Analyte Health's staff of certified phlebotomists works to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by offering affordable screening to patients at more than 30 Houston-area locations. The FDA-approved and CLIE-certified test scans blood and urine samples for eight sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes I and II, HIV, and syphilis. Within 72 hours, patients receive their confidential test results on a secure website or via e-mail, with the promise that Analyte Health will never share them with a third party. If necessary, fully trained doctors and medical professionals are on hand to discuss treatment options.
At Mona's Spa, the focus is on the skin. The aestheticians here use advanced techniques such as microdermabrasion and AHA and BHA peels to help rid faces of wrinkles, age spots, and dry patches. Clients can also receive shellac manicures and spa pedicures complete with foot soaks, masks, and hot towels.
Touting more than 35 years of combined experience, Expressions' smile specialists build a firm foundation of preventative and cosmetic dental services. Appropriate for patients with slight discolouration or those between intensive treatments, Expressions’ 45-minute refresher treatment combines the whitening prowess of cool LED light with a fresh coat of peroxide gel, applied to the teeth by brush for a stark, minimalist effect. Brightening teeth two to three shades which may last up to two years, the gentle refresher yields very little or no tooth sensitivity. Patients whose premolars are in permanent coffee camouflage can pay the difference and upgrade to a more extensive whitening package, such as the 1.5-hour platinum package ($200) or the two-hour ultimate white package ($300).
Dr. Ellen Turner and her staff of aestheticians, physician's assistants, and medical assistants are passionate about what they do. In a mini-documentary about their practice, they all chime in about unearthing their clients' inner beauty and enhancing their self-confidence. Through their treatments, which range from facials to treatments for acne and rosacea, they focus on making a difference in their patients' lives. A lot of times this means bringing about change that makes patients happy to look in mirrors and unwilling to hide their faces beneath brown paper bags.
The licensed massage therapists at Divine Footcare Center view massage as an important form of health-care rather than an occasional indulgence. Though a session does flood the brain with endorphins and microscopic blue ribbons, the therapists also champion its power to boost circulation, improve joints’ range of motion, and vanquish stress. Before administering any of their five types of massage, they take time to answer questions the client may have and help them choose the modality that best fits their needs.
Dr. Soberanis leads the charge at Myotherapy Treatment Centers, where he has been specializing in sports medicine and treating serious injuries for more than a decade. Soberanis’s centers offer a full range of massage therapy treatments in addition to chiropractic work. Visit the center’s “What Can I Expect?” page for additional information.