Under the expert guidance of Dr. Thomas Vamvouris, the staff at Better Bodies has used the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology on more than 1,000 patients. This laser is designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, the staff operates the apparatus for 40 minutes, gliding low-light lasers over clients? waistlines, backs, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can exit the body. The disintegrated lipids can then be absorbed by the body?s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body?s natural detoxification process.
The noninvasive treatment used by the Better Bodies team requires minimal recovery time, and technicians perform a succession of sessions within 72 hours of one another. Their patients can boost results with healthy eating habits, daily exercise, and regular hydration. Caffeine and alcohol decrease the procedure?s effectiveness, just as lead boots decrease a hurdler's speed. Better Bodies also provides nutrition therapies, detox plans, and goal counseling that can help their clients sustain the results from Zerona treatments.
The physician-supervised and highly trained staff at Norcal Medical focuses its energies on weight-loss treatments, dermal fillers, and Botox sessions. They consult with clients to find the best of five injectables to firm and hydrate their skin. Their medical-weight-loss center finds slimming strategies to suit clients of all ages, and Zerona laser liposuction helps achieve the results that diet, exercise, and constant fidgeting can't accomplish. Each painless treatment results in no redness, swelling, or downtime for clients, who can have the procedure done during their lunch breaks. Dr. Lana Burkhead presides over the clinic's celebrations of youth.
Before Dr. Michelle Place—a specialist in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery—began helping clients discover new looks for themselves, she went on a journey of self-discovery herself, receiving her credentials through her own version of the Great American Road Trip. Born in South Africa, Dr. Place studied biology in California, attained her medical degree in Texas, and completed a surgical internship in Virginia before moving back to the Golden State to complete general surgery and plastic surgery residencies. At her private practice, the board-certified plastic surgeon and her team enhance clients’ faces and bodies with procedures ranging from breast augmentation and liposuction to face-lifts, laser hair removal, and eyelid surgery to make the eyes appear younger in lieu of covering them with funky dorm-wall tapestries.
Medifast uses tasty, healthful meals, snacks, and drinks and personalized dietary plans to help people shed weight and maintain healthy living. A one-week supply of nutrient-packed nourishment consists of snacks and a total of 35 meals—five for each day—loaded with soy protein and a plethora of vitamins and minerals more devoted to hearts than a songwriter's first hundred songs. Nosh on a variety pack of breakfasts, soups including chicken and wild rice and Maryland crab, and shakes, such as Swiss mocha and banana crème ($19.50 each). A pack of wholesome brownies keeps sweet teeth sated ($19.80), and a bar sampler comes loaded with s’more-crunch, lemon-crunch, and oatmeal-raisin flavors ($20.30 value).
At Oriental Acupressure Healing Center, the therapists don't settle for relieving physical tension alone. They also strive to rejuvenate their clients mentally and emotionally by providing specialized treatments inspired by contemporary and long-established bodywork techniques. These treatments can include relaxation-inducing Swedish strokes or pain-alleviating deep-tissue pressure, as well as holistic modalities?such as reflexology and acupressure?which promote healing and balance throughout the entire body. Additionally, the therapists offer to incorporate exfoliating sea-salt scrubs or soothing aromatherapy oils, creating indulgent sessions that leave clients feeling as calm as a wave pool during the water park's off season.
Doctors usually specialize in either holistic treatments or Western medicine, but Dr. Eugene E. Newell Jr. never chose between the two. Instead, he uses the synergy between them to treat injuries such as joint and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and whiplash. A second-generation chiropractor with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Newell draws on his medical background to perform chiropractic adjustments, massages, and physical-therapy treatments. To keep patients holistically healthy, he counsels them in nutrition, exercise, and wellness planning. He also works to free people and retired show chimps from the need to smoke by using one-hour hypnosis sessions.