Dermatology and Laser Medical Center's Alex Khadavi knows so much about skincare, he's a go-to expert for both celebrities and day-to-day patients. The board-certified dermatologist and industry innovator founded Advanced Skin and Hair, a company that uses years of clinical research to develop products for hair loss, acne, and signs of aging. Using his expertise in the area of blemish abolishment, Dr. Khadavi helped a friend of Tori Spelling get rid of acne before her big day on an episode of the Oxygen network's Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings. He used his Clearogen protocol to assist a self-conscious teen with her severe acne on an episode of The Tyra Show, and appeared on Extra to promote his natural Revivogen formula, which is designed to reverse hair loss caused by genetics or sandpaper pillowcases.
Dr. Khadavi is also the center's chief cosmetic surgeon and specializes in medical procedures, such as Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer. He's written numerous magazine articles on cosmetic treatments, and is a national trainer for Botox, Juv?derm, Restylane, and advanced laser treatments.
The staff at Body Sanctuary?and their counterparts at a sister location within the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel?strives to balance guests' outward physicality and inward harmony. They relax bodies with detoxifying wraps and perform massages ranging from zen shiatsu techniques to rhythmic lomi lomi sessions. The team employs Rhonda Allison products during anti-aging facials and OPI or China Glaze polish to beautify nails. The spa also offers services specifically for men, including a golfer's massage that makes it easier to lean over and replace a divot with a green business card.
To address internal turmoil, the wellness center provides chi-freeing acupuncture sessions, reflexology with a certified practitioner, and chakra and aura readings. Patrons can help themselves to tea and cookies at the refreshment bar as they admire stately pillars and statues reminiscent of ancient Roman style. The spa is located in The Water Court complex, which features a bridge over a picturesque outdoor waterfall and a tranquil pond surrounded by palm trees.
Ashlee Thurston, a stylist at Jamie's Hair Design, transforms hairstyles with a variety of techniques and products by brands such as Alterna and Redken. She trims split ends into chic styles, enriches strands with vibrant color, and keeps hair smooth and sleek with blowouts. She also boosts length and volume with weaves and extensions.
Ai Spa's founder and owner, Rashel Pouri, believes that a peaceful mind can only be found within an equally peaceful body. To help clients in their pursuit of all-over health, she and her team of specialists treat them to luxurious body and facial services during relaxing spa days or in preparation for special events. Their back facials exfoliate the skin before their oxygen spray tans bless it with UV-free bronze tones. The team also relaxes muscles with five different types of wraps and multiple massage modalities, including deep tissue, aromatherapy, and prenatal. More than 10 varieties of facials, which can be supplemented by peels, microdermabrasions, or injections, help keep faces looking youthful for years. Ai Spa also carries Ravi skincare products, ensuring that clients can take the spa look home with them or exfoliate a pet lizard back into its previous cat form.
At A Better You Health Spa, therapists combine massage with herbal medicine and holistic health treatments to detoxify and de-stress bodies. They specialize in kinesiology, a modality designed to assuage strained, overused, or excessively sumo-wrestled muscles. Their massages come with additions such as aromatherapy, heat therapy, and yoga breathing techniques. The therapists' holistic health philosophy extends to detoxifying body wraps, herbal-based cold and flu treatments, and combined acupuncture and massage treatments.
At Blue Star Skin Institute, medical professionals and aestheticians beautify bodies with a range of anti-aging treatments. A doctor combats wrinkles with cosmetic injections and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, and helps boost energy levels with the vitamin B12 and amino acids found in lipotropic injections. Technicians employ lasers to remove hair, diminish spider veins, and rejuvenate skin during IPL photofacials.
The med-spa greets guests with walls in varying shades of green reminiscent of a verdant meadow or Kermit's family reunion. Soft lighting illuminates dark wood accents and colorful artwor