Contour Dermatology bolsters patients struggling with friction-inducing strands and stubble with safe, comfortable laser hair-removal techniques. Over the course of three sessions, medically trained staffers teleport black or brunette fuzz from the face or body to a far-off galaxy by aiming a low-energy GentleLase beam at follicular bases. Charged particles carry enough energy to blast away the melanin inside errant bristles but leave the surrounding skin healthy and unharmed. Like planning a date for your parents, the procedure can be slightly uncomfortable, so technicians employ a cool laser tip, gel, or spray to soothe the skin and help spare nerves undue unpleasantness. Most complexions are acceptable candidates for laser hair removal, but clients with a very dark complexion may be subject to a spot test to ensure effective treatment. Clients need three to six sessions on average to impede ill-placed tufts during the active phase of each follicle's growth cycle.
Creating artwork that lasts a lifetime is what the tattoo specialists at Electric Chair Tattoo do daily, and that’s why they work closely with clients to fit them with the right piece. Their styles range from religious-themed and surrealism to realism and dark fantasy. The staff at the ink-filled studio also includes a piercing technician capable of adorning nearly any body part with studs, bars, and rings.
Dr. John Shieh’s noninvasive procedures are so effective that celebrities choose him to keep their skin as ageless as the photos in which they appear. For example, his famous Triniti series attracted the attention of Kris Jenner on Keeping Up with the Kardashians; during one episode, Dr. Shieh showed off the benefits of nonsurgical procedures and skincare regimens that exclude pies in the face. RejuvaYou Medical Spa has also been featured on television shows such as Extra!, Entertainment Tonight, CNN, and in the pages of Forbes, Life & Style, and People Magazine.
Dr. Shieh has also charted new territory as one of the first doctors to use the Matrix RF/Sublative wrinkle-reduction procedure and VelaShape body contouring. Today, Dr. Shieh and his staff treat clients to laser lipo, fat transfer to the breasts, face, hands, and buttocks, Botox, Juvederm, chemical peels, and other procedures that fight the signs of aging.
Established in 1990, Hair Restoration of California—which has been featured on Los Angeles Fox News and KCAL Channel 9—offers a variety of treatments that address hair loss in men, women, and children. In addition to low-level laser hair-therapy treatments and surgical hair transplants performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, they give their clients nonsurgical hair replacement options such as Ultratress hair-progression hair extensions. They treat patients who suffer from male- and female-pattern baldness, as well as those who have medical hair loss caused by chemotherapy or alopecia. Inside their facility, an experienced staff of trichologists and beauticians work inside private styling rooms while clients read, watch television, or stare at the ceiling trying to name all the constellations in alphabetical order.
The comely lady stylists of Barber Dollz brush up on the latest haircutting trends to ensure both male and female clients receive the most innovative techniques and creative colors when they hit the chair. The stylists—called Dollz—boast a staggering repertoire of haircutting skills and are able to shear up outrageous styles such as leopard spots as well as sexy understated cuts including classic bobs. The Dollz begin a style makeover with a massaging shampoo and conditioning and can enhance gentlemen's appointments with a hot-towel treatment and nape shave. Those opting for color or highlights can have their manes analyzed by stylists to ensure that hair can endure the hue-changing process. Clients receive complimentary beverages during appointments, and they can pass some time before and afterward watching flat-screen TVs on the salon's wraparound couch or playing a game of foosball.
Offering treatments that span 5,000 years of health care, the multitalented team at Dr. Midas Medical Group can alleviate ailments with everything from acupuncture, which originated in China five millennia ago, to modern laser technology. Their range of services also treats a wide variety of issues. The board-certified physicians and nurses can just as readily smooth wrinkles with Botox and other dermal fillers, as wield physique-contouring cold lasers, which liquefy fat in hard-to-tone areas. Meanwhile, acupuncturists insert their hair-thin needles into bodies at key points, addressing maladies such as infertility, unwanted weight, and blocked energy pathways. To complement the clinic’s noninvasive services, the staff also performs plastic-surgery treatments, which range from liposuction to face-lifts to setting broken Barbie arms.