As a board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Sheena Kong knows how to look after the inner workings of the body. But her additional training in beauty injections and resurfacing lasers helps her keep the outside looking good, too. A native of Shanghai, she can communicate with her clients in either English or Mandarin, helping her clearly communicate all available treatment options and the punch lines of knock-knock jokes. Clients can also find obtain a wide range of available treatments, including Smartlipo, Thermage skin tightening, Fraxel laser skin resurfacing, IPL, laser hair removal, laser vein removal, Juvederm, and Latisse.
Dr. Jeffrey DeWeese wanted to be a physician when he was just 12 years old, but it wasn't until an emergency-room rotation that he decided to be a plastic surgeon. After watching a colleague reconstruct a young girl's injured face, Dr. DeWeese resolved to dedicate himself to a specialty that combines artistic vision with technical proficiency to improve patients’ quality of life. Now with board certification and more than 17 years of surgical experience, he still relies on this combination of skills, spending ample time with patients beforehand and working with them to select an appropriate treatment regimen.
Surgical procedures comprise a healthy portion of the center's services, but the staff also bolsters confidence, tones and shapes silhouettes, and counteracts aging with less invasive alternatives. Custom facial treatments, for instance, incorporate everything from anti-inflammatory enzymes that conceal signs of acne to soothing masks that leave skin as hydrated as a sponge in a bucket of Gatorade. Microdermabrasion sessions and dermal fillers improve skin tone, whereas a therapeutic massage combines Swedish strokes, deep-tissue pressure, and reflexology techniques to address individual aches.
The stark contrast of elegant white walls and vibrant local artwork greets clients as they walk into Union Street Dermatology. Amid the chic boutique space, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Elias J. Michael and his experienced staff help to relieve skin issues, such as rosacea, acne, and signs of aging, with advanced skin treatments. When he’s not screening for skin cancer or other disorders, Dr. Michael and his colleague Dr. Sandra Morrow oversee cosmetic and med-spa treatments in the form of laser hair removal, sclerotherapy, and eight types of wrinkle fillers including Juvéderm, Radiesse, and medical-grade silly putty.
Since opening its doors, LaserAway has accumulated 12 California locations and the patronage of celebrities such as the Kardashian clan. At different settings, the clinic's state-of-the-art lasers can treat signs of sun damage, tattoos, body hair, and glued-on glam-rock wigs with comfort and efficiency. The clinic's medical professionals are all fully licensed to administer laser pulses, and fully glad to educate clients on the intricacies of skincare.
Dr. Randall Medefesser of Camilo Riaño Orthodontics brightens patients' smiles quickly and efficiently while reducing the practice's environmental impact with paperless statements, bamboo flooring, and recycled-glass tiles. LumaLite whitening edits out tooth blemishes without the traditional rubber eraser during three 15-minute sessions. After a screening, Dr. Medefesser coats bicuspids and their cohorts in a gel before catalyzing it with a specialized light to whiten chompers by up to eight shades. Patients depart the dental offices with gleaming mouth pearls after roughly one hour of treatment. Some whitening patients experience minor tingling sensations when drinking cold liquids or brushing their teeth with a feather.
Lee, a highly respected plastic surgeon, exercises her aesthetic expertise with nonsurgical procedures such as the microlaser peel, a resurfacing treatment performed on either the face or the back of the hands. Under the effective eye of the Sciton Erbium laser, pigmentation irregularities ease into oblivion, the appearance of scars and wrinkles wanes, and lazy layers of skin snap to attention with a newfound sense of self. The clinic's soothing atmosphere complements the photonic particles' superpowers, like any sidekick, with levelheaded coos of calm. Groupon clients also receive half off a follow-up laser peel, ensuring optimal epidermal rejuvenation. Customers may call to make an appointment and must schedule a 15-minute complimentary consultation that is separate from the treatment.
After graduating with honors from the University of Miami's medical school in 1975, Dr. Michael Stephen Norris pursued a specialty in plastic surgery to help his patients improve their looks. Before treatments he gets to know the individual goals of the patient and thoroughly explains their options to them—along with the risks and benefits involved. By keeping his patients informed and empowered, Dr. Norris has gained a loyal following of repeat customers who trust him with their every unwanted wrinkle, bulge, or third ear.