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 doctors 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.
Under the expert guidance of specially trained physicians, staffers harness the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
Zenaida, the brains behind Foxy Box Specialty Waxing and Natural Skincare, calls on more than a decade of experience to polish her clients’ skin. Alarmed by the number of skincare products on the market that are tested on animals, the aesthetician has made it her mission to not only use only environmentally sound and cruelty-free products in her studio but help her clients do the same at home. Hair-removal services, her specialty, use either French wax or an all-natural sugaring paste that incorporates sugar, water, and lemon juice in a water-soluble serum that requires little to no heat. To purify faces, she mixes her eco-friendly formulas with other natural ingredients to create custom facials and masks. Organic, fresh fruits and vegetables lavish skin cells with their natural enzymes and knowledge of the gritty orchard underworld to help leave skin glowing and refreshed, and additions of organic powders such as hemp, cocoa, rice, or algae help soothe the skin and fight signs of aging.
The rugged beauty of nature meets the comfort of vacation amenities at REO Rafting Resort, a secluded getaway on the edge of Nahatlatch River. Throughout the Fraser Canyon, experienced guides lead groups on whitewater rafting day-trips and multiday excursions, helping beginners and advanced rafters alike to navigate class III and IV+ rapids. Some of the trips take place along the Nahatlatch and others venture to the Stein, Thompson, and Fraser rivers, all of which are less than 45 minutes away from base camp. Relaxation and pampering follow at the resort's facilities, where a hot tub, massage therapists, and glasses of beer or wine await to reward campers for their rugged displays of human heartiness.
At nightfall, guests cozy up around a campfire, but they need not roast hot dogs or trap varmints for sustenance. A team of professional chefs prepares meals for guests, which also helps prevent the risk of forest fires and bears moseying into campsites for a snack.
Dr. Daniel Hiser earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College and spent years in private practice, during which he became worried about the sun damage plaguing so many of his patients. Along with a registered nurse and the clinic director, he decided to open a med spa that would nurture skin dealing with the effects of aging and overexposure to the sun. The trio’s brainchild, Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic, treats patients to medical services ranging from wrinkle-fighting Botox injections and smoothing laser hair removal to age-defying IPL photofacials and chemical peels.
The clinic also ventures into spa territory with gentler facial treatments, which employ green tea, antioxidants, and microdermabrasion to fight blemishes and restore a youthful glow to cheeks without installing light switches in them. Clients can continue nourishing their skin at home with skincare products from Obagi and Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic’s own label.
From the moment guests plug into their personal Pandora radio station and log onto the free wireless, they know they're in for a top-notch med-spa experience at Shaft San Diego. But aside from creature comforts, the real attraction of the center is its advanced cosmetic treatments. Here you'll find all manner of cutting-edge aesthetics services, from Botox and Juvederm injections to PureLight cellulite treatments. The center even uses a 3D imaging system to analyze clients' skin and determine an appropriate course of treatment.