David Feiling became a massage therapist in 1996, and began his career working with clients at salons and spas. There, he developed an appreciation for the mental peace that beauty treatments could provide, especially when paired with the physical relaxation of a massage. So, he earned his cosmetology license, and decided to combine both practices under one roof. He offers four different massage modalities, including deep tissue and shiatsu, with add-ons such as thermal heat or a deep scalp treatment available with each service. He also provides skincare and hairstyling services, helping newly relaxed clients look as a good as they feel. And to treat the mind directly, he uses hypnosis to help clients with stress, compulsive behaviors, and phobias of swinging pocket watches.
Dr. LinhKieu Nguyen decided to become a doctor when she was 8. It's a feat of hard work and enduring determination when anyone achieves their childhood dreams, but Dr. Nguyen's story is one with a particularly startling number of obstacles?many of which doubled as the fuel for her goals. She was a child in current-day Ho Chi Minh City when political unrest struck. Her parents fled the country, and she moved to the country to be raised by relatives. Dr. Nguyen cites the social strife, poverty, and poor medical care she saw and experienced as factors that pushed her closer to her dream while simultaneously making the goal more challenging. At age 14, with a fifth-grade education, she moved to the United States and learned English while earning grades that would wow colleges.
Today, the physician and mother of two runs a cosmetic practice that values friendliness and personal attention. "It's not about competition," Dr. Nguyen says of her clinic. "It's about quality, caring, and education." With 3-D butterflies and happy slogans dotting the pastel interior and a play area just for kids, the practice's person-first set of values shines. Dr. Nguyen works to create a family environment, rather than one focused solely on services. That said, patients appreciate the services. Dr. Nguyen's laser cosmetics refresh tired complexions and help diminish hair and the appearance of veins, and consultations in nutrition and disease prevention keep clients educated. Staffers are fluent in Vietnamese, Tagalog, Chinese, Ilocano, and Spanish.
At Sente Bella, beauty specialists help patients achieve their desired aesthetic with holistic and clinical therapies. Technicians diminish signs of aging with clinical injections and deploy lasers as emissaries of firmer skin and follicular death. Patients work with dieticians, acupuncturists, and massage therapists to balance their bodies, and watch 3-D modeling videos to envision surgical procedures that adjust their contours into beach-ready shapes or avant-garde compositions for museum display. Aromatherapy induces relaxation during traditional body treatments that polish every inch with scrubs, herbal tonics, and products from the organic, antioxidant-rich Eminence skincare line.
At Avalon Laser, Dr. Tirgari and his staff of registered nurses rejuvenate skin with non-invasive treatments, earning several features on Channel 6?s ?San Diego Living?. Whether they?re looking to permanently eliminate body hair or lift away fine lines and wrinkles, every Avalon client receive a customized treatment plan tailored to their individual needs and skin type. Dr. Tirgari might call upon laser technologies to combat acne and unwanted hair, or use medical-grade skin treatments, such as salicylic acid or Jessner peels, to smooth uneven skin textures. FDA-approved VelaShape treatments work to contour the body, reducing dimpling caused by cellulite or excessive impersonations of Mario Lopez, while shots of Botox and Juvederm smooth wrinkles confined to the forehead.
Renee’s initial meeting with clients includes a consultation so she can create an appropriate treatment plan to combat an array of pesky skin problems. A licensed aesthetician since 2001, she's equipped to deal with it all. She offers specialty facials to treat acne and signs of aging, and smoothes dimpled skin on the body with cellulite treatments. Renee also removes unwanted fuzz on body parts large and small, including backs, legs, ears, and third eyebrows.
Club Reduce of San Diego’s staff works closely with clients to help them lose weight and improve their lifestyles. Health services range from basic medical assessments to the latest body treatments, such as cellulite-reducing wraps. Each custom weight-loss program begins with a one-on-one consultation and computerized health assessment, which can uncover barriers to well-being, including high blood pressure and spontaneous hiccups.