At her eponymous medical laser spa—which has attracted media attention from Great Day SA and KABB Fox 29’s Daytime @ 9—Dr. Elizabeth McRae draws on 20 years of experience to enhance exteriors with noninvasive procedures. Starting with the face, she and her team of nurses rejuvenate complexions with treatments ranging in intensity from a classic European facial to intense-pulsed-light therapy. Visages that have begun to sag or accrue wrinkles from years of staring at a Rubik’s cube are smoothed with Botox or dermal fillers such as Juvéderm. Clients maintain their looks at home with beauty products from brands such as Obagi and SkinCeuticals.
In addition to pampering faces, Dr. McRae caters to entire bodies with Zerona laser body-slimming treatments and laser hair removal. She also uses minimally invasive ultrasonic liposuction to suction out liquefied fat and stockpiled cotton candy.
I9 Sports North San Antonio provides organized youth leagues lasting six–eight weeks. Unlike other leagues, i9 meets once a week, opening up practice facilities one hour prior to games so that kids can practice fundamentals and performance-enhancing hugs immediately before the game. That way, budding sportsmen can implement what they've learned right away and parents don't have to rent a limo to chauffer kids back and forth every day. In a nurturing setting that forbids taunts and angry shouts from both kids and parents, young batters and goalies will each get equal playing time alongside healthy competition. Coaches teach a new value each week, and whichever child displays the most accurate interpretive dance to best mimic it during the game gets a sportsmanship medal. A weekly newsletter keeps parents abreast of the week-to-week lessons and progress.
The staff at Vitalogy Skincare tends to skin's health and appearance across eight dermatology locations. Medical-dermatology services cover conditions such as acne, rosacea, and hair loss; cosmetic dermatology focuses on looks with Botox and Juvéderm injections, as well as laser removal of spider veins and hair. Lasers also resurface skin or guide complexions through photorejuvenation, which diminishes the appearance of sun damage to restore younger, more vibrant looking skin. Vitalogy also tackles skin cancer with Mohs surgery—in which founding doctor Eric Adelman, DO, is a fellowship-trained physician—a precise method that quashes the cancer by carefully removing tissue layer by layer.
To Imago Plastic Surgery's Dr. Aaron Mason, it doesn't matter if your last birthday cake had fewer candles than you have fingers or enough to light up a small auditorium; either way, you deserve to feel confident in your appearance. That's why the 18-year medical veteran specializes in both adult cosmetic and pediatric craniofacial surgeries. Not that surgery is always the answer; clients also visit the center to undergo less-invasive treatments, ranging from skin-rejuvenating facials to wrinkle-smoothing Botox cosmetic injections. Along with being a seasoned plastic surgeon, Dr. Mason is also an author, lecturer, researcher, and human being.
The Laser Spa's Dr. Kamala Rao has been a board-certified anesthesiologist for more than 35 years. She and her team administer a wide variety of laser treatments, eliminating unwanted hair, spider veins, and facial blemishes with unerring rays that never fly wide and puncture the ozone layer. She also employs the highest grade of skincare products from Obagi and PCA, as well as professional mineral makeup from Jane Iredale.
Dr. Rao's belief that “when you look good, you feel good” is a mantra that reverberates throughout the European-style spa. Beyond laser sessions, Botox treatments, and chemical peels, the doctor unfurrows souls by teaching yoga classes in her spare time.
The doctors at Manrique Custom Vision Center harness the peeper-restoring powers of cutting-edge laser technologies to help patients see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. The blade-free Allegretto Wave Eye-Q procedure utilizes an ultra-thin laser pulse to resculpt the surface of the cornea, correcting vision-related issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, calling everyone "Greg," and astigmatism. Prior to undergoing the process, patients submit to a thorough examination to ensure they're a good candidate for the procedure and that the machinery is properly calibrated for their unique ocular orbs. Patients will be able to see immediately after the surgery––which takes seconds per eye––and can continue all normal functioning, including driving and working, the next day.