Dr. Fred Mattioli has performed more than 30,000 laser procedures and been named one of the International Association of Healthcare Professionals’ Top Ophthalmologists for 2012–2013. At his clinic, Mattioli Vision Professionals, the doctor draws on his experience to perform seamless, blade-free LASIK surgeries, which help patients avoid wearing glasses or taping telescopes to their faces. The clinic’s implantable lenses, meanwhile, alleviate fuzzy vision in much the same way as contacts do, except that they rest just inside the eye rather than outside of it. The team also screens for common eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, and Dr. Mattioli can discuss the results with patients in English or fluent Spanish.
Though the staff at A Flawless Face performs mostly nonsurgical procedures, plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Aguilar helms the operation. He's triple board-certified—by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery—and boasts 28 years of experience in plastic surgery. He and his staff use pharmaceutical, medical-grade serums with compounds derived from soy during various services designed for young, aging, rough, and sensitive skin. In one type of acne treatment, a charcoal clay mask seeps into pores, dissolving the bacteria and leftover barbecue sauce that cause blemishes. Anti-aging services include vitamin A and regeneration treatments, both of which incorporate nutrients that lift and plump skin.
At Namaste Laser and Medspa, certified laser technicians Cristina M. Alvarez and Nicole Alvarez-Rincon can harness the power of condensed light to remove unwanted hair from nearly any area of the body. The staff also specializes in spider-vein removal and skin tightening, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
For more than a quarter century, Dr. Jim Cain has practiced medicine. His twin passions for pain management and anti-aging medicine inform the practices of Innovative Aesthetics—he and his staff use the smallest tools possible as well as sedation when appropriate to prevent treatments from causing pain or discomfort.
At Bellisima Laser, Aesthetics & Wellness Clinic, medical aesthetic services are performed under the direction of Dr. Victoria Zavala, a specialist in internal medicine, anesthesiology, and certified laser procedures who is also known for her artistic eye. Dr. Zavala channels her multifold talents into hair-removal sessions, IPL photofacials, and the treatment of spider veins, leaving behind beautifully blank skin canvases ready to be shown off in shorts instead of hidden behind full-length hot-dog suits. She also sculpts shapelier body contours with noninvasive ultrasound treatments that help tighten the skin and smooth cellulite.
Two certified aestheticians reduce acne, signs of aging, and dead skin cells with a variety of facials, and the staff combats wrinkles with Botox and volumizing dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, and helium. A nutritionist and personal-fitness coach are also available to customize weight-management programs that, in conjunction with massage therapy, can help reduce stress and improve skin from the inside out.
Fine tuning the health and beauty of the human body is the main order of business at Soma Solutions Wellness & Nutrition Centers. The nutrition coaches on staff draft dietary plans and teach clients how to avoid consuming extra calories by never again licking stamps. The certified personal trainers offer one-on-one workouts and all-you-can-sweat group classes.
Medically supervised technicians see to the aesthetic nature of the business, working to rejuvenate the skin with laser treatments and injectable solutions. The GentleMax laser zaps unwanted hair, spider veins, and sunspots on all skin types using high-intensity pulses of light. Noninvasive VelaShape II sessions, which have been featured in Shape, target cellulite and lax skin with robotic massage.