Under the guidance of Dr. Monica Bonakdar, M.D., clinical aesthetician Liz Brodersen renews vitality to faces and bodies through a slew of non-invasive laser treatments and cosmetic dermatology. The center’s revitalizing Vivite 70% glycolic peel minimizes the appearance and sassy attitude of pores, lines, and wrinkles through time-released pulses of sugary acids and natural antioxidants, all without many ornery side effects. Skin as tough as a superhero’s nails after a mega-manicure mellows into baby softness as the tingling mystique of alpha hydroxy acids heals faces, easing dead skin cells away from cheeks and chins. Post-treatment, new skin layers stay guarded by the lingering flush of glycolic acid and She-Ra’s bejeweled Sword of Protection.
Contour Dermatology bolsters patients struggling with friction-inducing strands and stubble with safe, comfortable laser hair-removal techniques. Over the course of three sessions, medically trained staffers teleport black or brunette fuzz from the face or body to a far-off galaxy by aiming a low-energy GentleLase beam at follicular bases. Charged particles carry enough energy to blast away the melanin inside errant bristles but leave the surrounding skin healthy and unharmed. Like planning a date for your parents, the procedure can be slightly uncomfortable, so technicians employ a cool laser tip, gel, or spray to soothe the skin and help spare nerves undue unpleasantness. Most complexions are acceptable candidates for laser hair removal, but clients with a very dark complexion may be subject to a spot test to ensure effective treatment. Clients need three to six sessions on average to impede ill-placed tufts during the active phase of each follicle's growth cycle.
• For $150, you get a full facial TCA chemical peel (a $650 value). • For $1,450, you get a full facial Fractional CO2 laser skin-rejuvenating treatment with a complimentary cosmetic consultation prior to the treatment (a $3,500 value).
Overseen by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Santillanes?whose UCLA and USC credentials have also led him to instruct fledgling surgeons in his specialties?The Skin Care Clinic's staff unlocks the inherent natural beauty in clients with age-defying services. They specialize in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including injectables and dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane, chemical peels, and photo rejuvenation. They also refine entire bodies through laser hair removal, scar removal, and VelaShape cellulite-removal treatments that, like a shy SWAT team, are also minimally invasive.
Under the stewardship of Dr. Emerico Csepanyi, who completed both general and plastic-surgery fellowships at UCLA, Newport Beach Medspa's crew of trained clinicians refurbishes bodies with advanced medical technology and many noninvasive treatments. The team focuses on natural beauty, enhancing existing features instead of sculpting them anew from potatoes. They're intensely concerned with personal comfort, and guide patients through each of the treatments, which include microdermabrasion to smooth skin, laser acne treatments to help reduce blemishes, and VelaShape treatments, which work to reduce unwanted cellulite.