Whether with a transformative surgical procedure or a quick, noninvasive treatment, the specialists of Smart Healthcare Solutions can leave faces and bodies renewed. The center battles facial wrinkles and discoloration on several fronts. With IPL photorejuvenation, skin cells are showered with powerful rays of light to banish brown spots and boost collagen production. The staff also polishes away dullness and texture problems with the Silkpeel, an alternative to microdermabrasion that buffs away dead cells while infusing nourishing serums deep into the skin. Bodies, meanwhile, benefit from the specialists' skills with a range of contouring and fat-banishing procedures. Treatments such as SmartLipo and Tickle Lipo improve upon traditional liposuction with cutting-edge technology that reduces pain and downtime, while ultrasonic Vaser Shape firms and smooths cellulite without a single incision or papier-mâché application.
A pinched nerve. A tweaked muscle. An out-of-whack joint. For most people, these ailments represent an inevitable facet of the aging process; for massage therapist Karin Ward, they represent an opportunity for improvement. Karin uses her sessions to jumpstart the healing process with therapeutic bodywork learned over a 13-year career. Whether she's easing nagging pain with gentle Swedish strokes or targeting deeper discomfort with the help of soothing hot stones, Karin delivers treatments that leave her clients rested, relaxed, and ready to face the day's next challenge.
As its name suggests, Sierra Foothills Electrolysis specializes in using electricity to permanently clear bodies of unwanted hair. Electrolysis—the only FDA-approved treatment for permanent hair removal—uses a disposable stainless-steel probe to administer electrical currents small enough to zap off hair without damaging skin or creating beauty marks shaped like lightning bolts. Depending on the size and hair density of the treatment area, sessions can last anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours.
Jennifer Lynn Kinjo knows the benefits of colon hydrotherapy from personal experience. In order to fix the digestive issues she had experienced all her life, Jennifer spent eight years receiving the treatments. They were so successful that Jennifer set out to learn the techniques of colon hydrotherapy herself. After graduating from the Internal Environment Institute in Santa Monica, becoming certified by the International Association of Colonic Hydrotherapy, and learning how to rub her stomach while patting her head, Jennifer now shares this life-changing therapy—which is said to cast out toxins and improve digestive health—with others in her private studio at Sierra Health and Wellness.
Physicians Skin and Weight Centers permanently impede bothersome bristles with neoteric techniques using Cynosure Elite technology. A savvy staff of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants oversee laser hair removal services for men and women of all complexions, zapping a chosen area of the body over the course of six 30-minute sessions until the skin is as smooth as laminated jazz sheet music. Call ahead to schedule an appointment and free 45-minute consultation.
Though he was destined to become an ophthalmologist, Dr. William Ellis didn't always have a clear vision for his career. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, he studied electrical engineering, focusing on field and wave transmission—lasers, in other words. It was a worthy prelude to his eventual specialty, since after completing medical school and his residency, though, Dr. Ellis realized the enormous potential of lasers—via the revolutionary new procedure known as LASIK—to help his patients see more clearly. Since then, he has performed more than 68,000 LASIK surgeries and even helped pioneer Epi-LASIK, a version of the procedure that doesn't use blades to make the incision. At his practices throughout the Bay Area, Dr. Ellis continues to take pride in performing every LASIK procedure, giving patrons the gift of clear eyesight so they can finally make out the tiny poems written between the lines of barcodes.