Led by owner Kimberly Thompson, an entrepreneur, mother, writer, and former model, the clinical staff at Shangri-la Medispa helps busy clients to look and feel their best. A physician tends to both their inner and outer needs by administering cosmetic fillers and overseeing the weight-management program. An experienced medical aesthetician fine-tunes appearances with laser and microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, and waxing. The medispa has also developed its own product line, Shangri-La Skin By Kim. The team also includes a registered nurse who can advise patients on their treatment options or answer any questions, from ?how much downtime is required?? to ?is the human appendix an extraterrestrial tracking device??
The crew performs services in whimsically themed treatment rooms filled with shabby-chic tables and dressers. Clients can relax in spaces decorated with such touches as a colorful London sign and lamps that resemble the Eiffel Tower and an antique streetlamp. In the black-and-white facial room, a picture of Marilyn Monroe glamorously oversees skincare treatments.
Dr. Otto Huertas is not just a board-certified gynecological and pelvic surgeon?he's also a TV star once removed. Dr. Huertas trained under Dr. Matlock from the reality show Dr. 90210, honing the techniques he learned at Beverly Hills and New Jersey's Pelosi Institute for Cosmetic Surgery.
Nowadays, Dr. Huertas helms his own practice, Natural Hormone-Replacement Center, where he beautifies his clients with a variety of surgical treatments and several strategically placed pieces of glitter. His PowerX liposuction procedures suck fat out of the body, and unlike traditional liposuction procedures, they only require a local anesthetic and result in minimal downtime. Dr. Huertas has perfected his liposuction technique by performing more than 1,000 of them over the last 15 years. He can also help new moms lose baby weight with Mommy Makeovers, which may include tummy tucks, liposuction, vaginal rejuvenation, and Brazilian butt lifts.
When clients want to find out the exact expertise of cosmetic surgeon Warren J. Katz, MD, at Aesthetica Medi-Spa, they don't just have to look at the happy faces coming out of his clinic. Instead, they can find his work in a number of media, including his numerous scholarly articles and magazine contributions. His 25 years of experience give him a keen eye and steady hand, which help him provide beautiful, youthful results to his clients. He specializes in everything from noninvasive medical-grade facials that refine and smooth the skin to full surgical procedures, such as tightening jawlines with face-lifts or removing unwanted fat with liposuction. He also leads a team of aestheticians, who help clients keep their skin soft, unlined, and date-stamp free with Dr. Katz's brand of anti-aging skincare.
Wreathed in swirls of aromatic steam, a Buddha statue surveys Pure Spa and Salon?s water house during complimentary trips to the place of rest for recipients of spa services. Lotus candle holders dot the house, which features a rainwater shower, foot-soaking station, and steam cave with petroglyphs in the shape of loofahs. To earn entry into the misty haven, male and female clients can receive their choice of spa services, including traditional and med-spa procedures supervised by a doctor. Guests flit from spa services to the salon, where lime-green chairs face modish square mirrors suspended from the ceiling by industrial pipes.
Rejuve Med Spa isn't just endorsed by its own team?an impressively eclectic array of experts, including two surgeons and several licensed aestheticians and certified laser technicians. The spa is also endorsed by some of the most famously beautiful women in Texas: the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. While the spa's treatments can't turn every client into a pro dancer, its experts can prep any physique for the spotlight with services such as FDA-approved Fraxel skin resurfacing?a treatment that minimizes wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage on skin of all types. Other treatments range from microdermabrasion and laser hair removal to laser lipo and awake breast augmentation.
For more than 20 years, Dr. David Martin has honed his specialty of cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, and body. Under his supervision, a staff of technicians and aestheticians carries out less invasive med-spa treatments such as laser therapy and dermal fillers.
In his free time, Dr. Martin trots the globe, offering reconstructive surgery to people in need and keeping the earth's ancient oceans unwrinkled. He regularly hones his skills by attending conferences and workshops in new cosmetic treatments.