Advanced Laser and Cataract Center is a complete refractive center, meaning that eye doctors John Belardo, Matt Brooks, Misty Otte, and Hanni Hagen accommodate each patient's individual needs for vision correction and ocular health with a wide variety of services. As a board-certified corneal specialist surgeon and a fellow of the esteemed American College of Surgeons who has performed more than 40,000 vision corrections, Dr. Belardo uses the latest technology to carefully evaluate the strength of the cornea before recommending a course of treatment. His diagnostic tests help determine whether a patient is a good candidate for other procedures, or whether an alternative, such as intraocular contact-lens implants, may be more appropriate.
The skilled team also performs surgical procedures to address cataracts, glaucoma, or third eyes that incorrectly predict the future, and offers basic vision care in the form of contacts and glasses.
At Enhance Your Natural Beauty, aestheticians and massage therapists use the latest technology to help clients achieve the look they want without plastic surgery. Owner Denice Elwell, a licensed aesthetician and medical micropigmentologist with 25 years of experience in the medical and dental fields, leads her team in performing noninvasive, FDA-approved anti-aging procedures. The beauty pros begin every skincare visit with a thorough analysis that measures skin's pH and hydration. One available treatment is the HydraFacial, a gentle procedure that reduces wrinkles while moisturizing the skin. The crew also combats cellulite with body wraps and radio-frequency Alma Accent cellulite treatments, enhances visages with permanent makeup including beauty marks and lip liners, and eases quotidian stresses with massages.
The spa's Asian decor, candlelight and incense, and complimentary hot tea create a warm, welcoming ambiance. To preserve the spa's coveted tranquility, staffers ask that clients silence their cell phones, speak softly, and carry a big rain stick.
Dr. Jeffrey P. Pardee understands firsthand the frustration of trying to lose weight. He struggled with obesity as a child, and watched his weight rise following a heart procedure later in life. His personal battles make him more sensitive to his clients’ predicaments, which he approaches on a case-by-case basis. His custom-tailored plans eschew short-term diets in favor of all-encompassing lifestyle changes that not only slim down waistlines, but overhaul the unhealthy habits that lead to weight gain. He helps his clients reach their goals through comprehensive, custom systems that marry dietary changes with medication, including appetite suppressants to ease the slenderizing process. Dr. Pardee ramps up results through exercise and nutrition counseling to help clients make smart everyday choices and ensure that their hard work isn't undone by exposure to foie gras pop tarts.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Derek Shadid helms Shadid Plastic Surgery Associates, combining his medical knowledge with modern technology to give patients their desired results with the minimal amount of discomfort. Shadid lends skilled hands to procedures that sculpt and contour the entire body or focus on facial features. But not all of the surgeon's procedures are surgical—an on-site medical spa welcomes clients for less invasive treatments, such as chemical peels, laser hair reduction, and Botox injections that smooth lines from frowning or excessive winking. And while experienced nurse-aestheticians administer many of the med-spa treatments, Shadid always takes part in patients’ initial consultations and oversees their care.
Helmed by board-certified gynecologic surgeon Jeffrey J. Smith, MD, Bella Vita Med Spa’s team of beauty techs works to improve health and bolster confidence with a range of aesthetic skincare and cosmetic procedures. The staff aims to safely refurbish faces through a multipronged strategy of skincare treatments, including microdermabrasion, photofacials, and Obagi chemical peels that reveal unmarked surfaces and the undisclosed Donny Osmond impressions beneath. Wielding a variety of lasers, including Cutera and Titan, the staff can also perform laser procedures such as hair removal, skin resurfacing, and spider-vein removal. Injectables and dermal fillers help reduce the signs of aging, and tummy tucks and laser-assisted liposculpture help reduce the signs of adipose tissue.
The aestheticians at BodyTrends specialize in nonsurgical Electrospa treatments that have toned and beautified the bodies of beauty-pageant contestants. By stimulating muscles with gentle electrical currents, technicians can mimic the effects of a face-lift or breast lift without ever breaking the scalpel out of its emergency glass. Lasers erase unwanted hair, veins, cellulite, and tattoos, and facial services banish blemishes while adorning features with MNA and mineral cosmetics. For feelings of inner peace, BodyTrends' massage therapists capture tension from bodies and release it deep in the woods to plague overly frivolous nymphs.