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.
Overseen by a board-certified physician, the technicians at Derm Refresh Skin & Laser Center help clients refine their appearances with age-defying med-spa services. Their treatment rooms bristle with such equipment as a Sciton BroadBand Light system and a particle-free DermaSweep microdermabrasion wand, both of which help conceal imperfections and leave visitors looking as young as the tadpoles swimming in the Fountain of Youth. In addition to performing beautification procedures, the staff can outfit guests with invigorating skincare products from Obagi, SkinMedica, and Clarisonic.
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.
Helmed by the accomplished Dr. Vu, the staff at LaserPro Cosmetic helps clients maintain youthful appearances through a variety of noninvasive and surgical procedures. After a confidential consultation, Dr. Vu and her team of skilled specialists come up with a treatment plan that takes a minimalist approach and, at most, involves procedures done under local anesthesia. They offer EndyMed 3 skin-tightening technology and a comprehensive list of rejuvenation treatments, also combatting issues such as acne scarring or stretch marks with an array of lasers. In addition, physicians use Botox or Juvéderm to target unwanted wrinkles on the brow, mouth, or eyes, and cosmetic surgeries that include breast augmentation, liposculpture, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Vu also offers free informative seminars on the procedures she offers and why store mannequins never seem to age.
The knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store’s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and Kérastase. Skincare potions from Dermalogica and Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Contour Dermatology bolsters patients struggling with friction-inducing strands and stubble with safe, comfortable laser hair-removal techniques. Over the course of three sessions, medically trained staffers teleport black or brunette fuzz from the face or body to a far-off galaxy by aiming a low-energy GentleLase beam at follicular bases. Charged particles carry enough energy to blast away the melanin inside errant bristles but leave the surrounding skin healthy and unharmed. Like planning a date for your parents, the procedure can be slightly uncomfortable, so technicians employ a cool laser tip, gel, or spray to soothe the skin and help spare nerves undue unpleasantness. Most complexions are acceptable candidates for laser hair removal, but clients with a very dark complexion may be subject to a spot test to ensure effective treatment. Clients need three to six sessions on average to impede ill-placed tufts during the active phase of each follicle's growth cycle.