Started as a single Newport Beach clinic in 1971, Lindora was the brainchild of Dr. Marshall Stamper, who was motivated by the unfortunate loss of his mother due to weight-related complications. Now, more than 40 years later, Lindora's weight-loss programs continue to bestow humanoids with a plethora of personalized nutrition plans and private one-on-one health consultations. At more than 40 Southern California locations, medically trained teams of health-care professionals guide patients through lab work, health assessments, and exams to discern the most efficient trajectory into better health. Patients receive encouragement to adjust their lifestyle and behavior, and bellies stay buoyed by nutrition support and menu plans that spotlight fresh, balanced meals.
Long-term weight maintenance is the goal of the clinic's medically-based programs, which means patients needn't worry about extra pounds boomeranging back into their lives like a persistent pet chinchilla. Check the FAQs page here for more information about Lindora's approach to weight loss.
Advanced Dermatology Care of Southern California's medical aesthetician, Teresa Marasco, restores weary visages with renewing treatments that integrate traditional dermatological therapies with natural remedies to leave skin calmed and glowing. After discussing each client's skincare concerns, Teresa begins the 60-minute session by customizing a nontoxic facial peel that blends proven skin-sloughing ingredients such as alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids with vitamins, fruit, and plant extracts for a veritable salad of skin pampering. Then, pores enjoy a deep cleansing accompanied by extractions to rid congested skin of blemishes and other debris for a anti-aging effect. Freshened faces then plant themselves in front of a crimson light for a dose of red-light therapy for about 10 minutes to eliminate dead cells and accelerate the growth of collagen fiber. By the end of Teresa's restorative ministrations, skin boasts lighter pigment, firmer texture, and pores refined enough to take tea with the queen's band of corgi attendants.
California board-certified acupuncturist and clinical Chinese herbalist Jennifer Rose assists her patients with such concerns as pain management, stress, emotional discontent, digestion, and sleeping difficulties. Before commencing any service, she conducts a consultation with the patient to ensure the chosen treatment, whether it be acupuncture, cupping, or moxibustion, is appropriate. She assesses the individual’s medical history, answers any questions, and ascertains goals for the treatment. Jennifer also offers nutritional and herbal counseling, and she works with patients on meditation and breathing techniques.
Launa Stone draws on more than 20 years of nursing and skincare experience to safely counteract the effects of age, stress, and environment with a wide variety of revitalizing treatments. A traditional European facial ($140 for 90 minutes) refurbishes sad-faced flesh-emoticons with a steam cleaning, gentle extractions, and your choice of a hand and foot treatment or an additional mask. Sirs in search of serenity can lie in flying position for a Superman facial ($100 for 60 minutes), specifically designed to prevent ingrown hairs, razor burn, and glowing green kryptonite pimples. For a more creative countenance cleansing, the hot-fudge antioxidant facial ($150 for 50 minutes) neutralizes agitated skin cells with natural antioxidants that are normally squandered on overstressed banana splits. Groupon customers will also receive 30% off any laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing or cosmetic injectable at Launa Stone Med-Spa.
Bella Skin Institute's board-certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon Dr. Anna Guanche fuses technology into the surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic services her team provides, appearing in the Los Angeles Times and in Elle magazine to impart clients with her cosmetic expertise. Within the facility's four exam rooms and two procedure rooms, restorative-, laser-, and cosmetic-surgery-based treatments unfold at the inanimate hands of advanced equipment such as the GentleLase hair removal system and the SilkPeel dermalinfusion microdermabrasion system. Dr. Guanche prioritizes patient comfort with each procedure her team enacts, eschewing general anesthesia and prefacing elective cosmetic treatments with complimentary consultations.
As a board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Fardin Hakakian can treat just about any ailment from the ankle down. From heel pain to hammer toe, he addresses them all by drawing on the knowledge he's gleaned over more than 15 years in private practice. He soothes plantar fasciitis, zaps nail fungus with noninvasive lasers, and drags errant piggies back from the market—all in an effort to restore health to one of the hardest working parts of the body.