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.
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.
The purveyors of Peek a View Ultrasound believe the event should be a celebration, so they?ve made ultrasound the focal point of all baby showers or viewing parties with their mobile service. They wield a 3-D/4-D mobile ultrasound to capture first looks at babies in the womb sucking thumbs and making faces, projecting pictures onto the customer?s big-screen TV for easy viewing. To make it a party, they provide extras such as cake and balloons, as well as teddy bears and printed images from the ultrasound.
Doctor of Chiropractic Gloria Phillips became a chiropractor to treat her own son, who was diagnosed at age 2 with severe asthma, because she didn’t want him to depend on medication his entire life. Today, she extends the same drug-free treatments to her patients, ameliorating a range of ailments from headaches to digestive issues. She tailors these treatments to suit each client, incorporating such noninvasive techniques as adjustments and needle-free acupuncture.