At the Smith Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Kevin Smith––a physician with board certifications in otolaryngology as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery––helps his patients live happier and healthier lives by using advanced medical procedures to either alleviate pain or refine individuals' appearances. Dr. Smith's surgical methods can help accentuate a person's natural features by reshaping noses, ears, foreheads, eyelids, or hairstyles. Additionally, these surgeries can correct the structural issues that antagonize conditions such as sleep apnea, chronic sinus pressure, or migraine headaches. Not every appointment has to include surgery, though. The practice also offers noninvasive treatments that use a cosmetic laser system to improve the skin's overall tone and texture.
Clearstone Spa was founded to assist clients seeking a way to improve their appearance by permanently reducing or eliminating unwanted hair. While the spa has won the 2013 Best Laser Hair Removal Provider award from H-Texas Magazine they have also expanded services to include beautifying treatments such as chemical peels, IPL photofacials, HydraFacials, and microdermabrasion. The team harnesses an arsenal of Nd:YAG, KTP, and Alexandrite lasers, which they use to treat unwanted hair, tattoos, or signs of aging such as sun spots and molting.
Looking beautiful shouldn't take all day, which is why Apple Lash Studio offers a menu of services that helps clients cut down on their primping time. Mascara can be nixed from one's makeup routine after synthetic-fiber extensions—available in black and glitter-coated styles—add immediate length and volume to lash lines. The naturally curved, semipermanent lashes never interfere with one's other daily activities, including swimming, showering, and sweating, and only take a trained lash specialist up to two hours to apply, one lash at a time, using sterilized equipment. While at the intimate shop, clients can also have unwanted hair quickly removed from their brows, lower legs, and bikini lines.
At Namaste Laser and Medspa, certified laser technicians Cristina M. Alvarez and Nicole Alvarez-Rincon can harness the power of condensed light to remove unwanted hair from nearly any area of the body. The staff also specializes in spider-vein removal and skin tightening, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Though the staff at A Flawless Face performs mostly nonsurgical procedures, plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Aguilar helms the operation. He's triple board-certified—by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery—and boasts 28 years of experience in plastic surgery. He and his staff use pharmaceutical, medical-grade serums with compounds derived from soy during various services designed for young, aging, rough, and sensitive skin. In one type of acne treatment, a charcoal clay mask seeps into pores, dissolving the bacteria and leftover barbecue sauce that cause blemishes. Anti-aging services include vitamin A and regeneration treatments, both of which incorporate nutrients that lift and plump skin.
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.