The Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Centers of Houston's team serves as beauty vigilantes, protecting patients' exteriors and hunting down signs of aging with advanced treatments and SkinCeuticals skincare products. During complimentary consultations, the staff and patients discuss their aesthetic goals and any problem areas, such as acne and sunspots, before divulging their favorite superhero and getting ready to embark on a custom-tailored beauty regimen. The office's stable of advanced skin-therapy equipment and services includes laser and radio-frequency systems, IPL photofacial systems, el?s acne-therapy machines, and dermal-filler injections, plus products by brands such as SkinCeuticals and Image.
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.
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 targets faces with injectables that reduce the appearance of fine lines. 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.
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.
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.
At Bellisima Laser, Aesthetics & Wellness Clinic, medical aesthetic services are performed under the direction of Dr. Victoria Zavala, a specialist in internal medicine, anesthesiology, and certified laser procedures who is also known for her artistic eye. Dr. Zavala channels her multifold talents into hair-removal sessions, IPL photofacials, and the treatment of spider veins, leaving behind beautifully blank skin canvases ready to be shown off in shorts instead of hidden behind full-length hot-dog suits. She also sculpts shapelier body contours with noninvasive ultrasound treatments that help tighten the skin and smooth cellulite.
Two certified aestheticians reduce acne, signs of aging, and dead skin cells with a variety of facials, and the staff combats wrinkles with Botox and volumizing dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, and helium. A nutritionist and personal-fitness coach are also available to customize weight-management programs that, in conjunction with massage therapy, can help reduce stress and improve skin from the inside out.