At Integrated Medicine Centers, director Dr. Lamby Ginakes combats injuries and chronic pain from a variety of angles through four phases of care: relief, correction, strengthening, and maintenance. He and his coalition of chiropractors, osteopaths, and general practitioners set in motion physical-therapy programs to help patients recover from spinal injuries, muscle aches, and joint pain without having to give up exercise or stop giving their friends piggyback rides. In addition to devising treatment plans, the team educates patients through regular workshops and classes.
During the past five years, Dr. Phillip Milgram has used the FDA-approved PinPointe FootLaser to address the nail concerns of more than 2,200 patients. A team of NIH-funded scientists and medical professionals spent two decades developing the technology used in the laser, which carefully eradicates fungus without damaging the nail or surrounding skin. After each of the approximately 30-minute procedures, patients can immediately resume normal activities and expect their nails to grow back clear or with a french tip.
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.
Feed healthy adult appetites with a variety of nutritious treats, including sandwiches ($6.50), such as the Asian tuna with soy sauce, green onion, cucumbers, sesame seeds, and cilantro; wraps ($7.25), such as turkey or tuna; or a salad ($7.25), such as the chicken confetti—greens, broccoli, red peppers, corn wheels, cheddar, and bruschetta. Kids can fill up on lost carbs with PB&J ($4.25) or a cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and low-fat mayo ($4.25). Smaller snacks, such as fresh-cut fruit ($3.50) and a yogurt, fruit, and granola parfait ($3.50), sate both kids and kids-at-heart, and baked goods such as muffins ($1.75), cookies ($1.50), and scones ($1.75) are baked in-house. Coffee (up to $1.75) and espresso drinks (up to $4.25) are also on hand to recharge stalled body batteries.
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.
From the moment guests plug into their personal Pandora radio station and log onto the free wireless, they know they're in for a top-notch med-spa experience at Shaft San Diego. But aside from creature comforts, the real attraction of the center is its advanced cosmetic treatments. Here you'll find all manner of cutting-edge aesthetics services, from Botox and Juvederm injections to PureLight cellulite treatments. The center even uses a 3D imaging system to analyze clients' skin and determine an appropriate course of treatment.