English, Spanish, French, Hungarian, and Romanian—these are the languages that Dr. George Weiss has trained his mouth to shape. But his cultural aptitude isn't the only impressive mark on his resumé. Dr. Weiss—a bariatric physician—has also spent the last two decades helping patients reclaim their bodies through anti-aging and weight-management programs. These days, the doctor combines his knowledge of conventional and integrative medicine at Wellness and Longevity Medical Group of La Jolla, booting fine lines and deep-set wrinkles with Botox, Dysport, Radiesse, Juvéderm, Sculptra, and Restylane/Perlane solutions while helping patients shave off unwanted curves with custom hCG diet plans and nutritional coaching. Dr. Weiss even helps patients balance off-kilter hormones, which can cause people to have mood swings or get into a slap fight with a friend’s wedding cake. By using a holistic age-management approach that combines a healthy lifestyle with natural bioidentical hormones and aesthetics, Dr. Weiss can help patients regain a sense of vitality.
Estheticians salvage facial surfaces with a custom European facial treatment that is appropriate for all skin types. Deep cleansing gently seeks out dirt and oil hidden deep in the pores with the skill of a preschooler playing hide-and-seek with thermal-vision goggles, as exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin. A mask and skin booster rejuvenate moisture levels, and an accompanying massage of the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, and shoulders releases tension pent up from chicken dancing without preparatory chicken stretching.
Dr. Jerry Borup and the licensed aesthetic team at 324 Spa rejuvenate physiques with advanced treatments and attentive care. The original standard in vein treatment, sclerotherapy injections collapse unsightly vessels with a flood of organic solution and a careful amount of microscopic dynamite. These quick, gentle sessions last up to 30 minutes and may be used to oust spider veins and facial vessels caused by rosacea. Lines disappear over the course of two to eight weeks, with side effects such as mild aching, itching, and capillary separation anxiety resolving shortly after sessions. Sessions for each leg last about 30 minutes or about as long as it takes to listen to a Frasier script on tape.
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.
"My life is making art with the human body," says Dr. Robert A. Shumway on the website for his boutique clinic, Shumway Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shumway has made an illustrious career out of trimming waistlines with tummy tucks and liposuction and balancing features with nose jobs and face-lifts. He also strives for innovation, adopting new methods of breast augmentation and employing lasers to rejuvenate the skin.
While Dr. Shumway is known for his transformative procedures, his practice also offers surgery-free enhancement. Aesthetic services refresh complexions with lasers and injections. The clinical staff also specializes in medical-grade chemical peels, reducing the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and seemingly permanent milk mustaches.
Dr. Brian Stenzler, owner of D.R.E.A.M. Wellness, is a one-man who’s-who of chiropractic. As a student, he took a trip to Panama where he spent some time straightening spines pro-bono before performing an adjustment for then first-lady, Dora Boyd Perez Balladares. He flew back to The States where he finished his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1998, just before graduating Summa cum Laude with a Masters in sports health science in 1999. Two years later, the Red Cross recognized him for his work at ground zero during 9/11, and in 2003 he was named New York Chiropractor of the Year by The New York Chiropractic Council.
And those were just the first five years of his career.
Since then, he’s shepherded a veritable hit parade of professional athletes, celebrities, and politicians back to health, including the likes of Junior Seau, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Orin Hatch. After a cross-continental move to California—where he promptly became the president of the California chiropractic Association—Dr. Stenzler opened the west-coast office of his practice, D.R.E.A.M. Wellness.
The core philosophy of D.R.E.A.M. Wellness is that true wellbeing is much more than simply being free of pain, disease, and sickness. The staff aims to harmonize physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing by emphasizing five particular areas of health, which is where the name D.R.E.A.M. comes in: diet, relaxation, exercise, adjustment, and mental wellbeing. These five facets of wellness have inform the growing number of treatments they offer at their clinic, which includes chiropractic work, massages, nutrition programs, pilates, and more.