After devoting 20 years of his life to education, scientific research, and teaching, Highly Artistic Surgery's Dr. Chi Ha has the training and experience to perform surgical and nonsurgical enhancements that keep bodies looking both healthy and natural. The board-certified general surgeon is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is also a board-eligible facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Ha has served as a clinical instructor in head and neck surgery at Stanford University, and completed a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship with world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough.
Infused with peaceful pastel blues, Dr. Ha's state-of-the-art facilities include two exam rooms, an operating suite certified by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), and a nurse-monitored recovery room. The office also features a photo room where patients can take before-and-after shots or create flipbooks of themselves doing jumping jacks.
At San Diego Vascular Center, a team of specialists led by board-certified vascular surgeons presides over med-spa treatments focused exclusively on spider and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy’s fine needles inject a deactivating solution into the vein, while EVLT uses lasers to do the same work. Each of these treatments is less invasive and painful than surgery, and results in less downtime, ensuring that patients can soon resume their daily routine of walking backward on a merry-go-round for hours.
An undeniable expert in the filed of phlebology, Dr. O’Byrne has spent nearly two decades honing her ability to treat large and painful varicose veins, even sharing her knowledge with the world during an episode of The Doctors. Luckily, local clients can see the doctor in person at her own practice, The Vein Clinic. Depending on the condition of a patient’s veins, Dr. O’Byrne can prescribe any number of treatments following the initial consultation. In some situations, she can even perform the first steps the same day.
Though veins are the focus of The Vein Clinic, licensed aesthetician Amanda Nichol is also available to administer a variety of skin-rejuvenating treatments. Microdermabrasion, pumpkin peels, and vitamin-packed facials are just the tip of the iceberg of Amanda's abilities. The specialist can also help reverse and slow the signs of aging with Fractora Firm and Fractora Plus. Each treatment lifts and tightens sagging skin without a single scalpel, suture, or piece of duct tape.
Even before opening his own private practice, Dr. Jason Lupton was intensely familiar with the rigors of the medical profession. After attending Georgetown University's prestigious medical school, Lupton completed a one-year laser-surgery fellowship at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, making him one of the few fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologists in southern California. His sterling reputation has led him to give lectures at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and inside the minds of various schizophrenic celebrities. These days, his expertise is sought by publications such as Cosmopolitan, which he provides between medical and cosmetic dermatology services. In treatments such as laser hair removal, Botox, or sclerotherapy, Lupton wields high-end skincare products from brands such as Glo Minerals and SkinMedica.
The board-certified dermatologists at Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, and Groff, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology rid bodies of unsightly cellulite with a coterie of cosmetic procedures. After a consultation identifies customer desires and problematic areas, an FDA-approved VelaShape laser works to reduce cellulite by blasting bipolar radio frequency and infrared light energy onto the selected skin surfaces. The warm light waves reduce the size of fat cells and fat chambers, gradually evening the epidermis and leveling off cellulite, rendering skinparts as smooth as a Boyz II Men CD dipped in grease. Finally, doctors tighten the treated area with a specialty vacuum and roller, paving a highway for heat energy that spurs metabolism and lymphatic drainage. Like most good naps, the sessions last one hour on average, but can vary depending on the body area or severity.
The medical director of The Institute for Aesthetic Medicine believes a beautiful appearance can be attained through noninvasive, surgery-free techniques that leave patients rejuvenated with minimal downtime. His laser and radio-frequency treatments tighten skin and cosmetic injectables reduce facial wrinkles. Susie, the aesthetician on staff, performs similarly noninvasive skincare services, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and ultrasonic pore cleansing.