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.
Beverly Hills Cosmetic Centers' lobby blends cream colored walls and matching marbled tile with dark wood furnishings: a classic combination of colors that hints at luxury. Behind the scenes, however, the team of technicians use techniques that are anything but classic. They wield the latest technology to smooth skin and sculpt bodies, including lasers, ultrasound waves, infrared lights, and fine sprays of crystals. Ultrasonic cavitation, for instance, has proven a popular treatment. Technicians use ultrasonic waves to target fat cells beneath the surface of the skin and eliminate them, just as the Pied Piper coaxed rats from their hiding places with his ultrasonic fiddling, and then made them explode.
At Vendesi Beauty & Wellness Center, individually tailored facials cater to a wide range of skin concerns, treating faces in need of firming, hydrating, exfoliating, and more. The expansive skincare menu also includes microdermabrasion, back exfoliating treatments, and vitamin-C-infused exfoliation. But this beauty and wellness center offers much more than just skincare: other services include massages, body wraps, and spray tanning, to name a few.
Housed in a historic building whose parapets, scalloped shingles, and wraparound porch evoke antique charm, Bella Aesthetica MedSpa & Wellness Center 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 MedSpa & Wellness Center, 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.
The staff at Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center take on body, mind, and spirit issues using a holistic approach to well-being. This philosophy inspires the duo to rout out the source of dermatological issues rather than temporarily hide visible symptoms. Since specific skin anomalies call for precise treatments, the center boasts an array of facials, chemical peels, collagen treatments, and injectables, performed by Dr Smaili, that cater to quelling signs of aging, mild scarring, acne problems, and uneven skin tone.
Opened by Dr. Tarick Smaili in 2011 as an extension of his plastic-surgery practice, the California Surgical Institute, Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center provides medical aesthetic services to treat skin conditions and contour the body without undergoing surgery or sleeping inside a mannequin.
Registered nurse Linell Wagers began her career providing care to those suffering from life-changing and life-ending diseases. It made her very aware of the importance of taking care of your body, and she eventually opened Premier Body Sculpt, which uses noninvasive fat-removal treatments to decrease a client's risk for cardiac disease and diabetes, as well as to boost their confidence.
Technicians at her med spa combat stubborn fat with fat-cell-shrinking ultrasonic-cavitation treatments. The three-in-one ultrasonic treatments use vacuum suction and radio frequency, as well; the vacuum suction helps in the sculpting process of the melted fat cells to the lymphatic drainage, and the radio frequency helps tighten skin.
Premier's technicians also use radio frequency and ultrasonic waves on faces and necks to make skin look tighter than Scrooge McDuck's grip on his wallet. Or they simply correct skin damage with facials and peels.