At Aria Skin and Laser Spa in Chapel Hill and Somalase in Sanford, Medical Director Dr. Ajay Ajmani oversees a team of tech-savvy aestheticians who beautify and protect the epidermis with facials, laser treatments, and massages. During microdermabrasions, a skilled technician employs a diamond tip to control the seven seas and exfoliate the upper strata of damaged skin, revealing a youthful acreage of epidermis. Laser treatments for pigmentation correction, hair removal, and skin tightening enlist powerful YAG lasers to beautify the epidermis. Facials reinvigorate visages with an eye treatment, custom mask, neck-and-hand massage, moisturizer, and a restraining order against the sun.
At Triangle Vein Clinic, fellowship trained vascular surgeon Dr. Victor A. Medina merges technology with beauty. He saves on skin trauma by closing them with minimally invasive radiofrequency waves, offering improved cosmetic and therapeutic results and allowing patients to return to normal activity within 24 hours. Vein specialists treat spider veins with similar minimally invasive treatments, such as the VeinGogh treatment, which collapses vessel walls with hair-thin points of heat.
Angela Wright lends her name to The Wright Touch Massage, where she delivers each of her bodywork treatments with a steady, skillful hand. She specializes in Swedish and deep-tissue massage as well as reflexology, and doles out soothing extras such as botanical aromatherapy, calming hot stones, and lullabies sung in the language of raindrops. The private room where she practices her healing craft is simple and cozy, letting the kneading strokes and relaxation take center stage.
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, menopausal treatments, and medical massages. Pleasant and his team also assist patients in achieving weight-loss goals through medically supervised programs and nutritional counseling.
Before stepping onto the ice or the baseball diamond, members of the Carolina Hurricanes and the Durham Bulls pay a visit to Drs. Michael Peters and Jason Price of Eye Care Associates, who have provided top-notch eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye exams for nearly 35 years. The vision specialists help rid blurriness from pucks, balls, and signs held by adoring fans. When they’re not gazing into the eyes of athletes, they and their fellow doctors at a network of clinics stay busy correcting the vision of seniors, children, and adults. The company topped Indy Week's 2012 Readers’ Choice poll for best optometrists in the area and received a Standing Ovation award as the best eyecare center in the Triangle in 2012 from readers of Metro Magazine.
Southern Pines' staff of trained medical professionals and suite of cutting-edge procedures quickly and effectively smooth the body's terrain. In the SmoothShapes cellulite-reduction treatment, a rolling tool employs a vacuum and two different laser wavelengths to shrink fat cells, smooth lumpy fat deposits, and stimulate collagen production. Treatments result in firmer, smoother skin ideal for slithering between the couch and the wall to retrieve lost TV remotes. While eight SmoothShapes sessions are recommended for maximum results, many patients experience a noticeable difference after four.