Dr. Saul Lahijani draws upon extensive experience and education as he works to help clients achieve their aesthetic dreams. He began his education at USC, where he earned his undergraduate degree before obtaining a doctorate of medicine at Ross University School of Medicine, finishing at the top of his class. He next performed several residencies at Yale and Vanderbilt, before staying an international fellowship in Barcelona. Today, he welcomes patients into his clinic for non-invasive and surgical treatments, wielding lasers and scalpels to sculpt bodies with the precision of a bionic Michelangelo.
When the body is functioning properly, it absorbs fat into the lymphatic system, where it is broke down and excreted through the liver. This process is natural, but sometimes it takes more than the body to trigger it. At Doctors Weight Loss & Body Contouring, technicians prompt the body’s natural fat-reducing process by employing laser energy. The light from the laser penetrates the skin to reach the fat cells, which causes them to release fatty acids into the lymphatic system, as nature always intended.
Losing weight can be an uphill battle, but at Lipolight LAX a team of skilled technicians can make it a speedier and easier process. The staff perform advanced Lipo Light laser treatments, which are designed to painlessly target and smooth lumpy areas on the waist, hips, and limbs. As hand-sized paddles release red LED light across the chosen area, the underlying cells release triglycerides and fatty acids, which the body converts into energy. This conversion causes the cells to slim and the silhouette to become more contoured. Though up to six sessions are recommended, Lipolight LAX ensures comfortable visits by using low-level lasers that warm the skin while a technician softly imitates ocean sounds in the corner of the private treatment room.
The therapists at Blue Diamond Spa render skincare services, massage therapy, and energy healing. From facials and micropeels to seaweed treatments and body waxing, experienced skincare specialists remove dead skin cells from surfaces and dirt from pores with products from Dermalogica and Jane Iredale. Massage therapists knead out tension and help prevent injury by applying various degrees of pressure, like parents trying to get a perfect child to eat dessert for once. Alternate therapies treat more stubborn imperfections with plastic surgery and Zerona laser treatments that help patients lose weight. Their energy healing, meanwhile, can relieve chronic pain and fatigue. Blue Diamond Spa offers beauty injectables such as Botox and fillers, as well as Carboxy. In addition, there are two Ayurvedic-medicine practitioners on the staff.
It’s a family affair at Contoured Images Plastic Surgery, where Dr. Debra Stafford and her sister Dr. Vivi Stafford beautify clients with advanced cosmetic treatments. Before beginning any service, the doctors spend ample time listening to each patient’s aesthetic goals and concerns and explaining medical jargon. The sisters are especially empathetic when it comes to helping women overcome their self-consciousness, though the services they perform—tummy tucks and brow lifts, Botox injections, and chemical peels—are like the first name Dangerbreath: they work well for both women and men.
Fans of HGTV's Living With Ed might remember Renee as the spa-owner friend of Ed Begley Jr. and his wife Rachelle. But the TV show isn’t the 20-year skincare veteran's first brush with fame. Before opening a second location in LA, she had been helping entertainers and other high-profile faces age gracefully for years and her treatments have been featured on numerous TV shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Good Day LA. Instead of subjecting patients to knives, stitches, and weeks spent hiding indoors, her nonsurgical face-lift relies on a computerized device that uses nano signals to lift sagging muscles and build new tissues. Using the FDA-approved Dermosonic method, Renee is also able to channel ultrasonic vibrations to help break up cellulite deposits, unveiling slimmer, shapelier contours ready to be shown off in a swimsuit or a particularly revealing hot-dog costume, and LED light therapy targets age spots on the hands to ensure appendages match their newly youthful bodies.