Life has its daily ups and downs. Relaxation certainly helps, but sooner or later, the stress of life and aging is going to show up on our faces. We’re talking wrinkles. Nobody likes ‘em. But not everybody is ready to go under the knife of a plastic surgeon. Well, about a decade ago, plastic surgeons began using Botox as an alternative to surgery. It’s relatively affordable and will eliminate those pesky wrinkles for months at a time. True, Botox isn’t the fountain of youth, but for some of us, it’s the next best thing. Administering Botox is a medical procedure, so finding the right provider is very important. Experts suggest careful research before making a commitment. The doctors and medical spas listed below are properly credentialed, reputable and conveniently located around the Peninsula. We offer them as a good beginning for your own research.
31 S. El Camino Real
Millbrae, CA 94030
This clinic is well established and under the supervision of Dr. Gayle Misle, formerly Director of Anesthesiology at San Leandro Surgery Center. It offers a very full range of cosmetic procedures including Botox. It also offers the very popular medically supervised weight loss problem utilizing HCG. An initial consultation is free, and may include a $50 gift certificate to be used for selected services.
100 S. Ellsworth Ave., Suite 806
San Mateo, CA 94401
LuminaSkin offers expertise in nonsurgical anti-aging and skin care procedures. It has a particular commitment to a relaxed atmosphere that doesn’t feel too much like a medical clinic. The initial consultation is always complimentary. Having performed over 10,000 procedures, LuminaSkin assuredly has the experience needed to provide quality care and results.
1750 El Camino Real, Suite 405
Burlingame, CA 94010
Peninsula Plastic Surgery has been established since 1966 by Dr. Rosenfield’s predecessors who are now retired. Dr. Rosenfield himself has been practicing on the Peninsula for over 22 years. Dr. Rosenfield has been a professor at both Stanford University and the University of California San Francisco. Peninsula Plastic Surgery provides Botox treatments but, more importantly, if you decide to invest in more complex surgical procedures, it has a wealth of experience and expertise to assure that you will receive good care.
570 El Camino Real, Suite 260
Redwood City, CA 94063
The experienced surgeons at Glow Surgical Arts (Dr. Paul Gorman and Dr. Rene L. Marshall) have a range of expertise that covers complex procedures such as liposuction, tummy tucks and breast augmentation, as well as providing injections such as Botox. Glow Surgical Arts focuses on both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for anti-aging. It is exceptionally thorough in educating its clients, who respond to Glow with glowing testimonials.
701 Emerson St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
The team at SkinSpirit is under the supervision of Dr. M. Dean Vistnes (a board certified plastic surgeon). Among the team leaders, it has over 50 years of collective experience in skin and body aesthetics. The website boasts an impressive collection of client testimonials. SkinSpirit has also won numerous “readers choice” awards from a number of local Bay Area magazines.