Dr. Edward Rubinstein and the staff of West Coast Foot Laser understand the embarrassment and discomfort caused by nails infected with onychomycosis. Besides limiting the desire to wear open-toe galoshes, the nail fungus can cause painful health issues if left untreated. The center combats these infections with powerful beams, which typically require a single session to eliminate the problem at the source and allow healthy nails to gradually appear.
A cosmetic complex with décor ranging from the chic black tile of its salon to the day spa's bamboo-and-incense ambience, Aventine fills its space with a consummate roster of beautification treatments administered by a highly specialized staff. The classic massage (a $90 value) tailors its 60 minutes of total relaxation to your muscular map's spinal mountain range, flowing energy rivers, and buried treasure chests of stress. A signature 45-minute DermaSweep facial (a $127.50 value) mechanically extracts and exfoliates the face with a gentle vacuum, lifting away dead and deadbeat skin while combating the oxidative aging effects caused by years of reenacting Three Stooges shorts. The treatment begins with a consultation and keeps the skin relaxed throughout with a cleansing massage and therapeutic mask. A three-month membership ($297 value) to Aventine Spa treats members to a range of discounts on salon, massage, and aesthetic services.
The physician-supervised and highly trained staff at Norcal Medical focuses its energies on weight-loss treatments, dermal fillers, and Botox sessions. They consult with clients to find the best of five injectables to firm and hydrate their skin. Their medical-weight-loss center finds slimming strategies to suit clients of all ages, and Zerona laser liposuction helps achieve the results that diet, exercise, and constant fidgeting can't accomplish. Each painless treatment results in no redness, swelling, or downtime for clients, who can have the procedure done during their lunch breaks. Dr. Lana Burkhead presides over the clinic's celebrations of youth.
Lucia Papale engineers a broad lineup of therapeutic and aesthetic services. Drawing on more than a decade of experience, she offers massage therapy, bodywork, medical skincare, and physical rehabilitation for Ironman competitors. She also regularly attends continuing-education seminars to hone her skills. All her services?from therapeutic massages to exfoliating microdermabrasions?begin with a one-on-one consultation so she can tailor them to clients' particular needs.
Dr. Michael A. Stein, board-certified podiatrist and founder of Foot Doctor of the East Bay, draws upon more than 20 years of experience as he treats patients from the ankle down. Having performed more than 5,000 successful laser treatments, Dr. Stein and his team of doctors and staff tackle ailments of the bone, skin, and nail, correcting bunions, vanquishing warts, and ousting ingrown toenails by barking at them until they emerge. Dr. Stein is a fellow of the American Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery. Combing his expertise and a knack for clear communication, he wrote a book entitled Why Your Feet Hurt: A User's Guide to Foot and Ankle Health to help patients lead healthy lives full of dancing and free of pain.