Eczema. Psoriasis. Acne. They could be called the Big Three of skin problems?and the team at North Coast Dermatology Medical Associates, led by Dr. Stacy Tompkins, deftly handles all of them. But that doesn't mean that they have no time for other cosmetic concerns. They also combat signs of aging with dermal fillers, improve skin texture with chemical peels and Pixel resurfacing, and eradicate stubble with laser hair removal, rather than hiding it beneath a tattoo that says "Nothing to See Here." The experts can target maladies that extend below the skin's surface, too: during Mohs surgeries, they remove skin cancer with microscopic precision.
A board-certified plastic surgeon oversees the beautifying procedures at Image Spa MD, from cosmetic tucks and lifts to laser treatments and high-tech spa services. Beam-based services include blemish-banishing photofacials, acne clearing, and laser hair removal that erases unwanted strands from virtually any body part. Facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane help fill in fine lines and wrinkles, while Latisse treatments encourage personal growth in stubbornly immature eyelashes.
R.N. Daiquiri Rankin has been working in the medical-surgical field since 1991, and moved into aesthetic medicine about a decade ago. At her own San Diego County clinic, she oversees laser hair removal, IPL photofacials, and dermal fillers such as Juv?derm, Restylane, and Radiesse. She also provides acne treatments and facial peels.
Coastal Medical Weight Loss Centers have assisted more than 50,000 patients since 1988. Medical personnel devise sustainable weight-loss programs for each client, helping them gain control over their weight through lifestyle changes and education. To begin, clients undergo a complete medical screening. Then, weight-loss specialists draw up meal plans, taking care to minimize dietary changes. As a supplement to mealtime modifications, the weight-loss experts supply natural or prescription appetite suppressants, and may suggest a variety of other products to facilitate weight loss. Throughout each program, clients are encouraged to exercise regularly, whether by jogging, swimming, or finger-climbing the stairs in an M.C. Escher print.
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.
Over the last 23 years, Dr. Jeffrey Kleis has treated feet and perfected the medical art of removing unsightly fungus that has taken root on his clients' toes. Having performed more than 4,000 laser procedures, Dr. Kleis has become one of the foremost physicians when it comes to treating onychomycosis. Rather than relying on alternatives such as topical creams, oral medication, or dipping patients' toes into a tank of pencil erasers, Dr. Kleis uses the Cutera GenesisPlus. A testament to the maxim that the best way to master something is to teach it, he has trained other physicians in its use, appeared in a Cutera training video, and has even been a Cutera consultant.