Licensed aesthetician Lacy Vincent knows that maintaining the skin is a vital aspect of overall well-being. After attending the Dior School of Cosmetology and the International Dermal Institute, she founded Volto Bella Skin Care. While working toward her nursing degree, she jump-started her professional skincare career. It's a testament to her ultimate vision—to practice clinical methods in a soothing day-spa setting, beautifying and rejuvenating clients while supporting basic health needs. And as a mother, Lacy knows how to care for clients, whether they need a facial peel, leg wax, or bedtime story.
At Aqua Body Cleansing, a certified colon hydrotherapist shower large intestines with water to ward off disease and promote efficient organ function. During an initial session, a specialist explains the emulsifying process and touts its potential health benefits, which may include relief from constipation, irritability, lower-back pain, and ancient gum wads.
A Best of the Bay 2010 Viewer?s Choice winner, Herbal Mineral?s four California locations couple a devotion to recapturing youth with a commitment to cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products and practices. An arsenal of vegan, earth-friendly beauty products speaks to their commitment to bettering the planet, and visitors sip fair-trade-certified tea that helps to fund landslide restoration and reforestation. The staff?s diverse palette of skills runs the gamut from waxing and organic facials to candling and herbal body contouring, the latter of which can help shape silhouettes into comely hourglasses or vertical representations of the New York skyline.
Calling on more than 50 years of combined experience, the doctors at Body Sculpt By Laser make over clients from the inside out with holistic, noninvasive treatments. Their one-two coup de gr?ce against flab begins with the FDA-approved i-Lipo Laser, which shrinks fatty adipose cells by causing them to release triglycerides for natural disposal through the lymphatic system. This gentle process is aided by whole-body-vibration treatments that kick metabolisms into overdrive for expedient fat removal. The staff also creates custom lifestyle programs and nutritional plans, and supplies herbal supplements to bolster weight-loss efforts.
Endermologie lipomassage targets fat deposits that are too close to the surface of the skin to be eliminated by diet and exercise alone. The connective tissue at this level can weaken, causing fat cells, water, and other undesirables to pool in small pockets that eventually morph into cellulite. The handheld massage wand used by lipomassage technicians kneads each client with rollers and suction in order to break up those pockets and strengthen connective tissue. The results of this noninvasive procedure usually last six to eight months. Most clients schedule two or three 40-minute sessions a week for three to four weeks to achieve optimal results. Click here for answers to common questions.
Licensed physician and surgeon Dr. K. Kam. Zand has seen a lot of patients in his more than 30-year career. After completing a fellowship in hematology at Harvard and receiving obstetrics and gynecology training at Washington University, he was named chief resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. There, in the hospital that Einstein built with his own hands, patient after patient walked into Dr. Zand?s treatment room hindered by weight gain and aging. Looking for new ways to help his clients, Dr. Zand began learning about cosmetic procedures, anti-aging tools, and medical weight-loss programs.
Today, Dr. Zand shares his expertise as medical director at Los Gatos Smart Lipo. His clinic tends to patients with an array of cosmetic services, including wrinkle-smoothing Botox, laser skin-tightening and liposuction, and surprisingly non-evil laser hair removal.