In 1986, Dr. Vincinet Pennipede, O.D was fresh out of the military and opening up his first office off of Highway 69. There, he put in long hours and built a base of clients. Today, he oversees a team of eight optometrists and 35 qualified employees at five offices in the Kansas City area. Patrons peruse each warmly-lit furnished studio's collection of frames from high-end labels such as Silhouette and Coach. In-office labs create futuristic lenses of high-index plastic or hybrid Trivex quickly for patrons who need to return to work or judge a beauty pageant for snowflakes. Children protect their new specs with the store's Kid's Promise warranty, and adults consult with experienced doctors on the benefits of refractive surgery and restorative treatments for aging eyes.
At Insight Vision Center, optometrists Neal D. Troyer and Justin E. Weigel manage and treat a range of ocular diseases and co-manage all surgical cases. The doctors lead a bilingual staff of skilled opticians who treat customers in English and Spanish. They also delve into continuing education and test up-to-date optical instruments such as goggles with underwater x-ray vision. Drawing from their extensive training, they perform a range of services such as diabetic, pediatric, contact-lens, and comprehensive eye exams, as well as LASIK procedures and corneal-refractive therapy. They also fit faces for designer frames by Ray-Ban, Gucci, Vera Bradley, and Michael Kors and eyes for contact lenses by brands such as Acuvue, CooperVision, and Bausch & Lomb.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Jay Richardson and his staff remove the marks of aging on the face, body, and legs with both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. During the free consultation that precedes treatments, patients chat with body experts to discuss beautifying options such as IPL photorejuvenation or chemical peels. Dr. Richardson, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, oversees noninvasive treatments such as laser, IPL and sclerotherapy to handle unsightly veins.
Vastly preferred over the HydraulicFacial, which can cause the face to ostentatiously bounce up and down while cruising the streets, Kansas City Dermatology's 30-minute HydraFacial offers a more comfortable alternative to macrodermabrasion and is particularly suited to acne-riddled skull-rinds. The treatment begins with a cleanse to scrub away any dirt or blemishy chutzpah from seasons past, then chases it with a gentle exfoliation process that removes dead skin cells to make room for younger, more rambunctious skin. Dr. McCune and his experienced staff will then apply an antioxidant-filled treatment to rustproof your flesh emoticon against inclement weather. A final hydrating formula gives your face a radiant glow that is usually only achieved by combining stained glass with sainthood.
Board-certified surgeons scrub into the OR at NewHope Surgery Center—but that doesn’t mean clients should expect a cold, hospital-like environment. The surgery center surrounds its patients in the ease-inducing atmosphere of a spa, but one that’s backed by all the expertise and safety standards of a hospital. The center’s most popular treatment is the Lap-Band procedure, intended to take the guesswork out of weight-loss by more-or-less shrinking the stomach. And though the new hope that the center’s name trumpets does primarily refer to their weight loss solutions, the center doesn’t shy away from other beauty treatments. For example, the registered vascular technicians banish varicose and spider veins with injectable solutions and laser systems.
NewHope Surgery Center is a full multi-specialty surgery center, performing endoscopic treatments, spinal surgery, and much more.
Dr. Jay Goodbinder is a huge proponent of respecting and listening to the signs the body provides. To that end, the dedicated practitioner analyzes not just his patients’ symptoms, but also their bones, muscles, and their very molecules. He uses laboratory tests to unearth the root source of pain and discomfort, which might include nutritional deficiencies or toxicities. He then crafts a personalized treatment plan around these findings, which may include acupuncture therapy, simple adjustments, or myofascial release to heal damaged soft tissue as well as nutritional counseling or kinesio taping. Dr. Goodbinder and staff also use Nebulizer breathing treatments to administer nutrients directly to the blood stream.