On the surface, asthma, low libido, migraines, and indigestion all seem very different. But they do share a common thread: they’re all conditions that Dr. Samuel Y. Kim treats with acupuncture. The proud owner of a PhD and a license to perform acupuncture, Dr. Kim uses his expertise during sessions of eight-bodily-constitution acupuncture. This specialized discipline emphasizes treating the root cause of an ailment as opposed to its symptoms. It also incorporates a broader way to help prevent disease, which is why Dr. Kim also offers consultations on optimizing diets to establish and maintain good health.
Complexions' aesthetician, Diana, spritzes pallid pelts with an all-natural SunFX sunless-tanning formula. Diana airbrushes coats with a butterscotch topping that combines DHA with mineral-salt bronzers culled from the sun's tears. The formula leaves bodies free of alcohol, oils, perfumes, and potentially harmful chemicals and preservatives, and it continues to develop on dermises for 2–4 hours after application. For an extra fee, clients can add a range of skin accessories to their body canvases, including gold or opal glitter ($3), an anti-aging solution ($5), and nose-tempting scents such as orange, pineapple ($3 each), or freshly washed puppy.
Spearheaded by pediatric dental specialist Dr. Jeff Evans, California KiDDS welcomes kids of all ages for comprehensive care in a comfortable, stress-free environment. Each visit begins with a full mouth exam and gentle cleaning to remove all traces of plaque, surface stains, and cookie-crumb constellations. Safe, limited-radiation digital x-rays, which harness technology to verify the appropriate growth of both parked and incoming teeth, ensure that bone and mandibular structures are sound, and detect the secret identities of caped super-molars. Lastly, a dental assistant swaddles budding chompers in an invisible blanket of fluoride designed to hold calcium in and keep germs, sugar, and premature bandit tooth fairies out.
Athenix’s staff of board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeons and body-contouring specialists help mold patients into smoother, slimmer, less dimpled versions of themselves. With the help of the FDA-approved VelaShape contouring device, the friendly technicians safely purge derma dents by combining infrared light energy with specially designed rollers to treat both the upper layers of skin and the deeper, more philosophical tissues without the side effects of invasive surgery. By actually minimizing the size of fat cells and their chambers, VelaShape produces long-lasting results, guaranteeing a well-tailored birthday suit that can be worn from season to season.
Fogg, Maxwell, Lanier & Remington Eye Care's surgeons, who are all board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, have extensive eye-surgery experience. The fellowship-trained doctors have even have taught courses to other doctors at national and international meetings of ophthalmologists.
At their practice, they and a group of optometrists perform everything from preventative examinations to vision-correcting LASIK, which helps treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Additionally, the team can treat such problems as cataracts and macular degeneration, and also help patients by simply providing them or their seeing eye dogs with a new pair of prescription glasses.