The staff at Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center take on body, mind, and spirit issues using a holistic approach to well-being. This philosophy inspires the duo to rout out the source of dermatological issues rather than temporarily hide visible symptoms. Since specific skin anomalies call for precise treatments, the center boasts an array of facials, chemical peels, collagen treatments, and injectables, performed by Dr Smaili, that cater to quelling signs of aging, mild scarring, acne problems, and uneven skin tone.
Opened by Dr. Tarick Smaili in 2011 as an extension of his plastic-surgery practice, the California Surgical Institute, Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center provides medical aesthetic services to treat skin conditions and contour the body without undergoing surgery or sleeping inside a mannequin.
Dr. Angel DeMola uses noninvasive methods to guide patients toward their cosmetic goals at Paradise Laser Institute. Both bolster their international medical education with training in naturopathic and cosmetic techniques. They use lasers not only to remove unwanted hair, but also to restore hair to thinning areas by stimulating the cellular metabolism of the scalp's skin and increasing blood flow to the follicle, just as gardeners increase plant growth by pouring blood over the roots. Other treatments work from the inside out, such as an array of injectables designed to smooth and tone faces from beneath the skin.
Dr. Ben Childers oversees Sheer Beauty Medical Skincare, a clinic dedicated to helping clients look their best. Licensed aestheticians perform a range of beauty treatments, including chemical peels, laser hair removal, and Botox fillers. The platelet-rich-plasma vampire facial uses blood to promote healing and collagen production in damaged skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sun spots.
Microdermabrasion treatments are quick, 35–45-minute procedures that uses a diamond-tipped wand to abrade the top layers of skin and polish the dermis hiding beneath. The exfoliating powers reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and light scarring, while eliminating sun damage and dry skin and evening out skin tone and texture. Using a wand that operates on pneumatic principles similar to the Super Soaker, your aesthetician will gently blast away blemishes and buff your face to a healthy, happy hue. At the same time, deceased skin and makeup residue will be given a proper burial at the bottom of a vacuum. Come treatment's end, the skin will have a refreshed, healthy glow, proudly displaying the younger skin that had been patiently waiting to see the light of day.
At Vendesi Beauty & Wellness Center, individually tailored facials cater to a wide range of skin concerns, treating faces in need of firming, hydrating, exfoliating, and more. The expansive skincare menu also includes microdermabrasion, back exfoliating treatments, and vitamin-C-infused exfoliation. But this beauty and wellness center offers much more than just skincare: other services include massages, body wraps, and spray tanning, to name a few.
Housed in a historic building whose parapets, scalloped shingles, and wraparound porch evoke antique charm, Bella Aesthetica tends to faces and bodies with an array of decidedly modern techniques. Under the supervision of medical director and founder Dr. Ruben Ruiz, technicians use equipment ranging from lasers to dermal fillers to slim silhouettes, polish complexions, and beautify extra heads.
No matter what the treatment, clients benefit from the skilled care of Dr. Ruiz. A recipient of the American Medical Association's Physicians' Recognition Award, Dr. Ruiz operates three family clinics in addition to Bella Aesthetica, and has lent his expertise to UCLA and the Stanford University School of Medicine. He can consult in English, Spanish, and Morse code, and has extensively authored and lectured on internal medicine.