At the Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery, cosmetic surgeons Brent D. Kennedy and Steven Constantine use their expertise to bolster patients' appearances. Dr. Kennedy, who holds both a medical and a dental degree, established the institute in 1988 to he train doctors from across the country in a continuing-education fellowship program. He also shares his extensive knowledge as a clinical associate professor of aesthetic maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and has seen his surgical techniques published in several medical journals and textbooks. His colleague, Dr. Constantine, combines his experience in surgical procedures with a deep-seated desire to get to know his patients and witness the positive mental transformation that follows the physical one.
In the 7,000-square-foot state-licensed surgical facility—which offers overnight stays and 24-hour nursing care—the duo performs a variety of procedures, ranging from face-lifts and tummy tucks to laser skin resurfacing. A master aesthetician is on hand to care for skin with anti-aging GlyMed Plus and Obagi products.
Envision Cosmetic’s surgeon Dr. Dunkley and his friendly staff carefully tailor each of their surgical and nonsurgical procedures to best fit each body's beautifying needs. The laser hair-removal treatment targets unwanted body hair safely and effectively with the Alexandrite laser, which, over the course of six treatments, gradually zaps hair at the follicle until the skin feels as smooth as a cue ball engraved with can't-miss pickup lines. Since hair tends to grow in cycles that depend on when follicles are active, multiple treatments are required to see longer-term results, and results may vary from client to client.
Now in business for over a year, the noninvasive technology has caught the attention of ABC4 news, due in no small part to its ability to fizzle fat and cellulite without pain or downtime. Using four different treatment rooms in a spa environment, this team uses the one-two combination of sound waves and radio-frequency energy to combat fat, cellulite, and stretch marks or to tighten skin that has lost its drawstring.
Doctor of Chiropractic Edward Smith believes in treating the cause of bodily woes, not just the symptoms. After a car crash left him with debilitating headaches and medication provided only temporary relief, his pain ceased after seeing a chiropractor. This inspired him to become one himself, and he's earned a chiropractic degree and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. At Decker Lake Chiropractic, Smith takes the wellness approach with his patients, seeking to understand the cause of pain and problems. This manifests in services that include spinal adjustments, exercises to correct skeletal misalignments, massages, and body-contouring fat-reduction treatments as well as lifestyle and nutritional advice.
Led by Dr. Dale Richards, chiropractic physician, the doctor and technicians at Absolutely Beautiful Spa & Wellness Center administer non-invasive treatments to reduce body circumferences and create slimmer silhouettes. After a free personal assessment, Dr. Richards can recommend LipoLaser and electro body procedures to melt away fat with lasers, electric stimulation, or sappy love songs. In addition to technological procedures, a registered dietitian is available to guide clients toward healthier diets with weight-loss programs customized to individual goals.
With degrees from Brigham Young University and Cleveland Chiropractic College, Doctor of Chiropractic Mark Aldridge uses holistic treatments to address chronic pain, illness, and general wellness issues. His techniques include manual adjustments and instrument-delivered tune-ups, which he administers after an initial consultation and exam. Massages bolster chiropractic efforts and relax muscles, while nutritional testing reveals stressed body systems or misplaced pencil erasers from elementary school.