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.
The staff at Focus Medical Spa understands that no two patients are the same. That’s why an aesthetician, certified nurse, or board-certified doctor will design a treatment package to suit each client after a free consultation. Using products from Obagi, Dermagenetics, and the med spa’s own signature line, aestheticians treat wrinkles and blemishes with acne solutions, lift effect facials, and glycolic-acid peels. Laser technicians also use beams of light to remove spider veins and unwanted hair. The lasers have other functions, too; they remove signs of aging such as broken capillaries and dark pigment, and they make cool sounds when you tap them with a tuning fork.
Beverly Hills Cosmetic Centers' lobby blends cream colored walls and matching marbled tile with dark wood furnishings: a classic combination of colors that hints at luxury. Behind the scenes, however, the team of technicians use techniques that are anything but classic. They wield the latest technology to smooth skin and sculpt bodies, including lasers, ultrasound waves, infrared lights, and fine sprays of crystals. Ultrasonic cavitation, for instance, has proven a popular treatment. Technicians use ultrasonic waves to target fat cells beneath the surface of the skin and eliminate them, just as the Pied Piper coaxed rats from their hiding places with his ultrasonic fiddling, and then made them explode.
Therapies at Rah Spa make over faces and bodies?but at this airy, white oasis guided by tranquility and relaxation, aesthetic improvement is only half the goal. The other half: offering an escape from the every day. Surrounded with white-on-gray damask patterns, light hardwood floors, and high ceilings, clients set their minds adrift and let their bow ties naturally unravel as aestheticians conduct treatments. An award-winning board-certified gastroenterologist, Dr. Shahla Rah supervises her eponymous spa, ensuring its laser treatments, beauty injectables, and skin peels are administered smoothly, and serves as patients' weight-loss consultant.
Body Sculpt Wraps are designed to spot-reduce bulges by sending toxins on a one-way trip out through the lymphatic system. By targeting trouble spots with non-invasive radio energy, technicians are able to break up the toxins and fats that populate the adipose cells' overstuffed walls. Then, the wrap's herbal and enzyme solution penetrate the outer layers of skin, drawing out the excess cellular gunk and flushing it from the area with the body's own lymphatic system. When combined with a healthy diet and active lifestyle, these detoxifying treatments can help melt away inches and form a firmer physique.
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.