At Enhancing Light Cosmetic Laser Centers, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dembny oversees a team of fully certified staffers who beautify physiques with laser-guided services. Using VelaShape, an FDA-approved procedure that fuses infrared light, bipolar radio frequencies, and mechanical massage, technicians can contour away cellulite. Photofacial skin rejuvenation, meanwhile, resurrects a youthful glow in faces marked by signs of aging, such as fine lines, sun spots, and mouths locked in place after blowing out candles on a birthday cake. Tattoo removal lifts unwanted ink, microdermabrasion exfoliates away dead skin, and skin tightening reduces wrinkles and saggy areas. A portion of the clinic’s profits go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which funds breast-cancer research and raises awareness of the disease.
Phebe Soon Purnell wants to help heal people. So she's not only a skincare specialist, she's a Oriental Medicine practitioner, NAET practitioner, Western nutritionist, and a medical qi-gong instructor. She combines her knowledge of wellness care with her acupuncture expertise in order to offer a variety of treatments to help anyone who walks through her doors. She and her staff offer massages, facials, acupuncture, Oriental Herbs, Western nutritionist-based treatment, bio feedback, as well as classes so guests can learn to heal themselves.
Ken Wozniak—or "Coach Ken," as he's known to members—founded Energize Zone Wellness Center to create a safe place for people to commit to nutrition and fitness. He says that changing his nutritional habits "gave me my life back, so it's something I wanted to share with the rest of the world."
He and a team of wellness coaches help patrons reach their goals through fitness classes, body-transformation weight-loss challenges, and nutrition sessions. When new members come in, the trainers assess their fitness status with complimentary wellness profiles, which contain custom health and nutrition information, such as how many calories and how much protein they should eat to maintain a healthy weight. The coaches follow up with regular assessments—which members can request whenever they'd like—that help them track their progress between sessions, whether they're seeing how much faster they can run a mile, how many more pushups they can do, or how many more Van Halen songs they can perform at turbo speed in one karaoke slot. In addition to nutritional coaching, group fitness classes, including boot camp, cardio kickboxing, and Zumba, keep bodies moving.
Ken says many of the club’s members are new to wellness or are at the ends of their ropes with other methods. "The people who come here are the people who don't want to go to the big gyms," he says. "We call this a safe haven for people who want to come here and get healthy." He credits their supportive atmosphere to the fact that he and the other coaches have similar histories to many of their clients; one of the coaches, for instance, dropped 90 pounds as a member before becoming a coach to help others do what she did. "We are people who have been there," Ken says.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Tracy McCall uses her healing hands to heal at Lake Country Plastic and Hand Surgery. She performs procedures that ease the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and Dupuytren's contracture.
Though hands are the center's specialty, the skilled staff also perform other aesthetic and plastic-surgery services, such as skin-rejuvenation treatments performed by experienced aesthetician Cari Carsen. Whether filling fine lines with Botox, Juvéderm, or Artefill or healing skin with customized facials, Cari helps each client create a custom skincare regimen to address his or her beauty concerns. When creating these regimens, she takes the time to consider clients' budgets, lifestyle habits, time constraints, and preferred utensils with which to smear cream on their faces.
Board-certified diagnostic radiologist and phlebologist Dr. Bruce Cardone treats the redness, swelling, pain, and spider veins associated with varicose-vein disease with sophisticated procedures. Each treatment is backed with personal consultations from the good doctor himself. Meticulously trained and friendly staff guide patients through every step of their procedure. The doctor's arsenal of procedures shrinks swollen vessels and reduces unsightly veins with specially formulated sclerotherapy solutions. Named for Dutch artist and celebrated phlebotomist Vincent van Gogh, Vena's VeinGogh treatments coagulate and collapse visible facial and body veins with instant results, turning every epidermis into a wearable masterpiece of clear skin.
The licensed follicle experts at Anew Skin and Wellness promote shave-free lifestyles through use of the FDA-approved Gentle YAG laser. Since only twins and cloned bananas have identical skin, a 30-minute consultation is important in customizing each treatment to the client's epidermal qualities. During laser hair removal the clinician directs pulses of light over the surface of the skin, helping to stop hair growth at the root. The Gentle YAG incorporates a cooling system to keep the procedure mild and accessible to hirsute snowmen. Although clients may see results after six sessions, as many as eight may be necessary to achieve permanent results.
Great Lakes Dermatology treats a mélange of maladies through body-beautifying and skin-resurfacing cosmetic services. The Vitalize chemical peel begins with a complimentary skincare consultation with one of the office’s seasoned dermatologists. In an effort to increase regeneration and diffuse dermal standoffs, the skin wizards at Great Lakes Dermatology will apply a chemical solution or a series of chemical solutions to the skin, causing the top layers to gently peel off, revealing a fresh complexion. In addition to an improved appearance and a fresh, touchable texture, clients may experience fewer wrinkles, discolorations, and breakouts. Great Lakes Dermatology accommodates clients with flexible appointments and priority scheduling to meet urgent, acute, or nomadic needs.