At ALC of Vallejo, Alfred L. Caruso, MD and his experienced staff exclusively use Palomar lasers for their noninvasive aesthetic treatments. Their StarLux 500 model scatters light over faces during IPL photofacials that work to eliminate sun damage, and triggers the body’s healing processes to address wrinkles and acne during fractional laser sessions. For patients looking to part ways with unwanted follicles, the staff employs a Vectus laser, cooling gel, and a tasteful Dear Hair letter. A seasoned veteran in medical aesthetics, Dr. Caruso has operated his own practice for the past 14 years.
In 1996, the first laser was cleared by the FDA for use on the public and onstage at Madonna concerts. Since opening their doors one year after this ruling, Aesthetic Laser Concepts has researched and compared technologies to find the best system for laser hair removal. The experienced technicians use the Lumenis LightSheer Diode laser to permanently reduce unwanted hair on the body. The center also curates aesthetic equipment that helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and stretch marks on the skin during fractional laser treatments.
No matter what the aesthetic wish, the team at ReVitalize Skin Care can help. Led by medical director Dr. William Johnson and nurse practitioner and founder Genevieve Dace, the experts can help clients achieve their goals with an array of cutting edge treatments. Ultrasonic cavitation, for instance, helps break down fat deposits in hard-to-tone areas like the thighs and waist without invasive surgery. Vitamin-rich injections, meanwhile, might help boost the metabolism so that the body can efficiently burn calories and secret messages that must be swallowed after reading. Advanced skincare treatments reverse signs of aging with lasers, pulsed light, and radiofrequencies.
For esthetician Linda Becerra, education is a neverending pursuit. In addition to graduating from a state-licensed program and passing all written and practical exams, Becerra continues to stay up to date on trends through a wealth of skin-centric coursework. Armed with her education and medical background, the licensed esthetician performs a variety of facial treatments that help remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and stimulate circulation. She also applies semi-permanent color to lashes or eyebrows to draw attention to the eyes and away from the fact that your shoes are unvelcroed.
Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.
Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.
Dr. Barbara Persons, a board-certified plastic surgeon, pares her experience as a surgeon with an artistic vision in all of her procedures. Her areas of specialty include both aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring, facial rejuvenation, and helping new mothers to get their 'pre-baby' bodies back.