Fix Malibu

Best Malibu Spa, August 2008

Overeager cosmeticians pushing product have intimidated us at many a skin care facility. But there’s no need to keep your guard up at Fix Malibu, an elegant new medical spa overlooking the Malibu Pier. Dr. Rebecca Giles plumps sagging skin with fillers and laser-zaps sunspots in treatment rooms adorned with orchids. She administers a soothing “hydrafacial” that doesn’t rely on steaming or squeezing, instead applying salicylic acid to the pores and cleaning them with a tiny, gentle vacuuming device. As we offered a tip after a facial, a receptionist stopped us; the doctor doesn’t accept them.