Certified aesthetic nurse specialist Deborah Francesconi of Vein Specialists of Northern California harnesses 25 years of nursing experience combined with continuing education to skillfully fill in concaving epidermises with FDA-approved Botox and Dysport treatments. The 45-minute session will commence with a thorough evaluation, presenting ample time for clients to ask questions, pose concerns, and sing the alphabet backward before Francesconi tends to individual wrinkled areas. Whether treating fine lines and wrinkles with Botox or Dysport, visages will be introduced to small, nearly painless injections that temporarily target sites of sagging skin such as crow's feet, neckbands, or worry lines graffitied between the brows. Though both treatments boast a purified-protein base, Dysport can leave mugs line-free for up to four months, whereas Botox's full results last up to six months and can also help to treat excessive underarm sweating.
Dr. Michael Ruscio has just one problem with conventional medicine: too many pills and needles. Instead of administering harsh chemicals and invasive procedures, he relies on the restorative power of nature to treat many of the most common medical ailments, such as headaches, diabetes, obesity, and depression. His deft hands also adjust backbones to quiet chronic and acute pain and range across the muscles, delivering strokes to tense muscles during Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Dr. William Ellis sharpened his corneal crafting skills at the side of Professor Syvatslov Fyodorov, the father of modern radial keratotomy, and has since completed more than 50,000 LASIK procedures in his career. With a keen focus on personal attention and individual patient needs, he performs every laser vision surgery at all six Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center locations, relying on an armory of advanced technology to map eye terrain, correct vision, and prepare patrons to work as a chameleon’s parole officer. Further showcasing his knowledge on the subject, Dr. Ellis has written a medical textbook on eye surgery entitled Keratotomy Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism.
Dr. Jay Bansal has performed more than 20,000 successful LASIK procedures since his 1994 certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bansal, a physician trainer for IntraLase technology and the medical director of LaserVue Eye Center, performs every single LASIK procedure at three of the center’s four locations: San Francisco, Mountain View, and Walnut Creek. He specializes in a blade-free process using iLASIK wavefront technology, which relies on advanced lasers and enhanced optical imagery to improve a patient’s chances of achieving 20/20 or better vision while decreasing their chances of experiencing nighttime blurriness. In addition to LASIK, LaserVue’s American Board of Ophthalmology-certified eye surgeons and ophthalmic technicians offer several types of cataract surgery, as well as treatments for other ocular conditions such as dry eye or glaucoma.
For Cambiati's team of nutritional experts, helping a client make even a small improvement to his or her diet constitutes a success. To prompt these changes, the experts turn to education: they lead nutrition classes inside their Walnut Creek studio, at various locations throughout the Bay Area, and online. Each session unpacks a general or specialized diet plan that focuses on Cambiati's healthy snacks and meals based on local, organic, and paleo-friendly ingredients.
Maintaining that most diets don't supply the proper nutrients, Cambiati presents an array of nutritional products. There's dairy-free protein powder and PaleoGreens nutrient-rich drink mix, for example, as well as whey protein and dairy-free bars in flavors such as mixed berry, chocolate, and peanut butter. Depending on the needs of the client, there are products available for everyday or sports-focused nutrition. Cambiati's programs help the average client lose fat and increase muscle in as little as 28 days. Click here for FAQ's.
When it comes to educating people about natural health, Doctor of Chiropractic John Erdmann isn’t content to just share his knowledge across Natural Health Family Center’s two locations. Rather, he brings his expertise to the masses with seminars on diet, exercise, and emotional freedom, as well as by packing his website with useful information. But trips to the office are necessary for his gentle adjustments and holistic specialty—applied kinesiology—a method that combines manual muscle testing with diagnostic tests to help increase the body’s potential.
Dr. Barbara Persons, a board-certified plastic surgeon, pares her experience as a surgeon with an artistic vision in all of her procedures. Her areas of specialty include both aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, body contouring, facial rejuvenation, and helping new mothers to get back to 'pre-baby' weight.