Led by Oscar Molina MD and medical assistant Erika Barrientos, the team at Ave Cosmetic Laser Clinic removes moles, skin tags, scars, and other unwanted incursions from patients’ physiques. Blemishes and unwelcome hairs disappear from all skin types as VascuTouch technology works in tandem with the Candela GentleYAG laser system, which has a patented cryogen cooling system that boosts comfort and chills skin more efficiently than a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. In addition to its eponymous laser services, the clinic's staff also performs facials, weight-loss treatments, and massages.
Led by owner Kimberly Thompson, an entrepreneur, mother, writer, and former model, the clinical staff at Shangri-la Medispa helps busy clients to look and feel their best. A physician tends to both their inner and outer needs by administering cosmetic fillers and overseeing the weight-management program. An experienced medical aesthetician fine-tunes appearances with laser and microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, and waxing. The medispa has also developed its own product line, Shangri-La Skin By Kim. The team also includes a registered nurse who can advise patients on their treatment options or answer any questions, from “how much downtime is required?” to “is the human appendix an extraterrestrial tracking device?”
The crew performs services in whimsically themed treatment rooms filled with shabby-chic tables and dressers. Clients can relax in spaces decorated with such touches as a colorful London sign and lamps that resemble the Eiffel Tower and an antique streetlamp. In the black-and-white facial room, a picture of Marilyn Monroe glamorously oversees skincare treatments.
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.
Rejuve Med Spa isn't just endorsed by its own team—an impressively eclectic array of experts, including two surgeons and several licensed aestheticians and certified laser technicians. The spa is also endorsed by some of the most famously beautiful women in Texas: the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. While the spa's treatments can't turn every client into a pro dancer, its experts can prep any physique for the spotlight with services such as FDA-approved Fraxel skin resurfacing—a treatment that minimizes wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage on skin of all types. Other treatments range from microdermabrasion and laser hair removal to laser lipo and awake breast augmentation.
More than 8,000 miles separate Manila from Dallas, a journey that board-certified plastic surgeon Alfedo Rodriguez made in stages. It began at the University of Santo Tomas where he earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate and set himself up for a residency of general surgery at the University of Philippines. In New Jersey, he established his US credentials with a residency in general surgery before completing a residency in plastic surgery at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland. He first arrived in Dallas as the chairman of the department of surgery at Dallas Regional Medical Center before opening Southwest Plastic Surgery Center. At the center, he and his staff perform liposuction and cosmetic surgeries along with less-invasive options for rejuvenation such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Dr. Rodriguez is equally adept at matters of function as of form: he also specializes in hand surgeries that alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive-stress injuries.