For the staff at Cove Wellness, a day at the spa isn't just about relaxation. It's also about prevention. Without proper attention, bodily ailments and stress can snowball into something bigger, and so the spa's therapists have made it their goal to help clients bring bodies and spirits back into balance. Believing detoxification to be the most natural and direct way to promote wellness from within, their three-step Signature of La Jolla Detox treatment combines bioenergetic lymphatic therapy, colon hydrotherapy, and a lymphatic-detox footbath to rid clients of accumulated waste and recharge the immune systems. Cellulite-reduction therapy helps promote smoother contours by boosting lymphatic drainage, and acupuncture helps clear energy blockages and boost circulation, bringing possible relief to ailments such as migraines, insomnia, sciatica, and restless ankle syndrome.
It’s reassuring to have options, which is what patients have at Aesthetic Center of La Jolla. During surgical procedures, medical director Dr. Roy David, a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon and champion scalpel whittler, reshapes noses, eyelids, and ears. Guests can also opt for enhancing treatments such as IPL photo rejuvenation, sclerotherapy, botox, and fillers. All treatments are tailored to require as little downtown as possible, while still achieving the best results, so clients can be back to their daily activities quickly.
During the past five years, Dr. Phillip Milgram has used the FDA-approved PinPointe FootLaser to address the nail concerns of more than 2,200 patients. A team of NIH-funded scientists and medical professionals spent two decades developing the technology used in the laser, which carefully eradicates fungus without damaging the nail or surrounding skin. After each of the approximately 30-minute procedures, patients can immediately resume normal activities and expect their nails to grow back clear or with a french tip.
The medical director of The Institute for Aesthetic Medicine believes a beautiful appearance can be attained through noninvasive, surgery-free techniques that leave patients rejuvenated with minimal downtime. His laser and radio-frequency treatments tighten skin and cosmetic injectables reduce facial wrinkles. Susie, the aesthetician on staff, performs similarly noninvasive skincare services, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and ultrasonic pore cleansing.
The registered nurses at Syner-Chi Day Spa combine beauty services and cosmetic dermatology to bolster the beauty of a client’s hair, face, or body. Staff members cut, color, and perm strands, and beautify visages with facials, brow tints, and Cirepil French hard wax. Med-spa staffers also harness laser systems to remove hair and injectable treatments to help reduce wrinkles.
When Dr. Barry Katzman opened West Coast Eye Care & Med Spa, he envisioned the space as a small practice that would help locals better enjoy the city’s famous sunsets and beaches. With his expertise—he’s participated in hundreds of studies for advanced treatments—the business quickly took on enough customers to sustain seven offices, a staff of a dozen doctors, and its own language, which outsiders describe as Latin spoken in pig Latin. After outfitting eyes with prescriptions and preventive care, staffers can help them navigate an optical boutique stocked with more than 10,000 designer frames by Dior, Bvlgari, and Tom Ford. Regular performances of more advanced surgeries, such as LASIK, cataract laser procedures, and eyelid lifts, made the staff intrigued about similar aesthetic procedures. As a result, they opened a med spa, where they tighten and brighten skin with injections, rejuvenating laser treatments, and even plastic surgery.