More than 8,000 miles separate Manila from Dallas, a journey that board-certified plastic surgeon Alfedo Rodriguez made in stages. It began at the University of Santo Tomas where he earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate and set himself up for a residency of general surgery at the University of Philippines. In New Jersey, he established his US credentials with a residency in general surgery before completing a residency in plastic surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland. He first arrived in Dallas as the chairman of the department of surgery at Dallas Regional Medical Center before opening Southwest Plastic Surgery Center. At the center, he and his staff perform liposuction and cosmetic surgeries along with less-invasive options for rejuvenation such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Dr. Rodriguez is equally adept at matters of function as of form: he also specializes in hand surgeries that alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive-stress injuries.
The licensed staff at Regency Healing Medical Clinic combats wrinkles, acne, and other skin ailments for all skin types with the noninvasive HydraFacial treatment. Aestheticians cleanse facial expanses before buffing away roughened skin with a combination of exfoliation, moisturizers, and motivational shots of Mount Rushmore's complexions. The hydradermabrasion treatment then evicts the oil and specks that mar complexions with a set of extractions before sealing in skin's glow with a layer of protective hydration. Treating common skin ailments such as wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage, the serum-based resurfacing leaves complexions clear and bright without resorting to invasive procedures, such as Christmas light implants. Patrons leave the 30-minute skin pick-me-up ready to immediately flaunt smooth faces without any downtime.
At Mansfield Laser Center, Amber Allee uses high-powered lasers to remove unwanted body hair while also providing aesthetic procedures that rejuvenate and renew skin. Men, women, and woolly mammoths trying to pass as elephants can undergo hair removal, as Amber uses relatively painless laser treatments over the course of 6–10 sessions. The center also offers various facial treatments, which range from smoothing microdermabrasions to TCA peels for those who wish to treat winkles, scars, or uneven pigmentation.