Bella Skin Institute's board-certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon Dr. Anna Guanche fuses technology into the surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic services her team provides, appearing in the Los Angeles Times and in Elle magazine to impart clients with her cosmetic expertise. Within the facility's four exam rooms and two procedure rooms, restorative-, laser-, and cosmetic-surgery-based treatments unfold at the inanimate hands of advanced equipment such as the GentleLase hair removal system and the SilkPeel dermalinfusion microdermabrasion system. Dr. Guanche prioritizes patient comfort with each procedure her team enacts, eschewing general anesthesia and prefacing elective cosmetic treatments with complimentary consultations.
As a pre-med student with plans for a traditional physician's career, Dr. Robert Zelinsky thought he had it all figured out. But a fascination with drug-free healing soon prevailed, and after graduating with a degree in neuropsychology, he enrolled in chiropractic school. As a practicing chiropractor, Dr. Zelinsky's has lent his spine-straightening talents to a group of medical staffers at the International Tae Kwon Do Tournament. Most of his patients, however, aren't grappling with kick-based injuries, but simply want to feel better through natural techniques. Many, Dr. Zelinsky notes, come to him when it seems as though surgery is the answer, and he prides himself on preventing them from going under the knife.
In 2003—less than 10 years after opening—the doctors at Sports Motion Physical Therapy realized they needed space, and lots of it. They expanded into a 4,000-square-foot facility that encompasses five private treatment rooms, a full gym, Pilates studio, and decompression room. This allows physical therapists to perform a slew of services, from chronic pain treatment to injury-prevention.
The trained staff of Wilshire Center for Dermatology wrangles laser beams, intense lights, and injectables to shape clients' bodies without surgery. Their mastery of laser systems enables them to contour midsections and banish hair from bikini lines, necks, and dorsal fins. They force spider veins into hiding with sclerotherapy and augment butts with injectables.
The massage therapist at Healing Touch Physical Therapy sends healing echoes through achy muscle walls with their signature bodywork. They can promote deep relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes, or administer deep-tissue pressure to access lower-layer aches. While clients splendor in postmassage rapture, they may also ask about Healing Touch's many rehabilitative services, which range from acupuncture and physical therapy to nutrition management and yoga classes.
Advanced Dermatology Care of Southern California's medical aesthetician, Teresa Marasco, restores weary visages with renewing treatments that integrate traditional dermatological therapies with natural remedies to leave skin calmed and glowing. After discussing each client's skincare concerns, Teresa begins the 60-minute session by customizing a nontoxic facial peel that blends proven skin-sloughing ingredients such as alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids with vitamins, fruit, and plant extracts for a veritable salad of skin pampering. Then, pores enjoy a deep cleansing accompanied by extractions to rid congested skin of blemishes and other debris for a anti-aging effect. Freshened faces then plant themselves in front of a crimson light for a dose of red-light therapy for about 10 minutes to eliminate dead cells and accelerate the growth of collagen fiber. By the end of Teresa's restorative ministrations, skin boasts lighter pigment, firmer texture, and pores refined enough to take tea with the queen's band of corgi attendants.