Balch Interventional Pain and Wellness Center splits its services between pain management and aesthetic care. The facility relies on physical, injection, and medication therapies to remedy a number of serious conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. On the wellness side, cutting-edge technology, such as Cutera laser therapy, zaps away hair and unsightly veins, and a full line of SkinPhD products keeps epidermal surfaces smooth and healthy.
The aestheticians at The Havens Spa trust the body's ability to heal itself—but a helping hand from time to time doesn't hurt. With that in mind, they design their treatments to engender a holistic well-being and to reawaken those natural healing mechanisms. Whether guests stop by for a body wrap or a radio-frequency-based sculpting treatment, they learn about how their physical make up can effect their moods, behaviors, and motivations. Then, once a basic understanding of cause and effect is established, change for betterment can begin.
In The Havens' red-roofed hacienda, an onsite fitness center with personal trainers helps newly purified patrons keep their bodies in top shape. Those looking to banish stress can avail themselves of tension-melting massage, including gentle Swedish and energetic Thai, while those seeking rejuvenation can draw from a list of facials and beauty injections. And to add a touch of natural calm to any treatment, the spa's surrounding 13 acres provides a place where patrons can rest in the shade, soak in some sunshine, and remember their lawn-dart victories of yesteryear.
At SkinMD, Dr. Tracie D. Swayden, M.D. and her licensed aestheticians team up to help patients achieve healthy, youthful-looking skin and improve their exteriors with treatments ranging from wrinkle-fighting Botox and Dysport injections to Zerona body-contouring procedures. The clinic’s technicians employ advanced technology, such as a Soprano XL laser for hair removal and sclerosing solutions for treating unsightly leg veins that prevent humans from living among cyborgs and masquerading as one of their own. Patrons plagued by skin discoloration, wrinkles, and blemishes can try Laser360 treatments, photorejuvenation, and Pixel Perfect resurfacing. Besides enhancing appearances with cellulite- and age-fighting procedures, SkinMD can also bronze newly toned bodies with airbrush tans and remove tattoos of Michael Dukakis to make room for an inking of a new presidential candidate.
The well-trained technicians at Envy, A Medical Day Spa disintegrate unwanted body hair with a Quanta System Ultrawave II laser under the direction of Dr. Kris Wusterhausen. The laser system can be carefully calibrated to disrupt hair growth on all skin types and shades, from light to dark to purple polka dot, targeting each follicle at the root. An onboard cooling system ameliorates the slight stinging sensation that can accompany treatment. Envy's staff recommends using all six treatments on a single area for best results.
Dr. Peter Malouf specializes in both general and cosmetic dermatology. As founder of Center for Skin & Cosmetic Dermatology, he helms three clinics and oversees a team of doctors, physicians assistants, nurses, and aestheticians, all devoted to restoring beauty and combating disease. Aesthetic offerings include beauty injections and microdermabrasion, as well as laser hair removal and laser hair restoration.
Dr. Ellen Turner and her staff of aestheticians, physician's assistants, and medical assistants are passionate about what they do. In a mini-documentary about their practice, they all chime in about unearthing their clients' inner beauty and enhancing their self-confidence. Through their treatments, which range from facials to treatments for acne and rosacea, they focus on making a difference in their patients' lives. A lot of times this means bringing about change that makes patients happy to look in mirrors and unwilling to hide their faces beneath brown paper bags.