Dr. Thomas W. Bender III and certified physician's assistants Darla Parker and Lindsey Beville apply their expertise to accomplish a wide variety of cosmetic procedures ranging from laser hair removal to Botox. Their Image Pro II technology takes 3-D spectral images to offer a comprehensive skin analysis, visually mapping out several layers of the epidermis. The in-depth images from the system, along with professional products from such brands as Latisse, EltaMD, and ZO Skin Health, help the staff perform everything from treating wrinkles and age spots with IPL phototherapy and facials to diagnosing the presence of skin cancer.
The specialists at Alicia Friedmann Interior Design work to refurbish living spaces with precision. For each living space, the staff works to select elements that coordinate with the homeowners’ needs, lifestyles, and desire to invite their horses inside for dinner. To ensure their plans' accuracy, they draw floor plans and elevations in AutoCAD, a software program used by professional contractors and architects. Designers may also enhance spaces with custom-built furniture items, examples of which can be seen on the HGTV.com Designers’ Portfolio.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don?t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design personalized lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan?s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with Common Core State Standards and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.
Dr. Judi Goldstone, the resident physician at Southern California Center for Anti-Aging, isn’t just a believer in the center’s methods⎯she’s a patient herself. A lifelong advocate for weight management and healthy lifestyles, she champions her weight-management programs and anti-aging solutions with her own experience. Dr. Goldstone shares her passion for wellness with her clients, customizing weight-loss programs that combine exercise, more balanced diets, and vitamin supplements to spur the pound-shedding process. To further support overall wellness, she also offers hormone-replacement therapy that can address obesity and obesity-related conditions, chronic fatigue, and pain.
Joey Ikemoto is a busy guy. In 30 years working as the lead photographer of Joey Ikemoto Photography, he has shot 3,000 weddings, garnered multiple honors from the Professional Photographers of America, and heard his shutter click more often than he has blinked his own eyes. Of course, he photographs more than weddings, capturing naturalistic portraits of children, mothers-to-be, and families at play. He shoots in his studio or on location, swapping canned lighting and backdrops for the natural splendor of a favorite park or the stately décor of whichever neighbor leaves their door unlocked.
Inside Beautiful Image South Bay, a team of estheticians helps clients look radiant using a host of high-tech machinery. Skin-renewing options include the microcurrent facelift, which works to tighten skin without resorting to injections or strenuous evening-out with a rolling pin. For targeted fat reduction, the team might suggest noninvasive red LED Lipo-Light treatments, which shrink fat cells while giving the relaxing sensation of a hot-stone massage.