When Dr. Nasimeh Yazdani received degrees from UCLA, the University of Iowa, and USC, her medical quest had just begun. After earning board certification in internal medicine and nephrology, she opened her own practice, where she and her staffers offer services ranging from general medical care and checkups to nephrology (kidney treatments), anti-aging medicine, and weight management.
As you might expect of a practice located less than a mile from the beach, the office itself isn't exactly cold and clinical. Upon arrival, clients sink into plush leather couches, where they snack on a homemade cookie, sip a beverage, or scream into a crocheted baby hat. They then head back to a private treatment room done up in pale mauve hues and decorated with silver-framed artwork.
Sci-fi movies make it seem like a collection of lasers could only belong to a villain who?s up to no good. However, at Dr. Laser, the stockpile of Candela GentleLase, Lumenis LightSheer, Lutroinc Spectra, and Hoya ConBio lasers are used only for good. Dr. Richard Mantell uses beams of light to zap unwanted body hair or break up permanent ink after a falling out with a former favorite anchor. IPL and laser skin rejuvenation treatments rejuvenate appearance by removing acne, scarring, signs of aging, and discolorations, and the staff uses products from Obagi to clear facial surfaces and Latisse elixirs to grow lashes. In addition to laser treatments, Dr. Laser also offers juvederm and botox treatments to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Since opening its doors, LaserAway has accumulated 18 California locations and the patronage of celebrities such as the Kardashian clan. At different settings, the clinic's state-of-the-art lasers can treat signs of sun damage, tattoos, body hair, and glued-on glam-rock wigs with comfort and efficiency. The clinic's medical professionals are all fully licensed to administer laser pulses, and fully glad to educate clients on the intricacies of skincare.
Balance Day Spa soothes bodies and minds with skin and massage treatments inside its elemental-themed interior, allowing clients to achieve a state of balance and relaxation. During a Swedish massage, a massage therapist sends away muscle tension and stress using firm but gentle strokes. Swedish massage purges muscles of lactic and uric acids and other metabolic wastes, resulting in improved circulation. Those opting for more intense therapeutic work may choose a deep-tissue treatment, which assuages chronic tightness caused by muscle exertion and spending an entire cycle in a dryer. The European facial combines deep purification with steam cleaning, exfoliation, a face, shoulders, and chest massage, and a hydrating mask.
Shrouded behind an entrance with ivy and foliage, the practitioners at Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine greet seekers with a harmonious collaboration between Western and Eastern medicine. The staff of board-certified physicians, licensed osteopathic and naturopathic doctors, and licensed physical therapists strolls through the center's homey hallways, plotting treatment for patients’ ailments aided by their collective expertise in fields including acupuncture, Chinese medicine, nutrition, psychotherapy, and therapeutic massage. This centralized dialogue between different medical specialties allows patients to obtain a second, third, fourth, and Roger Ebert's opinion without traveling from office to office.