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.
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.
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. Ramin Samadi, who has been awarded the prestigious Fellow status from the American College of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Physicians, began his career as an emergency-medicine specialist in 1988 in Buffalo, New York. In just two short years, he was promoted to the position of medical director in the department, and a few years after that he became the chairman of the department of emergency medicine for Mercy Health System. He is also an expert in anti-aging skincare, and after moving to Fort Worth, he decided to open Artisan MedSpa in order to provide patients medical-grade spa services in a relaxing environment completely different than the cold, sterile, alligator-friendly hospital setting he was used to.
Patients at the spa can don plush robes and slippers in the locker room before heading to the relaxation room to unwind while sipping complimentary beverages and savoring sweet fruit. The full-service med spa further pampers patrons with various massages, body scrubs, and luxurious 23-karat-gold facials. For those interested in medical-grade services, the spa proffers hair removal, skin resurfacing, and body sculpting.
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.