Dr. Krugman and his team of board-certified plastic surgeons have amassed decades of combined experience turning medical techniques toward bodily beautification. Careful pretreatment evaluation and consultation helps determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each face in their care. Botox ($390 for 33 units, the average quantity needed for best results) stops wrinkle-causing frown muscles in their tracks with a quick, noninvasive injection between the brows and a series of clown auditions. The 10-minute treatment continues its forehead-refurbishing effects over the next few days, perking up countenances for an average of three to four months.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Alan Kanter at Vein Center of Orange County and Dr. Angelina Devera at Laser and Vitality Institute, the staff 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.
The physicians, registered nurses, and aestheticians at Pacific Cosmetic Medical Center know that the vast number of aesthetic treatments out there can be daunting. They also realize that while some patients may desire an aggressive image transformation, others want subtle, minimally invasive improvement. That's why the skincare experts not only perform a wide range of treatments, but also help clients determine which ones are right for them with honest guidance and in-depth education. Physicians can soften fine lines and tone sagging skin with quick, in-office injections of Botox, Juvéderm, and other FDA-approved serums, while aestheticians refine the face with services that range from classic facials to high-tech regimens that use radiofrequency or ultrasound technology. The rest of the body benefits from the center's arsenal of aesthetic lasers, which can resurface, tighten, and contour curves or remove imperfections, such as unwanted hair, spider veins, or factory bar codes.
When a new plastic-surgery procedure makes its way into operating rooms, Dr. Semira Bayati doesn’t rush out to learn it. Instead, she takes a step back, waiting a year or more before adding it to her repertoire. She does this with her clients’ safety in mind, making sure to offer treatments that have effects far beyond that of a fad. This adds to her credibility with clients, the facet of her professional reputation Dr. Bayati values most.
Whether performing an arm lift, tummy tuck, chin implant, or replacement lid for an original-series Tupperware, Dr. Bayati keeps the lines of communication open so she can address any of her clients’ questions or concerns. This level of attention doesn’t waver, even if clients elect to rejuvenate their skin with nonsurgical procedures such as hydrafacials or Botox.
At Comfort Laser Clinics, experienced physician Samuel Sunshine, MD, and his staff of trained and licensed registered nurses oust unwanted follicles, tattoos, and inches with an array of treatments. The specialists wield powerful pulses of light to zap follicles for a fraction of a second, permanently stymieing their ability to sneak back onto bodies while disguised as fake mustaches. Permanent body art gradually fades under the exposure of the ConBio laser, while other laser treatments help to tighten sagging skin, hone in curves, and rid toenails of sprouting fungi or topiaries.
• For $150, you get a full facial TCA chemical peel (a $650 value). • For $1,450, you get a full facial Fractional CO2 laser skin-rejuvenating treatment with a complimentary cosmetic consultation prior to the treatment (a $3,500 value).