For more than 25 years, Dr. Alan Gardener has nurtured complexions at his namesake practice, which now spreads radiance even farther with a satellite location. At both offices, Dr. Gardner and his right hand dermatologist, Dr. Mike Kelleher, tackle a range of skin issues such as abnormal moles, acne, and rashes using advanced equipment and medical-grade products. Spa-like services include more than 10 facials that utilize thermal mud, natural fruit acids, and Eminence skincare products. Hands and feet are soaked, scrubbed, and masked during mani-pedis, which use highly sterilized tools and equipment, and unwanted veins, hair, birthmarks, and tattoos can be removed with a collection of lasers skin-matched paint.
Board-certified Dr. Mathew M. John has helped some high-profile and hardworking feet. After earning his degree as a doctor of podiatric medicine, Dr. John completed a residency that included work at the National Naval Medical Center and the opportunity to treat military personnel and members of Congress. Today, his patients receive the same five-star care during services at the clinic, or at the Atlanta Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery in Sandy Springs, where Dr. John serves as medical director.
No matter the ailment, Dr. John offers his patients the latest technology and treatments. He is certified in the use of Nd:YAG and CO2 lasers, which he employs to address conditions such as toenail fungus and flat sodas. He also alleviates chronic heel pain with extracorporeal shockwave therapy, in which sonic waves promote a healing response in tissue.
While most people think of Botox as a cosmetic injection that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, it was actually first approved to treat eye and muscle spasms. That's how Georgia Eye Specialists began using it in 1989. In fact, since it was first approved for medical uses before cosmetic use, the practice's ophthalmologists have more years of experience using Botox than plastic surgeons.
Botox injections—for both anti-spasm and anti-aging purposes—are just one of the specialized treatments the eye doctors perform here. Others include treatments for glaucoma and macular degeneration, LASIK surgery, and laser cataract surgery. But the doctors are also well-versed in everyday eye issues, such as eye exams, contact fittings, and fashioning sunglasses with polarized lenses to reduce glare mishaps like walking into glass doors.
At Podiatry Group of Georgia, Dr. Tammy Gephart performs surgeries, treatments, and diagnostics that ameliorate pain in the foot or ankle. Gephart’s medical expertise also encompasses diabetes care, which can include surgery or medical treatments that focus on the bones, skin, and soft tissue. Potential patients can peruse information on the company’s informative website, which explains that feet contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and a full liter of barbecue sauce.
Inspire Me Natural Health Solutions welcomes patients at any stage of life, from prenatal to advanced age. Led by Dr. Jodi Dixon and Dr. Bree Graves, the chiropractic and wellness center offers a suite of services that aid athletes and injury sufferers, and a Webster-technique certification to perform pediatric care, all while adopting a whole-body approach to patient evaluation. A team composed of a nutrition counselor, massage therapist, and clinical psychologist aids her in other holistic services such as nutrition-response testing and supplement recommendation, guided meditation, and ionic footbaths.
The detox experts at Marietta Wellness Center keep bodies clean from the inside out with their a regular regimen of colon-hydrotherapy. They tout this holistic form of detoxification as a path to improved bowel function, increased energy levels, and a slimmer, trimmer belly. Their hydrotherapy device of choice is the Colenz, an FDA-registered system equipped with fans to whisk away unpleasant odors and ghosts of last week’s meatloaf.