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. Faraz Valaie and his team of registered nurses at Pacific Cosmetic Medical Center know that the vast number of aesthetic treatments out there can be daunting. They also realize that while some patients may desire an aggressive image transformation, others want subtle, minimally invasive improvement. Dr. Valaie also helps clients determine which ones are right for them with honest guidance and in-depth education during a detailed consultation.
When a new plastic-surgery procedure makes its way into operating rooms, Dr. Semira Bayati doesn’t rush out to learn it. Instead, she takes a step back, waiting a year or more before adding it to her repertoire. She does this with her clients’ safety in mind, making sure to offer treatments that have effects far beyond that of a fad. This adds to her credibility with clients, the facet of her professional reputation Dr. Bayati values most.
Whether performing an arm lift, tummy tuck, chin implant, or replacement lid for an original-series Tupperware, Dr. Bayati keeps the lines of communication open so she can address any of her clients’ questions or concerns. This level of attention doesn’t waver, even if clients elect to rejuvenate their skin with nonsurgical procedures such as hydrafacials or Botox.
Though Dr. Walton Monetgut has been performing surgical cosmetic procedures for years, it wasn’t until 2008 that he was thrust into the spotlight when OC Health Magazine named him and his hand-selected staff as the Best Kept Secret in Orange County. But this extra attention has not distracted the New Contours team from their job: enhancing the natural beauty of patients with advanced cosmetic procedures including face-lifts, rhinoplasty, and fat transfers. They also provide non-surgical med spa treatments using iSClinical, SkinMedica, and Obagi skincare products. Dermal filler injections plump fine lines scribbled across the face while glycolic acid peels exfoliate dead skin cells and lasers remove unwanted hair and small vegetable gardens that have sprouted across the body.
• For $150, you get a full facial TCA chemical peel (a $650 value). • For $1,450, you get a full facial Fractional CO2 laser skin-rejuvenating treatment with a complimentary cosmetic consultation prior to the treatment (a $3,500 value).
Headed by Dr. Sanjay Grover, The Center specializes in aesthetic treatments that employ up-to-the-minute technology, which garnered it a segment on Access Hollywood. DermaSweep microdermabrasion sidesteps the drawbacks of other face-smoothing methods with a variable-level vacuum pump that treats skin without resorting to painful, messy crystal abrasions. The vacuum sloughs off old skin from the overburdened backs of younger cells, allowing a newer, smoother epidermal layer to shine through. This treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and nosy in-laws.