Most Popular Service: Botox, Juv?derm, laser treatments
Brands Used: Botox, Juv?derm, Fraxel, Venus Freeze, Skin Medica, PCA
Minimum Age Requirement: 17
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Aspire Laser & Medspa's huge range of services definitely impresses, as do the qualifications of the staff that perform them. Dr. Mittal Patel, for instance, puts her degree to work in aesthetic medicine, particularly specializing in anti-aging treatments. The registered nurse backs her up at the Medspa, most often performing beauty injections, laser skin resurfacing, and Venus Freeze skin tightening. The aesthetician, on the other hand, specializes in caring for only one part of the body: the skin. She performs chemical peels, facials, and even microcurrent radio-frequency treatments that teach your body what it feels like to be a beautiful antenna.
Board-certified physician and surgeon Dr. Rani V. Ramachandran loves fashion. Even after she earned a medical degree from the University of Madras, nabbed a master's degree from Loma Linda University, and completed a residency at the University of California and a fellowship at Stanford University, she still loved fashion, which surprisingly is not a synonym for learning. So she combined two passions and opened Apsara Aesthetic Medicine, where she and her staff can help to beautify complexions during aesthetic services such as laser hair-removal treatments, Botox injections, and microdermabrasions. Dr. Ramachandran also infuses her practice with positive energy, and her stylish flair accents the waiting room in the form of colorful paintings, decorative mirrors, and a clock with hands that sport exquisite diamond rings.
Trained aestheticians and laser technicians at Rejuvenis Skincare's medical spa illuminate—and then quickly alleviate—epidermal concerns using FDA-approved SoftLight lasers and other skin treatments. The medical-spa staff employs a wide spectrum of colored beams to focus in on nuanced body areas and remove hair, melt away excess cellulite, correct hyperpigmentation, or break down inks to remove tattoos and permanent sponsorship logos. Microdermabrasion and chemical facials using AHA glycolic-, salicylic-, or lactic-acid peels help to erase skin woes such as acne and wrinkles without bursts of light, yet clients often still hear disco music in their heads.
Tammy Campbell saw the benefits of Botox and dermal fillers long before they became popular wrinkle-fighting procedures. As soon as the FDA approved neurotoxins for aesthetic uses, she snagged a gig with Allergan?a pioneer in the industry?as an educator training nurses and doctors to skillfully subdue crease-causing muscles. When she isn't teaching practitioners, she uses SoftTap permanent-makeup techniques to keep faces indelibly dolled up.
At San Jose Laser Center, Dr. Gregory H. Phan MD leads a team of professionals dedicated to maintaining their clients' eye health and razor-sharp vision. They treat eyes with LASIK and cataract surgery, and outfit them with contact lenses, a wide selection of frames, and monocles for third eyes with astigmatism. The staff can accommodate a diverse client base, as they speak a cumulative total of seven languages, including Cantonese, Spanish, and Panjabi.
"Rejuv? was inspired because we wanted to offer patients the latest advances in skin rejuvenation and body enhancement," says medical director Dr. John Tang. Dr. Tang and his wife, Alexandra Tang, a registered nurse, opened Rejuv? in 2004 to provide these cosmetic services though nonsurgical and minimally invasive means, such as laser treatments, beauty injectables, and traditional spa appointments. They zap fat, clear complexions, and fade unwanted tattoos of Spiro Agnew, but before they do any of that, they make sure their patients stay healthy with nutrition consultations, hormone-replacement therapy, and exercise regimens.