At the Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery, cosmetic surgeons Brent D. Kennedy and Steven Constantine use their expertise to bolster patients' appearances. Dr. Kennedy, who holds both a medical and a dental degree, established the institute in 1988 to he train doctors from across the country in a continuing-education fellowship program. He also shares his extensive knowledge as a clinical associate professor of aesthetic maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and has seen his surgical techniques published in several medical journals and textbooks. His colleague, Dr. Constantine, combines his experience in surgical procedures with a deep-seated desire to get to know his patients and witness the positive mental transformation that follows the physical one.
In the 7,000-square-foot state-licensed surgical facility—which offers overnight stays and 24-hour nursing care—the duo performs a variety of procedures, ranging from face-lifts and tummy tucks to laser skin resurfacing. A master aesthetician is on hand to care for skin with anti-aging GlyMed Plus and Obagi products.
Envision Cosmetic’s surgeon Dr. Dunkley and his friendly staff carefully tailor each of their surgical and nonsurgical procedures to best fit each body's beautifying needs. The laser hair-removal treatment targets unwanted body hair safely and effectively with the Alexandrite laser, which, over the course of six treatments, gradually zaps hair at the follicle until the skin feels as smooth as a cue ball engraved with can't-miss pickup lines. Since hair tends to grow in cycles that depend on when follicles are active, multiple treatments are required to see longer-term results, and results may vary from client to client.
Now in business for over a year, the noninvasive technology has caught the attention of ABC4 news, due in no small part to its ability to fizzle fat and cellulite without pain or downtime. Using four different treatment rooms in a spa environment, this team uses the one-two combination of sound waves and radio-frequency energy to combat fat, cellulite, and stretch marks or to tighten skin that has lost its drawstring.
Lighthouse keepers safely guide ships to shore through turbulent, rocky waters in total darkness. Navigating today’s sea of health and fitness information can be equally overwhelming, so the trainers at Lighthouse Fitness take on a similar role to their spiritual predecessors. They guide gym members to healthier lifestyles, working to remove some of the obstacles along the way. In addition to leading motivational group fitness classes such as yoga or cardio boxing, they provide complimentary personal-training sessions and childcare services, which free parents to hit the treadmill without duct-taping their toddlers to their backs.
They dedicate a huge portion of their space to their indoor rock-climbing structure, which boasts more than 300 routes wending across its colorfully speckled surface. Further helping clients look their best, they treat them to purely beauty-focused services with a tanning spa and a full-service hair salon.
Nevaeh Medical Spa's medical director, Sandy Peters, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a masters degree in acute care, a credential she's put to use as a nurse in the United States Army. Sandy spent 14 months overseas, tending to soldiers during the current war effort. Upon her return, she took something she realized in the military?that there's a connection between healthcare and self-esteem?and turned it into a practice. Namely, her thriving med spa.
At the spa, Sandy and her team ply patients with a variety of confidence-boosting treatments. Velashape sessions, for instance, slim circumferences with non-invasive radio-frequency waves and beams of infrared light. Botox and other beauty injections, on the other hand, smooth wrinkles and fine lines. The team also offers laser hair removal, skin tightening, and host of skincare products from brands such as Obagi.
The staffers at Light Space Healing Center can restore you without a single touch, or so says the list of benefits of red-light therapy, a regimen that speeds up healing time and polishes the skin with 30-minute stints under infrared lights. Joining the light-based remedy are a bevy of other touchless services—theta chambers send the mind into a meditative state with microcurrents, light, and sound, and ultrasonic facials use ultrasound waves to heal and firm the skin. Specialists take a hands-on approach to body refinement with Synergie treatments, which smooth away cellulite through deep mechanical massage. Classic facials and massage services lavish clients with old-fashioned pampering, much like a relaxing soak in a butter churn.