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.
Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Reza Torchizy revamps skin surfaces with a spectrum of advanced laser and radio-frequency techniques. Treatments such as Thermage, Fraxel, and Botox whittle away dermal imperfections such as enlarged pores, rosacea, and brown spots. As a physician in California, Dr. Torchizy has dealt extensively with sun-damaged skin and premature aging, and his research in these areas contributed to the formulation of La Juvonce, a line of physician-strength skincare products.
Led by accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hannah Vu, Skinzone Medical aims to help patients look and feel their best with personalized treatment plans and advanced technologies. After a complimentary consultation in one of six different languages and three dialects of Esperanto, Dr. Vu and her staff propose flexible courses of action tailored to the needs of each client—they have outlined treatment options for various skin conditions here. An eclectic fleet of lasers allows the staff to target epidermal issues from unwanted hair to varicose veins and acne.
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.
Orange County Plastic Surgery's presiding surgeon, Dr. Juris Bunkis, approaches bodily reconstructions and alterations with a deft hand refined through the countless operations he has performed since opening his private practice in 1984. Dr. Bunkis's extensive repertoire of beauty-boosting procedures includes lifts, tucks, and other surgical routines, as well as noninvasive methods such as skin-resurfacing facials and laser hair removal. Eschewing the typical clinical environment of Orwellian blandness and expressionless robo-nurses, Orange County Plastic Surgery boasts a lavish and warmly lit italianate interior replete with oil paintings, bas-reliefs, and exposed woodwork galore. The friendly and knowledgeable front-office duo, Deborah Palermo and Caroll Chronister, greet all potential patients and happily field any questions or concerns they might have.
Dr. John Miller's four decades of experience practicing medicine—including work for a neonatal intensive care environment—has equipped him for the delicate techniques that comprise a cosmetic physician's daily schedule. Together with Newport Body Sculpt's nurses, medical aestheticians, and patient-care coordinators, Dr. Miller makes client comfort the utmost priority, seeking out the latest technologies to enhance physiques. He uses the noninvasive, ultrasonic energy of the Liposonix system to target stubborn fat around the waistline, and Thermage's radiofrequency to stimulate collagen growth and tighten skin. Dr. Miller employs Cutera's LimeLight, and its pulses of light, to selectively treat dark, red, or flashing neon skin spots. The crew also offers laser vein therapy, dermal fillers, and customized facials.
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.