Newport Beach Laser and Plastic Surgery Center is under the direct supervision of Dr. Boris Ackerman, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than two decades of experience and numerous TV appearances on his resum?. Renowned for his expertise in facial rejuvenation, liposuction, and breast augmentation, Dr. Ackerman also uses his keen eye for aesthetics to oversee the med spa?s nonsurgical treatments. Aestheticians exfoliate and hydrate complexions; registered nurses combat wrinkles with dermal fillers; and laser technicians clear skin of unwanted hairs, blemishes, and tattoos of the Death Star.
Dr. Faraz Valaie and his team of registered nurses at Pacific Cosmetic Medical Center know that the vast number of aesthetic treatments out there can be daunting. They also realize that while some patients may desire an aggressive image transformation, others want subtle, minimally invasive improvement. Dr. Valaie also helps clients determine which ones are right for them with honest guidance and in-depth education during a detailed consultation.
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.
Headed by Dr. Sanjay Grover, The Center specializes in aesthetic treatments that employ up-to-the-minute technology, which garnered it a segment on Access Hollywood. DermaSweep microdermabrasion sidesteps the drawbacks of other face-smoothing methods with a variable-level vacuum pump that treats skin without resorting to painful, messy crystal abrasions. The vacuum sloughs off old skin from the overburdened backs of younger cells, allowing a newer, smoother epidermal layer to shine through. This treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and nosy in-laws.
• 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).