Last week, I was lucky enough to discover a little local anti-aging powerhouse called DermFX.
DermFX is a cozy little establishment that I like to call “Laser Nirvana.” And they are rather unique, because they offer some stuff I haven’t seen ANYWHERE else.
They have 2 locations – one in Redondo Beach, and another in Orange County’s Sunset Beach, where they even do surgeries like lower face lifts and rhinoplasty. Between the two locations, they have TWENTY SIX LASERS in total. Talk about a kid in a candy store, this place has the gizmo, gadget and whatchamacallit device that is sure to cure whatever ails you!
I chatted for over an hour with passionate owner Erin Alonso (a nurse practioner and registered nurse) and Marketing Manager Michele McPeak Baltz at the Redondo Beach location and we went on like old BFF’s about anti-aging and health and wellness.
Actually, the girlfriend atmosphere there is part of the charm and allure of DermFX. They have a fair amount of patients who go there to chat and have a cup of coffee, patients that make special trips to RB or the OC from other states, and patients who get a little something done frequently, so they can come back and visit the friendly staff. I guess once you go there, you’re automatically hooked. Kinda like a crack house for wrinkles.
I guess that will happen when you are voted the number 1 clinic in the U.S.A. for patient satisfaction (from an indi survey sponsored by Allergan in 2008). Pretty impressive!
Okay… any laser treatment under the sun to choose from (they OWN them, they don’t rent them, so there are no day restrictions)…..a girlfriend-like friendly atmosphere…..what else can an anti-aging enthusiast ask for?
How about DEALS!!
DermFX offers several Monthly VIP Specials (don’ worry, everyone’s a VIP).
Forget about those coupon deal sites that bombard your inbox: DermFX has a Deal of The Day! Just go to their homepage: www.dermfx.com.
But what if a deal is STILL a little out of your price range? Drumroll please:
DermFX will work within your budget! This is practically UNHEARD of in LA.
Now, it’s not like a “sliding scale” where you pay what you can afford for full treatments, but they will recommend and layout a skin care program for you that is within your budget. For example, if you can’t afford a total full face and neck laser treatment, they can “SPOT TREAT” you, depending on what you can afford. It’s a great way to try out the latest and greatest in preventative and corrective treatments…plus you don’t feel left out if you can’t drop a grand on your skin.
DermFX owner Erin said that your skin is like a triple decker sandwich with many layers, and all these different lasers penetrate at different levels, so you get the best results and can reach all the “sandwich ingredients” by mixing and matching treatments.
They even have many clients who pay a little every week to save up for their treatments – move over K-Mart, this is a Laser Layaway plan!
Just a little taste of what DermFX offers:
Velashape (infrared and radio frequency technology) – For cellulite
Thermage (radio frequency technology) – For tightening, contouring and rejuvenating skin
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment – For improved texture, tone and color
Photofacials – For sundamage (allow one week of down time)
Genesis laser – For collagen stimulation
The Black Dog – For melasma (brown spots), enlarged pores, skin tightening and rejuvenation (hopefully they play Led Zeppelin while performing it)
Ulthera – one of only 400 machines in the world! Works under skin and tightens the top layer of muscle via ultrasound.
Lightsheer – For laser hair removal (Dermfx was voted best laser hair removal in the OC by OC Weekly Magazine.)
Duet – For leg laser hair removal that now takes 30 minutes when it used to be 4 hours
Fraxel lasers – For damage, brown spots, improved tone and texture with minimal down-time.
And of course, they offer chemical peels ($50 – $500 depending on the strength of the peel), laser tattoo removal and fillers, fillers, fillers!
DermFX is one of the top purchasers of Botox in the NATION, purchasing almost 1000 vials of Botox each year. That’s “Black Diamond” status 5 times over. They are #1 in Radiesse injections in California and #2 in the U.S. and they’ve been awarded top level awards for Restylane, Perlane, Dysport and Sculptra.
Uhhh, that pretty much means nobody injects more of these than DermFX, so you know you are getting some experienced hands there when it comes to injectables.
What’s new at DermFX? They recently unveiled their Wellness department which offers vitamins, supplements, and a weight loss program.
Overworked and feeling a little sluggish? Let the nurses at DermFX give you a B-12 shot for energy. Stressed? Get a shot of B5. If your new year’s resolution is to shed a few pounds, you can get a shot of B12 and Lipoden, a combo of amino acids that enhance liver function, raise your metabolism and stimulate the body to burn fat, lose weight and detox your liver. It’s $25.00 per 2 cc injection, and $5.00 for any additional cc’s.
A unique offering is their IV drips. Yes, you can get an IV at DermFX. They’ve partnered with a pharmacist to offer different specialized IV drips for sports performance, immune system, sleeping well and PMS. IV drips take around 15 minutes, so you can be in and out and energized in under 30 minutes.
Health and wellness is serious stuff, but don’t forget the fun! You can find DermFX getting involved in the local community by sponsoring community events like the annual Redondo Beach Superbowl Health Exhibit & Race SUPERBOWL WEEKEND!!!! And they also do girly get-togethers that involve special anti-aging treatments and cross promote with other businesses so even fashion boutiques will give you a discount if you mention DermFX. Very cool. Make sure you sign up for their newsletter to keep in the know.
Oh, and I spy a few more MAJOR coolio money-saving deals on their Facebook page. Wait, a pink gorilla as a mascot? I think they’ve earned a free pass on that one.
They don’t call DermFX the Ultimate Skin Experience for nothin’, so get your dermal and hair removal fixes at DermaFX. The Redondo Beach office has 4 large treatment rooms that are chock full of lasers in each room. You can conveniently get in to see them 7 days a week.
Dermfx – Redondo Beach
432 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Toll Free: 800-850-1223
M, W, TH, FRI 9AM – 6PM
SAT 9AM – 6PM
TUES 9AM – 7PM
Dermfx – Sunset Beach
16501 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Sunset Beach, CA 90742
Toll Free: 800-850-1223
(open after 8PM by appointment only)
(extended hours by appointment only)
Penny-wise and Wrinkle-free,
~The Anti-Aging Analyst