Though cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Jeffry B. Schafer has been performing surgical procedures since 1978, over the past 15 years his attention has turned to developing and performing the latest noninvasive and laser-based body-contouring techniques. His SomaSculpt office is a Center of Excellence for both Cynosure and Palomar laser systems, and the staff has mentored more than 100 physicians and 20 nurses in laser lipolysis.
Dr. Schafer also created a superficial skin-tightening method, and he was one of the earliest US physicians to use the Body-Jet liposuction system. He even appeared on an episode of The Doctors to demonstrate its transformative effects and see a real, live applause sign in person.
OC Laser Lipo's staff contours bodies with effective and painless treatments, which is why both of its offices are outfitted with only Zerona and Dazzle Light systems. During FDA-approved Zerona treatments—which were featured on The Dr. Oz Show—five rotating cold lasers dance across target areas, such as the love handles or back rolls, to rupture fat cells at the subcutaneous layer. The body's lymphatic system then naturally absorbs the fluid leaked from the cells, causing figures to begin slowly dwindling down. Working in a similar way, Dazzle Light employs 144 high-power LEDs to pinch inches while also smoothing the appearance of cellulite, specifically on areas where the skin has begun forming into unsightly portraits of Gary Busey.
For Dr. Garry Kim, the struggle to lose weight is a familiar one. After successfully shedding 45 pounds and keeping it off for more than 15 years, the medical director of American Weight Loss Centers has made it his focus to help others reach their weight-loss goals. He combines his medical knowledge of metabolism with current findings in nutritional science to customize weight-loss programs to each individual client. By evaluating each person’s dietary habits and lifestyle, Dr. Kim is able to help them address the issues that keep them from losing weight while leading them toward lower cholesterol, improved self-confidence, and the increased energy to live a healthy life and proudly conquer their high-school reunion’s dance-floor hamster wheel.
For more than four decades, Soboba Medical Group's physicians have funneled their expertise into weight loss and nutrition, led by board-certified internist Dr. Allen Jay. Their custom treatment plans, based on each client’s history and weight-loss goals, incorporate medications such as nutritional supplements and lipotropics. Each plan facilitates initial weight loss, but also aids with long-term physical maintenance, preventing damaging yo-yo dieting.
To complement the weight-loss programs, the center offers supplementary treatments. Body wraps with vitamin B12, for example, are designed to relax and re-energize clients.
The staff at Ageless Generation Day Spa uses a variety of skin treatments to maintain healthy, youthful skin. The spa offers more than 10 facials that treat skin conditions such as acne, dull skin, and clogged pores. The staff also tightens skin using radio frequency, which stimulates collagen production and boosts metabolism.