Glenoaks Laser Center’s skilled technicians zap away signs of aging with four advanced laser systems and use Obagi skincare products to keep exteriors healthy. The heated beams of the Candela GentleLase system remove unwanted hair from any skin type, and the built-in cooling system keeps skin comfortable. The crystals floating through the SmartPeel microdermabrasion machine gently exfoliate the face as two built-in antiviral filters keep out bacteria and bellybutton lint trying to relocate to the chin. Glenoaks Laser Center prides itself on using advanced technology and creating a spa-like atmosphere through chic furnishings and elegant decor.
For the past 40 years, Dr. Edward Lazo has dedicated himself to the foot. A member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the doctor of podiatry helms his own private practice, where he and his multilingual staff, fluent in English, Spanish, Armenian, and Russian, tend to patients of all ages. After consulting with clients, the doc maps out the best plan for treatment, from simple removal of ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses to surgeries to correct foot and ankle disorders. Perhaps his most popular treatment, however, is laser toe-fungus removal. A common problem caused by injuries, unsanitary nail salons, or barefoot romps through a mushroom patch, toenail fungus has previously been treated, often ineffectively, with oral and topical medications. Dr. Lazo, however, calls upon more advanced technology—the FDA-approved GenesisPlus system, which uses laser light to target, heat, and destroy fungus buried beneath the toenail, usually in just one 20- to 40-minute session.
Tao of Venus Wellness Center owner Beth Meneley draws on her master's degree in oriental medicine and a passion for healing to protect and mend patients' physiques through a diverse range of holistic therapies. Trained acupuncturists and chiropractors work to realign the body through time-honored methods, and seasoned massage therapists ease pain with a tailored blend of six tension-melting modalities. Thermography specialists boast the ability to detect cancer without the use of radiation through thermal imaging, which aims to find harmful cells through the naturally occurring heat of their weekly bake-offs. Before and after appointments, patients sip steaming cups of tea in an intimate relaxation room dotted with leafy plants, Eastern totems, and modern furnishings.
Whether someone wants a custom T-shirt, calendar, or iPhone case, Zazzle helps them get it. The online site helps customers express their personalities through original creations. Customers first select a template, such as a blank mug or even a skateboard, and then add their own designs. They can then choose to upload photos to items; for example, invitations to a child's 9th birthday party can sport pictures of that child's 8th birthday wish not coming true. Zazzle is also a hub where artists can sell their designs for customers to use on blank templates.
The dermatologists, physician assistants, and nurses at American Dermatology Centers are well versed in all dermatological matters, specializing in both cosmetic and medical skin problems. The center's aesthetic arsenal includes V-Beam, GentleLase, SmoothBeam and Q-Yag lasers that are each calibrated to nix blemishes and acne, erase spider veins and scars, and even whisk away unwanted hair and tattoos. The center also treats faces with cosmetic fillers such as wrinkle-reducing Botox, Dysport, and Restylane. More serious epidermal issues are referred to the center’s dermatologists, who are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the skin, hair and nails including acne, cysts, allergic reactions, skin cancer and melanoma.
Kristy Tyler leans on her experience as an athlete and her research working with injured dancers to lead Tyler Physical Therapy & Pilates. Physical-therapy sessions pair an injured athlete with a certified trainer who combines massage techniques with restorative exercises to get weakened muscles back to their former car-throwing strength. To bolster cores and stave off future injuries, expert instructors lead Pilates classes using Balanced-Body reformer machines for low-impact, intense stretches. The intimate classes hold no more than four students, enabling teachers to move around the room, doling out helpful tips on posture and how to avoid the machine’s attempts to incorporate its human guest into a bionic hybrid.