Although Aesthetic Edge's doctors specialize in cosmetic treatments for the head and neck, each doctor treats the patient as a whole. After passing his facial-plastic-surgery boards in the 99th percentile, Keith Marcus, MD, teamed up with Michael Fulbright, DDS, to found Aesthetic Edge—a med spa with primarily noninvasive cosmetic procedures. While Dr. Marcus rejuvenates skin and reduces wrinkles with lasers and injectables (among them, Botox and Juvéderm), Dr. Fulbright improves smiles with various procedures and technologies, such as porcelain veneers and Chiclets. Sheila Chang Barbarino, MD, uses her expertise in oculofacial surgery to help clients achieve their desired look, applying experience gained from her time with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
The Fulbright Dental office solves tooth problems with state-of-the-art technology. During an exam, the DIAGNOdent, a dental laser scanner, forces mouths to reveal the cavities that naked eyes and x-rays couldn’t find, and an intraoral camera projects your yawn factory onto a screen. The cleaning purges plaque, tartar, tooth rot, and G.I. Joe heads from your mouth, and digital x-rays produce full-mouth pictures using 90% less radiation than traditional x-ray procedures.
Green, leafy plants and a cross-legged Buddha statue populate the tranquil foyer of PerSauna, an urban retreat that promotes relaxation and wellness exclusively through infrared-sauna sessions. The space has two types of saunas, both housed in private suites outfitted with flat screens and sound systems. The first type of sauna, made of cedar wood, has antibacterial and antifungal powers, but also bears the aromatic scent of the wood. Those sensitive to odors may prefer the hypoallergenic basswood saunas.
Once bodies are inside the rustic saunas, far-infrared energy begins elevating internal temperatures and promoting a slew of potential benefits. In the comfortable heat, muscles relax and minds sharpen as a healthy sweat pulls toxins, sodium, alcohol, and boy-band lyrics from the body. After typical 40-minute sessions, clients may rehydrate with a glass of fruit-flavored water.
Essential oils, water-heated basalt stones, and exfoliating foot scrubs are a few of the tools the therapists at Three Rivers Massage & Spa use to make clients' massages even more enjoyable. These supplemental services speak to the team's commitment to client comfort; the staff members don't want anyone to leave unless they've been totally relaxed. They demonstrate this same level of courtesy during not only massages, but also microdermabrasion treatments, acne facials, threading sessions, and cellulite-reduction services.
Having practiced in New York City and now plying her trade in Redondo Beach, Jennifer Shulman has treated more than 600 clients between the two coasts. During the 4,000 treatments she's administered, she developed her own style that emphasizes creating a caring environment and listening intently to her clients, with her end goal always being to help her clients achieve their own goals and lead a happier life. And although she's helped patients dealing with dozens of different conditions, she's particularly adept at treating people who suffer from TMJ, knee or back pain, infertility, and migraines caused by the expanding brain that comes with being too smart for your own good.
According to their philosophy, the team at Innovative Beauty Lounge "believes that taking care of yourself is a necessity, not a luxury." This high standard is reflected in what the lounge calls its extensive, "one-stop-shop-style" treatment list, which includes services such as infrared sauna sessions, professional makeup artistry, facials, and waxing.
This beauty- and relaxation-centric worldview is also present in the spa's origin story: Though Innovative features salon, med-spa, and day-spa services, it was founded not by aestheticians but by massage therapists. Therapists at Innovative Beauty Lounge have previously kneaded the muscles of professional athletes and at five-star resorts across the globe.
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