Since she was a young girl, Berni Massari has been aware of her instinctive ability to sense illness in other people. She used her gift to assist medical doctors during exploratory surgery, and, after struggling to find a satisfying career path, decided to apply her talents in the field of natural medicine. Massari went on to earn her PhD and become a fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy. After working in nursing homes, where traditional Western medicine was not meeting all of the residents' needs, she opened her own group of elderly care homes, and witnessed the restorative powers of homeopathy combined with a healthy dose of compassion.
The natural healthcare specialist, author, and weekly radio-show hostess now shares her passion for healing at Integrative Health Associates. Her wellness philosophy incorporates both classical homeopathy?which uses one remedy at a time to treat disease?and time-sensitive preventative methods to diminish conditions such as chronic pain, allergies, anemia, and psoriasis. The caring practitioner even treats pets, including ferrets suffering from diabetes or parrots who develop laryngitis after living with opera singers.
Kelly Hannigan, RN at LaJollaNecklift.com is a California and Arizona registered nurse and graduate Doctor of Naturpathic Medicine. She was trained by Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, during the initial clinical trials of Botox Cosmetic in 1999, and is a veteran in the world of skin-smoothing injections. To promote the growth of the body's stem cell production of collagen synthesis, Kelly and a fellow colleague created the The Vampira Facial and PRP- Natural Facelift. For more than 14 years her aesthetic repertoire has expanded to include skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and a bevy of other skin-clarifying techniques that leave complexions baby soft and adult durable. She created NewportNeckLift to focus on smoothing rough-textured and draping skin around the neck, which can lose elasticity due to age, weight loss, sun damage, or other factors. This treatment encourages collagen regeneration and skin-tightening and can be done in one sitting with little downtime.
Teri Johannes, the licensed aesthetician behind Skinergy Now at Salon XL, continually seeks out the latest treatments to care for clients' skin. She specializes in personalized facials and waxing services, brightening visages with PCA Skin products and the nature-based ingredients and organic aloe vera found in the Aloette line. During her collagen-infusion facial, Johannes uses a high-frequency infrared galvanic machine to enrich skin with collagen and adds pure hyaluronic acid for deep hydration. She performs a micro-needling technique to stimulate collagen growth and breaks down cellulite, scar tissue, spider veins, and shy cells' inhibitions with advanced ultrasound technology.
Under the guidance of Dr. Richard Burgmeier, the technicians at Perfect Skin Laser Center strive to offer the most advanced aesthetic treatments available. Their private clinic performs a variety of services using powerful beams, ranging from laser hair removal and light-based facials to noninvasive body contouring. Though laser treatments comprise the bulk of their procedures, they also specialize in products such as Botox and chemical peels. No matter what the method, Dr. Burgmeier and his staff aim to leave clients looking natural, like the majestic rocks of Mt. Rushmore.
The cutting-edge and the eco-friendly collide at Twisted Herb Alchemy Skin Care, a beauty and med spa centered around the use of natural and organic ingredients and treatments. Paraben-free, dye-free, and artificial fragrance-free skin care products soothe and nourish skin during facials that can be tailored to treat everything from acne, to dryness, to hyperpigmentation. Meanwhile, those looking for a more aggressive form of anti-aging treatment can try a micro-current facelift, which stimulates the facial muscles in order to tone and lift the area, or a DNA Cryo-Stem facial, which uses a stem cell serum to increase plumpness in the face. Oxygen facials, LED light therapy, and microdermabrasion sessions, round out the anti-aging menu, while the spa also offers services such as waxing, spray tanning, and skin tag removal.
The aestheticians at Innovation Skin Care believe healthy and glowing skin begins with regular exfoliation. They perform more than 70 different facials—all with a healthy dose of scrubbing—as well as professional enzyme peels, which dissolve the dirt, dead cells, and traces of last year’s Halloween candy that sully skin’s surface. The office’s sleek black shelves are lined with dozens of serums from Rhonda Allison, a professional skincare line that relies heavily on natural acids to gently exfoliate skin.