A subsidiary of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, Skin Solutions is staffed by a team of skincare consultants and nurses who cultivate more youthful looks with a variety of treatments. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and four different types of facials do battle with dead skin cells, and injections of Botox’s purified-protein serum keep wrinkles and interstate highways from marring the face. The facility's close connection with Grand Rapids Ophthalmology also allows it to revitalize eyes inside a state-of-the-art surgical room with outpatient eye surgery.
SVS Optical Center’s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 50 locations sprawled across 10 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Optical Center’s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
Nestled in Yorktown Center, floor-to-ceiling windows shed sunlight across the tan leather seating and rustic Italian décor of Healthy Family Physicians' lobby. A friendly staffer waits behind the front desk, helping guide guests through paperwork before sending them on to private treatment rooms. The highly sanitized spaces are where board-certified doctor Ruperto D. Blanco, Jr., and his experienced crew help rejuvenate physiques from the inside out with family-practice services. Dr. Blanco, always on the prowl for advanced aesthetic treatments, also helps rejuvenate waning complexions with products such as Jan Marini, Obagi, and DiamondTome, and skin services from spider-vein removal to Botox injections to paint-by-number face murals.
At Atlas Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Justin Keffer plies his healing trade to the uppermost tip of the spine. Here, the free-floating atlas vertebra allows the head to swivel in all directions when checking a room for radio-controlled helicopters. But since it's not attached, the atlas is more likely to slide out of position and disrupt brain-body communication, leading to a host of potential health problems. Dr. Keffer nudges this disc into healthier positions in order to correct a range of ailments, from sore necks and headaches to digestive issues.
• For $33, you get a Biomedic Micro-Peel (a $67 value). • For $43, you get a Biomedic Micro-Peel Plus (an $87 value).The Centre For Plastic Surgery's bevy of board-certified physicians and medical aestheticians bolsters inner beauty with a host of surgical and noninvasive procedures. For a smoother, more radiant complexion, the Biomedic Micro-Peel relieves faces of hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and acne. The three-step system begins with a manual exfoliation before countenances are refreshed with a salicylic chemical peel that further exfoliates rough texture and renders skin tone as brilliant as a new car's. Complexions are finished up with a cryogenic therapy which is designed to firm the skin by boosting collagen production through positive reinforcement.
Before Dr. Daniel Weessies graduated cum laude from Logan College of Chiropractic, he volunteered his services at a free clinic in St. Louis. Now, he works to heal patients at Hartman Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center with treatments such as chiropractic adjustments. Massage therapists sooth tension and pain with kneads and strokes.
With years of experience as a health-care specialist and bed-and-breakfast owner, Marilyn Heeringa has mastered the art of pampering and promoting wellness. Today, she specializes in ionic detox treatments, which utilize the ability of positive and negative ions to cleanse the entire body through ion footbaths.
Having traveled to Egypt and other parts of Africa, Marilyn has decorated her cozy studio with an eclectic collection of art that reflects her worldliness and her talent for looking at art. Along with detoxifying Egyptian body wraps, she offers massage therapy, facials, one-on-one-yoga, and meditation classes.