Board-certified cardiologist Dr. Ariel Soffer, a graduate of the prestigious Cedars Sinai/UCLA residency program, former chief of medicine of the Hollywood Medical Center, former doctor for the Florida Panthers, clinical assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University, and chief medical expert for WPLG ABC Local 10 News leads Soffer Health, which offers multiple practices and specialized departments. One such department is the Soffer Vein Institute, where a diverse menu of vein treatments helps female and male patients to achieve comely legs. Dr. Soffer is so proficient in laser treatments for varicose veins that he has trained dozens of physicians to use his endovenous laser-ablation techniques to heat varicose veins directly and cause them to seal and disappear more quickly than rabbits at a magicians? convention. Complimented by Dr. Oz as a world expert in veins, click here to watch his interview with Dr. Oz. He also uses traditional, ultrasound-guided, and foam-sclerotherapy treatments to eliminate unwanted varicose and spider veins.
After more than two decades of practicing surgery in the area, Dr. Luis Vi?as?a board-certified plastic surgeon?decided to open L.A. Vi?as Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in 2009. Here, he performs and supervises cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as preventative procedures alongside a well-trained staff of medical assistants, aestheticians, and a physician-assistant laser specialist. The med spa specializes in anti-aging treatments, including injectables, chemical peels, and laser treatments that resurface skin to minimize wrinkles, age spots, and scarring.
The center?s massage therapists specialize in postoperative lymphatic drainage techniques, which help reduce inflammation, prevent scarring, and speed healing by enhancing the system?s ability to filter out toxins hiding behind cardboard replicas of the lungs. In addition to his surgical duties, Dr. Vi?as partnered with his daughter to create a skincare line?V Therapeutic?that targets acne without stripping away moisture.
Dr. Z. Catherine Navarro and her assistants employ hospital-grade diagnostic technology and cosmetic laser systems to expertly beautify patients' faces and bodies. Their FDA-approved, computer-controlled Exilis devices gently warm subdermal layers with controlled doses of laser light energy, stimulating collagen production and helping to firm skin tone. The technicians also deliver non-invasive treatments to make spider veins fade away like wax scars from preschool Crayola duels.
Doctors of podiatric medicine Daniel Pero and Karl Michel have teamed up at Integrative Foot & Ankle to keep feet biomechanically sound and aesthetically pristine. In their medical office, both doctors breathe new life into ailing ankles and joints with a repertoire of curative techniques that ranges from ankle fusion and tendon repair to bunion exorcisms.
The office also incorporates a spa-like center entirely devoted to aesthetic concerns and pampering treatments. Foot peels, laser spider-vein and fungus removal, and even Botox injections help refine the skin's appearance, while more aggressive treatments such as stiletto-heel recovery therapy and fat-pad restoration keep the strut in clients' steps. The specialists even perform neuromuscular massage, paraffin treatments, and a nail service they have dubbed the medi-pedi, which infuses a salon treatment with medical expertise like the best of genetic hair-color modifications.
In their 6,000-square-foot gym, the certified coaches at The CrossFit Squad lead classes through a series of daily workouts designed to work all muscle groups in a single session. They change up the routine each day to prevent the boredom of repetition, and since the CrossFit system employs functional movements in exercises, they prepare participants for all physical activities—from sports to work to daily chores. To accommodate their members, the gym is equipped with showers, as well as a kids’ room so parents can bring their little ones with them.
The staff of The Longevity Center solves clients' hair and skin concerns with an advanced IPL system, whose bursts of concentrated light work to erase acne, broken capillaries, unwanted hair, and signs of aging. Technicians use the handheld device to deliver pulsating fluorescent light over problem areas, while the heated energy helps stimulate collagen and destroy follicles at the root. Clients looking for help building a healthier lifestyle can be buddied up with a personal trainer, who can create custom exercise and diet plans that help fulfill goals ranging from weight loss to triathlon completion. The Longevity Center also offers an array of other services, including physican-supervised weight loss therapy and vitamin injections.