Hawaiian-print curtains welcome clients to Suki Day Spa's shabby-chic Fourth Avenue location, where bamboo screens flank cream-colored sofas in wicker or leather and a vast painting of a red blossom reflects punches of crimson in the throw pillows and fresh blooms. The long, lean space reaches beyond the plush pedicure chairs to a hallway with private rooms, where spa treatments such as massages, facials, and spray tans gloss clients' guises more effectively than daily slatherings of vaseline and glitter.
By the age of 6, Dr. Dave knew he wanted to be a dentist when he grew up. The idea stuck, and today he stands at the helm of Coastal Dental Arts. True to its name, the practice has elevated dentistry to a near art form, lavishing patients with accoutrements such as flat-screen TVs and wireless headphones, and dentists set to work on teeth with high-tech tools. The practice uses Lava Chairside Oral Scanners to create 3-D mouth impressions, Invisalign orthodontics to straighten teeth sans metal brackets, and the Zoom! Teeth-whitening system to brighten smiles. Coastal Dental Arts prides itself on safety, which is why the practice is committed to following CAL-OSHA standards.
Working alongside Dr. Dave is Dr. Frank Mac, a member of the United States Navy Dental Corps. Although now stationed at Coastal Dental Arts, he still actively serves the Corps, tending to his duties as a staff oral surgeon at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and traveling to the aid of any submarine that needs its teeth fixed.
Dr. Roya Niakiani and the dedicated staff of 6th Avenue Periodontics & Implant Dentistry specialize in implant dentistry and employ advanced surgical and cosmetic procedures to optimize smiles and protect mouths from gum disease and other oral illnesses. The team's digital panoramic x-rays and intraoral cameras diagnose mouths with high-definition imaging, and their powerful laser beams safely and swiftly perform thorough cleanings and precision oral surgeries.
The office, nestled deep within the bustling heart of downtown, is chic and cosmopolitan?its d?cor includes grids of illuminated frosted glass, ergonomic, high-backed chairs, and a space-age foyer lined with cool-hued wall panels. A cache of iPads, TVs, and headsets ensures optimal comfort during all appointments.
When not reading or mastering yoga poses, Dr. Bita Tahvildari is maintaining her community's oral health. That includes everything from routine checkups and fillings to teeth whitening and dental implants. To keep patients comfortable during such procedures, she employs a well-practiced gentle touch, as well as the latest technology. For instance, Dr. Tahvildari precisely targets soft tissue with lasers, which seal off blood vessels and nerve endings, ultimately resulting in less bleeding and swelling. They also sterilize the treated area and cause much less discomfort than traditional dental drills, such as a hammer and wedge. To alleviate any lingering anxieties, Heavenly Smiles offers sedation dentistry, making even the most intricate procedures a breeze.
Seasoned, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Charles Sarosy helms the team of certified technicians at San Diego Body Contouring and its sister location, the Vein and Liposculpture Center in Temecula. Drawing from years of experience that earned him a membership to the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sarosy wields state-of-the-art laser technology to help lift visages, oust excess fat, and erase unwanted tattoos and body hair. He can also forge svelte physiques with comprehensive mommy makeovers, designed to restore new mothers' post-pregnancy bodies to the state they were in before babies filled them with gaudy futons. Spider-vein therapy and skincare treatments such as microdermabrasion and Botox round out the center's slate of aesthetic services.
If Malo Lava Massage feels like home, there?s a good reason. The charming, naturally lit space is decorated with antique furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, plush carpeting, and assorted flowers. But the real comfort comes at the hands of the massage therapists, who dole out relaxing and therapeutic bodywork treatments. Drapes mute the sunlight inside of private massage rooms, creating a tranquil space for Swedish, deep-tissue, couples, and sports massages. Malo Lava also offers hot-stone treatments, using bodywork and heat from the stones to soothe symptoms of arthritis, back pain, or anxiety over inheriting traits from a long line of snowman ancestors.