Analyte Health's staff of certified phlebotomists works to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases by offering affordable screening to patients at more than 30 Houston-area locations. The FDA-approved and CLIE-certified test scans blood and urine samples for eight sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes I and II, HIV, and syphilis. Within 72 hours, patients receive their confidential test results on a secure website or via e-mail, with the promise that Analyte Health will never share them with a third party. If necessary, fully trained doctors and medical professionals are on hand to discuss treatment options.
Back in 1993, Dr. Sterling Carter snatched up his first biology degree. Undaunted by post-graduate malaise, he tucked into a Physical Therapy Bachelors program, before ordering up a second helping of academia with a Masters in Physical Therapy and then completing a doctorate in the subject from Simmons College. Perhaps the preternatural focus came from his military career, which he embarked on five years before he ever cart-wheeled into his first biology class. Today, he continues to serve in the military as a therapist while managing his own business for private citizens, Sterling Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation.
In addition to the good old fashioned assisted stretches, rehabilitative exercises, and massage commonly found at many physical therapy practices, Dr. Carter makes use of technological innovations hot of the technology presses. In the hands-on department, he and staff conduct spinal decompression treatments for the neck and back, using a device that mechanically, but gently, stretches the back bone. He also unholsters cold lasers—non-thermal lights which can aid in reducing inflammation, pain, and the number of minutes per day you feel like you're not at a rave. Regardless of what treatment patients come to see him for—which ranges from injury rehabilitation to sports enhancement—Dr. Carter makes sure that nobody waits for more than 10 minutes.
Transformation is the ultimate goal at New Image Studio. Technicians believe that physical transformation breeds self-confidence, so they do their part to foster that change with UltraSlim weight loss technology. A non-invasive alternative to surgery, UltraSlim uses red light therapy to slim down bodies. The specifics: frequencies from medical grade LEDs cause fat cells to open and release their contents, which then disappear like rare coins at a magician's conference. The process not only ejects fat through the body's natural lymphatic processes, it also helps to jump-start the production of collagen and elastin so skin appears tighter and smoother. In less than an hour, clients should slim down significantly, and New Image claims patients typically lose anywhere from 2?8 inches per session.
While it's likely no coincidence that Sugar Plum Fairy Photography is based out of Sugar Land, that's not the real inspiration behind the name. The company's photographers specialize in whimsical, posed portrait sessions for children, typically held at outdoor locations across the Houston area. To help their more regal clients transform into fairy princesses, they even handcraft special dresses for each shoot. Commissioned gowns may feature elegant lace embellishments, colorful pink mesh, or ripped-up back patches that read "Fairy Lyfe."
As the medical powerhouse behind Foundation Foot & Ankle Centers, Dr. Julie K. Lester uses her knowledge and skills to help patients battle sub-shin problems, ranging from toenail troubles and skin disorders to ankle sprains and arthritis. It's not all in-house treatments, however—Lester and her staff can help heal and prevent other problems by sending clients home with specialized tools, such as custom insoles, ankle braces, toe spacers, and foot-tickle alarm systems.
Skinrevite is sensitive to sensitive skin. The center's Delphia Del Sol microdermabrasion equipment is built to give clients a choice: they can undergo regular crystal exfoliation, or they can choose crystal-free abrasive pads that are less likely to scratch thin or irritable skin. To multiply the effects of these treatments, the center also performs mini chemical facials, which diminish wrinkles and fine lines on the face without erasing the treasure map a pirate drew there when he couldn't find any scrap parchment. A particular specialty of the center is laser hair removal, which it adapts to each client's hair color and skin type to maximize its effectiveness.