While performing her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Ellen Turner built a strong foundation for treating dermatological conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and skin cancer. She designed DermLaser Institute of Dallas to treat skin maladies ranging from eczema and melasma to scar treatment. She and her staff tone and brighten complexions with skin treatments as well as medical, cosmetic, and laser procedures. Outside of simple skin-brightening work, DermLaser Institute of Dallas also wields Yag and Fraxel lasers to perform facial rejuvenation, body contouring, hair removal, and tattoo removal. Dr. Turner also works below the surface in her spa, treating faces with injectables and dermal fillers in addition to traditional chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion treatments. She also helps clients keep up at-home regimens with Belladermis, her personally curated product shop that includes cleansers by SkinMedica, lotions from Obagi, and a mysterious salve that turns dogs invisible.
Practicing for years as a gynecologist, Dr. Connie Casad noticed a growing trend voiced amongst her patients in the mid-1990s. Many women were seeking out treatments to keep their appearances youthful, but wanted the expertise and technologies that only physicians could provide. Around the same time, many laser and IPL—or Intense Pulsed Light—therapies were gaining recognition and approval from the FDA. Dr. Casad recognized an opportunity and began to apply her medical qualifications to advanced aesthetic rejuvenation.
Today, she and her staff offer a comprehensive suite of services, from Botox injections to laser hair removal. The trained technicians don't cut any corners, beginning many skincare regimens with in-depth complexion analyses that detect subsurface skin conditions, topical issues, and tiny furtive messages scribed into freckles.
Dr. Peter Malouf specializes in both general and cosmetic dermatology. As founder of Center for Skin & Cosmetic Dermatology, he helms three clinics and oversees a team of doctors, physicians assistants, nurses, and aestheticians, all devoted to restoring beauty and combating disease. Aesthetic offerings include beauty injections and microdermabrasion, as well as laser hair removal and laser hair restoration.
At Rodgers Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Timothy Rodgers combines the informed atmosphere of a doctor's office with the serene ambiance of a spa. He remedies medical and cosmetic ailments for guests of all ages, wielding lasers, microdermabrasion tools, and dermal fillers such as Botox, Juvéderm, and Sculptra.
In addition to fading blemishes and erasing drawn-on wrinkles, Dr. Rodgers identifies and treats skin, hair, and nail conditions such as eczema and spider veins. He and his staff emphasize the importance of thorough consultations and patient education—their website has compiled skincare resources that cover topics from rashes to acne.
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.