Dr. Stephanie V. Oberhelman at Kansas Surgical Arts is both a Doctor of Osteopathy and a board-certified general surgeon. Armed with a laproscopic camera, she removes appendixes and diseased sections of colons with minimal incisions and stitches. She also uses cameras to peer into the GI tract, screening for cancers, snatching biopsies, and oohing over kaleidoscopic formations. To improve patients’ exteriors, her team of vascular experts maps out varicose veins with ultrasound technology before using noninvasive methods—such as sclerotherapy or lasers—to diminish their appearance.
Weechahla believes in "healing from within, when you are healthy inside your skin will glow outside." To achieve this rejuvenating effect, the experienced staff teaches clients how to take care of their bodies while performing beautifying services, including facials, body wraps, salt scrubs, and waxing. The center's specialty is oncology aesthetics, which helps cancer patients feel beautiful and relax.
At Original Skin, trained professionals rely on a photo acoustical laser to remove ink in a fast, safe, and comfortable manner. Instead of heat, Original Skin's laser technology utilizes energy, and can erase tattoos of any color. As a depigmentation unit, the laser can also remove age spots and discoloration caused by sun damage. Original Skin's technicians further beautify bodies with laser hair removal and in-office teeth-whitening treatments.
At New You Massage, massage therapist Dustin Schellhamer alleviates muscle tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point techniques. But it's not just kneading. He warms up the muscles with stretching, hot packs, and heated tables, and augments the experience with aromatherapy.
The image specialists at Annabeth's Day Spa enhance outer beauty with a tailored array of facial and body treatments. A duo of countenance-brightening facials harnesses deep-cleansing techniques and custom skin serums to refine the face and target individual skin issues, whereas three specialized body wraps detoxify, exfoliate, or help to prepare for dates with ancient Egyptian pharaohs. Meanwhile, Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages melt away the week's tension, and artful waxing services oust unwanted hair from any area.
Jacquelyne Rudy and Dawn Kalin, the founders of True Skin, take a holistic approach to beauty, as they combine their knowledge of health, nutrition, and yoga with years of experience in skincare. They hope each client can relax and discover their most radiant self through services such as facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, as well as rejuvenating laser skin-tightening and defuzzing laser hair-removal treatments. Geri Massott, the certified massage therapist and reiki master on staff, kneads away tension with an arsenal of bodywork modalities and an oversize rolling pin. True Skin's spa-like studio instills serenity in guests with deep cherry drapes, soft lighting, and coffee-shaded hardwood floors as they await beautification. The aesthetic haven is located between Chestnut Hill and Flourtown, so GPS users should input the town of Glenside into their friendly driving device or whisper "Glenside" to their flying carpet.