Led by Dr. Mehrdad Amirhamzeh, a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Sierra Vein & Vascular Institute's medical staff aims to clear up skin's appearance and vanquish vein disease. Non-invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy and VNus Closure—an outpatient procedure using radio frequencies—can target cosmetic concerns while abating serious concerns such as leg ulcers or kisses from cobweb-seeking vacuums. The staff consults with patients to craft plans focused on minimal downtime and quick recovery. Dr. Amirhamzeh maintains affiliations with many state, national, and intergalactic medical societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Medical Association.
When asked about her stance on skincare products, Jamie Jacob’s answer is simple: “If it doesn’t do something amazing, I don’t carry it.” The veteran aesthetician honed her keen ability to weed out the unworthy contenders through 600 hours of cosmetology schooling, which included extra training with Dermalogica, Eminence, Skin Script, and Tu'el Skin Care lines. Much like beauty-pageant contests, who are judged on personality alone, Jamie’s services span the beauty spectrum with an array of facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion treatments that keep epidermal expanses silky smooth, as well as massages that go hand-to-hand against troublesome aches.
At Hayashi Dental Group, Drs. Randall T. Hayashi and Mikoyan M. Lagrimas believe oral health doesn’t stop at the mouth—it can impact the entire body. This observance of a mouth-body philosophy leaves them aware that plaque on the teeth can lead to clogged arteries in the heart. So it’s no wonder that the doctors emphasize preventative dentistry, such as oral-cancer screening and cleanings, before beautifying smiles with porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, or dental implants.
Over her more than 20-year career, Christina Morain has blossomed from makeup artist to account coordinator for major cosmetics lines to opening Christina Morain Permanent Makeup, which transcends its namesake service through a range of skincare and waxing expertise. With her nonjudgmental demeanor and understanding of beauty's importance, Christina puts clients at ease as she defines sparse brows, highlights fading lip lines, and even corrects past permanent makeup applications. Meanwhile, 10 types of facial services take specialized approaches toward banishing blemishes, erasing fine lines, and keeping facial freckles from rearranging to spell "Wash me." To retain refreshed complexions, Christina stocks her spa's shelves with a range of beauty products from brands including Image Skincare, Dermalogica, and Cry Baby semi-permanent mascara.
Michael Dooley used to suffer from chronic headaches and lower-back pain. It wasn't until he sought out chiropractic care that he found relief, which inspired him to become a chiropractor and open his own practice. At Dooley Family Chiropractic, the doctor of chiropractic provides a variety of services, including spinal adjustments, x-rays, and electronic muscle stimulation. Dr. Dooley is joined by a massage therapist who bolsters the chiropractor's drug-free methods with kneading to banish tension and improve circulation.
Suffering from multiple athletic injuries, Dr. Dan Anderson received treatment from his father, an osteopathic physician. The health benefits he discovered from these manipulation therapies inspired him to pursue a career in chiropractic care. Dr. Anderson has now practiced for 26 years (18 in Modesto) and uses a blend of one-on-one consultation, surface EMG tests of the muscles and nervous system, and x-rays to prescribe an individualized course of treatment for each patient. Instrument and hand adjustments maneuver bones and muscle groups into the correct formation, while nutritional advice and at-home exercise allow patients to extend their healing beyond the office and into sit-up routines wherever they have some time to kill, such as the gym or the DMV. The bilingual staff at Anderson Chiropractic and Wellness speaks English and Spanish, and the reception area’s blue walls support warm sconces that light up the room along with each posttreatment smile.