While many weight loss plans focus purely on caloric intake, Sierra Nevada Wellness Center’s supervised weight loss programs account for a matrix of factors such as sleep, stress, and hormone levels. This is because the staff, who specializes in natural weight loss solutions, knows that a variety a factors effect a person’s ability to shed excess pounds. Helmed by licensed physician Dr. Joe Johnson, the team balances diets with nutritional supplements, and also performs services such as permanently reducing unwanted hair with laser hair removal treatments, contouring physiques with mesotherapy, and lasering away unwanted tattoos of ex-girlfriends’ names or outdated world maps.
The aestheticians at Asava Medi Spa cleanse complexions with 12 kinds of facials, but their services don?t just run skin-deep. In addition to fighting signs of aging and acne with Yon-Ka skincare products, technicians administer Botox injections and laser hair removal and work to slim curves with VelaShape treatments that don?t require incisions or knowledge of how a carburetor works.
Esthetic Director Joyce Darr considers her clients' needs her number-one priority, setting an example for the rest of her aesthetic team. Darr shares her expertise as a licensed aesthetician, certified reflexologist, and reiki master teacher to help clients practice healthier lifestyles through a range of services. The staff employs professional products to rejuvenate and soften skin during facials. They also master technology-based treatments including LED light therapy and ultrasound facials to beautify clients and their loyal robot butlers. The Skin Care Center hosts an oncology skincare clinic that provides complimentary services to help alleviate physical and emotional stress for clients undergoing cancer treatments.
Mark Gunderson, MD specializes in one of the fastest growing medical specialties in the world: age management medicine (AMM). The field aims to extend lives by optimizing body composition and reducing inflammation, both with healthy lifestyle choices and techniques such as bio identical-hormone-replacement therapy. Dr. Gunderson's extensive knowledge in these areas stems from years of work in emergency medicine, his diplomate status with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine, and certification in AMM by the Cenegenics Medical Institute. He shares health advice as the host of a weekly radio program called Health Matters with Dr. Mark Gunderson—a spinoff of the Nevada Matters talk radio show hosted by Eddie Floyd on KKFT 99.1 FM—and as the medical advisor for Nina Cucina, an online cooking club that teaches members how to create healthy, gourmet meals.
At the Age Management Institute, Dr. Gunderson and his staff combat age-related diseases with customized programs. They use advanced diagnostic techniques such as body composition analyses and state-of-the-art hormone and blood panels. His Accelerated Weight Loss Program incorporates HCG injections, a low-calorie diet, and weekly coaching sessions to foster success. Certified plastic-surgery nurse Renee J. Hinojosa is the director of medical aesthetics at the institute; she combats wrinkles with Botox and chemical peels, and uses a Fotona laser to clear complexions of acne or permanent-marker IOUs left by the tooth fairy.
They say the eyes are the windows of the soul, but improper curtains can easily curtail the view. At Beautiful Brows, it's not just about the windows. It's about the whole face, which they sculpt into a work of art with their array of eyebrow-threading and facial services. Utilizing the ancient art of removing unwanted hairs from the root with cotton thread, Beautiful Brows eschews burning wax and irritating tweezing for the pleasant and precise facescaping of eyebrows, upper lips, foreheads, chins, and necks. In addition to their hair-removal services, Beautiful Brows offers Age Smart Dermalogica facials and microdermabrasions to jettison old skin cells and leave faces looking refreshed and younger.
Heidi Leib has styled hair at a variety of salons for 20-plus years. Now at Revelations Salon, she offers a range haircuts and coloring treatments, drawing on her experience to give clients looks that gel with their features and lifestyles. Revelations Salon uses products from brands like Redken, Matrix, and Nicolas.