Dr. Amin Jaffer homes in on each patient's teeth to form comprehensive treatment plans aimed at lifelong oral health. The molar maven, who has practiced in Ann Arbor for the past decade, not only outfits bites with preventative care, but also revitalizes teeth with cosmetic services carefully designed to complement face shape, eye color, and the style of artwork hanging from mouth walls. M. Amin Jaffer D.D.S also helps bring grins to the local area through community outreach, including a program that grants kids free dental care on specific days of the year and prevents their teeth from turning into marshmallows.
The slate-blue walls in the studio of Massage by Peggy recall the tranquility of the ocean, which helps to ease clients into a state of relaxation. Aromatherapy scents permeate the candlelit room, while a heated table helps clients unwind better than riding a merry-go-round backwards. Certified massage therapist Peggy eases knots from muscles in modalities including Swedish, sports, and geriatric.
SVS Vision Center?s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center?s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
Dr. Philip H. Kresch understands the frustration that comes with having toenail fungus. Working in the podiatry field for more than 30 years, he's seen patients battle with ineffective topical solutions and oral medications that can cause undesirable side effects, such as uncontrollable quickstepping. The pursuit of an effective, no-fuss treatment led him to affix his office with the latest technology for battling toenail fungus—the Q-Clear laser system. Unlike with previous laser procedures, the system's calibrated energy wavelengths can destroy fungal growths without the use of medications in as little as one to three treatments.
Faulty valves, age, and even genetic predisposition can all be responsible for the appearance of unsightly—and occasionally painful—varicose and spider veins. At Venocure, Dr. George Nahhas specializes in using cutting-edge medical technologies to remove these blemishes using minimally invasive methods. The VNUS Closure procedure uses ultrasound-guided catheters to enter the affected veins and then bombard the walls with a barrage of radio frequency energy, which causes the veins to collapse and minimizes their appearance to the naked eye. In addition to this highly refined approach, Dr. Nahhas also offers other tried-and-true methods for concealing the signs of blue-tinged varicose veins, such as sclerotherapy injections and compression stockings, as opposed to drawing skin-colored tattoos over the affected areas.
Refractive surgeon Dr. Hasan Hakim doesn’t just perform LASIK surgery—he was involved in the FDA trials of the excimer laser used in LASIK during his time at the University of Kansas. In the years since, he has kept abreast of cutting-edge developments in vision restoration, from the evolution of LASIK and PRK surgeries to the replacement of eyes with miniature owls. With 5,000 vision-correction procedures already under his belt, Dr. Hakim continues to tend to peepers with deft hands and state-of-the-art technology, performing both incision and laser procedures to bring the world back into focus for those struggling to read street signs or tea leaves. A full stock of Acuvue contacts and frames by Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein helps Dr. Hakim perform more conventional vision enhancements.