While most of his peers were concentrating on their senior year of high school, 17-year-old Steven Bengelsdorf kept an eye toward the future and accepted a spot in Boston University’s prestigious six-year medical program. Fifteen years later, the gifted youth has transformed into an experienced physician who oversees a staff of nurses and medical aestheticians at The Franklin Center for Skin & Laser Surgery.
Dr. Bengelsdorf and his staff believe that minimally invasive treatments—chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and light-based therapy, to name a few—can rejuvenate the face just as effectively as surgical procedures and bobbing for live electrical wires. Personal consultations and examinations typify the individual approach they take to each treatment, and Dr. Bengelsdorf’s dedication to innovation has resulted in the facility’s penchant for technologically advanced solutions.
The technicians at Restore Health harness the fat-shedding power of exercise with LipoLaser's cold-laser technology. This high-tech form of spot reduction targets stubborn bulges and cellulite without the pain associated with traditional liposuction, the side effects associated with drugs, and the unproven results associated with gimmicky diet pills.
Dr. Beautiful's board-certified physician, Dr. Stephanie Gafford, embraces both the latest in aesthetic medicine and powerful natural approaches to beauty. She uses technology, such as ablative and nonablative Fraxel lasers, Liposonix ultrasonic energy, and Thermage radio frequency, to custom craft treatment plans that slim waists and fade wrinkles, acne, and skin discoloration. Dr. Gafford also beautifies clients with skincare products such as skin-lightening Obagi-C Rx serum, Jane Iredale mineral makeup, and Oxygenetix breathable foundation, whose formula acts as a second skin to cover up scars and marks resulting from nuzzling pet porcupines.
During more than two decades in the beauty industry, Charity—the head of Hair 1 and Spa 2—has amassed a wide-ranging arsenal of expertise, excelling in fields as diverse as laser hair removal and manicures. In her capacity as a stylist, her cut and color services revamp coifs, and her facials, peels, and Photo Lite age-spot treatments rejuvenate the faces beneath them. Alternatively, her massages, which include Swedish or deep tissue, dissolve stress and facilitate internal harmony. Clients can pop into her Zen-like salon or schedule an appointment for her to visit their homes or live-in solariums.
Dr. William Fitzgerald, who honed his topnotch dental skills at the University of Tennessee at Memphis, shepherds a squad of skilled technicians trained in a variety of services. Dr. Fitzgerald offers gift cards for services, and the office's treatment rooms feature mounted televisions, iPods, and the ghosts of tartar past, all of which entertain patients during cleanings, porcelain veneers, root canals, and teeth-whitening services. Prior to cosmetic work, Dr. Fitzgerald boots up a dental-imaging software program that shows patients a preview of their results and what they would look like if they had never lost their baby teeth.
Dynamic Medical Centers houses a medical doctor to oversee a team of physicians and nurses to address problems associated with weight loss and food sensitivity. Using the Cutera GenesisPlus laser to eliminate toenail fungus, fully-trained nurse practitioners, who are the primary treatment providers, use light technology to accommodate to fungal problems. Practitioners are also available to combat excess inches by constructing diet and exercise plans supplemented by natural and prescriptive therapies that act as appetite suppressants. One-on-one counseling helps provide encouragement and uncover the root cause of ailments, which often stem from lifestyle habits, negative reactions to particular foods, or rigorous training regimens for the dumpster-diving portion of the decathlon.