To Imago Plastic Surgery's Dr. Aaron Mason, it doesn't matter if your last birthday cake had fewer candles than you have fingers or enough to light up a small auditorium; either way, you deserve to feel confident in your appearance. That's why the 18-year medical veteran specializes in both adult cosmetic and pediatric craniofacial surgeries. Not that surgery is always the answer; clients also visit the center to undergo less-invasive treatments, ranging from skin-rejuvenating facials to wrinkle-smoothing Botox cosmetic injections. Along with being a seasoned plastic surgeon, Dr. Mason is also an author, lecturer, researcher, and human being.
Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters has been equipping hikers, backpackers, runners, and snow-sporters with top-quality gear for nearly 30 years. The outdoorsmen's paradise hosts a backcountry bounty of quality brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Asics, Merrell, Bogner, Burton, Kjus, UGG, and Keen. The staff of knowledgeable gear gurus will walk you through the finer points of carabineers versus catfish while pairing you with the perfect Arc'teryx Rampart pants ($99) to wear to this year’s family reunion. Prep for a frosty weekend getaway with a pair of SmartWool socks ($12.95), get some street cred from rival granola gangsters in your microvelour TKA 1/4 zip from The North Face ($55), or load your Osprey Atmos backpack ($199) full of steaks and introduce yourself to your region's newest bobcat colony.
The technicians at Diamond Skin and Body Care use their expertise to help clients keep their entire bodies beautiful. They specialize in noninvasive LipoLaser treatments, which help reduce stubborn and unwanted fat with laser technology. Their menu of services expands to include microdermabrasion and specialized facials that help target sensitive skin, teen skin, and acne.
Holding an MD and a PhD in immunobiology, Dr. Reza Ghohestani heads up an institute devoted both to the treatment and clinical study of hair, skin, and nail diseases. The more than 100 scientific papers and dermatology-themed comics he has published or presented reflect Dr. Ghohestani's continuing quest to find the most efficient remedies for acne, psoriasis, fungal infections, wrinkles, cellulite, and unwanted body hair. His clinic won both the Talk of the Town award for excellence in customer satisfaction and the Patients’ Choice Award in 2011 and 2012 thanks to the staff's caring attitude toward patients and their privacy.
With 21 years of experience in invasive and noninvasive cosmetic surgery, Dr. Peter Fisher leads the San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center in its fight against wrinkles. The procedure starts with an initial consultation with Dr. Fisher himself, who explains patients' options and determines the best Botox battle plan. He then injects 20 units of Botox into key areas of the face during a relatively quick procedure, reverting crow's feet to smooth crow's nubs. A nerve impulse inhibitor, Botox does its work by relaxing the muscles that would otherwise crease facial skin. The treatment has a recovery period of a few hours, allowing patients to return to their daily routines shortly after their procedure. The effects of Botox can last up to four to six months and can be repeated ad infinitum. After the treatment, patients are free to use the follow-up in the same visit or talk with the doctor via telephone or in a separate office visit.
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.