Though Dr. Javier Alonso specializes in vein, cardiovascular, and thoracic issues at Texas Vein and Vascular, he and his staff administer a full spectrum of cosmetic treatments at TVV Medispa that go beyond spider-vein removal. Injectables, peels, and resurfacing lasers keep complexions as smooth and even as a face-shaped shuffleboard. Lasers target both unwanted hair and sagging areas of skin around the face as well as the body, which can be toned or soothed through wraps and massages.
Since 2005, Dr. Melanie Carreon has performed liposuction and since June 2007, more than 1,000 SmartLipo laser-liposuction treatments to contour and reshape abdomens, thighs, and chins. Accredited by the Accreditation Associations for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Laser Cosmetic Solutions has met nationally recognized standards for health care and strives to keep patients as safe and comfortable as possible during the procedure. During the treatment, which is performed under local anesthesia, Dr. Carreon uses the SmartLipo MPX 46-watt system to target fat cells with a laser beam that can dissolve the cells on contact and keeps molecular-size thieves from stealing cellular diamonds. The dissolved cells then are quietly massaged from the body in the back of a suction security van or tidily expelled as waste. SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure that reshapes problem areas and may improve the appearance of slackening skin, but will not cure obesity or make dramatic alterations.
Veteran vascular surgeon Dr. William P. Kalchoff has established vein clinics across the world—from San Antonio to São Paulo—in order to help patients eliminate spider and varicose veins. At the Vein Treatment Center of San Antonio, his staffers use not only traditional vein-removal techniques but also more advanced laser treatments to gently and effectively erase noticeable vessels. Small needles are gently injected into surface veins during sclerotherapy treatments, which leave no scarring and require no anesthesia. Knotted and twisted veins known as varicose veins can be treated with a phlebectomy, which removes the faulty section of the vessel, whereas endovenous laser sessions effectively destroy the veins by subjecting them to a visual interpretation of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.
Along with offering vein-removal treatments, the clinic provides advanced aesthetic services at its adjoining MedSpa de Abeja. Dermal fillers are injected into the face to temporarily remove fine lines and deeper-set wrinkles, whereas aestheticians rely on Cellex-C and Obagi products to brighten and even skin tone during facials.
The Laser Spa's Dr. Kamala Rao has been a board-certified anesthesiologist for more than 35 years. She and her team administer a wide variety of laser treatments, eliminating unwanted hair, spider veins, and facial blemishes with unerring rays that never fly wide and puncture the ozone layer. She also employs the highest grade of skincare products from Obagi and PCA, as well as professional mineral makeup from Jane Iredale.
Dr. Rao's belief that “when you look good, you feel good” is a mantra that reverberates throughout the European-style spa. Beyond laser sessions, Botox treatments, and chemical peels, the doctor unfurrows souls by teaching yoga classes in her spare time.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Texas, Arkansas, California, Pennsylvania and Florida, Dr. Thomas Jeneby helps patients seeking drastic as well as subtle cosmetic changes. In addition to performing established surgical procedures, Dr. Jeneby embraces new technologies and even trains healthcare professionals nationwide in the use of SmartLipo body-contouring systems and DOT Therapy laser skin-resurfacing treatments.
He’s joined in San Antonio by Spa Black’s dedicated staff, which includes medical aestheticians, an anesthesiologist, and medical assistants. Together, this team performs a wide array of cosmetic surgical procedures as well as noninvasive treatments. The center uses cosmetic laser systems that can generate dramatic change by helping erase unwanted hairs and spider veins. Microdermabrasion sessions, chemical peels, and cellulite therapy round out the menu of contouring and resurfacing skincare treatments.
With i-lipo technology at its disposal, the staff members at Alterna Clinic provide their clients with a noninvasive means of slimming their silhouettes. While infrared lasers penetrate the skin and target fatty deposits, a vacuum-massage technique stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries the excess fat out of the body naturally. At the same time, the treatment boosts cell growth in the skin, which can minimize the appearance of cellulite. To complement these treatments, the staff specialists also conduct nutrition, wellness, and lifestyle coaching.