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.
The Laser Spa's Dr. Kamala Rao has been a board-certified anesthesiologist for more than 35 years. She and her team administer a wide variety of laser treatments, eliminating unwanted hair, spider veins, and facial blemishes with unerring rays that never fly wide and puncture the ozone layer. She also employs the highest grade of skincare products from Obagi and PCA, as well as professional mineral makeup from Jane Iredale.
Dr. Rao's belief that “when you look good, you feel good” is a mantra that reverberates throughout the European-style spa. Beyond laser sessions, Botox treatments, and chemical peels, the doctor unfurrows souls by teaching yoga classes in her spare time.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Texas, Arkansas, California, Pennsylvania and Florida, Dr. Thomas Jeneby helps patients seeking drastic as well as subtle cosmetic changes. In addition to performing established surgical procedures, Dr. Jeneby embraces new technologies and even trains healthcare professionals nationwide in the use of SmartLipo body-contouring systems and DOT Therapy laser skin-resurfacing treatments.
He’s joined in San Antonio by Spa Black’s dedicated staff, which includes medical aestheticians, an anesthesiologist, and medical assistants. Together, this team performs a wide array of cosmetic surgical procedures as well as noninvasive treatments. The center uses cosmetic laser systems that can generate dramatic change by helping erase unwanted hairs and spider veins. Microdermabrasion sessions, chemical peels, and cellulite therapy round out the menu of contouring and resurfacing skincare treatments.
With i-lipo technology at its disposal, the staff members at Alterna Clinic provide their clients with a noninvasive means of slimming their silhouettes. While infrared lasers penetrate the skin and target fatty deposits, a vacuum-massage technique stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries the excess fat out of the body naturally. At the same time, the treatment boosts cell growth in the skin, which can minimize the appearance of cellulite. To complement these treatments, the staff specialists also conduct nutrition, wellness, and lifestyle coaching.
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.
Trichology may not be a common term, but the science serves a wide audience. It's the study of hair growth—and loss. At Trinity Lace Wigs, resident trichologist Stephanie Anderson uses contemporary methods to thicken locks. One such treatment is low-level laser hair therapy, which makes existing hair appear thicker and fuller. Another is electro-therapy, which combines stimulation by a glass scalp rake and massage by a high-frequency current to boost hair growth.