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.
Dr. Jonathan Stoudmire’s career as a psychiatrist reveals that he has extensive understanding of the mind’s inner workings, but it fails to show his expertise in the fields of weight management and fitness. At Infinity Medical Weight Loss, he unites both of these passions, leading a staff of weight-loss consultants to arm clients with the tools and motivation they need to lose weight. Working with both children and adults, the staff relies on such weight-loss modalities as exercise routines, nutritional guidance, and, for older patrons, appetite suppressants, weight-loss injections, and supplements.
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.