Since opening its doors, LaserAway has accumulated 18 California locations and the patronage of celebrities such as the Kardashian clan. At different settings, the clinic's state-of-the-art lasers can treat signs of sun damage, tattoos, body hair, and glued-on glam-rock wigs with comfort and efficiency. The clinic's medical professionals are all fully licensed to administer laser pulses, and fully glad to educate clients on the intricacies of skincare.
A boutique plastic-surgery practice led by Dr. Jimmy S. Firouz, Firouz Institute undoes signs of aging using safe, medical-grade Botox treatments. After a consultation to discuss the patient's medical history and Botox-related concerns, Dr. Firouz gently injects the desired area with a protein-based substance that helps to soften lines by blocking nerve impulses that cause underlying muscles to contract. Clients can choose to erase crevices forming along the forehead, iron out lines lingering between the brows, or sweep away crow's-feet stubbornly perched on the eyes' ledges. The nonsurgical treatment yields results that can last for three to six months and requires no downtime, sending patients home with postprocedure guidelines and an appearance as youthful as a teddy bear reading Tiger Beat.
EBH Spa & Wellness' staff administers 45-minute organic papaya facials that aim to repair epidermises and halt premature aging. First, trained aestheticians analyze visages in skin-therapy rooms before thoroughly cleansing and exfoliating pores with soothing steam. Specialists then spread a freshly blended organic papaya mask over facescapes, spurring enzymes to exfoliate and smooth out complexions, clearing them of dirt and glittery stickers that have clung to faces since the fifth grade and promoting cellular turnover. Antioxidants combat free radicals, and a cocktail of vitamins A, C, E and natural vitamin oils nourish, moisturize, and protect all skin types.
A go-to clinical health and beauty expert who has appeared on such television programs as The Dr. Oz Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Susan Evans is known for being a skincare expert to the stars. The Harvard-trained dermatologist has shared her extensive knowledge alongside her husband—plastic surgeon Brian Evans—on the reality show Dr. 90210, via media such as WebMD, and in numerous well-known magazines, including Essence.
Though Dr. Evans leads a high-profile lifestyle, she is also known for her compassionate, down-to-earth personality. She has used surgical and nonsurgical methods to treat patients from across the country suffering from extensive pigmentation issues, acne, and scarring. Dr. Evans cofounded The Skin Deformities and Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides restorative plastic surgery to disadvantaged children and adults.
At her health and beauty institute, Dr. Evans offers the latest aesthetic and anti-aging procedures, including dermal fillers that diminish wrinkles and laser treatments that target hair, spider veins, or jungle vines that have taken up residence on one leg. The caring doctor has collaborated with Guthy-Renker—the makers of Proactiv—to create her own medical-grade skincare line to further promote healing and self-confidence.
Signature Service: Cosmetic Dermatology
Brands Used: Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking garage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Rodeo Drive Cosmetic Dermatology is part of Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center in the Penthouse
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
We use Botox and Juvederm--the most popular and well-studied cosmetic injectables.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Jodi Jett, Cosmetic Dermatology Physician Assistant, prides herself as being an expert injector who is trusted by celebrities.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
They focus only on specific lines or wrinkles versus taking in their faces as a whole and working towards achieving a refreshed, youthful and natural look. I recommend we look at all of the signs of aging, such as fine lines, large pores, volume loss in the cheeks and sun damage and [then making] a plan to address each issue.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael K. Obeng helps patients at MiKO Plastic Surgery turn back the clock on the aging process. He performs anti-aging procedures and corrects aesthetic imperfections with a seemingly limitless variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures. But when he is not tucking tummies and lifting eyelids, he can be found traveling the world with his charity foundation, RESTORE, to donate his talents to abuse victims and those with congenital deformities. He also continues his good works in the United States, providing information about post-reconstructive treatments to breast-cancer survivors.
The Harvard-trained surgeon's compassion for the misfortunate can be traced to his upbringing in Ghana. His ability to overcome obstacles and thrive in his profession has inspired him to help others in similar conditions make changes to their lives.