Anista Westchase's staff, led by a former physician for the Toronto Blue Jays, brings weight-loss goals within reach with customized and medically managed weight-loss programs. In the initial visit, weight-loss experts consult with clients to determine goals and the best course of treatment. Comprehensive lab testing, an EKG, and a quiz on converting calories to joules help the staff personalize a body-slimming plan for each client. A vitamin B-12 injection aims to quicken lagging metabolic systems, and a food plan starts healthy diets out on the right foot. If deemed medically necessary and safe, prescription appetite suppressants quiet stomachs' eternal rumblings and incessant requests to be rubbed.
Tru Beaute Med Spa boasts a staff of three heroines whose primary nemeses are stress and Father Time. The spa's partner in crime, Uchenna, also combats aging with the help of cosmetic injections. She uses wrinkle relaxers such as Botox and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Perlane to firm up the skin, fading frown lines without mandating that clients only watch sitcoms from now on. Their leader and spa manager, licensed massage therapist Valerie, fends off stress and muscle ache with specialized massages to address each client's therapeutic and relaxation needs. Lead medical esthetician Elizabeth's noninvasive HydraFacials simultaneously moisturize, exfoliate, and protect the skin through hydradermabrasion, and her dermaplaning procedures gently clear away dead skin cells to reveal luminous complexions.
Rounding out the team roster, medical esthetician Tasha specializes in the application of permanent makeup and eyelash extensions. Tasha applies permanent makeup by hand, which allows for a softer look for her clients. She works carefully with each client to achieve the look they desire, and follows up with her permanent makeup clients for a touchup after 4 weeks. Cups of coffee and wine, served beneath the waiting room's sphere of hanging crystals, contribute to the spa's aura of relaxation.
It's a Breeze Diet Clinic's owner, Cindy Dervech, never considered herself overweight, but she was "skinny-fat," a term for a slender person with high body-fat levels (hers were at 34%). However, once she tried the diet system that is now the foundation of her clinic, that stat was quickly turned around without any injections or hormones. Dervech is now at 10% body fat, thanks to the natural protein-based diet.
The regimen—which encourages dieters to eat protein-rich chicken, red meat, and wild-caught fish—was originally created more than two decades ago by medical consultant Dr. Chanh Tran Tien. It has been getting results ever since, and its effectiveness is apparent in Breeze Diet Clinic's health coaches, all of whom have lost weight and are now in the diet's maintenance phase. The coaches' firsthand experience helps them motivate clients in weekly meetings. One particularly motivating fact: Unlike many dieting systems, this one doesn't just aid weight loss. It also aims to stabilize blood sugar levels and smooth away cellulite.
MediWell Clinic founder Bradley Aubry uses brains and brawn to help pinpoint the source of his patients' health problems. The former bodybuilder is an ISSA-certified nutritionist, fitness trainer, and fitness therapist who employs scientific techniques such as lab work and metabolic typing, which identifies the foods and nutrients that are ideal for individual body types. Alongside medical director Dr. Frederick M. Malibiran and a talented staff, Aubry tailors his holistic services for a slew of needs, including weight loss, fatigue, and chemical imbalances, which can occur when your dopamine and serotonin are at odds over which television show to watch.
She may be an acupuncture physician, but Teresa Renfroe is about a lot more than needles and pins. She also promotes holistic health with remedies such as tui na, cupping, gua sha, and Chinese herbal medicine. Some of the conditions she addresses with these ancient techniques include chronic pain, anxiety, indigestion, and weight-loss.
The doctors at Envizion Medical help their patients uncover optimal health and balance in their lives through hormone-replacement therapy, weight-loss programs, and food-allergy testing. The therapies and methods tend to focus on hormone optimization, which doctors believe keeps people feeling more youthful and energetic than a kitten rollerblading through catnip.