divides his time between treating patients at the practice he founded and sharing his expertise. His work has been published in ophthalmology journals and he has lectured at national conferences.
Recognized as a top ophthalmologist by the International Assocation of Healthcare Professionals, Dr. Nelson aims to correct conditions such as astigmatic corneas or myopic vision with anything from laser eye surgeries to corrective-lens prescriptions. He identifies these problems using a Pentacam diagnostic tool, which gives a three-dimensional view of an eye from 25 angles.
Overseen by Dr. Rajesh Kedar, the skin specialists at Metrolina Medical Spa help diminish the appearance of common skin imperfections. They shoo away scene-stealing blood vessels through sclerotherapy, fill in unwanted lines with Botox, refresh facial glow with microdermabrasion, and terrify Rapunzel impersonators with laser hair reduction. No matter the service, the team makes the health of each client's unique skin the top priority.
Infinite Rejuvenation Med Spa is owned and operated by Dr. Dana Giarrizzi, who administers and oversees treatments powered by products from Botox, Latisse, and Laser Facial Resurfacing from Fraxel and Clear & Brilliant. The spa brightens complexions with peels, dermal fillers, and laser treatments that also help clients reduce hair growth and the appearance of spider veins. The center also houses massage therapists, who leverage deep-tissue, Swedish, and hot-stone techniques to leave guests feeling as loose and free as a penny in a wishing fountain.
Founded in 1954 by Dr. Rocky Stroud, Eye Care Center has expanded from a simple family practice in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to a successful network of quality eye-care professionals and eyewear emporiums. Throughout each location, highly skilled medical professionals employ ultramodern technologies and testing procedures to ensure long-term ocular health and clear vision. They conduct eye exams, proffer eye-surgery consultations, and fit contact lenses to eyes. They can also help patients choose glasses from brands such as Gucci, Coach, Bebe, Nike, and Mr. Potato Head.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Bruce Marko has a light touch for body sculpting and facial rejuvenation at Enhanced Images Medical, eschewing the "no pain, no gain" beauty philosophy. Dedicated to minimally invasive procedures, he has continually sought out new, gentle technology since he completed his surgical residency at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and saw the wrinkles Linda Hamilton developed while screaming in The Terminator. His specialty in microscopic hair transplantation represents both his technical precision—he painstakingly duplicates the original growth pattern with new follicles—and his interest in creating a natural look with small adjustments. He also takes his time with patients, who develop a safe, effective route toward their ideal look during free 20-minute conferences.
Although Dr. Marko can lift slack cheeks with a few deft incisions, he maintains a collection of five cosmetic injections to smooth facial creases with little more than a pinprick. Erchonia and Cynosure lasers help patients to sidestep weight-loss surgery and skin-rejuvenation techniques that abrade cheeks through exposure to Fran Drescher's laugh, and the lasers can also rout toenail fungus and unwanted hair.
Vein Center of Charlotte's Dr. James Altizer lays claim to a stout resume of medical accomplishments, with decades of professional medical experience, service in the first Gulf War as a naval medical officer, and the successful completion of more than 1,200 endovenous catheter treatments for varicose veins. As a registered vascular technologist, the doctor employs a sophisticated arsenal of equipment and procedures to diagnose and treat patients. Foam sclerotherapy treatments dissipate small spider veins from the inside, and ultrasound techniques lay out a hyper-accurate map of deeper veins and gold deposits. In addition to removing unsightly hyperpigmentation from blood vessels, Vein Center of Charlotte applies its high-tech philosophy to a wide range of aesthetic procedures including skin-smoothing laser hair removal.