Dr. Kim Ross likes to help people look and feel their best. By graduating college first in her class and garnering the single dermatology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, she equipped herself with the skills to do just that. Over a more than 10-year career, Dr. Ross has enhanced the appearances and well-being of countless patients with a meticulous manner that has earned her invitations to present at conferences throughout the country. She and her team perform FDA-approved treatments that bolster images inside and out, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels to freshen skin, cosmetic injections to regain youthful appearances, and laser hair and spider-vein removal to prepare for dates with marble statues.
A doctor and nurse practitioner oversee the anti-aging and weight-loss treatments at Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic & Spa, whose staffers focus on boosting their clients’ confidence levels. In addition to Botox injections and laser hair removal, clients can meet one-on-one with one of the medical professionals to customize a weight-loss program based on behavioral modification, appetite suppressants, and Lipodissolve treatments.
Acupuncturist Joeming Dunn sees the body with a physician's eye. That's because his eye is attached to the brain of a trained medical doctor, though he's practiced acupuncture for the last 15 years and contributed to two acupuncture textbooks. Dr. Dunn views the ancient Chinese technique not only as an alternative to Western medicine but also as a supplement. With the diligence of a scientist and the precision of a bluegrass banjoist, he applies needles along the body to relieve allergies and muscular pain, as well as help clients lose weight and quit smoking.
In 2001, Drs. Nancy Rector-Finney and Karen Hasty, friends since their residency days at the University of Texas Health Science Center, followed their dreams of opening a small practice where women could feel welcomed and at ease while receiving the highest level of care. Both doctors cultivate this relaxing atmosphere by providing friendly, personalized care during an array of services, from regular gynecological checkups to dermal-filler injections and chemical peels. Additionally, FourSeasons Aesthetics' team of specialists helps exemplify the doctors' nurturing sides by taking the time to get to know patients through casual conversations and three-hour staring contests.
South Texas Eye Institute's Dr. Lisa Martén focuses the cutting edge of ocular technology on unfocused eyes to help them see the world aright. During the LASIK procedure, she utilizes the IntraLase bladeless corneal-cutting method, which harnesses a femtosecond laser to reduce human error in creating the flap necessary to modify the cornea's shape. Then the CustomVue treatment reshapes the cornea using a unique map, more precisely improving each peeper.
Veteran vascular surgeon Dr. William P. Kalchoff has established vein clinics across the world—from San Antonio to São Paulo—in order to help patients eliminate spider and varicose veins. At the Vein Treatment Center of San Antonio, his staffers use not only traditional vein-removal techniques but also more advanced laser treatments to gently and effectively erase noticeable vessels. Small needles are gently injected into surface veins during sclerotherapy treatments, which leave no scarring and require no anesthesia. Knotted and twisted veins known as varicose veins can be treated with a phlebectomy, which removes the faulty section of the vessel, whereas endovenous laser sessions effectively destroy the veins by subjecting them to a visual interpretation of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.
Along with offering vein-removal treatments, the clinic provides advanced aesthetic services at its adjoining MedSpa de Abeja. Dermal fillers are injected into the face to temporarily remove fine lines and deeper-set wrinkles, whereas aestheticians rely on Cellex-C and Obagi products to brighten and even skin tone during facials.