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.
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.
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.
Dr. Michael Caparas and his associates at each of the seven Metroplex Dental Care locations perform services using advanced technology, such as digital x-rays that release up to 90% less radiation and intraoral cameras. The doctors recommend a "sensible oral-health regimen," which includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and oral-cancer screenings. They help to repair existing maladies with restorative procedures such as root-canal therapy, and makeover smiles with veneers and whitening treatments. For sound sleep, the doctors fit apnea appliances and snore guards, ensuring that patients will no longer wake family members or lure a herd of migrating kazoos into the bedroom. Whatever the service, the doctors put patients at ease with their soothing chairside manner and variety of sedation options.
Salt Spot has taken halotherapy a long way from its roots as a healing tradition of antiquity. While the ancient Greeks had to journey to dark, subterranean salt mines to take in therapeutic breaths and season their french fries, Salt Spot's patrons reap the benefits of sodium-rich air from the comfort of salt cocoons. From a single tablespoon of pharmaceutical-grade salt, the spa's private pods generate a naturally anti-inflammatory and antifungal mist that seeps through the pores and respiratory systems of its occupant to clarify the skin and ease breathing.
Though Scot Trahan's diverse resumé includes stints as a Louisiana police officer and an activities director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, his career as a licensed massage therapist now tops the page. As Alpha Medical Massage & Rehabilitation's owner and head therapist, Scot designed the clinic to be patient-oriented. A smiling staff member greets each client as they walk in, and private massage rooms let clients relax into a serene world of soothed muscles. The therapists specialize in more than 15 different therapies, ranging from deep-tissue and sports massage to lymphatic-drainage sessions and stretching education that teaches clients how to properly stretch their muscles or subdue a possessed Stretch Armstrong. Scot personally uses his advanced training to assist patients recovering from various medical injuries, and he specializes in amputee therapies and massage for people with disabilities.
His partner, Natanhna, is a licensed massage therapist who uses what she’s learned at the University of Metaphysical Sciences to help bodies heal both emotionally and physically. She specializes in traditional Swedish, sports, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques, but she also uses massage to help with joint mobilization and injuries. Natanhna even applies varying pressures to the feet during reflexology sessions that aim to alleviate digestive problems. While she works out kinks, she educates her patients, teaching them about the benefits of massage and how they can use it to become limber enough to do the latest dance craze, The Inflatable, Dancing Tube Man.