Board-certified surgeon Dr. Glen Farkas helms Weekend Weight Loss Center, where experts well-versed in the complexities of weight fluctuations help patients streamline their physiques. Their rapid-weight-loss programs combine prescription appetite suppressants and treatments for weight-related diseases with consultations that explore potential root causes, such as wearing bowling-ball earrings. Alternatively, cosmetic procedures such as ultrasonic lipo streamline physiques, breaking up fat deposits with ultrasound waves so that the body can easily flush them out. The clinic’s services extend beyond weight loss as well, encompassing hormone replacement therapy and other anti-aging treatments.
Staff at Healing Touch Physical Therapy are adept at injury-prevention treatments, neurological or oncological rehabilitation, and a host of pain management techniques. Going beyond standard physical-therapy treatments, they also lead Pilates, yoga, and nutritional-guidance programs, working to keep clients healthy through a multitude of different approaches.
The trained staff of Skin Rejuvenation and Body Contouring Institute wrangles laser beams, intense lights, and injectables to shape clients' bodies without surgery. Their mastery of laser systems enables them to contour midsections and banish hair from bikini lines, necks, and dorsal fins. They force spider veins into hiding with sclerotherapy and augment butts with injectables.:m]]
Dr. Goldring at MDS Medical Spa & Laser Center aims to restore youthful vigor to veneers with medical injections, including Botox, Juvéderm, and Restylane treatments, as well as medical peels and IPL photofacials. The photofacials stimulate visages with laser light energy and aim to banish such pigmented blemishes as acne scars, sun damage, and rosacea. Treatments can take 30–45 minutes, with each laser pulse creating the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin while a sci-fi foley artist provides sound effects. During each Botox session, targeted areas receive an injection of purified protein, which relaxes muscles and smoothes skin that has become furrowed from age or frequent super-soaker duels. Alternatively, Restylane injections achieve similar results with a hyaluronic-acid elixir, and Juvéderm injections fill wrinkled areas around the mouth and nose. Prior to treatment, patients meander past lush outdoor greenery as they pass through the spa's thick wooden doors and into the waiting room, where a sleek reception desk and supple leather chairs keep waiting patrons comfortable. On the walls, bottled body serums add splashes of color to brushed-metal shelves as gleaming frames display feature articles about the spa and lovelorn dating columns written by recently abandoned wrinkles.
There's no assembly line of available personal trainers at Topanga Training & Fitness. Instead, trainers are matched with clients based on their areas of expertise, as well as the clients' medical needs and goals. It's a system that speaks to the family-owned gym's passion for personalized fitness—the same dedication that comes through during private Pilates sessions and boot-camp drills. Specialty programs also accommodate guests who are older than 50 and women who are pregnant. Regardless of their current pupils, however, the certified trainers all incorporate nutritional advice and progressive exercise adjustments into their routines, helping guests to achieve wellness milestones in a nonjudgmental setting.
One any given day, Dr. Deborah Ben-Shah adjusts the spines of toddlers, teens, adults, and senior citizens. With such a diverse client list, her family-based practice treats everything from headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome to sports injuries and pregnancy-related conditions. Dr. Ben-Shah also treats ailments with ultrasound therapy, massage sessions, and nutritional counseling.