Registered nurse Francine Oca fondly remembers tagging along to work with her aunt, a professional makeup artist. She'd watch in awe as brushes whisked across faces, brightening eyes and highlighting smiles. Though these tune-ups were small, they made a world of difference to women's perceptions of themselves.
Today, Francine, along with Dr. Jose Guerra? a board certified physician in family medicine? helps women cultivate beauty and confidence as an aesthetic nurse at Live Gorgeous OC?a Medical Spa that specializes in noninvasive enhancements such as laser treatments, botox, dermal fillers, and wrinkle-smoothing injections.
To promote safety and peace of mind, the clinic offers FDA-approved treatments whenever possible. Though the treatments often summon a girlish glow, Francine doesn't believe in making all faces look as young as an egg in a baby bonnet. Instead of performing unnecessary treatments, she will guide clients toward products and habits that make skin look naturally fresh and vibrant.
After 25 years in the salon industry, Breathe Salon & Spa owner Sue Tonyan knows how to create a relaxing atmosphere. Sue and her team of certified salon professionals prettify guests with services ranging from facials and hair extensions to medical-grade therapies such as Botox. Above all, friendly staffers hope to create an oasis for clients to escape life’s stressors, such as overstuffed schedules or a child’s discovery of “The Song That Doesn’t End.” Staffers favor products by such high-end brands as KMS California, Dermalogica and Jan Marini.
You can probably guess from their name that DermFx works beautifying magic on skin?and you'd be right. With laser- and light-based treatments such as Fraxel and the smooth beam, skin-tightening Ulthera ultrasound treatments and chemical peels, and proprietary take-home products, the med spa keeps skin soft, smooth, and turbulence-free. But that's hardly all. From non-surgical Botox to LightSheer laser hair removal, the medical professionals use cutting-edge technologies to deliver stunning outcomes all over the body.
Under the directing eye of board-certified internist Pankaj Karan, MD, the staff at Valley Aesthetics and Laser orchestrate an array of cosmetic services, including Botox injections, SmartLipo procedures, and Zerona body-contouring treatments. They use Fotona Dualis XS and XP Max lasers to zap spider veins, body hair, and toenail fungus and to decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Additionally, products from SkinMedica stealthily glaze across complexions to mount a surprise attack on unsuspecting acne.
Cherry-oak wood stretches across the facility's floor, including beneath the treatment rooms' bright-yellow chairs and the waiting area's brown leather chairs and flat-screen TVs.
You might think Dr. Diana Nguyen was a relationship counselor, given her ability to foster harmony between patients and their mirrors. At Better Aesthetics MedSpa, she uses her expertise as a board-certified physician and experience with anti-aging treatments to change how patients feel about themselves.
Together with vice president and co-owner Sherry Hill, a doctor of chiropractic and registered nurse, Dr. Nguyen administers Botox and dermal fillers to combat wrinkles. The duo also transforms bodies from the inside out with medically supervised HCG weight-loss programs and detoxifying infrared-sauna sessions. The med spa's reception area boasts a clean, modern vibe with hardwood floors, white, Roman-style columns, and a white statue reminiscent of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of microdermabrasion.
Luxor Medical Spa's licensed medical team keeps clients relaxed while reviving bodies with noninvasive treatments designed to improve skin appearance, clarify blemishes and lines, and boost overall confidence. General surgeon Dr. Yasser Salem has performed a broad range of vascular treatments for more than a decade and oversees vein-therapy procedures. A complement of laser technologies treats the full spectrum of skincare concerns by harnessing light to remove unwanted hair and address wrinkles. Chemical peels and medical facials clear blemishes and nourish skin surfaces with a variety of skincare products including SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and Luxor's in-house line.