Women’s health is the top priority for Carolyn Wilson Quist, DO, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with more than 20 years of experience in her field. Her practice offers a full range of gynecological services, including cervical-cancer screenings and treatments for problems such as endometriosis and incontinence. For cosmetic needs, she and her staff deflate unwanted fatty cells with a Zerona low-level laser.
Dr. Richard T. Ethridge, voted by his peers to be one of Fort Worth, Texas magazine's Top Doctors of 2012, has not only an impressive educational background and hundreds of successful surgeries under his belt, but a strong desire to help others. He strives daily to help his patients achieve their physical dreams with procedures such as face-lifts, liposuction, and breast augmentation. He also beautifies clients with skincare products and glitter stickers, as well as aesthetic services such as spa facials and laser hair removal.
In addition to helping patients at his practice, Dr. Ethridge helps those outside his practice by participating in Austin Smiles, a charitable organization that provides reconstructive plastic surgery to children suffering from cleft palates and lips.
Drs. Alan Robbins and Alan Ettinger, take aim at unwelcome nail fungus and yeast with advanced laser technologies. Microscopic fungus, or onychomycosis, causes toenails to become thick, brittle, and discolored, taking all the fun out of sandal wearing and grape stomping. By carefully calibrating laser technologies such as the Noveon NailLaser and GenesisPlus, which boast an 85 percent success rate, the staff restores nails to their former health. After finishing each course of treatment, Clearnailz's podiatry posse furnishes patients with information on long-term foot hygiene and how to prevent future fungus outbreaks.
CMG Med Spa takes an intimate approach to medical-grade aesthetic services by operating out of a studio rather than a large spa or doctor’s office. Inside the studio, various lasers work to reduce the appearance of spider veins, remove unwanted hair, liquefy fat cells, and thwart the diabolical plans of James Bond's greatest enemy—aging. FDA-approved prescription services, including injectable treatments and lash-growing serums, also enhance natural beauty by warding off wrinkles and building lush defensive lines along the eyelids.
With more than 12 years of experience, massage therapist Linda Little knows that sometimes hands alone aren’t enough for a good massage. Though primarily relying on her hands to ease out aches and tension, she also augments massages with moisture-rich massage cream, botanical oils, and vitamin E to hydrate skin. Upon request, Linda also places smooth, warm river rocks onto muscle knots, softening them with steady waves of heat before kneading them into sweet submission.
Upon first meeting licensed massage therapist Charles Hannington, one can be forgiven for not taking note of his smooth and dexterous hands. His bright smile draws the eyes upward and reflects his uncommon enthusiasm for life—much of which he derives from meeting new people and sharing his skills with them. Charles uses massage techniques to achieve his goal of bringing others closer not only to physical health but also to a profound acknowledgement of their own humanity.
At Charles’s eponymous Hannington Massage, 16 distinct modalities assist him in achieving this admittedly ambitious goal. From the firm and focused pressures of deep-tissue massage to the high-speed knuckleballs thrown at backs during sports massages, he finds unique ways to communicate the benefits of massage to diverse clientele. When his own nimble fingers are not enough, Charles enhances the efficacy of their treatments with heated pebbles, soothing aromatherapy, and hot towels. He prides himself on customizing treatments to each client’s individual needs and even dispatches outcall services to those who prefer the serene ambiance of their own Batcaves.
During the exam at Jefferson Dental, which welcomes walk-ins, one of the dentists from the smile-savvy staff ventures into facial caves in search of tooth decay and gum disease. A skilled technician then snaps x-ray pictures, uncovering hidden problems to use as blackmail. Opting to add cleaning ensures that a whirlpool of floss and paste separates debris, plaque, and tartar from enamel and that fangs look more polished than a socialite dipped in wax.