As a family physician, Dr. Zainab Nawab advocates preventive medicine, but she also recognizes that aging is the one condition no amount of treatment can prevent. That's why, in her role at Vitalize MD, she oversees services designed to offset the effects of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. Her methods are decidedly high-tech: when she's not tightening the skin with 3DEEP radio-frequency treatments, she's erasing fine lines with the Fraxel system's microscopic lasers and injectables such as Botox and Dysport. Even the products the center uses during its five facials—and sells to clients—have a medical bent, from the clinically tested SkinMedica line of cleansers to Jane Iredale's dermatologist-endorsed mineral makeup.
Founded by certified electrologist, aesthetician, and laser technician Donna Bayrouty, Laserderm Medispa's wide array of cosmetic services reflects its founder's versatility. Her skilled staff thwarts wrinkles and blemishes during facial treatments that incorporate Isolaz beams or ultrasonic frequencies to spur collagen production. The staff picks up Laserscope's medical-grade Lyra during hair-removal treatments and applies lash extensions and permanent makeup.
Since 1992, clients have walked out of LaRose Muscular Therapy lighter and more relaxed after therapeutic massage treatments. Today, they maintain a staff comprised of more than 10 licensed therapists, each specializing in different modalities. They work to help clients overcome pain and physical and mental discomfort through massage in five private suites. Services include Swedish, deep- tissue, and prenatal massage?the last a soothing treatment to help soon-to-be mothers who have to carry the weight of their baby and their backpack full of baby books.
Board-certified physician Paul Willis, MD specializes in lasers, using lasers in a procedure called Smart Lipo to melt fat cells and tighten skin by up to 70%. Meanwhile, botulinum toxin and other dermal fillers reduce the appearance of fine lines between the brows and around the mouth or nose.
Caroline Harris has always been fascinated by the relationship between mind, body, and spirit—a relationship she's forged through her experiences as a professional dancer and psychology student. She strives to heal all three facets with her deep-tissue, Swedish, and Thai massages. As she kneads out mental and corporeal aches and stresses, her nimble hands also help to increase circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system, and improve range of motion.
The highly skilled team of licensed massage therapists at Orthomed Massage Clinic focuses on mending tattered musculature with clinical massages in a modern, holistic atmosphere. The sports massage delves into the deeper tissues to manage sore muscles and aid in the healing process of sports injuries, and the clinical orthopedic massage addresses adhesion and scar-tissue dysfunction. Both the sports and orthopedic massages bestow clients with a modified stretching program to sustain loosened bone mufflers. The light pressure of gliding strokes marks the relaxing Swedish massage, and prenatal and post-natal massages are both available to soothe expecting mothers or recovering mothers who experience aches, pains, or stress associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and trying too many cartwheels while pregnant.