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.
Under the direction of Dr. Taylor, the certified laser specialists at Vanish Laser Tattoo Removal help patients return their skin to ink-free states. Using Astanza Trinity laser technology, they disassemble ink particles that make up tattoos or birthmarks that spell out "Charlie Forever" so that the body can naturally absorb the unwanted pigment. The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser treatments are effective on black and color inks, although certain hues, such as yellow or white, require more sessions to remove. The specialists also aim their laser beam at age spots or other naturally occurring skin discolorations to leave complexions clearer with no needles, potions, lotions or pills.
CMG Med Spa takes an intimate approach to medical-grade aesthetic services by operating out of a studio rather than a large spa or doctor’s office. Inside the studio, various lasers work to reduce the appearance of spider veins, remove unwanted hair, liquefy fat cells, and thwart the diabolical plans of James Bond's greatest enemy—aging. FDA-approved prescription services, including injectable treatments and lash-growing serums, also enhance natural beauty by warding off wrinkles and building lush defensive lines along the eyelids.
At Fort Worth Laser Center, board-certified physician boosts her clients’ cosmetic appearances using innovative health and beauty services. Her team of family-medicine practitioners’ specialties include Yolo Curve laser lipo treatments––a noninvasive fat-reduction method that targets areas of the body unresponsive to diet, exercise, or stern hugging. The low-level laser safely disrupts fat-cell membranes in susceptible areas such as the waistline, abdomen, back, and thighs, often resulting in inch loss and body contouring.
Dan Schildgen, owner and general manager of Calista Skin & Laser Center, has put together a skilled team of medical professionals that specializes in nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. Medical director Ann Nolen, DO, is not only board certified in both family-practice and regenerative medicine, but also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Nolen oversees the work of a certified senior laser technician with more than 15 years of experience, a registered nurse who helps people reach their weight-loss goals, and a highly trained laser-tattoo-removal expert who erases evidence of past fascinations with unicorns.
Aside from its knowledgeable beauty mavens, the center sets itself apart with some of the most advanced technology available. The eMax system's elōs technology combines bipolar radiofrequency, light, and diode-laser energies to target wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and unwanted hair. The eMatrix sublative rejuvenation system addresses acne scars and lesions, whereas ReFirme skin-tightening treatments create smoother, firmer appearances. The crew can also reduce fat and cellulite with VelaShape body contouring, giving clients enough confidence to stroll the beach in bikinis or participate in their offices’ Hot Pants Days.
Medical expertise and aesthetic intuition intersect at Salon Cosmetique, where a team of clinicians uses nonsurgical treatments to combat signs of aging and restore skin's natural radiance. Dr. Maurice Gagnon and Dr. Michael White support the efforts of Gina Richey, the center's dedicated aesthetician, by injecting Botox and dermal fillers.
Salon Cosmetique also harnesses the rejuvenating benefits of light energy with Candela Gentle Yag and Ellipse cosmetic systems. Laser light energy can minimize the appearance of spider veins and acne breakouts, or to bolster collagen production and create firm, evenly toned skin. IPL treatments take a similar approach, using intense pulsed light to fade pigment irregularities such as sun damage or age spots. Among more traditional spa treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion deeply exfoliate while soothing facials indulge the skin without acceding to its demands for ermine pillowcases.