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.
The duo behind Odara Salon and Spa – one hairstylist, Amanda, and one aesthetician, ReQuesia – began their partnership as an on-location beauty team. They worked on-location services for local weddings and Quinceanera celebrations to keep revelers looking their best. After the demand for their services grew, they eventually decided to set down roots, and acquired a space to practice their face-flattering trades.
Their cooperative efforts continue to bear fruit, as one focuses on trimming, coloring, and styling hair, and the other on make-up application and smoothing skin. The stylist uses Paul Mitchell-recommended Awapuhi Luxury hair care products for all her services, while the aesthetician swears by the DermaQuest Skincare line. As an added bonus, they throw in scalp massages and shampoo with haircuts and upper body massages with spa services.
Due to her own struggles with excessive hair growth, Alina Stephanie had gone through it all: waxing, depilatories, trying to mask embarrassing hair with extra makeup. Finally, she discovered laser hair removal and never looked back. She became a hair removal specialist in 1985, established her clinic in 1989, and has been helping people seeking a more effective and clinical means to overcoming their issues ever since.
At Alina Stephanie Day Spa, the trained clinicians help these clients and more. Aside from laser hair removal services, they also offer electrolysis, microdermabrasion, and European facials, which use exfoliations, steam, and customized treatment masks to leave complexions radiant. Clients can also prepare for a big day by releasing stress caused by wedding planning or searching for hidden Christmas presents with calming massage therapy.
Henry Roth Salon and Day Spa is one of the most respected salons in Houston. As a well established part of the Champions, Willowbrook community for over 25 years the accomplished Henry Roth staff provides exceptional customer service along with first class hair designs
Dr. Van Tran decided in 2003 that he wanted to do more to help patrons with weight loss and general health. "By opening Vibrance," he says, "I was able to refer my patients to my weight loss consultants and create programs that are safe, effective, and personal to the individual's needs." The clinic combines the technical expertise found in a doctor's office with the the advanced equipment of a medspa. That equipment includes diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands, Botox injections, and intense-pulsed-light devices. There is also, of course, a battery of lasers for repairing skin, removing hair, and treating acne.
One of the primary focuses, though, is on weight loss. The team provides personalized services that can work with a wide range of lifestyles and body types. Patients, Dr. Van Tran says "get a personal weight loss program. Any medical questions or tests that need to be run can be done in one visit."
Nestled amid consignment shops and antique stores in a historic Victorian neighborhood, Heights Retreat harnesses aromatherapy and therapeutic oils to bolster manicures and pedicures performed in massaging chairs, while seven kinds of body massage use a tailored approach to pinpoint aches and pains. Medically focused facials help alleviate conditions such as acne and rosacea using gentle peels, galvanic stimulation, and miniature steamrollers.