The illustrious inkers at Escondido Tattoo Studio have been crafting custom skin portraits for their clientele since the studio's inception in 1975. With one hour of tattooing time, epidermal canvases can receive a small design of a favorite cartoon character or a reminder of important doctor's appointments. The time can also be applied toward the beginnings of larger projects. Thousands of classic designs rest at the ready, and the artists can also whip up a custom illustration.
Dr. Carl A. Powell, board-certified surgeon and founder of The Cardiff Medical Spa, is so trusted in his field that his fellow surgeons often choose him to be their practitioner when they have to go under the knife. He also trains his fellow surgeons in new procedures and maintains privileges at multiple area hospitals and sledding hills. His services are not limited to surgical lifts, tucks, and augmentations?he also oversees an array of laser and noninvasive beauty treatments with medical aesthetician Chelsea Papin, who has five years of experience and performs all of the waxing services. Papin uses a hard wax from Boston that is gentle and great for sensitive skin.
Former Naval surgeon Dr. Maurice Sherman has an impressive resum?. He is triple board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and otolaryngology, he was the past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California?San Diego. He has even appeared on Fox 5 to discuss Vaser Shape body contouring.
At Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center, Dr. Sherman treats patients of all ages with an array of cosmetic procedures that improve faces, breasts, bodies, and skin. Popular procedures include therapeutic facials, Botox injections, rhinoplasty, breast augmentations, and liposuction. For more invasive procedures, patients sojourn to an accredited surgical suite, relaxing under local or general anesthesia while Dr. Sherman minimizes perceived flaws. He makes every effort to create tiny incisions and hide them in the natural lines and creases of the skin.
Loraine-Dale Hall had packed away more than a decade of experience and numerous awards as an aesthetician and cosmetic tattoo artist before she created spaViolet, a beauty haven bent on having fun while maintaining a no-nonsense approach to skincare. The freewheeling revelry visitors experience has led the spa to devise a list of house rules, which include tongue-in-cheek warnings to refrain from karaoke in the eucalyptus steam room and foam parties in the six-head Vichy shower. The spa's signature violet hue anoints every inch of the cottage-inspired space, where extra embellishments of potted flowers and pastel pillows lure clients in for a soothing escape. In this beauty-centered retreat, Hall helms a team of skin specialists whose skills have landed them on the glossy pages of 944 Magazine and a victory in a face-off against a chain spa conducted by San Diego Magazine. The menu also packs in body scrubs, lash and brow tinting, nail services, and happy-hour waxing, which grants discounts every Thursday and Friday afternoon. Clients can further enjoy their spa experience with complimentary almonds, brownies, tea, and wine, which keep bored tongues from licking off newly applied skin serums when the staff isn't looking.
Rejuv Laser Spa's list of treatments ranges far and wide, from anti-aging serums and dermal fillers to laser hair removal and cosmetic surgery. What sets the med spa apart, though, is their board-certified surgeon, Dr. Charles Sarosy, who draws on 16 years of on-the-job experience to perform his various procedures. He gives a consultation to each of his clients, helping them to manage expectations, ensure safety, and learn industry secrets that will allow them to win any game of laser tag. His staff of assistants administers beauty injections and also aids with laser lipo, tattoo removal, or microdermabrasion treatments.
At the O'Neil Skin and Lipo Medical Center, an accredited surgery center, Dr. Kelly O'Neil enlists SmartLipo technology to remove fat and tighten skin. In preparation for the one- to three-hour fat-banishing treatment, patients receive an intravenous sedation, leaving nerves calmer than a tranquilized sloth in a zen garden. Next, the doctor injects the desired area with anesthetic fluid, which in combination with high-frequency vibrations readies the extra padding for easy removal. The doctor's steady hands lead the SmartLipo—a slim tube containing a laser fiber—into the area to rupture fat cells and make the skin taut and firm.