Led by Dr. Douglas J. Mackenzie, the registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians? assistants at Pacific Plastic Surgery help clients amp up their self-confidence with a wide offering of both noninvasive and surgical services. Dr. Mackenzie, who has studied at Johns Hopkins, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Cornell University Medical Center, wields his extensive experience and know-how to perform tummy tucks, scar revisions, and face-lifts. A specially designed, multifaceted medical weight-loss program helps patients get fit healthily, and the center?s noninvasive spa services get faces in shape for special events and awkward family photos.
Celebrating Women Center’s head, Dr. Adrienne Lara, has created a practice where women of all ages can feel respected and well-cared-for when they need a doctor’s attention. Dr. Lara, who did her residency at Harvard, can care for her patients’ health starting in adolescence, when routine exams are the standard. During their reproductive years, she can assist with preconceptual counseling, prenatal care, and preventative gynecological checkups. For patients in later adulthood, the doctor can help draw up a plan to comfortably transition into menopause. In addition to looking after patients’ health, Dr. Lara also offers aesthetic services to help boost adult patients’ confidence. The medical-grade treatments include dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, which can smooth fine lines and add volume to the face for a more youthful look. The center’s HD liposuction treatment is a delicate process that can remove unwanted fat from problem areas with only 72 hours of downtime—fewer days than it would take to bake loaves of bread in the shapes of those same problem areas.
Dermatology and Laser Medical Center's Alex Khadavi knows so much about skincare, he's a go-to expert for both celebrities and day-to-day patients. The board-certified dermatologist and industry innovator founded Advanced Skin and Hair, a company that uses years of clinical research to develop products for hair loss, acne, and signs of aging. Using his expertise in the area of blemish abolishment, Dr. Khadavi helped a friend of Tori Spelling get rid of acne before her big day on an episode of the Oxygen network's Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings. He used his Clearogen protocol to assist a self-conscious teen with her severe acne on an episode of The Tyra Show, and appeared on Extra to promote his natural Revivogen formula, which is designed to reverse hair loss caused by genetics or sandpaper pillowcases.
Dr. Khadavi is also the center's chief cosmetic surgeon and specializes in medical procedures, such as Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer. He's written numerous magazine articles on cosmetic treatments, and is a national trainer for Botox, Juv?derm, Restylane, and advanced laser treatments.
Drawing on 10 years of experience at Children?s Hospital Los Angeles, Westlake Laser and Medical Spa's Kim Gillespie performs chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and minimally invasive procedures that permanently reduce hair or tighten skin. Botox and dermal filler injections help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and microdermabrasion helps remove dead cells from the outermost layers of skin.
Under the guidance of board-certified dermatologists Dr. A. David Rahimi and Dr. Michael Lin, who has appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the licensed aestheticians at Westlake Laser & Aesthetics Medical Group slough off dead skin cells during 30-minute glycolic- or salicylic-acid peels. Aestheticians apply professional Linage serums specially developed by Dr. Lin to reduce fine lines, fight acne, and make visages smoother than a dolphin at a singles bar. Typically, the treatments can improve the appearance of faces, necks, and chests by lightening pigmentation and revealing a healthy, rosy glow. After the resurfacing session, patients can return instantly to work or competitive pole vaulting, as there is no downtime required.
Sandi Ravis backs up her services with more than two decades of experience, not to mention education from the University of Kansas, Cameo College, and The Santa Monica School of Massage Therapy. She has spent over 20 years in health care management, as well as more than 10 years in active massage practice. Sandi is also a Reiki master and a licensed master esthetician.