Dr. Krugman and his team of board-certified plastic surgeons have amassed decades of combined experience turning medical techniques toward bodily beautification. Careful pretreatment evaluation and consultation helps determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each face in their care. Botox ($390 for 33 units, the average quantity needed for best results) stops wrinkle-causing frown muscles in their tracks with a quick, noninvasive injection between the brows and a series of clown auditions. The 10-minute treatment continues its forehead-refurbishing effects over the next few days, perking up countenances for an average of three to four months.
Inside a glass- and aquamarine-accented beauty studio, Nanu Threading attends to all manner of skincare needs with hair removal and facial services. Experienced threading specialists swiftly drag a twisted strand of cotton string across the face to remove unwanted follicles. Clients also come in for soothing spa facials and the salon's henna tattoos—intricate, semi-permanent artwork drawn onto clients' hands or distracted clients' gloves.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Alan Kanter at Vein Center of Orange County and Dr. Angelina Devera at Laser and Vitality Institute, the staff harness the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
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.
When a new plastic-surgery procedure makes its way into operating rooms, Dr. Semira Bayati doesn’t rush out to learn it. Instead, she takes a step back, waiting a year or more before adding it to her repertoire. She does this with her clients’ safety in mind, making sure to offer treatments that have effects far beyond that of a fad. This adds to her credibility with clients, the facet of her professional reputation Dr. Bayati values most.
Whether performing an arm lift, tummy tuck, chin implant, or replacement lid for an original-series Tupperware, Dr. Bayati keeps the lines of communication open so she can address any of her clients’ questions or concerns. This level of attention doesn’t waver, even if clients elect to rejuvenate their skin with nonsurgical procedures such as hydrafacials or Botox.