Dr. Larry Lasky wants to see smaller numbers on scales, pant labels, and—most importantly—medical studies regarding obesity-related diseases. He shares this mission with the community through broader-scale initiatives aimed at improving school lunches and the readability of nutrition labels, and through personalized plans for clients at his weight-loss centers. There, he and his team of bariatric specialists guide patients through their medical weight-loss programs step by step. They tailor treatments for individual needs, customizing diet plans, administering weekly injections of methylcobalamin injections, and recommending FDA-approved appetite suppressants and medications.
Dr. Ronnie N. Dawood and his staff at Sublime Medical Aesthetics & Dermatology treat patients with the care that comes from believing that "cosmetic surgery is never routine." Though treatments may have been performed hundreds of times, the licensed surgeon and physician takes nothing for granted—making sure to carefully look at each patient's medical history, current health, and reasons for seeking treatment before agreeing to perform procedures. The staffers pride themselves on staying current on the latest, safest practices, which they use to enhance façades through nonsurgical or minor surgical procedures, including laser vein therapy, liposuction, and Botox injections.
Certified massage therapists at Renaissance Therapeutic Massage terminate tension and allay muscle pain through a variety of therapeutic techniques. Deep-tissue massage relaxes tense muscles, liberates stressed tendons, and can lessen chronic pain from athletic activity or tightrope-walking office commutes. Prenatal massage is specifically tailored to help alleviate the back pain, stress, and swollen extremities that can accompany pregnancy, and chair massage manipulates muscles as tense torsos remain in a seated position to promote circulation, subdue stress, and amend ongoing feuds with living-room lounge chairs.
Non-Surgical Wellness specializes in noninvasive, high-tech weight loss, with visits commencing with a consultation to determine the ideal body beautifying treatment. The Zerona body contouring system uses five low-level lasers to liquefy fat cells near common problem areas such as the waist, hips, and thighs. The liquefied fat is then absorbed by the body. Other services at Non-Surgical Wellness include a radio-frequency treatment that tightens loose skin on faces while boosting blood flow for more youthful complexions.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($37.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($21.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Dr. James J. Chao oversees plastic surgeries and medical-spa treatments behind the elegant glass façade of his office at Image Spa MD. The doctor and his expert team polish faces with chemical and glycolic peels, enhance eyelashes with Latisse, and warm paraffin wax for hands chapped by weather or hanging from tattered monkey bars. Though some may recognize Dr. Chao from the sidelines of NFL Chargers games—he serves as the team's plastic and hand surgeon—he often makes possible lasting enhancements in the lives of everyday clientele with cosmetic injectables, as well as plastic surgeries such as liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasties.