At ALC of Vallejo, Alfred L. Caruso, MD and his experienced staff exclusively use Palomar lasers for their noninvasive aesthetic treatments. Their StarLux 500 model scatters light over faces during IPL photofacials that work to eliminate sun damage, and triggers the body’s healing processes to address wrinkles and acne during fractional laser sessions. For patients looking to part ways with unwanted follicles, the staff employs a Vectus laser, cooling gel, and a tasteful Dear Hair letter. A seasoned veteran in medical aesthetics, Dr. Caruso has operated his own practice for the past 14 years.
Nueva Nail's Noveon NaiLaser targets and destroys toenail fungus. To damage the metabolism of, and eventually kill, fungal cells, the Noveon NaiLaser emits patented wavelengths of 870nm and 930nm whose temperatures only hurt fungus, never nearby healthy tissue. Thanks to the device's laser pods, up to four infected nails can be treated simultaneously, which means procedures usually take a mere 16 minutes. Three treatments over 60 days completely sterilize nail of fungus, giving patients the chance to don sandals and drive a car without wrapping the gas pedal in saran wrap.
Dr. William Ellis sharpened his corneal crafting skills at the side of Professor Syvatslov Fyodorov, the father of modern radial keratotomy, and has since completed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures in his career. With a keen focus on personal attention and individual patient needs, he performs every laser vision surgery at all six Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center locations, relying on an armory of advanced technology to map eye terrain, correct vision, and prepare patrons to work as a chameleon’s parole officer. Further showcasing his knowledge on the subject, Dr. Ellis has written a medical textbook on eye surgery entitled Keratotomy Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism.
In Sanskrit, the word “niroga” means “freedom from disease.” Staying true to their business' namesake, the instructors and healers at Niroga Yoga Studio strive to guide students down a path of mental, physical, and spiritual healing. The aforementioned path takes on a literal form in the palatial exercise space—students lie on mats beside a path formed in the floorboards that leads to an image of a blossoming lotus. Beneath spheres of soft light, teachers walk about to offer modifications for poses or inspirational shadow puppets. They hold classes that are meditative, therapeutic, or fitness oriented, and regularly offer separate workshops on stress management and the physiological benefits of yoga practice. There are also yoga therapists and massage therapists that can further aid in healing and finding peace of mind.
The nonprofit Niroga Institute, which specializes in transforming the lives of incarcerated youth, underserved high-school students, and cancer survivors, operates Niroga Yoga Studio.
A California-licensed naturopathic doctor, Robert Paul Duplain addresses health issues through a combination of natural medicine and Western medical science. Instead of treating individual symptoms, Dr. Duplain susses out the underlying causes behind these symptoms, employing physical medicine, clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, and counseling to remedy acute and chronic conditions. As guests enter the health center, Dr. Duplain walks them through the naturopathic process, speaking about health goals and symptoms before conducting a physical exam to explore what might be interfering with their overall well-being. Dr. Duplain and his patients then work together to form a treatment plan that promotes recovery through noninvasive measures.
At My Heart Watch, a board-certified physician and a staff of medical professionals screen patients with a wide range of tests, checking blood for cholesterol levels, lipid profiles, allergies, and liver function. With simple, affordable screenings of the body's vital systems, clients can take charge of their health by catching heart disease and metabolic issues early, reducing their risk of stroke and heart attack at a fraction of the cost of a doctor's visit. In addition to examining blood for triglyceride and hemoglobin levels, technicians check for osteoporosis by testing patients' bone density with simple ultrasonic applications.