Drawing from more than 25 years of experience working in the med-spa and cosmetic-surgery field, Kathleen Rocca harnesses her knowledge and skills as a clinical aesthetician at her own skincare and anti-aging haven: Eastlake Rejuvenation Center. Guests pass through a lushly landscaped patio area as they arrive for the noninvasive cosmetic treatments, including facials with red and blue LED light, body-contouring laser lipolysis sessions, or photofacials that use intense pulsed light to tighten lax skin loosened after one too many trips to the moon.
In addition to helping area residents look and feel better, Rocca stays involved with her community on a grander scale, sharing beauty advice on Fox 6 news and serving as the president of the Bonita Business & Professional Association.
Taryn McCracken and Hanna Gregor have been studying the science of healthy eating since college. Taryn, a committed vegan, earned her bachelor’s degree in health psychology, and while Hanna worked toward a degree in nutritional sciences at Penn State University, she coached the school’s Division I athletes on how to use healthy foods to increase performance. Together they helm Detox Lounge, a salon-inspired health center with a very simple mission: out with the bad, in with the good. That means eliminating toxins and taking in antioxidants.
A large part of their work involves True Juice Cleanses, a proprietary line of complex juices blended from fruit and superfoods that are designed to boost metabolism, eliminate fats, and detoxify the body. Users can graduate to 500-calorie Master Weight-Loss Cleanses, or supplement their progress with detoxifying spa treatments. An infrared sauna expels toxins via perspiration, and aqua detox footbaths draw out harmful elements that have collected in the muscles, joints, fatty tissue, and white blood cells’ junk drawers.
Each member of Medarts' staff of physicians and nurses helps clients reach their personal wellness goals, employing their cache of nutritional know-how to craft scientifically sound, custom weight-loss programs. The team injects B12 and Lipo-B in order to reduce bodily circumference while maintaining energy levels, prescribes high-protein diets, and works one on one with patients. They're also recertified in their profession annually, much like kings.
Under the guidance of a master aesthetician, the staff of Lash Beautique unearths both stubborn impurities and everyday tension through its slate of skin treatments. The menu features classic facials and pumpkin peels to forge radiant faces, and licensed estheticians can also accent freshly cleansed complexions with facial waxing and custom lash extensions. Located between 30th Street and Ray Street in North Park, Lash Beautique provides clients of both sexes with the education they'll need to maintain their visages at home.
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.
At San Diego Laser Removal, located inside Propaganda Tattoo, tattoo artists join forces with a laser-wielding medical staff either to give inked artwork the heave-ho or remove just a portion and retouch the remainder. The second option comes in handy for salvaging the best parts of an existing tattoo, such as the first 99 decimal digits of pi. For fading artwork, the staff's arsenal of three Q-switched lasers covers the full spectrum of ink shades, though greens and yellows may require more treatments. The staff can limit discomfort—which is comparable to the slap of a thin rubber band—by applying topical anesthetic cream or injecting local anesthetic into targeted areas.