Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Guarda and her skilled laser-brandishing staff clear away bodily cobwebs using the gentle Cynosure Elite laser. One 15-minute leg- or facial-vein treatment targets a single problem area with a concentrated dose of laser energy that causes spider veins to disappear like cursive from a third-grade classroom's blackboard. The advanced laser eliminates only problem veins, leaving surrounding tissue unharmed and causing minimal discomfort. Most veins require one treatment before fading into nothingness, though veins that are more troublesome or are actually baby snakes may require an additional treatment. Full results appear within four weeks of the noninvasive treatment.
When he was 12 years old, Dr. Mark Gutekunst suffered from migraine headaches nearly every day. The debilitating condition followed him into his teen years, and specialists—pediatricians, neurologists, and headache experts—chalked it up to unexplainable causes such as aliens. Finally, when all hope seemed lost, Mark's mother took him to a chiropractor, who discovered the headaches stemmed from a longstanding neck injury. Treatments began immediately, and, rather than masking the symptoms with painkillers, the chiropractor met the problem head-on with chiropractic care and adjustments.
Soon thereafter, Mark was headache-free. Chiropractic care had made such an impact on his life, and his family's life, that Mark decided to become a chiropractor himself. Currently, Dr. Gutekunst presides over his own practice, Chesapeake Wellness Center, where he and his staff strive to have a similar impact on other lives through such services as chiropractic care, corrective exercise instruction, and nutrition counseling.
Within Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Norfolk location, The Downtown Spa & Laser Center pairs the results-oriented approach of a medical facility with the relaxing amenities of a spa. Flickering candles gently illuminate the treatment rooms, where a soundtrack of natural harmonies surrounds patients with the soothing noise of rain falling or a park ranger learning to read. In the chambers, specialists wield laser-emitting devices designed to combat the appearance of unwanted hairs, spider veins, and wrinkles. With at least one aesthetician always on site, the center's staff also uses medical-grade skincare treatments to do everything from calming acne outbreaks to exfoliating dead skin cells.
The licensed medical professionals of Core Health Results specialize in treating chronic disorders of the spine without surgery or other invasive treatments. Through specialized procedures—such as spinal decompression and laser therapy—the staff helps heal herniated and bulging disks and works to reduce debilitating pain, and the facility houses an FDA-approved MLS therapy unit. Core Health can also employ its laser for cosmetic treatments, including weight-loss therapies, body contouring, or removing craters from the moon.
“I don’t fall asleep⎯though many people do⎯but I am relaxed. I lie there, my thoughts drifting from the to-do list of life and, then, naturally, to space,” says Mike Gruss of the Virginian-Pilot, who stepped into one of Float First’s pods for the first time in January 2012. “I am the John Glenn of the suburban relaxation frontier.” The sense of antigravity Gruss describes in his piece is a common one. It occurs in part because the water inside each 8'x5' i-sopod is heated to skin temperature, which makes it hard to tell where the water ends and one's body begins. Of course, the ability to float effortlessly also aids in creating this sensation. More than 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt combines with 10 inches of water inside each pod, a ratio that helps any man, woman, or unplugged mini fridge to float. Each float session⎯which can be conducted with the capsule’s lid closed or open, in case patrons are concerned about experiencing claustrophobia⎯is meant to imbue a deep sense of relaxation in clients, as the tank deprives all senses of stimulation. Aside from making guests feel lighter than air, the soothing session also boasts benefits such as improved sleep quality and faster recovery from muscle injuries.
Before beginning any sort of treatment at Simply Well, the ayurvedic nutritionists help attendees discover which of the three personal constitutions, or doshas, best reflects them. Based on the assessment, the staff recommends a naturalistic course of therapeutic action, shepherding clients through anything from weight-loss programs and management of diabetes to addressing chronic fatigue or arthritis.
Trainers lead boot camps and workouts, therapists organize personalized consultations, and nutritionists lead cooking lessons that teach clients which foods stave off disease and promote energy, or which flowers to plant around refrigerators to keep rabbit roommates away. This combination of physical activity and study aims to invest guests with a sense of whole-body wellness by giving people the tools they need to keep practicing ayurvedic lifestyles at home.
Laser Clinic of Chesapeake's crew harnesses the power of the latest laser innovations to slim physiques, rejuvenate skin, treat acne, and remove unwanted hair. Inside welcoming treatment rooms, skilled technicians wield an arsenal of ever-changing, revolutionary technology that bolsters appearances. Each unique service assesses imperfections lurking deep in dermal cellars so that technicians can accurately target problem areas or unfurl fermented secrets.