Under the expert guidance of specially trained physicians, staffers harness the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
A board-certified plastic surgeon oversees the beautifying procedures at OasisMD, from cosmetic tucks and lifts to laser treatments and high-tech spa services. Beam-based services include blemish-banishing photofacials, acne clearing, and laser hair removal that erases unwanted strands from virtually any body part. Facial fillers such as Botox or Dysport help fill in fine lines and wrinkles, while Latisse treatments encourage personal growth in stubbornly immature eyelashes.
Under the auspices of board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist Dr. Heidi Gilchrist, the staff members at Gilchrist Aesthetic and Medical Dermatology help clients maintain vibrant, healthy skin. They practice a blend of conventional Western medicine and holistic approaches, focusing on prevention to ensure skin maladies don't go untreated. When new patients visit the clinic, they undergo diagnostic evaluations of everything from genetics and hereditary issues to diet and lifestyle, helping Dr. Gilchrist develop a custom-tailored skincare regimen for them. The clinic's other services run from soothing, cosmetic facials to medical necessities, such as testing for skin cancer, infections, and allergies.
Inside New You Medical Group, a serene medical center with an ocean view, physicians and their staff use a variety of weight-loss programs, laser skin treatments, age-rewinding medicine, and cosmetic surgery to help patients "turn back the hands of time." Complimentary evaluations lead doctors to focus on internal anti-aging treatments, such as hormone therapy and clinician-supervised weight loss, as well as external age-defying treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers. New You is dedicated to combining preventive care with treatment to help patients stay healthy and active well into the future so that they have the stamina to fight off all the robots.
"My life is making art with the human body," says Dr. Robert A. Shumway on the website for his boutique clinic, Shumway Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shumway has made an illustrious career out of trimming waistlines with tummy tucks and liposuction and balancing features with nose jobs and face-lifts. He also strives for innovation, adopting new methods of breast augmentation and employing lasers to rejuvenate the skin.
While Dr. Shumway is known for his transformative procedures, his practice also offers surgery-free enhancement. Aesthetic services refresh complexions with lasers and injections. The clinical staff also specializes in medical-grade chemical peels, reducing the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and seemingly permanent milk mustaches.
At San Diego Vascular Center, a team of specialists led by board-certified vascular surgeons presides over med-spa treatments focused exclusively on spider and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy’s fine needles inject a deactivating solution into the vein, while EVLT uses lasers to do the same work. Each of these treatments is less invasive and painful than surgery, and results in less downtime, ensuring that patients can soon resume their daily routine of walking backward on a merry-go-round for hours.