Rim Marcinkus, MD, PhD, DSc, earned his doctor of medicine and doctor of science in surgery degrees at Vilnius University in Lithuania, where he went on to complete a PhD in scientific research. Practicing plastic surgery for more than 25 years, he has published articles in experimental- and clinical-surgery journals and more progressive issues of Mad magazine. The industry innovator also holds a registered patent for the Eurolift procedure, an advanced technique designed to lift the face by tightening skin and muscles that have loosened due to age or hilly rides in a convertible.
At his Desert Plastic Surgery Center in Rancho Mirage, Dr. Marcinkus specializes in breast enhancements, body sculpting, and hair transplantation, alongside a wide variety of other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He seeks out the latest technology and minimally invasive techniques, including full body-lifts after weight-loss surgery, Botox, and dermal fillers.
For more than a decade, Dr. Ron Ristaino and the staff at Desert Health & Wellness have helped people look and feel better with a bounty of innovative techniques. As a healthcare author, fitness trainer, and consultant to numerous nutraceutical companies, Dr. Ristaino is uniquely qualified to devise effective, personalized lifestyle programs that focus on balancing hormones and reducing cravings without forcing clients to count calories or skip meals. For patients who need a little extra help, the doctor may recommend specialized fat-burning diet plans or Lipo-Light treatments, which harness energy from LED lights to noninvasively shrink fat cells. In addition to slimming physiques, Dr. Ristaino and his staff reduce stress via infrared therapy, which helps to prevent stress-related problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, and broken Rubik's cubes.
When Sly and the Family Stone sang the lyrics "different strokes, different folks" in their 1968 hit "Everyday People," they probably weren't thinking about weight-loss techniques. But the song's general principle—that everyone is different and should be accepted—applies at Club Reduce, where Dr. Greg McDonald and his team tailor their techniques to fit clients' unique needs and goals. The team creates custom weight-loss programs, helping clients burn fat with whole-body vibration sessions, Lipo-Light treatments, and more.
Aesthetician Sally Peoples knows exactly what goes into the products she uses during her facials. That's because she masterminds the products herself. Her skincare line, Pure & Simple, brims with creams and serums designed for specific skin types, from oily to ultradry. During her facials, she uses custom combinations of products to exfoliate, correct and rejuvenate skin with an infusion of collagen, tackling hyperpigmentation or deep-cleaning and treating pesky acne.
The clinicians at Beautiful Image of the Desert offer alternatives to cosmetic surgery with noninvasive beauty services tailored to individuals. Precise bursts of electricity during microcurrent treatments help firm the face and body, promoting collagen production while stimulating the muscles. Microdermabrasion treatments also aim to ramp up the skin's collagen, only they use gentle abrasion instead of electricity.