WIth just a cursory glance at their r?sum?s, it becomes instantly clear that the team at Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery have training and experience to back up each of their cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan knew he wanted to be a doctor at age of 16, when he saw a plastic surgeon remove skin cancer from a patient's leg. Dr. Kaplan completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, where he trained with the same doctors who performed the first face transplant in the United States.
Rounding out the team is aesthetician Rocio Guzman, who works with the doctors to evaluate patients' skin and design long-term treatment plans. These might include peels, dermaplaning,
or microdermabrasion, among many other procedures.
The color of the Golden Gate Bridge is known as International Orange, a hue that was specifically chosen for its ability to complement San Francisco’s famed skyline. It’s this harmonic choice that Melissa Ferst, Amy Darland, and Kary Chendo had in mind when naming their own spa, which melds the beautifying elements of a day spa with the holistic benefits of a yoga studio.
On the spa end, licensed estheticians restore skin’s beauty with organic products and such revered skincare lines as Skinceuticals and Arcona. Whether clients choose to undergo an enzyme boost, facial, or one of six types of relaxing massages, the staff recommends they spend some time unwinding before or after treatments with a steam or visit to their lounge or sundeck.
Inside the yoga studio, instructors help students of all levels improve their flexibility and build muscle through Vinyasa and restorative yoga classes. The classes take place in an airy studio that features large windows, tall ceilings, and gleaming wood floors.
Scott Torok's eye for beauty wouldn't stop wandering. He saw inspiration wherever he looked, whether it was in a fashion magazine or up the length of a skyscraper. Eventually, it was his knack for identifying beauty in geometry and architecture that led him to hair design?he studied with Aveda and Vidal Sassoon before he opened Descend Salon. There, he styles hair and showcases art from a rotating cast of painters and sculptors.
Scott's team of stylists all have similarly impressive pedigrees. One is the former artistic director of Elizabeth Arden's The Red Door Spa, and others have had their work featured in commercials, fashion shows, and photo shoots. Their services include traditional cuts and, in stylist Shannon Debin's case, dry cuts, which allow her to see how the hair will look and move day to day. The staff also offers ombre and baliage highlights, extensions, and straightening treatments that are far more professional than just tying a pebble to the end of each hair.