Slowing down the passing of time has always been an elusive endeavor. But the aestheticians at Beautiful Image may have found their own solution: microcurrent treatments. The treatment's noninvasive wands aim to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin in the facial muscles in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and perma-frowns.
The goal at NOW Lipo-Loss is two-fold—to help clients both look and feel their best. To accomplish the former, the staff uses the FDA-approved Vevazz system to shrink fat cells, diminish stretch marks, and promote smoother-looking skin. They also usher clients atop the whole-body vibration platform, which stimulates muscles for a full-body workout. When it comes to feeling better, the staff offers self-mastery therapy sessions to combat stress and negativity.
After graduating with a degree in dental surgery, Dr. Kaslow started flexing his cosmetic- and general-dental muscles by practicing privately in 1988. With the help of his trusty staff, he performs services that include performing cleanings, removing wisdom teeth, and implanting custom crowns. His practice is also bilingual, with associates who speak English and Spanish.
After five years in the US Army Dental Corps, Dr. Kaslow became a member of the US Army Reserve Medical Corps, blending his dental skills with a sense of community that's followed him throughout his career. He currently mixes his medical expertise and social consciousness by volunteering in the Santa Ynez Valley community. Dr. Kaslow also serves as president of the charity organization Vikings of Solvang, as well as the Solvang Friendship House, a senior assisted-living facility.
The G Spa's staff, guided by Dr. Kathleen Griffin, thwarts the ravages of time with internal care and spa medicine tailored for women's needs. Practicing for more than a quarter century, Dr. Griffin possesses comprehensive knowledge of the female form and all that ails it, from PMS and menopause to body-image issues caused by the unrealistic standards set by hourglasses. Nurse practitioner Dianne Sandel handles all laser treatments, women's annual exams, and engineering medical weight loss programs while medical aesthetician Jill Valestrino complements Dr. Griffin's internal care with skin and body treatments. Among various services, the duo plumps earlobes with dermal fillers, diminishes veins with sclerotherapy, and tightens skin with laser facials. Life coach Petra Beumer rounds out the spa's offerings, rooting out the emotional and mental blockages that prevent women from losing weight or achieving their goals. The team’s combined services earned them a place as finalist for Best Medical Spa in the Santa Barbara Independent in 2011 and 2012.
Led by Dr. Douglas J. Mackenzie, the registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians’ assistants at Pacific Plastic Surgery help clients amp up their self-confidence with a wide offering of both noninvasive and surgical services. Dr. Mackenzie, who has studied at Johns Hopkins, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Cornell University Medical Center, wields his extensive experience and know-how to perform tummy tucks, scar revisions, and face-lifts. A specially designed, multifaceted medical weight-loss program helps patients get fit healthily, and the center’s noninvasive spa services get faces in shape for special events and awkward family photos.
Inside the heady offices of Santa Barbara Brain Fitness, Dan Staso, PhD, engages brains in a variety of cerebral calisthenics. On a given day, business executives, college students, athletes, and those seeking self-improvement tap into all-natural neurotherapies to tone brains to top condition. Board-certified in neurofeedback, Staso focuses on five core areas: sleep improvement, anxiety and stress, brain brightening, meditative enhancement, and academic/executive enhancement. Clients who have completed the program may feel calmer, maintain greater focus, sleep more soundly through the night, and feel more effective in achieving their goals.
Dr. Kristi Wrightson, a naturopathic doctor and registered dietitian, helps her clients manage their weight and fight the signs of aging with a modern cocktail of natural and conventional medicine. At Nest Integrative Medicine Spa, she is joined by a nutritionist and an esthetician who work with her to perform skin rejuvenation, pain management, therapeutic injections, and body-contouring services.