New Horizon MediSpa offers medically supervised weight-loss and aesthetic treatments at three Tampa-area locations staffed by friendly, bilingual employees. Weight-loss programs include evaluations from doctors and nurse-practitioners who prescribe pharmaceutical weight-loss medications or weight-loss injections that stimulate the thin-down process. Another avenue to a slimmer belt is the low-calorie meal-replacement program, which includes a regimen of foods that can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Technicians also pare down pounds with nonsurgical ultrasonic-cavitation treatments that use ultrasonic waves to break up fat cells and often lead to slimmer figures and less-taxed hula-hoops. A variety of aesthetic treatments are available as well, including Botox injections, microdermabrasion, and wrinkle fillers such as Radiesse.
When Maria Espinoza dances, she feels free from both everyday worries and chronic health problems. She opened Dancin' Motion to share this feeling with others, giving the community a creative outlet for dance, art, and music lessons. Instructors lead dance classes such as salsa, belly dance, and Zumba to shake the dust off advanced students' dancing shoes or train beginners in dance basics. Each month at social dances, DJ David fills the sprawling studio space and adjoining outdoor patio, available for private event rental, with the rhythms of upbeat Latin tunes and the sound effects of downbeat Latin legal dramas. During daylight hours, congas, timbales, and bongos fill class spaces with Latin percussion during private music lessons.
At Padgett Medical Center, the most common complaint on patients' clipboards is pain. Whether the pain stems from an injury or existing condition, the physicians assess ailments with an array of diagnostic services and offer pain management treatments that go beyond wrapping patients in giant band-aids. Elsewhere in the center, staff members organize weight loss programs and conduct hormone replacement therapy.
Academic Alliance's cadre of doctors and technicians wields both years of experience and an eye for dermal aesthetics to augment each client's natural beauty. Today's offered treatments utilize different modalities to smooth out the face's many rogue wrinkles, using motivated proteins and chemicals to clobber the creases of time. Fifteen units of Botox, injected just below the skin, wipe out lines between brows with minimally uncomfortable ease, smoothly concealing the penalties of protracted frowning contests for up to four months. Alternatively, the Jessner chemical peel exfoliates the deepest clogged pores, purging accumulated microdebris, diminishing age-spot melanin gangs, and reducing fine lines that have been acting out of line.
Orozco Medical Center wants to bring harmony to the mind, body, and spirit. The center offers both medical and cosmetic treatments—sessions that help patients to satisfy aesthetic aspirations and lead healthier lives. Similarly, the facility’s traditional Chinese medicine practices harness the power of Qi—or the body's natural flow of energy—and include specialized treatments such as acupuncture, cupping, and herbal therapies. And to provide additional relief, the center’s chiropractic care helps patients find the balance required to conquer pain, stand up tall, and quit that cushy tightrope-walker job.
Dr. Dang Ha will do almost anything to get patients the dental care they need, even if it means knocking them out. The Tampa Bay–born Tufts University graduate focuses in sedation dentistry, which removes the hurdle of anxiety from services such as bridge work, implants, and cosmetic procedures. Indeed, Dr. Ha's entire practice is designed to induce a state of calm—from the soothing manner of the staff to the softly lit, buttercup-yellow walls of the office to the gentle whale songs each hygienist has been trained to sing.