Amoderm Cosmetic and Wellness Medical Center president and medical director Dr. Elham Jafari has a background in neurology, which gives her a keen insight into the workings of nerves and muscles beneath the skin. She and her medical staff apply this expertise to perform brief Botox or Juvéderm injections and accurately target veins during sclerotherapy sessions. IPL photofacials pulse beams of light into the skin, stimulating the production of collagen to produce youthful elasticity without strict spandex diets. Microdermabrasion sloughs away sun damage, scarring, and fine lines without any type of abrasive spray, and is followed by a rejuvenating serum rich in ceramides and vitamins A, C, and E. Laser vein-removal treatments cause blood vessels to fade rather than growing into unwanted tattoos. Amoderm Cosmetic and Wellness Medical Center keeps flesh looking youthful with their own line of skincare products, including an anti-aging sunscreen that fights free radicals as it protects skin from further damage.
The team of cosmetic and plastic surgeons at Athenix Body Sculpting Institute understands the direct link between physical appearance and self-confidence. In their quest to collectively boost the public's self-esteem, they actively reshape and refine clients' problem areas using the industry's latest technologies—including Natrelle breast implants, natural fat transfers, Body-Jet liposuction, and nonsurgical body contouring—to create curves that parabolas could only dream of.
Many of the clinic's doctors also dedicate their efforts to reshaping the lives of those less fortunate in the community. Dr. Maurice Sherman, the clinic's chief medical officer, donates his time and talents to victims of domestic violence, and Dr. Millicent Odunze repairs cleft palates and other facial deformities as a volunteer for Operation Smile.
Dr. Ali Sepehr has spent his entire career focused on the human face. While other doctors dabble in a variety of fields, he felt that choosing one specialty would allow him to truly treat a patient to the best of his ability. This single-minded devotion has led him to train under renowned surgeon Peter Adamson, receive board certification, and earn the 2010 Reuther Kris Conrad Merit Award for outstanding achievement in his field. He demonstrates his expertise at The OC Center for Facial Plastic Surgery by performing a variety of facial treatments, from liquid face-lifts and Botox injections to eyelid lifts and brow surgeries.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Alan Kanter at Vein Center of Orange County and Dr. Angelina Devera at Laser and Vitality Institute, the staff 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.
Dr. Sid Mirrafati is so experienced in breast augmentation surgery, you might say he wrote the book on it. Well, maybe not the whole book, but a chapter in the medical text Breast Augmentation: Principles and Practice, in which he explains the water-powered hydro-dissection technique. He has also published books on abdominoplasty and liposuction, as well as one on face-lifts, neck lifts, and other facial surgeries.
In his time away from his ink pot and feathered quill, he has performed more than 17,000 cosmetic surgery procedures, ranging from breast augmentations, reductions, and lifts to tummy tucks, face-lifts, and nose jobs. His clinic, Mira Aesthetic Medical Center, also offers nonsurgical services such as beauty injections, laser skin resurfacing, and laser hair removal.
Dr. Krugman and his team of board-certified plastic surgeons have amassed decades of combined experience turning medical techniques toward bodily beautification. Careful pretreatment evaluation and consultation helps determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each face in their care. Botox ($390 for 33 units, the average quantity needed for best results) stops wrinkle-causing frown muscles in their tracks with a quick, noninvasive injection between the brows and a series of clown auditions. The 10-minute treatment continues its forehead-refurbishing effects over the next few days, perking up countenances for an average of three to four months.