Under the watchful eye of board-certified Doctor of Internal Medicine Greg Flippo, Prescription 2 Fitness?s personal trainers and medical aestheticians improve appearances with cosmetic procedures and weight-loss programs. Botox and Juv?derm injections can rewrite the oft-drawn-out stories that aging faces tell, and lasers show off their many talents by stunting hair growth, fading tattoos, or improving the appearance of damaged and wrinkled skin. Dynamic personal-training sessions and nutrition counseling fill noggins with healthy meal ideas and debunk the myth that steaks are vegetables. Clients can feast upon prepared meal plans brimming with local ingredients, which can be tweaked to feed all manner of nutrimental needs, from bulking up bodybuilders to streamlining silhouettes with the help of HCG.
PC Cosmetic & Family Dentistry’s Dr. Amanda L. Thompson tends to tooth needs with general and cosmetic dentistry, treating gum problems, whitening teeth, and installing ceramic veneers. While she performs a dental checkup or fills a cavity, patients watch TV or zone out as a relaxation CD pipes gentle music into the treatment room. She even improves the rest of the face with the help of beauty injections such as Juvéderm and Botox, which smooth wrinkles and plump up deep lines next to the mouth.
Knowing that cosmetic procedures can sometimes feel daunting, Dr. Melanie L. Petro makes it her first priority to put her guests at ease. This welcoming environment is established with fresh flowers, a wellspring of empathy, and a friendly team of registered nurses, skincare specialists, and support staff.
After thoroughly explaining the treatments, which range from lifts of all types to a host of non-surgical palliatives, Dr. Petro puts to work the same medical acumen that earned her a position as a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Aging, cellulite, and spider veins run for the hills under the withering gaze of various medical-grade lasers, and long-beleaguered complexions spring back to life like a phoenix on a trampoline after med-spa treatments, such as chemical peels or IPL photofacials.
In an immaculate office with dark hardwood floors and dental massage chairs, a friendly staff welcomes patients and takes digital x-rays as it preps them for Dr. Haleigh Blackwell. A native of Birmingham, Dr. Blackwell views her patients as family and performs her preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry with a gentle touch, taking the time to ensure her patients completely understand each procedure and why it is necessary. She keeps herself continually educated and employs the latest technology, such as Biolase Laser and intraoral cameras, which more accurately identifies tiny cracks and cavities caused by wear, sweets, or standing too close to opera singers mid-aria. Whether performing a filling or root canal, she always strives for a pain-free visit and can discuss a variety of methods to relieve any discomfort during visits.
In an interview with Daytime Alabama, Drs. John Kingsley and Melanie Petro espoused the importance of feeling good about how your face and legs look. Certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, they help the process along at Alabama Vascular and Vein Center by clearing skin of spider and varicose veins with modern treatments, including CoolTouch lasers, sclerotherapy, and the Veinwave’s short pulses of thermal energy, allowing clients to wear shorts, skirts, or dresses without worrying about unsightly spider veins.
Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics’s founder, Dr. G. Robin Pruitt, Jr., and his colleagues treat every one of their patients like a VIP. Before appointments even begin, coffee, cookies, and computers with Internet access await guests in the reception area. Inside treatment rooms, memory-foam dental chairs mold to patients' bodies, and neck pillows and blankets add extra comfort during checkups, Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments, dental implants, cosmetic procedures, and root canals. Each room is also outfitted with a television playing such classics as Tartar: The Story of Plaque Hardened by Life.