Nationally certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor Vicki Tri welcomes all fitness levels to her indoor and outdoor boot camp sessions. Held throughout the week and on Saturday mornings, the boot camp classes combine aerobic and anaerobic conditioning for a cross-training effect. Participants alternate running and walking hill segments, plyometric drills, and traditional military exercises such as push-ups, jumping jacks, and intense saluting, as well as resistance training, abdominal work, and yoga stretches. Vicki can also modify the routines to accommodate those with physical limitations, such as knee or hip problems, and those new to a workout program. To eliminate stress on feet and legs, all outdoor sessions are in grassy areas and never on pavement, which is full of dangerous mother-back-breaking cracks. Vicki also provides nutritional advice to help participants lose weight, placing an emphasis on behavior modification and portion control. Her women's weight-loss support group meets indoors on Thursdays and combines 20 minutes of nutrition work with 40 minutes of exercise.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sina Aboutalebi assuages skin woes for patients of all ages, reducing the appearance of acne among teens, wrinkles among adults, and frown lines among frowning line-drawings of adults. Botox is a purified protein that, along with a Kenny G mixtape, relaxes the muscles responsible for the formation of facial crinkling. Quick, nonsurgical injections of Botox can reduce the appearance of age-defining lines around the mouth, eyes, or camping on the forehead (a $13/unit value, number of units used varies depending on severity), and results can last up to six months or until being sworn in as president of the United States.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jeannine Hoang and her staff of skin whisperers carefully wield a CoolSculpting applicator to freeze targeted fat cells and slim clients’ silhouettes. One session of the non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment, featured on the Today Show in 2010, can reduce adipose tissue by an average of 20 percent without harming the surrounding tissue or creating long recovery times. Much like a macaroni sculpture that one builds during therapy, crystallized fat cells gradually come apart two to four months post-session, resulting in a trimmer figure that remains long after each visit.
Dr. Ellen Turner and her staff of aestheticians, physician's assistants, and medical assistants are passionate about what they do. In a mini-documentary about their practice, they all chime in about unearthing their clients' inner beauty and enhancing their self-confidence. Through their treatments, which range from facials to treatments for acne and rosacea, they focus on making a difference in their patients' lives. A lot of times this means bringing about change that makes patients happy to look in mirrors and unwilling to hide their faces beneath brown paper bags.
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.
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.