With acute awareness of the physical, aesthetic, and energetic changes that accompany aging, the staff of EC Medical Group aims to reunite clients with their younger selves. HCG injections work in tandem with low-calorie diets custom-built for each client, helping to dissolve weight gained from slowed metabolism. Medical aesthetic treatments employ modern technologies that range from microdermabrasion and dermal fillers to lasers that diminish age spots and glide over hickeys without judgment. EC's trained technicians address internal fluctuations as well, performing extensive medical consultations in order to design regimens of natural hormone-replacement therapy.
The decor at W Salon and Spa—curled chandeliers, furniture upholstered with monochrome prints, and antique-looking wooden bureaus at each styling station—evokes an Enlightenment-era salon steeped in serenity. The literary setting is appropriate since the staff views the venue as a sanctum for the self, where guests can sink into relaxed introspection. With a team that specializes in a number of fields, the spa addresses a sweeping spectrum of services to facilitate such pampered meditation.
A licensed cosmetologist primps complexions with makeup applications and eyelash extensions, and a certified massage therapist calls upon five modalities to put physiques at ease more effectively than a soothing impression of Morgan Freeman narrating a documentary about sloths. Hair- and skincare treatments benefit from Unite and Sonya Dakar products, respectively.
On the spa's medical side, technicians combat wrinkles with Botox injections and curtail unwanted hair growth with carefully aimed laser treatments. The beauticians also host spa parties, accommodating wedding groups and celebrations for expectant mothers as well as birthdays.
While hormones are famous for being the root cause behind most adolescent anguish, at Progressive Health & Wellness, the team focuses on the medical maladies they can cause. Dr. Prakash K. Bhatia, one of the two doctors that helm the clinic, specializes in bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy, which neutralizes symptoms of hormone imbalance from depression to hair loss and weight gain. The staff can also catalyze slimdowns with alternative methods, including recommending diet and exercise regimens and prescribing appetite suppressants. Additionally, they tend to physiques with primary-care appointments, boost patients' energy levels and immune systems with B12 shots, and offer aesthetic treatments such as wrinkle-smoothing Botox injections, laser hair removal, and chemical peels.
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.
After devoting 20 years of his life to education, scientific research, and teaching, Highly Artistic Surgery's Dr. Chi Ha has the training and experience to perform surgical and nonsurgical enhancements that keep bodies looking both healthy and natural. The board-certified general surgeon is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is also a board-eligible facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Ha has served as a clinical instructor in head and neck surgery at Stanford University, and completed a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship with world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough.
Infused with peaceful pastel blues, Dr. Ha's state-of-the-art facilities include two exam rooms, an operating suite certified by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), and a nurse-monitored recovery room. The office also features a photo room where patients can take before-and-after shots or create flipbooks of themselves doing jumping jacks.
Stanford University-trained certified physician's assistant Nellie Blunt, medical director Dr. Anshu Gupta, and their team at 424 Cosmetic Dermatology effortlessly restore skin to its most rejuvenated state. Along with her expert staff, Nellie uses injectables and light therapy to whip complexions into shape and fight approaching signs of aging. Microdermabrasion and peels also soften fine lines and cultivate evenness, sloughing away the dead skin and brown autumn leaves that often accumulate on the skin. Below the neck, the staff is just as busy, using sclerotherapy to exile spider veins, cryotherapy to remove skin tags, and B12 injections to kindle an energy boost.