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 fa?ades 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.
Miriam Figueroa, a holistic wellness counselor, licensed massage therapist, and aesthetician, spent more than 20 years in the health and beauty industry, staffing five-star hotel spas and then founding her own luxurious center, Spatini Holistic Health. Her spa specializes in M’lis wellness programs, treatment packages that reduce stress and target specific ailments—from cellulite to arthritis—by drawing on the interrelations between mind, body, and soul.
A suite of traditional spa treatments flanks the holistic programs. Facials run the gamut from deep cleanses to nonsurgical face-lifts. Seven available styles of massage encompass the gliding strokes of Swedish and hot-stone massage, which the ancients discovered using stones warmed by confused mother chickens. Body polishes exfoliate away dry skin, an ideal prep for a botanical Bronze Biologic formula that leaves behind sunless, natural-looking tans.
Facelift of the Stars prevents and reverses facial aging with advanced non-surgical facelifts and supplements. Though CACI technology, named for a computer-aided cosmetology instrument, was originally designed to treat victims of Bell?s palsy and strokes, researchers discovered that the treatment also improved the non-effected sides of faces. Now used both as a medical and aesthetic treatment, Facelift of the Stars?s incorporates microcurrent technology to perform treatments that?according to numerous media and sources such as The Daily Mirror?are a favorite anti-aging solution of celebrities. Fashion blogger Sandra Ballentine of the New York Times reported that the CACI microcurrent machine is a go-to beauty tool for facialist-to-the-stars Georgia Louise.
Facelift of the Stars also rejuvenates faces with anti-aging and hydrating facials, such as it's popular brightening facial which incorporates the use of AHA, the seven red fruit exfoliant, which was featured as the best anti-aging product on the Dr. Oz show in 2013. Eye and neck lifts help tighten the skin that may not be affected by the CACI facial, while a preparation peel can help remove the outer-most layer of dead skin.
Supervised by Dr. Daniel Leeman, New U Plastic Surgery's cadre of medical aestheticians individualizes spa and medical treatments to boost beauty inside and out. Staff members welcome clients into their boutique-style office for a complimentary consultation before every service. After the consultation, they customize body-contouring and nutrition programs to address individual health history, meet wellness goals, and simplify escapes through doggy doors. FirstLine Therapy emphasizes what foods one should commonly eat, and the hCG weight-loss program safely couples a specialized menu with hormonal supplements. Aestheticians also craft spa and medical facials from an array of SkinCeuticals products tailored to individual skin types. New U Plastic Surgery offers surgical and non-surgical procedures to help results. For those not ready for plastic surgery, New U offers non-invasive procedures as well.
Dr. Richard T. Ethridge, voted by his peers to be one of Fort Worth, Texas magazine's Top Doctors of 2012, has not only an impressive educational background and hundreds of successful surgeries under his belt, but a strong desire to help others. He strives daily to help his patients achieve their physical dreams with procedures such as face-lifts, liposuction, and breast augmentation. He also beautifies clients with skincare products and glitter stickers, as well as aesthetic services such as spa facials and laser hair removal.
In addition to helping patients at his practice, Dr. Ethridge helps those outside his practice by participating in Austin Smiles, a charitable organization that provides reconstructive plastic surgery to children suffering from cleft palates and lips.
BienEstar's licensed massage therapists pair their soothing body treatments with cosmetic services, including nonsurgical face-lifts, waxing, and microdermabrasion. Seven massages include traditional Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone modalities. Half massage and half contouring procedure, endermologie combines rolling and vacuuming motions to reduce fat around the body. The studio's chemical peels expose a new layer of skin beneath, and a gentleman's facial reduces the signs of aging on men's faces, as well as their top hats and monocles.