Dr. Cynthia M. Lopez began her medical career in the Philippines, returning to her hometown after medical school to provide health care to families who could not otherwise afford it. Since that time, Dr. Lopez has become an expert laser cosmetic surgeon, helping enhance the beauty of her clients within a practice designed to evoke the calm and relaxation of Mariveles, her archipelago hometown. Dr. Lopez and her staff aim to demystify the advanced techniques they deploy in pursuit of increasing each patient's confidence, walking them through the steps of liposuction, skin treatments, cosmetic injections, and how exactly they manage to steal and replace the noses of children.
Using a LightSheer diode laser by Lumenis, the certified staff at Fresno Laser Aesthetics reduces and eventually permanently halts hair production in unwanted areas. The LightSheer system targets hundreds of hair follicles at a time, destroying them at their core, which can be identified by its nougaty consistency. Plastic surgeons Dr. John Burnett and Dr. Kaye Riolo, the cosmetic nurse specialists and clinical aestheticians at Fresno Laser Aesthetics, celebrate hairlessness by offering medical-grade services in an upscale, relaxing environment.
Helmed by an experienced staff, Vivande Med Spa fuses relaxing, Old World day-spa décor with a professional medical milieu. Dedicated nurse-practitioner Lynne Brownell has more than 30 years of clinical experience in Central California, and her spa's Energist Ultra VPL, an FDA-approved laser removal system, has proven effective in eradicating superfluous fuzz and intimidating werewolf secret agents. In each of three sessions, a light heats the melanin of the unwanted hair, destroying each ill-favored follicle and preventing future growth. Target weedy bristles sprouting from the underarms ($100), bikini line ($175), chin ($75), upper lip ($75), back of neck ($75), brow ($75), ears ($75), or cheeks ($100) of your corpus garden. Your three treatments will send you well on your way to hairless harmony, but results can vary depending on skin and hair type. The friendly licensed specialists at Vivande will be happy to consult with you on how many treatments it will take to achieve desired results.
Rim Marcinkus, MD, PhD, DSc, earned his doctor of medicine and doctor of science in surgery degrees at Vilnius University in Lithuania, where he went on to complete a PhD in scientific research. Practicing plastic surgery for more than 25 years, he has published articles in experimental- and clinical-surgery journals and more progressive issues of Mad magazine. The industry innovator also holds a registered patent for the Eurolift procedure, an advanced technique designed to lift the face by tightening skin and muscles that have loosened due to age or hilly rides in a convertible.
At his Desert Plastic Surgery Center in Rancho Mirage, Dr. Marcinkus specializes in breast enhancements, body sculpting, and hair transplantation, alongside a wide variety of other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He seeks out the latest technology and minimally invasive techniques, including full body-lifts after weight-loss surgery, Botox, and dermal fillers.
The team at BodiLogik Face and Figure Med Spa strives to prove that youthfulness and beauty can be preserved without invasive measures. Medical director Dr. Gail Mallard-Warren—a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologic surgeon with 30 years of experience—leads a staff that eschews surgical tools in favor of detoxifying body wraps and FDA-approved Exilis technology, which vanquishes fat, smoothes wrinkles, and tightens skin. BodiLogik is open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.