Dr. Nedra Dodds understands the power of beauty better than anyone. Before founding her own aesthetic practice, she traveled the world as a professional model. Though Dr. Dodds turned in her couture threads 18 years ago, she still works in the business of beauty as the medical director of Opulence Aesthetic Medicine. The doctor oversees a team that includes nurses, medical assistants, a master aesthetician, and a clinical aesthetician. They draw on their various fields of expertise to help clients uncover the faces, bodies, and mystical birthmarks that they’ve always dreamed of. Staff members transform exteriors with a wide range of contemporary med-spa services, from body contouring and minimally invasive liposculpture to laser acne-scar treatments. They also help boost the thickness and health of hair, adorn eyes with lash extensions, and erase spider veins or excess hair with lasers.
As the Medical Director of BARE MedSpa, Dr. Thomas J. Locke III leads a team dedicated to improving appearances with a combination of artistry and advanced technology. From photo facials that erase sun damage and boost collagen production to Vaser liposuction that slims down curves without invasive surgery, the center's aesthetic services keep clients looking and feeling their best.
In addition to technology-aided makeovers, BARE MedSpa's team also aids its clients through the latest advances in medical science. The center's anti-aging regimen turns back calendars through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, addressing symptoms ranging from mood swings and hair loss to sleeplessness and fatigue. Designed by Dr. Locke himself, the center's MediQuick weight loss program helps clients shed pounds through a combination of prescription medication, energy-boosting injections, and weekly counseling and meal-planning sessions.
From general medicine and chiropractic treatments to testing services and physical therapy, Wellness Plus Clinic covers every base of its clients' well-being. Perhaps this is why so many programs there seem to have multiple facets. The medically supervised weight-loss programs help patients shed unwanted pounds with services such as meal plans, hCG or B-12 injections, and counseling. Chiropractic regimens work in tandem with pain-management plans to ease chronic pain. The doctors also rehabilitate people after car wrecks, sports injuries, and slap fights with the governor. In addition to its health-related services, the clinic handles such medical-aesthetics procedures as Latisse, cosmetic injections—such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane—and skin cryo treatments. Wellness Plus Clinic accepts Major Medical Insurance plans for most of their services.
Medical Weight Loss by Healthogenics' three-step process helps weight-loss-seekers shed bulk and maintain their svelte figures through proper nutrition and supplemental lipotropic injections infused with vitamin B12. First, the professional medical staff conducts thorough medical evaluations, including a full-body-composition analysis and an individual consultation to discuss weight-loss goals. Using this information, as well as dietary needs or restrictions, the physician creates a custom weight-loss plan specific to each slimmer.
The stabilization phase comes next, when the condemned fat has been banished and the doctors discontinue the prescription of appetite suppressants and other pharmaceutical aids. Trained specialists continue to offer weekly support to help dieters stay on course.
Weight-loss maintenance, the program’s end goal, leaves folks feeling healthier, slimmer, and ready to sport horizontal stripes on their wedding days.
Before co-founding her own medical aesthetics practice, Dr. Marcia V. Byrd studied the intricacies of cosmetic surgery under the direction of internationally respected surgeons such as Dr. Giorgio Fischer, the pioneer of modern liposuction. This venerable training combined with a 20-year career lends the clients of Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center peace of mind during any of the center's transformative aesthetic procedures. Byrd's signature Soft Beautification Peel helps to return complexions to their natural, youthful state by dispersing wrinkles, shallow scarring, and freckles, whether they are natural or the result of an extended nap on a book of braille. Injectible beauty enhancers such as Botox or Juvéderm iron out creases and fine lines, and body-sculpting procedures and laser treatments help to tailor and tone overall appearances.
Dr. Donald Ruf is the core of Slender SpaMed, which specializes in cosmetic and weight-loss procedures. They employ the latest technology, including a Syneron laser hair-removal system and the Arasys Perfector, designed to trim waistlines without exercise or ice-cube diets.
Slender SpaMed's aestheticians perform traditional spa treatments, including hydrating facials, therapeutic massages, and slimming body wraps. Custom weight-loss programs supplement nutritional counseling and personal-training sessions with procedures such as vitamin injections.