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.
Dr. James Splettstoesser partially owes his education to his feet. Football and baseball scholarships brought him to South Dakota State University, where he completed his premed studies. As a result of his athletic activities, Dr. Splettstoesser suffered a spate of foot and ankle injuries, leading him to recognize the importance of proper podiatric care. He began studying podiatry, eventually establishing a private practice in Santa Barbara, where there was high demand due to residents having as many as two feet.
For more than 36 years, Dr. Splettstoesser has privately treated podiatric patients with cosmetic and medical concerns. He addresses arch problems, analyzes painful conditions, and even helps heal the same sports injuries he used to suffer. In addition to treating everything from skin to soft-tissue conditions, Dr. Splettstoesser eradicates unsightly—and occasionally painful—toenail fungus with laser-light treatments.
Father and son team Drs. Joseph T. and Salvatore A. Garofalo diagnose and treat pedal problems with laser treatments and surgical procedures. The doctors oversee superficial foot issues such as warts and fungus, which succumb to the heat of laser light, while reconstructing flat feet and arthritic joints with microsurgery techniques.
The diversity of the staff at Dermscapes Medical Spa is a reflection of the many types of services they offer. Healthcare professionals, licensed aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists, all work in side by side to help clients achieve their image goals.
Healthcare professionals are on hand to oversee aesthetic services such as microcurrent body-sculpting and LightSheer laser hair-removal treatments. They also offer Botox injections and Exilis body-contouring treatments, alternatives to surgery that can reduce fat and wrinkles without the need for recovery time or a designer hospital gown. Meanwhile, aestheticians offer traditional spa services. For example, the spa's signature European facial is as relaxing as it is physically rewarding. Its exfoliation, mask, and massages with nutrient-rich creams help rekindle the complexion and spirit. Clients can also opt for a full-body massage, administered by licensed massage therapists who tailor their treatments to address each client's needs.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Gregory G. Williams has swept spider veins off more than 2,000 patients since opening his practice in 2002. During a complimentary evaluation, a registered nurse determines the best treatment by assessing cutaneous cobwebs that mar legs, hands, chest, face, or dorsal fins. Most patients receive sclerotherapy, a series of ultrasound-guided injections that collapses spider veins with minimum discomfort. Patients will notice an improved appearance, but additional visits are suggested to achieve flesh as flawless as Winnie the Pooh's driving record.
Terrio Therapy-Fitness, a physical-therapy and fitness center, constantly looks to its mantra, “there has to be a better way,” when helping patients and the local community deal with problems. That’s why it creates custom therapy and fitness programs, why it developed two pediatric centers that cater to children with disabilities, and why it has expanded from one small outpatient clinic to 12 clinics throughout the area with 35 physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
Though the staff primarily cater to sports injuries, the range of services has evolved to treat both adults and kids with a variety of therapies, such as occupational and speech therapy, teaching kids and adults how to deal with pain or say “my name is Sharon” in Esperanto. The centers’ fitness facilities build muscles through group classes such as Pilates, fencing, and sports-specific skills training, and personal-training sessions provide one-on-one workouts with exercise gurus such as Steve Sobonya, who has trained Olympic gold-medal winners. In order to further aid in weight loss, Terrio Therapy-Fitness’s nutrition experts offer metabolic testing and personal consultations to discuss nutrition goals and why eating bacon for every meal and snack is a bad idea.