Seasoned, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Sarosy helms the team of certified technicians at San Diego Body Contouring and its sister location, the Vein and Liposculpture Center in Temecula. Drawing from years of experience that earned him a membership to the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sarosy wields state-of-the-art laser technology to help lift visages, oust excess fat, and erase unwanted tattoos and body hair. He can also forge svelte physiques with comprehensive mommy makeovers, designed to restore new mothers' post-pregnancy bodies to the state they were in before babies filled them with gaudy futons. Spider-vein therapy and skincare treatments such as microdermabrasion and Botox round out the center's slate of aesthetic services.
For more than four decades, Soboba Medical Group's physicians have funneled their expertise into weight loss and nutrition, led by board-certified internist Dr. Allen Jay. Their custom treatment plans, based on each client?s history and weight-loss goals, incorporate medications such as nutritional supplements and lipotropics. Each plan facilitates initial weight loss, but also aids with long-term physical maintenance, preventing damaging yo-yo dieting.
To complement the weight-loss programs, the center offers supplementary treatments. Body wraps with vitamin B12, for example, are designed to relax and re-energize clients.
For owner and licensed medical aesthetician Jane Bulner, Refine Body & Skin Care is the culmination of a journey that began in her native land of Thailand. Her drive for skincare and aesthetics led her to graduate from Bellus Academy in Poway in 2002. She walked across the stage with suitcase in hand, flying from her graduation platform to San Diego, where she would continue training under Dr. Jonas LaForge of Meridian Medical. Her studies in Lapex 2000 BCS lipolaser treatments and other medical aesthetic services solidified her skills and confidence, leading her to open Refine Body & Skin Care. And today, alongside her partner-in-beauty, William Murphy, MD, Bulner takes care of body hair and other exterior issues with waxing treatments, facial services, and advanced laser systems.
Adhering to the idea that a jack-of-all-trades is a master of none, Gastric Banding Medical Group does one thing well: they change lives. As a dedicated Lap-Band system center of excellence, the clinic specializes in helping people reach their weight-loss goals with a procedure that's less invasive than traditional gastric-bypass surgery. Medical director Dr. Ronald L. Gertsch leads the team of bariatric surgeons at the state-licensed and Medicare-certified center, earning a highly respected accreditation through the Bariatric Surgery Center Network of the American College of Surgeons in the process.
Its state-of-the-art facility provides a comfortable backdrop for the procedure, which, like squeezing into a cherished childhood cummerbund, reduces stomach capacity and restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. The doctors also facilitate the journey toward health with advice on diet and exercise as well as noninvasive laser lipo treatments.
Drawing from more than 25 years of experience working in the med-spa and cosmetic-surgery field, Kathleen Rocca harnesses her knowledge and skills as a clinical aesthetician at her own skincare and anti-aging haven: Eastlake Rejuvenation Center. Guests pass through a lushly landscaped patio area as they arrive for the noninvasive cosmetic treatments, including facials with red and blue LED light, body-contouring laser lipolysis sessions, or photofacials that use intense pulsed light to tighten lax skin loosened after one too many trips to the moon.
In addition to helping area residents look and feel better, Rocca stays involved with her community on a grander scale, sharing beauty advice on Fox 6 news and serving as the president of the Bonita Business & Professional Association.
At Dermatology Laser Center of San Diego, a team of physicians lends their medical expertise to aesthetic treatments, clarifying skin with lasers and cosmetic injectables. The teams employs a range of lasers, each with its own aesthetic application – including hair and tattoo removal, skin resurfacing, spider vein treatment – as well as medical-grade wrinkle-removers such as Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm.