For the past 20 years, seasoned physician Dr. Birgit Toome has spearheaded Appearance Dermatology?s crusade against epidermal antagonists, a devotion that has garnered her multiple years in the Daily Journal's One of the Best listings. Dr. Toome and her team of assistants stay abreast of the latest medical and cosmetic skin treatments, remedying conditions of all kinds. Their arsenal of 13 noninvasive laser devices can resolve a range of epidermal maladies, from acne scars and freckles to unwanted hair and blatantly plagiarized birthmarks.
Though his professional resume may make Dr. Sean Bidic sound as if he never leaves the operating room, his patients will tell you otherwise. The board-certified plastic surgeon, who has a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery and experience as a clinical instructor at UCLA and an assistant professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, personally meets with each patient before delving into any cosmetic procedures and surgeries. During these one-on-one consultations, he discusses their health history and interprets their dreams before educating his patients about their hand and wrist surgeries, Botox injections, laser hair removal, scar revision, or cosmetic surgeries.
Dr. Ingrid Warmuth’s dermatological specialties dot a spectrum that spans from medical to cosmetic. She helps cure such conditions as adult and adolescent acne, eczema, warts, and psoriasis, and, when necessary, she can perform surgery to quell a skincare issue. On the other hand, she provides treatments that simply improve skin’s appearance: laser tattoo and hair removal, chemical peels to exfoliate and brighten skin, and Botox to relax unwanted wrinkles.
From its bamboo floors to its locally sourced ceilings, Body Solutions embodies owner Steve Young's belief that healthy environments beget healthy bodies. Within the eco-friendly facility, Dr. Young melds the best of Eastern and Western medicine to help patients recover from injuries or to bolster wellness. Rather than kneading bodies with chemical-filled lotions and used motor oil, massage and physical therapists soak pores in all-natural soaps, cleansers, and lotions. They supplement massage therapy with Pilates, yoga, and martial arts, helping clients optimize their range of motion and achieve whole-body health.
Like building a home, losing weight involves the interlocking of several pieces. The weight-loss architects at Physicians Weight Control build healthy physiques upon four pillars. Diet plans personalized to the client’s lifestyle control intake of nutrients and fat, fueling the clinic's aerobic-exercise plans. The last two pillars—appetite suppressants and vitamin supplements—combine to keep energy levels up and re-create the rush of swallowing a candy bar whole once the client starts eating smaller meals.
The certified medical professionals of Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery smooth out crow's-feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines with FDA-approved Botox injections. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Ginsburg injects the fine-line-freezing serum directly into creased areas, temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscles responsible for causing wrinkles and involuntary jazz blinks in one quick 20- to 45-minute session. The youthful results show up within three days of the procedure, keeping complexions looking taut and age defiant for up to four months.