When Dr. Watson founded Vivify Medical, he wanted to create a clinic that used preventative methods to enhance its clients’ quality of life rather than waiting to treat symptoms once they become sick. Today, his staff keeps this motto in mind while administering physician-grade services, such as a variety of weight-loss-management programs, addiction-related treatments, and bio-identical hormone therapy that aims to slow signs of aging. In addition to medical services, the clinic assuages skin with aesthetic treatments including microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Donna Scott has been to the Oscars. Though she's not a thespian, the longtime medical aesthetician and certified laser skincare expert transported her handpicked products and know-how to the Academy Awards earlier this year, setting up shop at the Donna Scott Celebrity Spa Lounge. Scott, the recipient of InStyle magazine's Beauty Black Book distinction for the best facials in Philadelphia, delivers results by grounding her treatments in science. Where Philadelphia specifically lauds her glycolic peel with vitamin C, noting that it yields "remarkably brighter skin" by lifting away superficial cells. Scott has performed this and other rejuvenating treatments for celebrities at New York Fashion Week and the MTV Movie Awards, but she spends most of her time enhancing the natural beauty of everyday people, such as working moms who have reared spelling-bee champions. By customizing a suite of products for each individual, she treats and assuages skin issues such as rosacea, acne, and hyperpigmentation.
Through what it calls "bio-hacking," World Wellness Health Institute catapults clients to better health with a handful of science-grade injectables. Dr. Lebowitz draws on his Fellowship in anti-aging medicine to take aim at preventing heart attacks, regrowing hair, and balancing out-of-whack hormones.
The bio-hacking principal basically equates to skipping the line. Take the IV Nutrition treatments, for example. They deliver a potent of vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids, freeing clients from the contradictory advice of baroque meal plans or the dietician carnival barkers who shout healthy-eating advice at state fairs.
The team even hacks into clients' own biology to spur on dramatic healing. Platelet rich plasma treatments boost cell regeneration and slow the decaying process, and they can pull off everything from ramping up collagen production in the face for a more youthful appearance to promoting sexual wellness in women.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: Skinceuticals, SkinMedica, NeoCutis, Obagi, Latisse, Botox
Q&A with the Owner
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We often have a furry, four-legged canine greeter in attendance who personally ensures that every patient feels welcome and well-announced.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We consult with them beforehand to get a feel for what their concerns are, what they hope to achieve for the future, and what has and hasn't worked for them in the past. We thoroughly answer their questions, and our injector has a very warm, friendly personality helps patients feel comfortable in her care.
By performing nearly 40,000 high-tech procedures every year, the nurses and medical professionals at Look Great MD's four locations help clients fine tune their looks without invasive surgery. They smooth skin with everything from Botox to Reaction, a noninvasive device that combines radio-frequency energy and vacuum therapy to combat cellulite and firm up skin. Reaction treatments also target fat cells, as do CoolSculpting treatments, which kill fat cells by freezing them. Dr. G's physician-supervised weight-loss programs can help clients keep the weight off by teaching them how to reduce calories—all while still eating their favorite foods, not just looking at them longingly and imagining eating them.
Jan N. Widerman, MaxAesthetics' medical director and a 28-year board-certified physician, leads a team of licensed aestheticians and laser technicians as they give youth a curtain call with a full spectrum of medical-based skin and beauty treatments. Dr. Widerman utilizes his certification in injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm to tackle evidence of aging, and laser technicians wield Soprano XL and Pixel laser technology to retexturize skin. Nourishing facials, microdermabrasions, and body peels feature Rhonda Allison's plant-based palette of enzymes, toners, and exfoliants. Rounding out the center's complete devotion to beauty cultivation, a board-certified permanent-makeup technician stands by to refurnish clients' most visible traits.