Synergy Wellness & Rejuvenation Spa's founder?Dr. Steve Nelson, who was featured in Suzanne Somers's lifestyle-and-wellness book, Breakthrough?boosts clients' confidence with weight-loss and appearance-enhancing services that rely heavily on technology. He uses such equipment as the noninvasive i-Lipo laser to rupture fat cells' membranes and cause them to shrink, and the Asyra bio-energetic testing device to determine allergy sensitivity and hormonal profiles.
At Scar Treatment Center of the Desert Inc., the goal of Guadalupe Ponte, a board certified micro-pigmentation specialist and diplomat of micro-pigmentation from the American Council for Dermagraphic Research, and her staff is to transform any unwanted mark or blemish into smooth, beautiful skin. The services at this full-service medical spa include scar and burn treatments, permanent makeup, light-wave therapy to reduce the appearance of fine lines and skin damage, and permanent cosmetics to create bright, luscious lips and full brows without having to apply makeup every day. Scar Treatment Center also offers a training program for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the field.
When Sly and the Family Stone sang the lyrics "different strokes, different folks" in their 1968 hit "Everyday People," they probably weren't thinking about weight-loss techniques. But the song's general principle?that everyone is different and should be accepted?applies at Club Reduce, where Dr. Greg McDonald and his team tailor their techniques to fit clients' unique needs and goals. The team creates custom weight-loss programs, helping clients burn fat with whole-body vibration sessions, Lipo-Light treatments, and more.
Contour Dermatology bolsters patients struggling with friction-inducing strands and stubble with safe, comfortable laser hair-removal techniques. Over the course of three sessions, medically trained staffers teleport black or brunette fuzz from the face or body to a far-off galaxy by aiming a low-energy GentleLase beam at follicular bases. Charged particles carry enough energy to blast away the melanin inside errant bristles but leave the surrounding skin healthy and unharmed. Like planning a date for your parents, the procedure can be slightly uncomfortable, so technicians employ a cool laser tip, gel, or spray to soothe the skin and help spare nerves undue unpleasantness. Most complexions are acceptable candidates for laser hair removal, but clients with a very dark complexion may be subject to a spot test to ensure effective treatment. Clients need three to six sessions on average to impede ill-placed tufts during the active phase of each follicle's growth cycle.
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.
For more than a decade, Dr. Ron Ristaino and the staff at Desert Health & Wellness have helped people look and feel better with a bounty of innovative techniques. As a healthcare author, fitness trainer, and consultant to numerous nutraceutical companies, Dr. Ristaino is uniquely qualified to devise effective, personalized lifestyle programs that focus on balancing hormones and reducing cravings without forcing clients to count calories or skip meals. For patients who need a little extra help, the doctor may recommend specialized fat-burning diet plans or Lipo-Light treatments, which harness energy from LED lights to noninvasively shrink fat cells. In addition to slimming physiques, Dr. Ristaino and his staff reduce stress via infrared therapy, which helps to prevent stress-related problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, and broken Rubik's cubes.