Housed in a historic building whose parapets, scalloped shingles, and wraparound porch evoke antique charm, Bella Aesthetica tends to faces and bodies with an array of decidedly modern techniques. Under the supervision of medical director and founder Dr. Ruben Ruiz, technicians use equipment ranging from lasers to dermal fillers to slim silhouettes, polish complexions, and beautify extra heads.
No matter what the treatment, clients benefit from the skilled care of Dr. Ruiz. A recipient of the American Medical Association's Physicians' Recognition Award, Dr. Ruiz operates three family clinics in addition to Bella Aesthetica, and has lent his expertise to UCLA and the Stanford University School of Medicine. He can consult in English, Spanish, and Morse code, and has extensively authored and lectured on internal medicine.
Microdermabrasion treatments are quick, 35–45-minute procedures that uses a diamond-tipped wand to abrade the top layers of skin and polish the dermis hiding beneath. The exfoliating powers reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and light scarring, while eliminating sun damage and dry skin and evening out skin tone and texture. Using a wand that operates on pneumatic principles similar to the Super Soaker, your aesthetician will gently blast away blemishes and buff your face to a healthy, happy hue. At the same time, deceased skin and makeup residue will be given a proper burial at the bottom of a vacuum. Come treatment's end, the skin will have a refreshed, healthy glow, proudly displaying the younger skin that had been patiently waiting to see the light of day.
Dr. Angel DeMola uses noninvasive methods to guide patients toward their cosmetic goals at Paradise Laser Institute. Both bolster their international medical education with training in naturopathic and cosmetic techniques. They use lasers not only to remove unwanted hair, but also to restore hair to thinning areas by stimulating the cellular metabolism of the scalp's skin and increasing blood flow to the follicle, just as gardeners increase plant growth by pouring blood over the roots. Other treatments work from the inside out, such as an array of injectables designed to smooth and tone faces from beneath the skin.
Located in Upland, La Bella Day Spa and Salon is a full-service beauty haven, where aestheticians believe that the little extras are what pamper guests the most. Clients at this upscale spa and salon are greeted with refreshments in the soothing lounge, and there's a complimentary shower and infrared spa for guests. At the day spa, a licensed cosmetologist for Liquid Glamour works her magic on fingers and toes, buffing and polishing nails to help complete the luxurious beauty package.
Despite its wide range of therapeutic services, Rapha Physical Therapy maintains a cozy, welcoming atmosphere that won't intimidate the kids it exclusively treats. Physical therapists work on strength and motion, occupational therapists focus on functional motor skills, and speech therapists tend to communication disorders. Other kid-oriented experts give parents a hand by teaching them about their child's diagnosis or helping their young athlete recover after an injury.
The stylists, manicurists, and aestheticians at RC Spa & Beauty Center preside over all aspects of their clients’ appearance with a menu of beauty treatments for hair and body. The sounds of snipping shears fill the salon, where stylists update styles with cuts, vibrant colors, and hair extensions. The scrubbing of a nail file or the chatter of an aesthetician consulting with her client sometimes punctuates this soundtrack, but one part of the salon is set apart from this lively bustle. In a quiet room, massage therapists knead away stress with gentle Swedish, warm hot-stone, or firm deep-tissue strokes.
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