Dr. Nitin Bawa is a man of many talents. Not only has he completed rigorous research on Alzheimer’s disease and experimental neurology, he has also gained experience in holistic medicine. It's no surprise, then, that the services at his practice range as widely as his background. General medical treatments tend to patients' overall health, with a particular focus placed on addressing conditions such as loss of libido or fatigue through bioidentical hormones. More aesthetically focused procedures ensure outsides remain as glowing as insides. Zerona weight-loss treatments reduce inches via topical lasers, and Botox, Restylane, and other dermal fillers smooth away wrinkles caused by frequent naps on wicker pillowcases.
• For $49, you get three laser hair-removal treatments for the bikini line (a $525 value) or underarms (a $450 value). • For $75, you get three laser hair-removal treatments for a full Brazilian (a $600 value) or upper lip and chin (a $750 value).
Since opening Joslin Family Eyecare in 1982, its team of ocular professionals has believed that vision ought to last. That's why they ensure your eyes stay healthy during comprehensive eye exams, in which optometrists check for glaucoma, cataracts, and other diseases. Then, the staff fits frames with durable, scratch-resistant Crizal lenses. These lenses not only stave off scratches and never, ever record your Internet search history, they also reduce glare from headlights, overhead lights, and monitors.
For more than two decades, Bud & Alley’s, winner of Florida Trend magazine's 2010 Golden Spoon Award, has sated appetites with steak and seafood fare and filled eyes with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. After taking a seat in the relaxed yet elegant dining room, guests peruse the dinner menu's tempting entrees, such as steamed Prince Edward Island mussels flavored with thyme, feta, and a kick of chili flakes on grilled tuscan bread ($24). Southern-inspired sides enhance seafood plates, from a seared red snapper teamed up with sweet dill succotash and okra ($31) to seared diver scallops paired with creamy grits, fried capers, and an edible bust of William Faulkner ($32). A fillet steak served with portobello mushrooms and asparagus ($33) sets the stage for a classic romantic meal as couples clink and enemies hurl martinis or glasses of wine across the table ($8+). A visit to the rooftop bar infuses meals with a festive mood as revelers enjoy spectacular ocean views and sample a selection of top-shelf tequilas from Jose Cuervo, Patrón, and Sauza ($9).
Board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic Erik R. Persiani is well-versed in both acupuncture and chiropractic techniques. At White Sands Chiropractic Clinic, he draws from this experience to treat, as well as diagnose, a range of physical injuries and stress-related ailments. To do this, he and his staff employ manual techniques and up-to-date technology—including custom pelvic stabilizers and joint-pain-easing electric stimulation, ultrasound, and LED light therapy.
Dr. Charles Kent has practiced sclerotherapy since 1998, adding more treatment methodologies—such as vein closures—as he continued training over the years. His sister-in-law, nurse Linda Schank, joins him in his practice, lending her steady hand to perform wrinkle-smoothing Botox injections and Lipotherapy, an injection that breaks down fat membranes in unwanted curves. Schank also specializes in sclerotherapy, which she, too, has practiced since 1998.