Armed with technology that can detect skin cancer, reverse signs of aging, and freeze off fat, it’s no wonder Dr. Betty Rajan is listed among 2012's Top Doctors in Fort Worth, Texas magazine. A board-certified dermatologist, Rajan tends to skin needs both aesthetic and medical. With injections of Botox or Dysport, she lessens the appearance of fine lines on the face; her Zeltiq CoolSculpting technology freezes fat cells, re-shaping clients' bodies without invasive lasers or uncomfortable nights sleeping in Ken-doll molds. Included in the medical side of services are skin-cancer screenings and treatment for rosacea, psoriasis, and acne.
Under the direction of Dr. Taylor, the certified laser specialists at Vanish Laser Tattoo Removal help patients return their skin to ink-free states. Using Astanza Trinity laser technology, they disassemble ink particles that make up tattoos or birthmarks that spell out "Charlie Forever" so that the body can naturally absorb the unwanted pigment. The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser treatments are effective on black and color inks, although certain hues, such as yellow or white, require more sessions to remove. The specialists also aim their laser beam at age spots or other naturally occurring skin discolorations to leave complexions clearer with no needles, potions, lotions or pills.
At Dermatology and Laser Center of Fort Worth, Dr. William Cothern and his team treat conditions ranging from melanoma to unwanted tattoos through services that span both advanced cosmetic and traditional dermatology therapies. Dr. Cothern's staff takes pride in customizing each patient's treatment through personal consultations and in its expertise with devices such as CoolSculpting panels, Fraxel lasers, and LightSheer diodes.
Upon first meeting licensed massage therapist Charles Hannington, one can be forgiven for not taking note of his smooth and dexterous hands. His bright smile draws the eyes upward and reflects his uncommon enthusiasm for life—much of which he derives from meeting new people and sharing his skills with them. Charles uses massage techniques to achieve his goal of bringing others closer not only to physical health but also to a profound acknowledgement of their own humanity.
At Charles’s eponymous Hannington Massage, 16 distinct modalities assist him in achieving this admittedly ambitious goal. From the firm and focused pressures of deep-tissue massage to the high-speed knuckleballs thrown at backs during sports massages, he finds unique ways to communicate the benefits of massage to diverse clientele. When his own nimble fingers are not enough, Charles enhances the efficacy of their treatments with heated pebbles, soothing aromatherapy, and hot towels. He prides himself on customizing treatments to each client’s individual needs and even dispatches outcall services to those who prefer the serene ambiance of their own Batcaves.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
With more than 12 years of experience, massage therapist Linda Little knows that sometimes hands alone aren’t enough for a good massage. Though primarily relying on her hands to ease out aches and tension, she also augments massages with moisture-rich massage cream, botanical oils, and vitamin E to hydrate skin. Upon request, Linda also places smooth, warm river rocks onto muscle knots, softening them with steady waves of heat before kneading them into sweet submission.