Lucia Papale and the staff at Remedy Skin Care Center engineer a broad lineup of therapeutic and aesthetic services with products from brands such as Dermalogica and Intraceuticals. Pooling their varied experiences, the team melds their diverse backgrounds in massage therapy, bodywork, medical skincare, and physical rehabilitation for Iron Man competitors. Just as the best authors never use the same word or word twice, the center's aestheticians regularly attend continuing-education seminars to fortify every treatment, such as cleansing facials and exfoliating microdermabrasion. Each service begins with a one-on-one consultation so that therapists and aestheticians can tailor therapeutic massages or permanent-makeup applications to each client's particular situation.
At viva MD, medical professionals with years of experience believe that physical and mental well-being go hand in hand, which is why they bring an integrated and comprehensive team approach to the art of cosmetic procedures. The medical-spa side of viva MD assists patients with weight loss and oversees hormone therapies and beauty treatments, such as corrective facials, peels, and body contouring. Registered nurses are well versed in aesthetic injectables and dermal fillers including Botox, as well as laser hair-removal treatments that erase fuzz from limbs. Above all, the staff aims to help clients balance their bodies and make healthy lifestyle changes within a comfortable environment.
Over the past 10 years, Dr. Reza Tabriz, the cosmetic surgeon at Jeunederm Cosmetic Surgery Center, has slimmed more than 2,000 silhouettes with cosmetic procedures. He personally treats each of Jeunederm's patients, who are encouraged to consult with the staff as they explore the clinic's menu of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.
Before Dr. Michelle Place—a specialist in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery—began helping clients discover new looks for themselves, she went on a journey of self-discovery herself, receiving her credentials through her own version of the Great American Road Trip. Born in South Africa, Dr. Place studied biology in California, attained her medical degree in Texas, and completed a surgical internship in Virginia before moving back to the Golden State to complete general surgery and plastic surgery residencies. At her private practice, the board-certified plastic surgeon and her team enhance clients’ faces and bodies with procedures ranging from breast augmentation and liposuction to face-lifts, laser hair removal, and eyelid surgery to make the eyes appear younger in lieu of covering them with funky dorm-wall tapestries.
Over her more than 20-year career, Christina Morain has blossomed from makeup artist to account coordinator for major cosmetics lines to opening Christina Morain Permanent Makeup, which transcends its namesake service through a range of skincare and waxing expertise. With her nonjudgmental demeanor and understanding of beauty's importance, Christina puts clients at ease as she defines sparse brows, highlights fading lip lines, and even corrects past permanent makeup applications. Meanwhile, 10 types of facial services take specialized approaches toward banishing blemishes, erasing fine lines, and keeping facial freckles from rearranging to spell "Wash me." To retain refreshed complexions, Christina stocks her spa's shelves with a range of beauty products from brands including Image Skincare, Dermalogica, and Cry Baby semi-permanent mascara.
The medical professionals at Valley Medical Art specialize in injectables, which they use to help patients stay beautiful regardless of age. They offer free consultations, and then use products such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, Botox, and Dysport to treat wrinkles, lines, and uneven skin texture.