Holding an MD and a PhD in immunobiology, Dr. Reza Ghohestani heads up an institute devoted both to the treatment and clinical study of hair, skin, and nail diseases. The more than 100 scientific papers and dermatology-themed comics he has published or presented reflect Dr. Ghohestani's continuing quest to find the most efficient remedies for acne, psoriasis, fungal infections, wrinkles, cellulite, and unwanted body hair. His clinic won both the Talk of the Town award for excellence in customer satisfaction and the Patients’ Choice Award in 2011 and 2012 thanks to the staff's caring attitude toward patients and their privacy.
The doctors at Manrique Custom Vision Center harness the peeper-restoring powers of cutting-edge laser technologies to help patients see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. The blade-free Allegretto Wave Eye-Q procedure utilizes an ultra-thin laser pulse to resculpt the surface of the cornea, correcting vision-related issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, calling everyone "Greg," and astigmatism. Prior to undergoing the process, patients submit to a thorough examination to ensure they're a good candidate for the procedure and that the machinery is properly calibrated for their unique ocular orbs. Patients will be able to see immediately after the surgery––which takes seconds per eye––and can continue all normal functioning, including driving and working, the next day.
Professional bobsled teams shave seconds off their time by breathing in unison and leveraging flexibility during turns. Master the techniques necessary for defeating hardened gangs of bobsled criminals with today's deal for new clients: $40 for a five-class pass ($85 value) plus two free classes (given to every new client at the studio) at Nydia's Yoga Therapy, a studio that specializes in merging yoga with physical therapy for wellness and preventing future injuries sustained at American Gladiators auditions.
Spider veins scramble for cover following Desire Laser & Medical Spa's sclerotherapy treatments, which are administered by Dr. Alberto L. Belalcazar, a surgeon with 27 years of experience. After the doc examines the afflicted area to determine the veins' severity and overall itsy-bitsyness, he injects the pesky blood ways with a sclerosant that causes them to shrivel up and disappear with a pop. The session typically takes only about 30 minutes to complete, and multiple treatments may be required for optimal results. Though not included in this Groupon, the med spa offers medical-grade hose for an additional $75 so that patients don’t have to wrap their legs in rubber bands for support.
The experienced technicians at Dermatology Associates of San Antonio strive to slim silhouettes with contouring Exilis treatments. In a 20- to 45-minute process generally completed every two weeks, a knowledgeable staffer targets subdermal tissue with a computerized thermal-energy device. Throughout the slenderizing treatment, a cooling system monitors skin temperature to minimize discomfort and ensure that clients remain as cool as a cucumber grown in Miles Davis's garden. In addition to its slimming benefits, the process is designed to stimulate collagen production to smooth loose skin and wrinkles.
Pro-Care Medical Center's founders dreamed of a family practice where medical doctors and mental-health specialists worked under the same roof. That dream became a reality in 2004, when the center first opened its doors. Today, at Pro-Care's four locations, clients receive comprehensive clinical care—the center's services range from family medical care to weight-loss programs.
At EyeMazing Optical, San Antonio native Gerardo R. Noriega, OD uses his extensive training and two decades of experience to care for eyes with the latest technology. While earning his doctor of optometry degree at the University of Houston, Dr. Noriega participated in externships with the Zuni Indian Health Service in New Mexico and Fort Carson Army Hospital Eye Clinic in Colorado. He now channels this vast experience when providing thorough eye exams and solutions for conditions such as dry eye, and improving patients' sight with laser vision correction or corneal refractive therapy with Paragon CRT therapeutic lenses. The innovative, breathable lenses are worn during sleep, and gently reshape the cornea to temporarily correct myopia or bring Lotto-predicting dreams into sharper focus.
The office's rustic wood furniture and saloon-like doors give it a welcoming and distinctly Texan feel. From within these homey confines, a highly trained stylist complements clients' faces with frames from the likes of Gucci, Kenneth Cole, and Puma, all of which can protect eyes from overaggressive tumbleweeds.