After a five-year apprenticeship to an international award-winning tattoo artist, Lollie set off on her own to decorate bodies at Precision Body Art. Here, Lollie adds to her portfolio with self-described “girly tattoos” and scrolling lettering—some of her specialties. The former apprentice is now an educator herself, teaching tattoo seekers what to look for in a studio, what kinds of questions to ask tattoo artists, and how to conceal old “mom” tattoos from their new moms.
At Easy Dental Solutions, a dedicated Spanish-speaking staff helps engineer quality, sterling smiles through detailed examinations and modern technology dental solutions. A triumvirate of talented doctors scans teeth for signs of wear and tear while hygienist steer patients towards a mouth-friendly diet free of candy, caffeine, and Sharpies. The office helps align and correct smiles through dental surgery, crowns, and implants while also brightening teeth through 60-minute Zoom whitening treatments.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Derek Shadid helms Shadid Plastic Surgery Associates, combining his medical knowledge with modern technology to give patients their desired results with the minimal amount of discomfort. Shadid lends skilled hands to procedures that sculpt and contour the entire body or focus on facial features. But not all of the surgeon's procedures are surgical—an on-site medical spa welcomes clients for less invasive treatments, such as chemical peels, laser hair reduction, and Botox injections that smooth lines from frowning or excessive winking. And while experienced nurse-aestheticians administer many of the med-spa treatments, Shadid always takes part in patients’ initial consultations and oversees their care.
Helmed by board-certified gynecologic surgeon Jeffrey J. Smith, MD, Bella Vita Med Spa’s team of beauty techs works to improve health and bolster confidence with a range of aesthetic skincare and cosmetic procedures. The staff aims to safely refurbish faces through a multipronged strategy of skincare treatments, including microdermabrasion, photofacials, and Obagi chemical peels that reveal unmarked surfaces and the undisclosed Donny Osmond impressions beneath. Wielding a variety of lasers, including Cutera and Titan, the staff can also perform laser procedures such as hair removal, skin resurfacing, and spider-vein removal. Injectables and dermal fillers help reduce the signs of aging, and tummy tucks and laser-assisted liposculpture help reduce the signs of adipose tissue.
Overseen by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Santillanes—whose UCLA and USC credentials have also led him to instruct fledgling surgeons in his specialties—The Skin Care Clinic's staff unlocks the inherent natural beauty in clients with age-defying services. They specialize in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including injectables and dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane, chemical peels, and photo rejuvenation. They also refine entire bodies through laser hair removal, scar removal, and VelaShape cellulite-removal treatments that, like a shy SWAT team, are also minimally invasive.
PicMed's medical doctors and lab technicians root out the underlying causes of health concerns by conducting blood and health screenings, physicals, and vaccinations. Staff usher patients into a cheery, marigold-hued clinic, and a mobile lab drives to clients' homes or up the trunks of their tree forts. The clinic recently expanded its scope to include a menu of med-spa treatments, as well as cutting-edge treatments such as Botox and hormone-replacement therapy.