Physicians Weight Loss Centers of America, Inc. peppers the nation, doling out slim-down tips honed during the course of three decades in business. Each center staffs a physician, who, in tandem with a team of skilled counselors, selects one of six weight-loss and lifestyle programs to guide each client toward his or her desired results. The center's sextet of plans are tailored to those who prefer not to exercise, those who travel often, those who cook at home, and those who cook in nonfunctional stage kitchens. Patients chat with their counselors often, soaking up the tips the staffers learn from continual training programs. Clients are encouraged to build a bond with their counselor, as camaraderie not only eases the process, but also improves one's chances of finding a lifelong three-legged-race partner.
According to the professionals at DFW Tattoo Removal, an estimated one in five adults regret their tattoo decisions. These regrets are due to a range of reasons from employment pressure and taste change to relationships ending and favorite TV villains turning out to be the good guys. Located inside the Calista Skin & Laser Center, DFW Tattoo Removal’s professional technicians use modern laser technology to quickly and cleanly erase unwanted images and words from the skin. They also take aim at sun and age spots, and accidental or “traumatic” tattoos that often occur during motorcycle or firework accidents.
Dan Schildgen, owner and general manager of Calista Skin & Laser Center, has put together a skilled team of medical professionals that specializes in nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. Medical director Ann Nolen, DO, is not only board certified in both family-practice and regenerative medicine, but also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Nolen oversees the work of a certified senior laser technician with more than 15 years of experience, a registered nurse who helps people reach their weight-loss goals, and a highly trained laser-tattoo-removal expert who erases evidence of past fascinations with unicorns.
Aside from its knowledgeable beauty mavens, the center sets itself apart with some of the most advanced technology available. The eMax system's elōs technology combines bipolar radiofrequency, light, and diode-laser energies to target wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and unwanted hair. The eMatrix sublative rejuvenation system addresses acne scars and lesions, whereas ReFirme skin-tightening treatments create smoother, firmer appearances. The crew can also reduce fat and cellulite with VelaShape body contouring, giving clients enough confidence to stroll the beach in bikinis or participate in their offices’ Hot Pants Days.
The corporeal caretakers at Texas Beauty Institute thwart the façade-fading effects of aging and natural wear with an enlivening array of noninvasive, anti-aging solutions. The less jaded cousin of microdermabrasion, the Jet Clear peeling system eschews irksome microcrystals for the lush, hygienic surge of saline to help correct skin imperfections such as acne, scars, wrinkles, and grossly mislabeled temporary tattoos. A nourishing medley of collagen and elastin widen skin channels to sink deep into pores and usher in a refreshing flood of beneficial skin serums. Jet Clear's procedure begets a gleaming facial transformation without the irritating ruddiness and scratchy sensation of microdermabrasion. There is no downtime, and faces leave the beauty institute with hydrated skin that's smoother than Barry White's pet dolphin.
With an empire stretching across 100 stores in 24 states, Nutrishop fuels bodies all over the country with scientifically formulated supplements, vitamins, and optimizers. Tasty Clif Bars and nutrient-filled protein concoctions rebuild muscles after workouts, and weight-loss formulas from Lipocor or Thyrostim even out erratic metabolisms. Teams of certified sports nutritionists staff each store, ready to guide patrons through the shelves of Muscle Milk and fruit extracts or demonstrate which pills help to detoxify livers, target hard-to-slim midsections, or activate latent mutant abilities.
Before each initial treatment at Massage Heights, an experienced, licensed massage therapist assesses a client’s physical condition and inquires about his or her individual back bothers and sore spots, making the ensuing knead comfortably customized. Hourlong massage options include the Swedish massage, which uses calming strokes to erase tension and put an alarm clock to the ear of oversleeping lymphatic systems, and sports massage, which is designed to enhance endurance and reduce recovery time. Weed out deep-seated soreness with a deep-tissue massage, or experience relaxation for two with a pregnancy massage. All of Massage Heights’ kneads are performed on a cushy, heated table to loosen limbs and ramp up relaxation, and the linens used are super soft, like babies’ kneepits. The added hot towel/cold stone face massage uses aromatherapy and soothing stones to relieve sinus congestion, and the peppermint foot scrub relieves aching leg anchors with a tingly, festive scent.