The technology at Bluebonnet Diagnostic Imaging makes the human body as easy to read as an open book. The venue's sonographers wield Medison scanning technology to peer past the skin, conducting diagnostic tests as well as 3D ultrasound sessions. With the help of a radiologist, they can examine organs such as the kidneys, heart, and liver for medical ailments. The OB-GYN department, meanwhile, rewards expectant mothers with an early look at their babies, filming ultrasound sessions and capturing the infant's likeness in still photographs. These appointments—which won the center the 2012 Austin Birth Award for Best Ultrasound Clinic—also typically determine the child's sex and, if the feet are visible, whether or not it already knows how to moonwalk. Family and friends can accompany moms-to-be for their scan, and a children's play area occupies fidgety youngsters.
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.
Licensed massage therapist Marie relaxes tight muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back with her soothing Swedish massages at Exhale Medical Massage and Rehabilitation. This type of massage helps relieve muscle tension with a combination of gliding strokes, firm kneading, and rhythmic tapping. The tranquil environment at Exhale further increases relaxation, allowing clients to leave feeling looser and less stressed.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
A full-service healthcare and wellness practice formerly known as InterFit, RediClinic pairs licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants with patients seeking services ranging from physicals and vaccinations to cosmetic consultations and diabetes testing. Typically found inside retail stores, RediClinics don't require any appointments, making walk-in service as seamless as the plot of most Newhart fan fiction. In addition to preventive services, RediClinic has also expanded its services into the realms of proactive health, promoting wellness with weight-loss counseling and programs to help patients stop smoking.
Diet and exercise don’t always slim down trouble spots, and they rarely do so with any measure of speed. Georgetown Lipo Laser Treatment Center expedites the weight-loss process with noninvasive Zerona body-sculpting treatments, which have been featured on The Doctors. During the treatments, cool light from Zerona lasers target problem areas to shrink inches off bodies, often yielding visible results after one treatment. Aestheticians offer other services, such as the all-natural Herbalogica contouring body wrap, which slims bodies while flushing toxins with gentle pressure, the same kind of pressure UN diplomats put on other UN diplomats when they tickle each other for the sake of economic policy.
Precision Podiatry's foot-focused physicians take a conservative and informed approach to podiatric medicine. Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, Dr. Brenda Cohen, and Dr. Jon Smedley each strive to find the treatments that will set patients back on their feet as soon as possible, often harnessing podiatric technologies—such as lasers and orthotics—that offer alternatives to surgery or traveling via somersaults. For serious ailments, the doctors call on their years of training to perform more involved procedures such as reconstructive surgery and bunion removal.