A team of doctors founded Physicians Weight Loss Centers more than 30 years ago, banding together to find the most effective methods for dropping pounds. The regimen that they established begins with an initial consultation, during which a physician helps each client choose the proper weight-loss route from the clinic’s six low-calorie programs. The doctor steps back after choosing the proper plan of action so that a team of nutritionists, nurses, and weight-loss counselors can take over charting progress. Upon completing the program, clients meet once more with the physician to evaluate their results and stage an intervention for oversized clothes that have yet to commit to the program. The lessons that clients learn during these supervised weight-loss programs can help them live a healthy lifestyle long after the session ends.
Shiatsu Renu's marquee treatment dates back to 1000 AD. But in the 1940s, shiatsu was combined with knowledge of Western anatomy. Today, the treatment?a therapeutic marriage of Eastern and Western techniques?is a popular way to boost energy and promote balance and wellness. Shiatus Renu's massage therapists are well versed in the Japanese treatment, as well as Swedish and deep-tissue massages, which each relax the mind and remove tension and pain from the body. The staff members also offer heated Thai herbal massages. These are administered with the help of steamed bundles of herbs, which open up pores, infuse bodies with medicinal oils, and help relax muscles tense from flexing for traffic-camera photos.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
During medical school, Dr. Jason Riehs was primarily focused on internal medicine and pediatrics. But during his residency, he became fascinated with the success that doctors were seeing with using lasers to treat severe acne. Dr. Riehs was inspired to help his own patients achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance through laser treatments and other skincare technology. So he opened Le Beau Visage Medical Spa, which focuses entirely on noninvasive cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Riehs and his staff of medical aestheticians perform everything from acne-fighting Fraxel laser treatments to spider-vein-fading sclerotherapy treatments to hair-removing laser treatments. Dr. Riehs is particularly adept at smoothing wrinkles and plumping up skin with dermal fillers?he's currently an advanced injectables trainer who teaches others physicians and nurses how to properly inject Restylane and Perlane.
At Rodgers Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Timothy Rodgers combines the informed atmosphere of a doctor's office with the serene ambiance of a spa. He remedies medical and cosmetic ailments for guests of all ages, wielding lasers, microdermabrasion tools, and dermal fillers such as Botox, Juv?derm, and Sculptra.
In addition to fading blemishes and erasing drawn-on wrinkles, Dr. Rodgers identifies and treats skin, hair, and nail conditions such as eczema and spider veins. He and his staff emphasize the importance of thorough consultations and patient education?their website has compiled skincare resources that cover topics from rashes to acne.