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, elōs 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.
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.
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.
Fine tuning the health and beauty of the human body is the main order of business at Soma Solutions Wellness & Nutrition Centers. The nutrition coaches on staff draft dietary plans and teach clients how to avoid consuming extra calories by never again licking stamps. The certified personal trainers offer one-on-one workouts and all-you-can-sweat group classes.
Medically supervised technicians see to the aesthetic nature of the business, working to rejuvenate the skin with laser treatments and injectable solutions. The GentleMax laser zaps unwanted hair, spider veins, and sunspots on all skin types using high-intensity pulses of light. Noninvasive VelaShape II sessions, which have been featured in Shape, target cellulite and lax skin with robotic massage.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Abdel Kader Fustok, is a worldly man. A Syrian native, the doctor began an educational journey in 1962 that brought him from Lebanon to France, but it wasn't until after receiving his medical degree in the early 1980s that Dr. Fustok decided to take one more trip across the world. His final destination: Houston. Since 1982, Dr. Fustok—a member of the Texas Medical Association and Rotary International Health Foundation—has contoured bodies at his private plastic-surgery practice, Institute of Cosmetic Surgery. But to stay ahead of the beauty curve, Dr. Fustok relies on noninvasive med-spa treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing and dermal fillers. Outside the office, the doctor's personal publications enlighten the medical world on advanced breast-reconstruction techniques, hair-replacement surgery, and how to outsmart Father Time with a stopwatch and blindfold.