The rugged beauty of nature meets the comfort of vacation amenities at REO Rafting Resort, a secluded getaway on the edge of Nahatlatch River. Throughout the Fraser Canyon, experienced guides lead groups on whitewater rafting day-trips and multiday excursions, helping beginners and advanced rafters alike to navigate class III and IV+ rapids. Some of the trips take place along the Nahatlatch and others venture to the Stein, Thompson, and Fraser rivers, all of which are less than 45 minutes away from base camp. Relaxation and pampering follow at the resort's facilities, where a hot tub, massage therapists, and glasses of beer or wine await to reward campers for their rugged displays of human heartiness.
At nightfall, guests cozy up around a campfire, but they need not roast hot dogs or trap varmints for sustenance. A team of professional chefs prepares meals for guests, which also helps prevent the risk of forest fires and bears moseying into campsites for a snack.
At the O'Neil Skin and Lipo Medical Center, an accredited surgery center, Dr. Kelly O'Neil enlists SmartLipo technology to remove fat and tighten skin. In preparation for the one- to three-hour fat-banishing treatment, patients receive an intravenous sedation, leaving nerves calmer than a tranquilized sloth in a zen garden. Next, the doctor injects the desired area with anesthetic fluid, which in combination with high-frequency vibrations readies the extra padding for easy removal. The doctor's steady hands lead the SmartLipo—a slim tube containing a laser fiber—into the area to rupture fat cells and make the skin taut and firm.
Contour Skin & Laser's signature treatments serve the sole purpose of turning back the clock. These treatments—which together comprise a comprehensive skincare program—accomplish this effect by brightening and depuffing under-eye circles, plumping lips, and boosting the elasticity and firmness of facial skin. The majority of Contour’s other services, from Botox injections to CO2 fractional laser resurfacing treatments, support the anti-aging mission, tackling facial wrinkles and erasing dullness from skin. Licensed medical providers such as nurses, the doctor who oversees the clinic, and a fast-talking stethoscope perform each service after holding a consultation to diagnose the skin’s underlying issues and formulate a treatment plan.
At Beautiful You, Dr. Jamie Fettig and his team devote themselves to helping clients achieve the health benefits of weight loss in addition to the aesthetic boons of being slim. They work toward these goals by encouraging clients to adopt lifestyle changes through custom nutritional counseling and diet planning. The staffers believe in the slimming effects of LipoLaser treatments, but they stress the importance of backing up all procedures with healthy eating and exercise. During LipoLaser sessions, they furnish headphones and video glasses to lead a guided visual experience that instructs patrons on how to break bad eating habits. By following programs and receiving LipoLaser treatments, clients can lose up to five pants or dress sizes, the same amount lost by doing 100 sit-ups in the crushing gravity of Jupiter.
Orange County Plastic Surgery combines a comfortable environment with the latest technology in cosmetic surgery to deliver an array of services to clients. A staff of experts approach bodily reconstructions and alterations with a deft hand and use computer imaging systems to preview the outcome of surgical procedures. The extensive repertoire of beauty-boosting procedures includes lifts, tucks, and other surgical routines, as well as noninvasive methods such as skin-resurfacing facials and laser hair removal. Eschewing the typical clinical environment of Orwellian blandness and expressionless robo-nurses, Orange County Plastic Surgery boasts a lavish and warmly lit italianate interior replete with oil paintings, bas-reliefs, and exposed woodwork galore. The friendly and knowledgeable front-office staff, greet all potential patients and happily field any questions or concerns they might have.
A trio of physicians—a dermatologist, an ophthalmic surgeon, and a plastic surgeon—keeps watch over both DermaBare offices, warding off signs of aging from wrinkles to cellulite. Registered nurses aim to obliterate unwanted hair at the root using one of three advanced laser hair-removal machines: the Lumenis LightSheer Duet, Candela GentleLase, and GentleLase Pro. Heated energy rays can also be pointed at faces to help encourage collagen production or send spider veins scattering off of legs and underneath the floorboards. DermaBare's other aesthetic treatments include dermal fillers, chemical peels, and plastic surgery treatments such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty.