Dr. Scott C. Sessions, medical director of Pacific Cielo, brings more than two decades of plastic-surgery experience to every treatment he oversees. This expertise helps him minimize the pain and swelling that can be associated with cosmetic procedures, allowing him to concentrate on cutting the correctly colored wire hidden under the skin. Along with his surgical team, Dr. Sessions smoothes complexions with skin tightening and facial rejuvenation and hides unsightly wrinkles with fat transfers and dermal fillers. Off the operating table, noninvasive options such as laser and radio-frequency techniques tighten and tone without the use of scalpels, saving them for making surrealist collages out of the waiting room's back issues of Time.
Dr. Deborah H. Atkin and her team of experienced aestheticians work to turn back the clock on signs of aging and enhance their clients' natural beauty with a repertoire of advanced skincare services that rely on technological innovation and a keen aesthetic eye. Dr. Atkin, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, attentively listens to patients' desires during an initial consultation, before taking time to create a realistic beauty blue print, custom tailored to their needs. Beauty plans can involve anything from treating acne and rosacea with products from brands such as SkinMedica, to plumping away wrinkles and fine lines with minimally invasive dermal-filler injections. A fleet of technologically advanced devices allows the staff to provide laser-assisted services, including skin tightening, body sculpting, and photorejuvenation.
While working as an ob-gyn, Dr. Karen Lee noticed a trend in her patients. They complained about age spots, spider veins, and other issues that were more aesthetic than medical. Deciding to use her medical expertise to help women boost their confidence, she opened Synergy Advanced Medical Aesthetics?a clinic dedicated to health and beauty.
Treatment rooms are stocked with high-quality tools, including Syneron and Cutera lasers, which precisely execute vein therapy, hair removal, and body contouring treatments. The trained staff also augments skincare, such as facials and peels, with SkinCeuticals and Rhonda Allison products.
Dr. Jerry Borup and the licensed aesthetic team at 324 Spa rejuvenate physiques with advanced treatments and attentive care. The original standard in vein treatment, sclerotherapy injections collapse unsightly vessels with a flood of organic solution and a careful amount of microscopic dynamite. These quick, gentle sessions last up to 30 minutes and may be used to oust spider veins and facial vessels caused by rosacea. Lines disappear over the course of two to eight weeks, with side effects such as mild aching, itching, and capillary separation anxiety resolving shortly after sessions. Sessions for each leg last about 30 minutes or about as long as it takes to listen to a Frasier script on tape.
A board-certified plastic surgeon oversees the beautifying procedures at OasisMD, from cosmetic tucks and lifts to laser treatments and high-tech spa services. Beam-based services include blemish-banishing photofacials, acne clearing, and laser hair removal that erases unwanted strands from virtually any body part. Facial fillers such as Botox or Dysport help fill in fine lines and wrinkles, while Latisse treatments encourage personal growth in stubbornly immature eyelashes.
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.