Backed by their intensive training and certification in venous-disease treatment, Dr. Alex Afshar and his team beautify skin and reduce discomfort with minimally invasive treatments. After one-on-one consultations, the medical professionals shrink varicose vascular tissue with laser or radiofrequency ablation, or help banish spider veins with sclerotherapy injections. In addition to promoting healthy veins, the staff at Vein Institute of Connecticut restores youthful tones to facial spaces with Juvéderm and Botox, and boosts the body's natural defenses against dust and eye-pokes with Latisse eyelash supplements.
As a board-certified anesthesiologist and licensed aesthetic physician who has even trained in cosmetic acupuncture, Dr. Roxana B. Kerns, M.D. is well-versed in nearly every type of anti-aging treatment. There's one she doesn't offer, however—invasive surgery. That's because she's mastered a range of techniques that accomplish what was once only achieved through surgical procedures.
For example, instead of subjecting patients to the pain of rhinoplasty or blepharoplasty, Dr. Kerns is able to smooth out the nose's profile with injectable fillers and banish dark circles under the eyes with fat-transfer techniques and laser treatments. She was also selected as an expert injector by the National Laser Institute, making her uniquely qualified to administer Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections that target fine lines on the face. Orchid Aesthetics also features an arsenal of laser technology designed to mend aesthetic issues of all types, including wrinkles, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, unwanted hair, and spider veins.
In her quest to stamp out sun damage, Dr. Kerns recently developed her own line of organic skincare formulas that hydrate, boost collagen production, and reflect UV rays away from the face and onto the nearest pool party.
Award-winning physician Harry Schanzer draws from an extensive arsenal of credentials that includes more than 40 years of medical experience, more than 150 published articles, and time spent as the director of Mount Sinai Hospital's Vascular Laboratory in New York. Together with his talented staff, Dr. Schanzer works to quell a wide array of venous diseases, using his vast knowledge to recommend suitable treatment plans. Staffers might suggest high-tech laser ablation treatments for varicose and spider veins or propose sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy, which, like performing an appendectomy on an ant, requires tiny surgical incisions. Each treatment is designed to enhance patients' comfort and confidence, and can thwart more troublesome medical issues from arising in the future.
When Shawn Rogers enlisted in the Army he was 50 pounds overweight. Intense training and discipline helped him trim down and gave his life a sense of purpose. But after he left the service, he slipped back into old habits by neglecting his health for the sake of a higher income. Fast forward to September 11, 2001. The tragedy inspired Shawn to leave his job and build the life he truly wanted. His sense of urgency led him to become a personal trainer as well. After working in several gyms, he opened Your Body Your Machine.
Shawn's clientele runs the gamut from nurses and correction officers to Diane Sawyer, co-anchor of Good Morning America. When she asked him to help some of her staff members, he launched the GMA Fit Club. This program helped the show's staffers lose up to 60 pounds and 10 inches.
Dr. Amjad Safvi has spent more than 15 years in the medical field focusing on vascular issues, particularly varicose and spider veins. He now oversees Advanced Vein Treatment & Cosmetic Center, where he and his caring staff treat patients to complimentary consultations before administering laser, radio-frequency, and sclerotherapy vein treatments along with a host of other aesthetic treatments. The facility’s laser collection, the high-tech cherry on its med-spa sundae, allows the staff to showcase hair-removal, anti-aging, and facial-rejuvenation treatments that round out a crowded roster that includes SkinMedica chemical peels, Botox injections, and fillers that can last up to five years.
Bucking the stereotype that teenagers are impulsive, shortsighted, and strictly carnivorous, at just 13 years old, Arul Goldman made the decision that, from that day forward, she would adhere to a vegetarian diet. This set her on a lifelong exploration of nutrition and its effects on the body, mind, and spirit. After experiencing some of the health benefits of holistic treatments, she also sought a license to counsel clients on their own well-being. Arul went on to become a certified colon hydrotherapist, lymphatic-drainage therapist, and holistic-health and nutritional counselor, before opening SanaVita.
With these concepts and experience in mind, Arul presides over a staff as it administers treatments calibrated to oust toxins, accumulations of which can cause myriad health issues. Ionic footbaths draw compounds out through the pads of the feet, and colon-hydrotherapy sessions flush them from the large intestine before they can leach back into the bloodstream. As support for these treatments, nutritional-counseling programs improve diet and a slate of supplements give one the vigor to help other beach-goers smash open their volleyballs. A mix of Native American and Eastern aesthetics infuse the spa’s décor, with mottled walls giving the rooms the earthy feeling of the inside of a hand-formed pot. Buddha statues foster calm introspection, and the rustling fronds of live plants frame the blue lilies in the treatment room’s stained-glass windows.