Nurse practitioner Marlene Perez oversees a suite of beauty treatments that range from laser hair removal to dermal fillers to radio-frequency-based skin-tightening procedure. It all adds up to whole-body treatments, from lip injections to rejuvenation treatments for more intimate areas.
Though it’s not exactly a time machine, Ageless Aesthetic Medical Center does specialize in turning back the clock. Within this serene facility, professionals use a very exclusive collection of clinical and surgical skin-rejuvenation treatments to help clients revitalize their appearance. Treatments include wrinkle-relaxing injectables, peels and microdermabrasions, and laser-based therapies such as photofacials. Read on to learn more about the experts who administer the center’s treatments:
Dr. Edmond Zingaro, MD
Experience: more than 25 years in plastic surgery
Notable accomplishment: He completed his general surgery training program at Nassau University Medical Center in New York.
Certifications and memberships: American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fun fact: He's fluent in Italian.
Madalene Rose, RN, MEP-C
Role at Ageless Aesthetic: clinical director and aesthetic nurse
Experience: She has more than 20 years of experience, focusing mainly on clinical research in brain disease, melanoma, and HIV.
Memberships: Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses
Dr. Jeffrey DeWeese wanted to be a physician when he was just 12 years old, but it wasn't until an emergency-room rotation that he decided to be a plastic surgeon. After watching a colleague reconstruct a young girl's injured face, Dr. DeWeese resolved to dedicate himself to a specialty that combines artistic vision with technical proficiency to improve patients? quality of life. Now with board certification and more than 17 years of surgical experience, he still relies on this combination of skills, spending ample time with patients beforehand and working with them to select an appropriate treatment regimen.
Surgical procedures comprise a healthy portion of the center's services, but the staff also bolsters confidence, tones and shapes silhouettes, and counteracts aging with less invasive alternatives. Custom facial treatments, for instance, incorporate everything from anti-inflammatory enzymes that conceal signs of acne to soothing masks that leave skin as hydrated as a sponge in a bucket of Gatorade. Microdermabrasion sessions and dermal fillers improve skin tone, whereas a therapeutic massage combines Swedish strokes, deep-tissue pressure, and reflexology techniques to address individual aches.
WIth just a cursory glance at their résumés, it becomes instantly clear that the team at Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery have training and experience to back up each of their cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Jonathan Kaplan knew he wanted to be a doctor at age of 16, when he saw a plastic surgeon remove skin cancer from a patient's leg. Dr. Kaplan completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, where he trained with the same doctors who performed the first face transplant in the United States.
Rounding out the team is aesthetician Rocio Guzman, who works with the doctors to evaluate patients' skin and design long-term treatment plans. These might include peels, dermaplaning,
or microdermabrasion, among many other procedures.
The team at BluZone Medical Esthetics operates with one mission in mind: to help clients attain classic beauty. But even though the results they seek are timeless, the methods they use to achieve them are anything but. Under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Patrinellis, staffers rely on state-of-the-art technologies for just about every service they offer.
They fend off fine lines and wrinkles with a collection of FDA-approved injectables, including Botox, Juvéderm, and Voluma, and they harness the power of lasers to tighten and resurface the skin, remove unwanted hair, and whiten teeth. For patients suffering from sagging skin, the team can perform nonsurgical face-lifts with help from ultrasound therapy, or they can tighten up love handles with a new CoolSculpting system developed by scientists at Harvard.
SF Plastic Surgery is the private practice of celebrated celebrity plastic surgeon Usha Rajagopal. For decades now, she’s been helping her clients look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside. This practice is a member of practically all the highest boards of professional certification in the craft, ranging from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. They’ve won multiple awards over the years, ranging from the Platinum Allergan Partner Privileges Participating Member award, to the Patient’s Choice Award in the plastic surgery category in 2012. In addition to actual surgeries, this clinic also has a host of other cosmetic treatments including laser hair removal and Botox injections.