Licensed aesthetician Barbara Calebaugh erases years on mugs and gently combats skin problems such as acne, rosacea, and eczema using chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and ultrasound treatments. She also decorates fresh slates by applying permanent eyeliner to lids and fake lashes to existing fringe.
According to Doctor of Chiropractic Dinh V. Le, Spinal Care of Stockton's founder and clinical director, new technology has revolutionized the treatment of pain. Dr. Le now augments his core chiropractic services with advanced, noninvasive treatments such as FDA-cleared DRX9000 spinal decompression, which has been featured on TV's The Doctors for its ability to repair damaged spinal disks and thereby remedy lower-back pain. Dr. Le also accelerates healing with super pulsed laser therapy, which can stimulate metabolic activity and resuscitate dead strobe lights. In addition to straightening spines to their potential, Dr. Le also assists clients with their weight loss needs.
The registered nurses at inkoff.me rely on lasers to obliterate unwanted tattoos. These lasers are designed to break all colors of ink into bits small enough for the body to remove. The high-powered lasers accost tattoos with pulses that, like an insincere handshake, last less than a millionth of a second. Staffers also calibrate their rays to remove unwanted hair, spider veins, and wrinkles?but only after consulting with clients to thoroughly explain procedures.
Bloom Wellness Lounge focuses on noninvasive weight-loss treatments. A body-vibration platform tones bodies while improving balance and circulation. Lipo-Light uses light therapy to blast through body fat and lose inches. Exercise classes also do the trick and include yoga, boot camp, and the Hokey Pokey.
Dr. Tareq Ali, a board-certified physician, has been practicing emergency and family medicine since 1993, realized one of his lifelong dreams when he opened Manasra Medical Spa. The 2009 Patients' Choice award recipient was touring his new medical spa's facility, listening to the soothing sound of the water tinkling down his indoor waterfall and checking each room's personal air-conditioning unit. Dr. Ali even stopped to relax on one of the waiting room's luxurious leather couches.
Practicing aesthetic medicine since 2006, Dr. Ali has perfected his laser skills at Mansara Medical Spa, using concentrated beams of light to eliminate unwanted body hair or battle hyperpigmentation and spider veins across the body. He has also acquired the innovative microdermabrasion technology DermaSweep. The patented technology infuses faces with essential vitamins while exfoliating and smoothing skin. Manasra also offers more traditional spa treatments, such as massages, facials, and chemical peels.
Dr. Ronald T. Weiland doesn’t “believe in fad diets,” as he notes on his website. Rather, he trusts in simple mathematics: fewer ingested calories plus more burned calories equals weight loss. At Ameri-Cal Weight Clinic, he and his staff put this equation into practice during comprehensive weight-loss programs that rely on healthful foods, aerobic exercise, and prescribed appetite suppressants. This mix of support, services, and tools is readily available at eight clinic locations throughout the Bay Area and one that only appears on leap years.