Named Best Cosmetic Surgeon of 2010 by City Living Magazine, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom combines surgical savvy with an artistic eye to release ravishing visages from drooping or damaged skin. Every treatment begins with an in-depth consultation that collects information on patients' medical history and most common childhood Kool-Aid mustache color to determine how to tailor procedures for an authentic, youthful look. Those who choose the Radiesse option will receive an injection of 0.8 cc of the FDA-approved volumizing filler into sagging areas for more cherubic cheeks or fuller features all around. Naturally metabolized, Radiesse prompts the body to build more collagen, extending the plumping results for up to nine months.
The squad of athletic trainers, physical therapists, and exercise physiologists at Worcester Physical Therapy Services work to restore their clients to sound health. Regardless of the issue at hand—healing after an injury, coping with a chronic condition, or returning to everyday activities after surgery—patients can rely on the practice's highly trained staff to guide them through the recovery process. Each treatment plan is customized to the individual, whose regimen may include services as varied as laser therapy and personal fitness training.
Since 1992, clients have walked out of LaRose Muscular Therapy lighter and more relaxed after therapeutic massage treatments. Today, they maintain a staff comprised of more than 10 licensed therapists, each specializing in different modalities. They work to help clients overcome pain and physical and mental discomfort through massage in five private suites. Services include Swedish, deep- tissue, and prenatal massage?the last a soothing treatment to help soon-to-be mothers who have to carry the weight of their baby and their backpack full of baby books.
Optometrist Helen Xu and the staff of HB Eye Care Center specialize in protecting their patients' vision both during appointments and for their overall ocular health. During check-ups, Dr. Xu runs comprehensive exams that do more than measure visual acuity. She also uses advanced diagnostics to check for signs of common eye diseases and conditions?including anything from cataracts to glaucoma?which can interfere with vision and pose potential health risks. If necessary, patients go home with eyeglasses with frames that can can be chosen in house from many fashionable options.
At A Beautiful You, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elliot Lach leads a team of specialists in fostering youthful appearances with an arsenal of noninvasive treatments. Dr. Lach is the inventor of numerous types of lasers, including SmoothShapes, which helps to rid bodies of cellulite. The staff also wields lasers to vaporize any unwanted hair, tattoos, or sun spots marring the skin, and they also offer Vaser, as well as Laser lipo-sculpting and Botox. When not fending off wrinkles with dermal fillers or stop signs, the staff is readying clients for at-home maintenance with an inventory of skincare products from ZO Skin Health, Dermalogica, Obagi, and Vivité.
Before she became a licensed massage therapist, Connie Dale learned how to reduce tension and ease repetitive injuries at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy. She uses that education and her experience to mitigate aliments ranging from shin splints and tennis elbow to carpal tunnel syndrome. Connie can also treat frozen shoulder—a condition that hampers mobility and often occurs when a snowman gives you a massage. In addition to reducing headaches, fibromyalgia pain, and tight muscles with Swedish and deep tissue techniques, she also treats children and soothes cancer patients. Connie's also been known to visit hospitals and Special Olympics events to give patients and competitors relaxing chair massages.