Registered nurse Francine Oca fondly remembers tagging along to work with her aunt, a professional makeup artist. She'd watch in awe as brushes whisked across faces, brightening eyes and highlighting smiles. Though these tune-ups were small, they made a world of difference to women's perceptions of themselves.
Today, Francine, along with Dr. Jose Guerra? a board certified physician in family medicine? helps women cultivate beauty and confidence as an aesthetic nurse at Live Gorgeous OC?a Medical Spa that specializes in noninvasive enhancements such as laser treatments, botox, dermal fillers, and wrinkle-smoothing injections.
To promote safety and peace of mind, the clinic offers FDA-approved treatments whenever possible. Though the treatments often summon a girlish glow, Francine doesn't believe in making all faces look as young as an egg in a baby bonnet. Instead of performing unnecessary treatments, she will guide clients toward products and habits that make skin look naturally fresh and vibrant.
Not many plastic surgeons are also inventors. But Dr. Arian Mowlavi, founder of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, designed a contraption called the "Mowlavi Umbilicator," which makes the newly formed innie belly buttons resulting from his tummy tucks look completely natural in a bikini or stuffed with lint. In addition to lifting and tucking tummies, the board-certified plastic surgeon can surgically enhance nearly any area on the face or body that is causing its owner strife. He conducts many of these procedures in his Laguna Beach outpatient surgery center, which features an operating room and recovery suites, as well as discreet entrances and waiting areas to ensure patient privacy.
From stretch marks to wrinkles, the pros at Renaissance Medical Aesthetics gently treat unsightly areas of the body. They tackle fine lines on faces with Botox and chemical peels and melt fat with a noninvasive laser. Retreating hairlines are pulled back to the frontlines with low-level laser therapy and the promise of a possible playdate with eyebrows.
Regular massages had always been important in Peter and Kim's wellness regimen, so when this husband-wife duo discovered Relax Body And Mind Spa was for sale, they jumped at the chance to turn a good-for-you indulgence into a career. Their staff of massage therapists uses holistic bodywork to fight off stress and soreness, relying on techniques such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, as well as shiatsu, reflexology, and enthusiastic high fives. Aestheticians offer relaxing facial treatments with Dr. Mercola organic skincare products, along with microdermabrasion and LED light therapy.
The staff at Ageless Generation Day Spa uses a variety of skin treatments to maintain healthy, youthful skin. The spa offers more than 10 facials that treat skin conditions such as acne, dull skin, and clogged pores. The staff also tightens skin using radio frequency, which stimulates collagen production and boosts metabolism.
If you have a cosmetic concern, chances are that Alladerm's staff can perform a laser treatment to resolve it. Here, medical doctors and licensed clinical aestheticians work to help their clients achieve the looks they want, whether its tightened and toned skin, diminished sun spots, or smoother, line-free skin. They treat acne?reducing scarring and diffusing redness?with Cutera Laser Genesis treatments and minimize wrinkles and boost collagen levels with Radiesse injections. With a large list of potential procedures and personalized treatments, Alladerm's welcoming staff is completely dedicated to making your skin healthy and youthful looking, helping you get into the ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese's.