Dr. Marie-Jeanne Takis, a practitioner in the Madame Et Monsieur–slimming-salon franchise, helps patients of all ages and body types tone their physiques during one-hour sessions with Electro-Slim's FDA-approved pulsing electrodes. After collecting measurements and discussing treatment goals, a technician adheres said electrodes directly to the patient's skin and bombards areas of cellulite with a rhythmic onslaught of electricity that causes site muscles to contract. Some say this passive exercise bears a similar sensation to that of a deep massage and is as invigorating as hot-wiring an ice-cream truck. Clientele include adults and children struggling with weight issues, gym buffs hoping to tackle stubborn problem spots, and lightning bugs in need of a recharge.
Dr. Jay Bansal has performed more than 20,000 successful LASIK procedures since his 1994 certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bansal, a physician trainer for IntraLase technology and the medical director of LaserVue Eye Center, performs every single LASIK procedure at three of the center?s four locations: San Francisco, Mountain View, and Walnut Creek. He specializes in a blade-free process using iLASIK wavefront technology, which relies on advanced lasers and enhanced optical imagery to improve a patient?s chances of achieving 20/20 or better vision while decreasing their chances of experiencing nighttime blurriness. In addition to LASIK, LaserVue?s American Board of Ophthalmology-certified eye surgeons and ophthalmic technicians offer several types of cataract surgery, as well as treatments for other ocular conditions such as dry eye or glaucoma.
Most cosmetic surgeons know a lot about the face. But as a dentist and plastic surgeon, Dr. Alex Rabinovich knows how the mouth plays a big role in determining ideal facial aesthetics. Rather than only focusing on lifting the skin, reshaping the nose, or combining two eyes into one, Dr. Rabinovich considers the role teeth and jaws play in the overall harmony of the face. No matter what facial-sculpting procedure he performs, Dr. Rabinovich mostly uses local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia to help prevent complications.
Before any treatment, patients can take advantage of thorough consultations at the homey treatment center with brick walls, hardwood floors, and a large flat-panel television. Dr. Rabinovich occasionally leaves the comfort of these confines to participate in medical missions abroad that provide children in need with free reconstructive surgery.
Certified members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the husband-and-wife team of James D. and Lynn C. Swearingen have been tapping into patients' subconscious since 2006. The duo delves into clients’ minds to discover causes of anxiety, low self-esteem, and emotional trauma before taking steps toward behavioral change. Their treatments also help guests quit smoking, navigate 12-step counseling, or overcome their fear of taking tests while submerged in a shark tank. During each personalized appointment, the Swearingens train patients in self-hypnosis, which requires a minimum of four 50- to 90-minute sessions to master.
The Advanced Allergy Solutions team of technicians ease the itching, sniffling, and digestive troubles of allergy sufferers with noninvasive, holistic treatments. Eschewing painful scratch tests, needles, and daggers tipped with pollen, these practitioners use massage-like acupressure treatments on patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. They treat ailments such as eczema, sinusitis, and bloating, but for safety's sake, will not address substances that have been diagnosed as causing an anaphylactic reaction.
Founded by acclaimed self-healer Meir Schneider, PhD, LMT, and approved by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the School for Self-Healing welcomes students searching for the secrets of holistic health and rehabilitative practices. At the all-day regenerative massage workshop, students learn how to maximize the effectiveness of self-delivered therapies to help bone health and nerve regeneration while avoiding occupational hazards common to massage therapists. Instructors work with 22 students in a small-group setting, leading lessons on assuaging muscular pain and fatigue while sharing industry tips on how to prevent repetitive strain injury or calm massage chairs that have suddenly gained self-awareness. Workshops run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., with one hour reserved for lunch and contemplative rumination.