Helmed by a team of aesthetic medical physicians and registered nurses, Asheni MedSpa reshapes and rejuvenates the skin with a litany of skin-smoothing treatments. Botanical facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments lift away dull, dead cells while nurturing the growth of supple collagen, whereas injectables iron out fine lines and wrinkles for months at a time. The med spa also employs lasers to remove unwanted facial and body hair and resurface and rejuvenate aging skin.
Clotilde Barnes's passion for holistic healthcare and nutrition has led her around the globe. After graduating from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, the native of Veracruz, Mexico, went on to train at the Western College for Medical Assistance and the San Francisco School of Massage while becoming a licensed medical aesthetician. Her journey to the U.S. in 2000 drew her deeper into the medical field, affording her the opportunity to work with family doctors, dermatologists, and chiropractors. Barnes has pooled everything that science and ancient traditions have taught her, and has owned her own business since 2008.
Barnes promotes health and well-being with alternative therapies such as reflexology sessions, which balance bodily energy via pressure points in the feet. Organic chemical peels exfoliate skin with gentle enzymes and minerals to diminish fine lines. She also performs photofacials that employ light-emitting diodes, diachronic lamps, or Lite-Brite pins to boost collagen production and combat signs of aging.
Featured in beauty magazines, on ABC's 20/20, and on local news programs for her work in permanent cosmetics, Dixie Medford is both the owner of Classic Beauty Concepts and a certified permanent-cosmetic educator. Along with medical-grade skincare services, Medford can implant upper layers of skin with micropigments in permanent cosmetic sessions, eliminating the need for daily makeup applications or naps in a box of crayons. As she fills in brows and adds soft hues to lips, Medford carefully selects the shapes, colors, and designs that best complement skin color and features. Medford practices traditional makeup application techniques with her micropigments, as well as camouflaging scars and adding beauty marks. Her beauty repertoire also includes light- to medium-depth chemical peels, medical microdermabrasion, and ultrasonic facials.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jeannine Hoang and her staff of skin whisperers carefully wield a CoolSculpting applicator to freeze targeted fat cells and slim clients’ silhouettes. One session of the non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment, featured on the Today Show in 2010, can reduce adipose tissue by an average of 20 percent without harming the surrounding tissue or creating long recovery times. Much like a macaroni sculpture that one builds during therapy, crystallized fat cells gradually come apart two to four months post-session, resulting in a trimmer figure that remains long after each visit.
At New Hope Health Care, Dr. Ricardo Tan marries the precepts of Eastern medicine with the exactitude of modern technology to revitalize patients with effective alternative treatments. Dr. Tan began studying various forms of holistic medicine 25 years ago, shortly after realizing the limitations of conventional medicine in his personal life. Presently, he specializes in cases that have proven unresponsive to standard medical approaches and injections of melted Get Well Soon cards. His health-care clinic offers a variety of natural and holistic treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, detoxification, and skin-regenerating nonsurgical face-lifts.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.