Dr. Bryan Doonan may oversee Medspa XL, but it?s the team of RNs, medical aestheticians, trained technicians, and massage therapists that run the show?particularly Jodi Sawyer. A licensed RN, she masters?and trains doctors and nurses to use?a slew of technologically adventurous treatments to fight aging, sun damage, and unsightly body hair and veins. The Harmony AFT Laser, for example, smoothes skin using gentle pulses of light. Without damaging the top layer of skin, the pulses of light rebuild collagen and even out skin tone. And this isn?t the only way to enhance and maintain beauty at Medspa XL.
The team?s grasp of pharmaceutically induced beauty is also vice-tight. They inject muscles with Botox to impede send wrinkles packing and help clients grow thicker, longer lashes with applications of Latisse or by tying helium balloons to each lash. They also offer complimentary initial consultations to clients unsure of what steps to take next.
Under the auspices of board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist Dr. Heidi Gilchrist, the staff members at Gilchrist Aesthetic and Medical Dermatology help clients maintain vibrant, healthy skin. They practice a blend of conventional Western medicine and holistic approaches, focusing on prevention to ensure skin maladies don't go untreated. When new patients visit the clinic, they undergo diagnostic evaluations of everything from genetics and hereditary issues to diet and lifestyle, helping Dr. Gilchrist develop a custom-tailored skincare regimen for them. The clinic's other services run from soothing, cosmetic facials to medical necessities, such as testing for skin cancer, infections, and allergies.
From their tranquil base of operations, Del Mar Aesthetic Clinic's professional skin-renewers delight dull facial facades with the non-invasive exfoliating treatment of Vibradermabrasion. Eschewing the abrasive crystals and harsh police interrogations of traditional microdermabrasion, Vibradermabrasion sweeps a gently vibrating paddle across the skin. The soft vibrations woo dead skin cells away from cluttered pores, helping to reduce pore size and soften fine lines, leaving complexions rejuvenated and glowing like an angel in love. To keep pores in tiptop shape, Del Mar Aesthetic Clinic stocks a variety of skincare products (not included with this Groupon), including Obagi Medical Products, Sanitas Skincare, and NuCèlle Mandelic Marine Complex.
"We are not about anti-aging; we are about aging gracefully and painlessly," says Dr. Arnold Kremer, the head of Del Mar Integrative Medicine. The osteopathic physician and his team offer a host of aesthetic and wellness services, including acupuncture treatments, bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy, life coaching, and dermal fillers. In many cases, the center employs advanced technology, as is the case with its fractional laser treatments, photofacials, and broadband-light therapy. The team also administers?platelet-rich-plasma injections, for both aesthetic and medical reasons: the PRP injections not only rejuvenate complexions, but can also treat sports injuries and osteoarthritis.
Even during the decade she spent as a stay-at-home mother, Nicole Bennett, the owner and aesthetician at Flawless Face & Body, always followed her own personal skin care regimen and even worked a few side jobs in cosmetics. But it wasn't until she decided to take a chance and go back to school that she realized that her passion was deeper than she thought, and that passion aligned with her quest for a new career. Her interest in skin care skyrocketed as she delved into the nitty-gritty science behind it, and she sped her way through Palomar Institute of Cosmetology.
After becoming a licensed aesthetician, Nicole opened her own wellness center, which has since expanded into a new clinic in the heart of San Marcos, providing skin care, massage therapy, acne treatments and hair-removal services. She also earned certification as an acne specialist, with the extra training inspiring her to dedicate a large portion of her service menu to result-oriented acne solutions. This dedication now takes the form of a full-fledged acne program, which blends biweekly clinic appointments with an at-home skin care regimen to take faces from spotty to spotless over the course of 12-16 weeks. The team at Flawless Face & Body strives to educate clients and give them the one-on-one time they need to reach their wellness goals within a private, relaxing environment. With the help of Image Skincare and Rhonda Allison products, specialists also counter blemishes and imperfections with facials, peels, and waxing, leaving skin as clean and smooth as a censored version of The Catcher in the Rye read by Barry White.
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Moradi, Moradi M.D.?s staff tends to cosmetic issues with noninvasive services, surgical treatments, and everything in between. The doctor and providers help their clients settle on a plan suitable for their lifestyles and aesthetic goals before they undergo series of treatments, which can include laser hair removal, injections, rhinoplasty, and chemical peels from experienced providers.