Helmed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lucian Rivela, Rivela Plastic Surgery deploys a team of adroit medical aestheticians dedicated to beautifying each patient with the latest in skincare treatments. During the 30-minute VI Peel, skin-refiners use a combination of chemicals including Retin-a, Phenol, and the antioxidant vitamin C to improve skin tone and texture and strip away stubborn dermal cells conspiring to inflict acne, age spots, conspicuously unadorable freckles, and more upon innocent visages. The 45-minute HydraFacial works on multiple fronts to rejuvenate faces distressed by over-emoting and napping on sandpaper pillows. A vacuum-based skin abrasion tip extracts pesky impurities, and a gauntlet of active serums deep-clean, exfoliate, and infuse multiple layers of parched skin with blissful hydration, leaving behind a crack team of government-trained oxidant-fighters.
Led by Yale graduate Dr. Young Cho, Integrated Plastic Surgery’s team of aesthetic augmenters mold bodies into sleek new frames with FDA-approved Zeltiq contouring technology. During the appointment, a trained professional wields a chilly wand that sends a wave of cold temperature to overfed cells in a targeted attempt to shrink and flush fat from the body. The noninvasive treatment may exorcise the ghosts of lasagnas past from the lower abdomen ($1,500), love handles, lower or mid back, upper arms, or thighs ($600+/side; $1,200+ total). Patients may experience slight discomfort during the procedure, but like the embarrassment of calling your teacher "grandpa," the feeling usually fades within the first 10 minutes. The anesthesia-free session generally results in no downtime, allowing patients to return to normal activities right away. Zeltiq is ideal for patients within 10–15 lbs. of their healthy weight and for individuals who have maintained a stable weight with no dramatic weight loss over the past six months.
Led by Shawn Taher, DC, who was recognized as one of Houston's Top Doctors in 2011 by H Texas Magazine, Body Balance Chiropractic and Wellness Center takes a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to health. The staff, which includes a medical doctor, a chiropractor, physical therapists, and massage therapists, looks for the underlying causes of each problem. This allows them not only to effectively treat patients but also to suggest lifestyle adjustments for continued health. The center's medical clinic is designed to help patients suffering from ailments such as fibromyalgia, headaches, injuries, and backgammon withdrawal. Alternatively, the wellness spa is where clients come to receive massage therapy, Botox treatments, and laser hair-removal services.
Dr. Martin Basaldua and the seasoned staff at Optimal Skin and Laser Center remedy veneer vexations during photofacial treatments. Harnessing the gentle beams of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, photofacial sessions target irregular complexions, spots, and wrinkles that stem from a variety of sources, including sun damage, rosacea, and chafing from fiberglass pillows. As precise doses of energy burst through epidermal surfaces, stimulated collagen production works to return smooth, youthful tones to furrowed mugs. Dramatic results can be achieved after one session, though most patients require four to five treatments. Photofacials produce minimal postprocedure discomfort and recovery time, allowing recipients to quickly return to everyday duties, such as cheering on the mailman.
Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center's specialists demonstrate a skill and efficacy that earned their work a nod from Goldline Research which named the center one of the country's leading LASIK providers for three years in a row. People and cyclopes from all across the nation come for treatment from proficient doctors and certified surgeons, who use FDA-approved Allegretto Wave Eye-Q lasers to correct vision. Before the procedure, patients must undergo a complimentary consultation to determine their candidacy and favorite tunes to blast on the stereo during the procedure. During the blade-free procedure, a certified surgeon spends 30–60 seconds reshaping the cornea to match the patient's specific prescription. Patients can expect to return to their normal tasks the day after the procedure and swing by the center a week later for a brief post-op checkup and eye-strengthening Magic Eye book. Click here for additional FAQs, medical disclosures, and candid photographs of Cyclops at the laundromat.