At RejuVenus Aesthetics, plastic surgeon Dr. Wilberto Cortés and his crew administer noninvasive cosmetic laser treatments with unrelentingly high standards. Whether concentrated in one zone or distributed among three, the spider-vein laser treatments can help erase dermal Etch-a-Sketches without vigorously shaking patients upside down. For optimal results, up to four iterations may be required of this gentle procedure, which entails virtually no downtime.
Since completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology more than 20 years ago, Dr. James Kern has helped women maintain their inner well-being. Now, with the addition of medical aesthetics, Kern helps men and women alike showcase their outer beauty through both surgical and noninvasive procedures, from Botox to weight loss. Transformations can take place under the doctor-directed HCG diet, which deploys the HCG pregnancy hormone to speedily release unwanted fat cells in both men and women. Through the Body-Jet liposuction system, water flushes out fat to help sculpt and contour the body more effectively than a slip ‘n’ slide souped up with a pressure washer.
American Tattoo Company founder Shane Robbins worked for many years as a paramedic, so it comes as no surprise that he runs his tattoo shop with hospital-like sterility practices. He and his team of artists have all completed trainings in bloodborne pathogens, protecting clients from nasty bugs such as hepatitis B and vampirism. And the parlor’s artistic work speaks for itself, as the team adorns birthday suits with floral and tribal designs, lifelike portraits, and intricate lettering.
Since sweethearts and body art trends change over time, these artists can also remove old tattoos with the laser-free Tattoo Vanish system. With several treatments, it erases youthful indiscretions or fades them enough to be inked over with a new design.
Breakthrough Tattoo is the studio of Texas State Board of Health–licensed artists Bill Walker and Wes Demise, who have been inking blank skin canvases for 16 and 17 years, respectively. As the experienced artists add indelible ink to skin, they keep prioritize cleanliness and sterilization by using handmade, single-use needles. They sterilize these needles with an autoclave, which itself is tested for spores each month. Bill and Wes post their portfolios online, which allows clients a preview of the drama they’ll see portrayed on their skin, like a trailer for a movie that Disney animators will draw directly on you.
Dr. Royal Benson III draws upon more than 20 years of surgical experience to cosmetically banish extra baggage from the bodily areas. With tumescent liposuction, a stainless-steel cannula tube slips into small incisions, drawing out physique-fluffing fat cells from love handles and depositing them into microscopic paddy wagons. By flooding the treatment area with a dilute solution of local anesthetic and capillary-shrinking epinephrine, Dr. Benson reduces excessive bleeding and bruising commonly associated with traditional liposuction treatments. The numbing effect also allows patients to remain awake during the procedure to chart their silhouette-slimming journey or watch the doctor’s shadow-puppet performance. Though once resistant to removal via diet and exercise, expelled adipose tissue cannot grow back once dismissed from the premises, leading to potentially long-term results.
Bordered by a dark hardwood floor and amber walls warmed by low light, the lobby of Bella Pella Medical Spa cultivates a serene feeling even before treatments start. Velvet chaise longues, a small waterfall, and glowing bouquets of light-tipped stems also occupy the room, lulling guests into a tranquil state that continues in the treatment rooms. There, services as varied as hot-stone massages and laser aesthetics help visitors feel and look their best.