Dr. Iman Al-Haj, owner and medical director of Feel and Live Better Medical Spa, followed a fascination with the human body across the Atlantic Ocean—she obtained her board certification in general surgery in the United Kingdom, then headed to the US to hone her skills in Houston. Now Dr. Al-Haj, along with a team of nutritionists and aestheticians, puts her knowledge to use by renovating façades with cosmetic procedures and improving health with nutritional wellness services. Along with hydrating facials and vitamin-infused masks, the team amps up looks with dermal fillers, hair transplants, and laser therapies. One such therapy is Cynosure SmartSkin technology, which is designed to blast away sun damage, smooth wrinkles, and eternally banish acne scars to high-school-yearbook photos. The staff also helps maintain clients' youthful complexions with Youngblood mineral makeup, Dermalogica and Jan Marini products, and the spa's own skincare line.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Abdel Kader Fustok, is a worldly man. A Syrian native, the doctor began an educational journey in 1962 that brought him from Lebanon to France, but it wasn't until after receiving his medical degree in the early 1980s that Dr. Fustok decided to take one more trip across the world. His final destination: Houston. Since 1982, Dr. Fustok—a member of the Texas Medical Association and Rotary International Health Foundation—has contoured bodies at his private plastic-surgery practice, Institute of Cosmetic Surgery. But to stay ahead of the beauty curve, Dr. Fustok relies on noninvasive med-spa treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing and dermal fillers. Outside the office, the doctor's personal publications enlighten the medical world on advanced breast-reconstruction techniques, hair-replacement surgery, and how to outsmart Father Time with a stopwatch and blindfold.
Medical Doctor is the most recognizable of Michel Siegel's titles, but it doesn't describe all of the expertise he possesses. He also holds double board certification as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an otolaryngologist, a surgeon who works on the head and neck. At his surgical practice, he works exclusively on faces, priding himself on providing natural-looking results to his patients. There, he and his staff also provide B12 injections, laser hair removal treatments, skin peels, face lifts, and free smiles.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular service: Facial Rejuvenation
Brands Used: Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, Latisse, Dr. Siegel's Skin System
Utopia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa's Dr. Franklin Rose has displayed his expertise on Dr. Phil and MTV's I Want a Famous Face. At his clinic, the doctor enhances clients' aesthetic appeal and reverses the aging process with advanced medical and cosmetic treatments. Along with a team of aestheticians, the doctor helps smooth complexions with classic facials and advanced services such as infrared light treatments, which stimulate the production of collagen deep within the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The skilled technicians can also use dermal fillers and Botox to relax wrinkles and achieve smoother eyes, foreheads, and mouths.