Keeping with DSC Laser and Skin Care Center's motto of “wellness with beauty and grace," Dr. Tony Shum leads a specialized team of medical technicians and image coaches who refine clients with skin-smoothing treatments, weight-loss programs, and etiquette classes. Inside the center’s spacious two-story building, the staff blot out blemishes with IPL lasers and other noninvasive treatments, including diamond-peel dermabrasion and Botox, using 3-D skin analysis to customize sessions and create sentient screen savers. The staff also hold monthly seminars on wellness and social graces, and primp the airwaves with a beauty-focused radio show on KMRB Chinese Cantonese Radio.
Lasik Today's six eye surgeons clear up vision with surgical procedures such as bladeless LASIK, implantable contact lenses, cataract surgery, and Pterygium removal. They can improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, detect eye diseases such as glaucoma, and treat dry eyes with the help of eye drops or watering cans. They also beautify areas around the eyes with Latisse eyelash serum and Botox or Juvéderm beauty injections and offer complimentary beverages and snacks to their patients.
Every time David Kuo got hurt playing sports as a child, his mother did what most mothers would do—she gave him tender affection and a couple of painkillers. And most of the time, he'd accept the love but toss out the pills. Growing up, David always felt there had to be another way of bolstering health and recovering from injuries aside from conventional medicine. Inspired by this notion, he went on to attain a BS in sports medicine from Pepperdine University before earning a doctorate of chiropractic from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1994.
Since then, Dr. Kuo—the owner of Healthsource Pasadena —has helped patients to feel and stay healthy with treatments he says are focused on "supporting the body's own innate intelligence to heal itself." Blending his experiences as an exercise physiologist and sports-medicine specialist with his chiropractic training, he's treated an array of conditions ranging from lingering backaches to chronic bed-wetting to vision-impairing astigmatisms. Dr. Kuo often says to people, "I've gotten three women pregnant," jokingly referring to the female patients who've come to him for treatment because of difficulties conceiving or an immobilizing fear of storks.
Opened in 2007, Healthsource Pasadena‘s 1,300-square-foot facility houses three treatment rooms, one massage room, and one rehabilitation area. Dr. Kuo emphasizes patient education by decorating the office with information-laden items, including anatomical posters that the licensed massage therapists use to show patients how the hipbone's connected to the knee bone.
The trainers at Catz Pasadena, voted a Top 10 Gym by Men’s Health three years running, draw from their CSCS, UnderArmour, and Combine360 certifications to draft energetic, sports-specific training programs. The instructors tailor workouts to various skill levels with movement-based routines specific to the client’s sport of choice, be it football or quidditch. Boasting a family environment, the gym hosts classes for adults, children, and seniors alike, with low student-to-teacher ratios in each session to cultivate a social atmosphere furthered by partner exercises. In addition to getting their students fit, Catz conducts conditioning training and physical-therapy research for professional organizations via partnerships with Chivas USA soccer team and the physical-therapy department of USC.
Beaux Contours: An Aesthetic Institute was founded by Dr. Feyi Emembolu, who completed her residency at the University of Chicago, one of the country's top medical schools, and Dr. Charles Otieno, who completed his residency at another of the country's top medical schools—UCLA. These two are joined by Dr. Joseph Bivens, an aesthetic plastic surgeon who has been contouring bodies since 1988, and Dr. Dwight Reynolds, who has trained more than 700 physicians and Operation game enthusiasts in the United States and abroad in liposuction techniques and suture suspension. All four doctors stay abreast of the latest developments in plastic surgery so they can surgically contour bodies, tuck tummies, and boost bust sizes using the latest techniques.