Led by Yale graduate Dr. Young Cho, Integrated Plastic Surgery’s team of aesthetic augmenters mold bodies into sleek new frames with FDA-approved Zeltiq contouring technology. During the appointment, a trained professional wields a chilly wand that sends a wave of cold temperature to overfed cells in a targeted attempt to shrink and flush fat from the body. The noninvasive treatment may exorcise the ghosts of lasagnas past from the lower abdomen ($1,500), love handles, lower or mid back, upper arms, or thighs ($600+/side; $1,200+ total). Patients may experience slight discomfort during the procedure, but like the embarrassment of calling your teacher "grandpa," the feeling usually fades within the first 10 minutes. The anesthesia-free session generally results in no downtime, allowing patients to return to normal activities right away. Zeltiq is ideal for patients within 10–15 lbs. of their healthy weight and for individuals who have maintained a stable weight with no dramatic weight loss over the past six months.
Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center's specialists demonstrate a skill and efficacy that earned their work a nod from Goldline Research which named the center one of the country's leading LASIK providers for three years in a row. People and cyclopes from all across the nation come for treatment from proficient doctors and certified surgeons, who use FDA-approved Allegretto Wave Eye-Q lasers to correct vision. Before the procedure, patients must undergo a complimentary consultation to determine their candidacy and favorite tunes to blast on the stereo during the procedure. During the blade-free procedure, a certified surgeon spends 30–60 seconds reshaping the cornea to match the patient's specific prescription. Patients can expect to return to their normal tasks the day after the procedure and swing by the center a week later for a brief post-op checkup and eye-strengthening Magic Eye book. Click here for additional FAQs, medical disclosures, and candid photographs of Cyclops at the laundromat.
Dr. Martin Basaldua and the seasoned staff at Optimal Skin and Laser Center remedy veneer vexations during photofacial treatments. Harnessing the gentle beams of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, photofacial sessions target irregular complexions, spots, and wrinkles that stem from a variety of sources, including sun damage, rosacea, and chafing from fiberglass pillows. As precise doses of energy burst through epidermal surfaces, stimulated collagen production works to return smooth, youthful tones to furrowed mugs. Dramatic results can be achieved after one session, though most patients require four to five treatments. Photofacials produce minimal postprocedure discomfort and recovery time, allowing recipients to quickly return to everyday duties, such as cheering on the mailman.
Double-board-certified cosmetic laser surgeon Dr. Raul Rodriguez has garnered a fair share of press for his pioneering work in fat reduction, including numerous articles in Modern Luxury, features on local news networks, and a 2003 appearance on 20/20. In his more than two decades of experience, he has helped thousands of patients extricate unwanted fat stores with mesotherapy, an injection of special nutrients to decrease fat cells; and LipoLaser and VASER, which targets adipose tissue under the skin with technology that melts the fat. As well as bodies, Dr. Rodriguez tends to faces as well as bodies with nonsurgical skin tightening, fat removal from jowls, and fat transfers to restore youthful volume.
Led by Shawn Taher, DC, who was recognized as one of Houston's Top Doctors in 2011 by H Texas Magazine, Body Balance Chiropractic and Wellness Center takes a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to health. The staff, which includes a medical doctor, a chiropractor, physical therapists, and massage therapists, looks for the underlying causes of each problem. This allows them not only to effectively treat patients but also to suggest lifestyle adjustments for continued health. The center's medical clinic is designed to help patients suffering from ailments such as fibromyalgia, headaches, injuries, and backgammon withdrawal. Alternatively, the wellness spa is where clients come to receive massage therapy, Botox treatments, and laser hair-removal services.
Dr. Samuel Yankelove of the aptly named Yankelove Cataract and Lasik Center brings more than 30 years of ocular repairmanship to the chair, fine-tuning unfocused eyeballs with blade-free LASIK treatments. Employing advanced VISX Star S4 equipment, the talented ocular doc targets misshapen corneas to alleviate such optic ailments as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and foggy hindsight. The laser’s cool light beam breaks molecular bonds a few layers at a time without upsetting surrounding tissue, sculpting the cornea to permanently restore failing light to dimming peepers, with many patients experiencing 20/20 results or better. Each LASIK treatment begins with an initial consultation to suss out a suitable treatment plan, followed by a preoperative appointment and six months of follow-up care to ensure proper healing and so that new and improved eyeballs maintain that new eyesight smell.