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.
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.
At Sole Support Medical, board-certified pedorthist Ramon Dominguez and his team address aches and ailments by working to correct clients' foot and ankle alignment. The specialists review stance and walking posture and utilize a digital foot scanner to discover instep issues.
They shape custom orthotic devices for each client, which aim to correct overpronation, a condition commonly known as flat feet that can negatively impact the lower body. Much like insoles or sandwiches hidden from airport security, the devices slip discreetly inside of shoes and conform to the contours of the wearer's feet, and they reduce stress and strain on the body and bring feet into proper alignment.
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.
Sophie Peng sees no reason why Eastern and Western medical philosophies can’t work together to heal patients. Holding both an MD from China and a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, it’s no wonder why she feels this way. During her 20 years of experience, she has tapped into her twofold education as a chief physician in China and a licensed acupuncturist in the United States. In addition to healing pain and other ailments during acupuncture, she also mixes custom combinations of herbal remedies.