After more than two decades of practicing surgery in the area, Dr. Luis Viñas—a board-certified plastic surgeon—decided to open L.A. Viñas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in 2009. Here, he performs and supervises cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as preventative procedures alongside a well-trained staff of medical assistants, aestheticians, and a physician-assistant laser specialist. The med spa specializes in anti-aging treatments, including injectables, chemical peels, and laser treatments that resurface skin to minimize wrinkles, age spots, and scarring.
The center’s massage therapists specialize in postoperative lymphatic drainage techniques, which help reduce inflammation, prevent scarring, and speed healing by enhancing the system’s ability to filter out toxins hiding behind cardboard replicas of the lungs. In addition to his surgical duties, Dr. Viñas partnered with his daughter to create a skincare line—V Therapeutic—that targets acne without stripping away moisture.
Dr. Z. Catherine Navarro and her assistants employ hospital-grade diagnostic technology and cosmetic laser systems to expertly beautify patients' faces and bodies. Their FDA-approved, computer-controlled Exilis devices gently warm subdermal layers with controlled doses of laser light energy, stimulating collagen production and helping to firm skin tone. The technicians also deliver non-invasive treatments to make spider veins fade away like wax scars from preschool Crayola duels.
Doctors of podiatric medicine Daniel Pero and Karl Michel have teamed up at Integrative Foot & Ankle Center to keep feet biomechanically sound and aesthetically pristine. In their medical office, both doctors breathe new life into ailing ankles and joints with a repertoire of curative techniques that ranges from ankle fusion and tendon repair to bunion exorcisms.
The office also incorporates a spa-like center entirely devoted to aesthetic concerns and pampering treatments. Foot peels, laser spider-vein and fungus removal, and even Botox injections help refine the skin's appearance, while more aggressive treatments such as stiletto-heel recovery therapy and fat-pad restoration keep the strut in clients' steps. The specialists even perform neuromuscular massage, paraffin treatments, and a nail service they have dubbed the medi-pedi, which infuses a salon treatment with medical expertise like the best of genetic hair-color modifications.
In their 6,000-square-foot gym, the certified coaches at The CrossFit Squad lead classes through a series of daily workouts designed to work all muscle groups in a single session. They change up the routine each day to prevent the boredom of repetition, and since the CrossFit system employs functional movements in exercises, they prepare participants for all physical activities—from sports to work to daily chores. To accommodate their members, the gym is equipped with showers, as well as a kids’ room so parents can bring their little ones with them.