Football fans owe a thank-you to Dr. Farzad Yaghouti. The doctor's LASIK expertise made it possible for linebacker Shaun Phillips to achieve 20/15 vision, energizing the athlete?s NFL career for the foreseeable future. Dr. Yaghouti, Global Laser Vision's medical director, has performed more than 60,000 LASIK operations and lectured on the procedure at national conferences and on Fox 6 News?s San Diego Living.
The doctors at Global Laser Vision meet with patients for preliminary exams during which they discuss the pros and cons of treatments and perform numerous tests and measurements. Global Laser Vision also works to treat cataracts, and removes growths from eyes using surgical methods far more effective than simply blinking really fast.
Seasoned aesthetician Gillian Lloyd unearths natural radiance at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center, a beautification haven packed with contemporary procedures and technology. A trio of olive oil, soybean oil, and shea butter unites to combat countenance droughts and poorly lubricated Slip 'n Slides in the 60-minute ZaZen facial (a $110 value). Frontispieces first drink in the nourishing effects of chamomile, marshmallow, alpha bisabolol, and green tea before a mug maven lathers visages in a cranberry peel (a $40 value with treatment). The treatment's sweet elixir swirls with fruit-acid enzymes that strive to exfoliate and detoxify dull body bark.
The experienced aestheticians at Ageless and Beautiful foster smoother dermises and slimmer waistlines with Lipomassage, also known as endermologie. During the noninvasive, FDA-approved treatment, trained hands guide dual-action rollers across problem areas to break apart fat cells. The rollers, much like a moody blowfish, employ a combination of agitation and suction designed to shrink cellulite and firm loose skin. Though not classified as a weight-loss procedure or a mammal, Lipomassage can reduce inches in addition to reducing the appearance of cellulite.
With more than 20 years of experience enhancing eyeballs with laser technology, Dr. Sandy T. Feldman helps clear up fuzzy views with a compassionate approach and high-tech tools. Lasik surgery is the most-performed laser vision-correction procedure for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, with a high rate of procedures resulting in clear vision. In a Lasik procedure, the doctor reshapes the cornea with highly precise lasers so that the eye refracts light directly onto the retina, sharpening the eye’s vision. Very similar to Lasik, PRK surgery reshapes the surface of the cornea, rather than tissue under the corneal flap, to improve vision in the same way that Lasik does. The PRK procedure can be a better fit for those with thin corneas, large pupils, or a risk of injury on the job or while participating in sports.
When Dr. Barry Katzman opened West Coast Eye Care & Med Spa, he envisioned the space as a small practice that would help locals better enjoy the city’s famous sunsets and beaches. With his expertise—he’s participated in hundreds of studies for advanced treatments—the business quickly took on enough customers to sustain seven offices, a staff of a dozen doctors, and its own language, which outsiders describe as Latin spoken in pig Latin. After outfitting eyes with prescriptions and preventive care, staffers can help them navigate an optical boutique stocked with more than 10,000 designer frames by Dior, Bvlgari, and Tom Ford. Regular performances of more advanced surgeries, such as LASIK, cataract laser procedures, and eyelid lifts, made the staff intrigued about similar aesthetic procedures. As a result, they opened a med spa, where they tighten and brighten skin with injections, rejuvenating laser treatments, and even plastic surgery.
At Motwani Lasik Institute, one of the oldest refractive practices in San Diego, Dr. Manoj V. Motwani's lasers have sharpened the vision of professional athletes, physicians, and crime fighters alike. The doctor, who has more than 15 years of experience performing refractive surgeries and has done LASIK on more than 100 physicians, corrects nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism with devices such as the Nidek and Allegretto Wave Eye-Q system lasers. Dr. Motwani also specializes in correcting past LASIK and/or RK surgeries.
"You make such an impact and a difference in people's life?it's very satisfying," Dr. Motwani says. "People get to see without those contacts or glasses as if they never needed anything at all. This can completely change the quality of someone's life."