At Pier Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Douglas Mest administers medical aesthetic treatments that help clients achieve their beauty goals, whether that means looking younger through anti-aging facials or eliminating fat through CoolSculpting or glaring at it until it disappears. The med spa's array of treatments ranges from laser skin rejuvenation to spot-peel facials to Botox injections.
Headed by doctor duo James Kojian, MD, and Cecilia Gutierrez, RN, BSN, the medically trained nurses and physicians assistants at The Rejuvenation Center smooth out epidermal planes with ultramodern medical products and technology. An arsenal of lasers wrenches back the hands of time, tackling acne and wrinkles with equal aplomb and also removing body hair and contouring faces. Injectables, dermal fillers, and chemical peels from brands such as SkinMedica and Apeele enhance mugs and attract celebrity clientele. The center counts model and reality star Brittany Binger as a fan of its chemical peel and laser hair removal. Many of the center?s procedures are mostly painless and require little downtime, allowing for immediate stunt doubling as a surfboard in live reenactments of Point Break.
Founder Ande Akinrele opened i Medspa after spending more than 20 years working in the international health and beauty industry in Belgium, England, and West Africa. Her close-knit staff?which includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical aesthetician, and resident puppet?specializes in FDA-approved laser services such as IPL photofacials, acne treatments, medical weight loss, botox and filler treatments, and laser hair removal. More traditional spa services include facials, diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and chemical peels combining glycolic and salicylic acids. To help clients maintain their results at home, i Medspa sells pharmaceutical or medical-grade skincare lines such as Epionce, Obagi, and Glo-minerals makeup.
As a physician who's double-board-certified in anesthesia and laser surgery, Dr. Gail Humble has found that her expertise is in demand. She's shared her knowledge in the pages of such press outlets as the Los Angeles Daily News and Skin & Aging magazine, and she's even appeared on Extra and other television shows. When she's not demonstrating her methods to the public, Dr. Humble's treating such skin problems as wrinkles, scarring, and varicose veins with the services that she determines will be most effective for each patient?especially for patients who write her nice cards that use the word "cool-tacular" a lot. One such method, Botox, reduces the appearance of fine lines by weakening the muscle activity that causes wrinkles. Meanwhile, IPL and Laser Genesis treatments promote collagen production and make the skin appear tighter, and facial peels remove the skin's damaged outer layers.
Although Aesthetic Edge's doctors specialize in cosmetic treatments for the head and neck, each doctor treats the patient as a whole. After passing his facial-plastic-surgery boards in the 99th percentile, Keith Marcus, MD, teamed up with Michael Fulbright, DDS, to found Aesthetic Edge—a med spa with primarily noninvasive cosmetic procedures. While Dr. Marcus rejuvenates skin and reduces wrinkles with lasers and injectables (among them, Botox and Juvéderm), Dr. Fulbright improves smiles with various procedures and technologies, such as porcelain veneers and Chiclets. Sheila Chang Barbarino, MD, uses her expertise in oculofacial surgery to help clients achieve their desired look, applying experience gained from her time with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
You can probably guess from their name that DermFx works beautifying magic on skin?and you'd be right. With laser- and light-based treatments such as Fraxel and the smooth beam, skin-tightening Ulthera ultrasound treatments and chemical peels, and proprietary take-home products, the med spa keeps skin soft, smooth, and turbulence-free. But that's hardly all. From non-surgical Botox to LightSheer laser hair removal, the medical professionals use cutting-edge technologies to deliver stunning outcomes all over the body.