While most of his peers were entering bars with fake IDs, 19-year-old Patrick McNamara was entering medical school. A graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. McNamara takes a whole-body approach to wellness during his medical-spa services at The Skin Renewal Center. His staff gently abrades skin surfaces with microdermabrasion to remove damaged layers and reduce the appearance of fine lines on faces. Vaser liposuction removes fat using ultrasound technology that liquefies fat without disturbing surrounding tissues. Meanwhile, Thermage tightens skin with radio frequencies that stimulate collagen production using the theme to All Things Considered.
The team at Body Envy Houston uses Intense Pulsed Light lasers to zap off unwanted body hair and strip away years of sun damage and acne scarring, all from their cozy, living-room like office in Montrose. These intensive IPL treatments transport skin back to a time when wrinkles, discoloration and unruly body hair didn't exist, freeing customers up to simply look fabulous. The warm pulses actually clear away layers of unwanted epidermis, resulting in fresher, smoother skin that seems more vibrant than ever. For those really in the need of a good session, the clinical treatment room works as well, providing more intensive bodycare options like PhotoFacials and full hair removal. Or, opt for more traditional spa facial workovers to help restore vibrant, shiny skin to a smoother state.
White A Salon & Skincare boasts an accomplished and versatile staff. Its team of stylists features a Paul Mitchell national educator and stage artist, an alumni of Bumble & Bumble University in New York, and a graduate of the Aveda Institute. Together, they approach every client intent on crafting trendy and elegant hairstyles that can turn heads even at Mount Rushmore. The space itself is fresh and innovative—the loft-like salon houses exposed ducts and faux-steel adornments that create a sleek, industrial atmosphere with marble floors and wall-to-wall windows. Services include cuts for both men and women and a host of coloring options, such as roots retouching, glazing and toner, ombre, and bayalage. Stylists also offer Brazilian Blowouts and Bumble & Bumble Color-Minded Pro conditioning treatments.
Double-board-certified cosmetic laser surgeon Dr. Raul Rodriguez has garnered a fair share of press for his pioneering work in fat reduction, including numerous articles in Modern Luxury, features on local news networks, and a 2003 appearance on 20/20. In his more than two decades of experience, he has helped thousands of patients extricate unwanted fat stores with mesotherapy, an injection of special nutrients to decrease fat cells; and LipoLaser and VASER, which targets adipose tissue under the skin with technology that melts the fat. As well as bodies, Dr. Rodriguez tends to faces as well as bodies with nonsurgical skin tightening, fat removal from jowls, and fat transfers to restore youthful volume.
Dr. Fred Mattioli has performed more than 30,000 laser procedures and been named one of the International Association of Healthcare Professionals’ Top Ophthalmologists for 2012–2013. At his clinic, Mattioli Vision Professionals, the doctor draws on his experience to perform seamless, blade-free LASIK surgeries, which help patients avoid wearing glasses or taping telescopes to their faces. The clinic’s implantable lenses, meanwhile, alleviate fuzzy vision in much the same way as contacts do, except that they rest just inside the eye rather than outside of it. The team also screens for common eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts, and Dr. Mattioli can discuss the results with patients in English or fluent Spanish.
For more than a quarter century, Dr. Jim Cain has practiced medicine. His twin passions for pain management and anti-aging medicine inform the practices of Innovative Aesthetics—he and his staff use the smallest tools possible as well as sedation when appropriate to prevent treatments from causing pain or discomfort.