St. Louis Lipo Laser eschews the space-age aesthetic one might expect from a laser body-sculpting center; if anything, the clinic's unassuming red-brick storefront invokes the charm of a neighborhood medical practice. This same charm pervades the center's treatment rooms, where skilled physicians and technicians welcome their patients with old-fashioned kindness as they call upon noninvasive lipo-laser technology in lieu of traditional liposuction to help combat excess pounds. Lipo-laser treatments can shrink fat cells around the hips, arms, thighs, and other areas without inflicting the incisions that more invasive fat-removal procedures require. After laser sessions coupled with body-vibration treatments, patients may see increased flexibility and other benefits similar to those of traditional exercise, and they can immediately resume such regular activities as walking down stairs and climbing up elevator cables.
The Women's Weight Loss Retreat brings women together for two days of support, discussion, and education to tackle the emotions and nutritional habits that lead to weight gain. Lectures from weight-loss strategist and St. Louis Boot Camp founder Johnny King inspire guests to latch on to self-acceptance and inner peace, which he believes is the foundation of lasting change. Next, Fox 2 News’s nutritional spokesperson and registered dietician Jennifer McDaniel steps in to fill mental toolboxes with new strategies for healthier eating, which may include training an army of bees to snatch away junk food. In addition to a supportive group atmosphere and professional advice, visitors receive two books on nutrition and a 65-page workbook that outlines the weekend’s work and lays out steps toward success after the seminar ends.
Featured on The Dr. Oz Show as an alternative to liposuction, high-tech i-Lipo treatments slim circumferences by using lasers instead of incisions. The FDA-approved system can target the hips, waist, or thighs and imitates the body’s natural fat-burning process to break down fat deposits. A sequence of 8–10 treatments—each followed by a brisk walk, a gym visit, or an energetic roll up a hill—typically maximizes results. The clinic facilitates weight loss with alternate methods as well, crafting custom nutrition plans, administering lipotropic B12 injections, and, when advisable, prescribing weight-loss medication.
Laser Lipo & Vein Center's vein specialist and phlebologist, the board-certified Dr. Thomas Wright, has marked nearly every step of his career with an award. As a student at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine, his leadership and academic performance in the top quarter of his class got him elected to the venerable Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After graduation, his voracious appetite for knowledge earned him a Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, which recognizes doctors who average at least 50 credits of educational activities and swallow one textbook like a vitamin each year. Dr. Wright has also studied tumescent liposuction under the tutelage of its inventor, Dr. Jeffrey Klein. He also contributes original research to the American College of Phlebology, teaches classes at the American Society of Nonsurgical Aesthetics, and invests heavily in his patients. Impressed by his compassion and decade of expertise with cosmetic procedures, they honored him with Patients' Choice Awards in 2010 and 2011.
The center reflects his primary interests in vein disease and liposuction that only requires local anesthesia. Vein therapies are determined by an ultrasound evaluation, which could lead to a noninvasive treatment that heals with radio waves and the sterile affection of a grandmother robot. Lasers round out the practice's aesthetic side, as they can assist in liposuction and provide a gentle alternative to cosmetic injections. In addition to routing hair from the skin's surface, they penetrate below it to rejuvenate aging skin and zap veins.
At Max Muscle Sports Nutrition, rows of shelves and neatly stacked displays flaunt energy bars, diet and energy supplements, and massive jars of protein powder. The vast arsenal of dietary boosters work hand in hand with exercise routines, supplying the body with natural amino acids or tasty, protein-packed blends that help muscles grow strong and healthy enough to lead fulfilling lives full of flexing. Diet capsules help athletes slim down and prevent unnecessary weight gain, and a wide range of herbal and wellness supplements promotes healthy lifestyles by providing essential fatty acids, detoxifying bodies, and strengthening joints.
The experienced staff at Beautiful Body Laser understand that starting a weight-loss regimen can feel about as inspiring as alphabetizing your receipts. To help, they tailored three separate programs geared toward motivating clients while providing visible results. A body-detoxification program aims to quickly cleanse the body, leaving a blank slate to inspire continued healthy eating and fitness. Also offered is a doctor-designed weight loss program. Finally, lipo-laser systems such as Erchonia nudge the body into naturally flushing out fat in hard-to-shrink places, such as the lower belly and love handles.
Stepping into the lobby of Beautiful Body Laser seems more like dropping by the home of a hip friend than a professional med spa. Modern art hangs above a black leather couch, while a flat-screen TV beams light over to a potted tree, which photosynthesizes it.
The team at Frontier Integrated Health Center combines chiropractic care, medicine, acupuncture, and nutrition to help clients achieve their wellness needs. Licensed chiropractors help alleviate symptoms of such maladies as carpal tunnel and chronic pain by making adjustments to spinal vertebrae. The team of doctors also specializes in treatments such as spinal decompression, which helps address symptoms of headaches, high cholesterol, joint pain, and tendinitis.