Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar puts patients first in his flaw-fumigating cosmetic procedure that begins with a detailed explanation of the treatment. To determine the best course of action, Dr. Sukkar and his savvy staff will consult with each patient, examining their exercise and nutritional habits, past procedures, attitude, and javelin-throwing ability.
Flames pour over the hood of Dr. Melissa Sommers' 1952 mat-black Plymouth Suburban. She and her coworkers remain calm as the airbrushed flames aren't designed to do damage, instead symbolizing the burning importance of regular eye exams.
Like her flamboyant hot rod's lunch-hour journeys through town, Dr. Sommers' attentive eye care is a neighborhood staple. Aided by her ever-growing team of optometrists, she brings 20 years of eye-examining prowess to her practice. She checks patients for signs of aberration and disease, and furnishes them with prescription glasses, contacts, or refurbished corneas courtesy of LASIK surgery.
The trained technicians at Houston Tattoo Removal Clinic help delete unwanted tattoos using an FDA-approved, noninvasive laser. An initial consultation factors in everything from the tattoo's depth and age to skin type to determine the most effective treatment. During the procedure, a handheld laser hovers over the ink, delivering short bursts of energy to fade the pigmentation without damaging the skin around it. Though some designs may take up to 12 treatments to fully banish, many require only two visits, and virtually all patients observe no scarring afterward.
The laser technology can also fight age-related blemishes with services such as liver-spot removal and scar reduction, but Houston Tattoo Removal Clinic's true passion is in helping Texas youngsters erase the mistakes of their past. Aside from its outreach work with the Texas Youth Commission, the clinic proudly expunges tattoos from the faces and hands of kids aged 17 and younger for free—an act of benevolence that has helped wipe troubled teens' slates clean for a healthy, happy future.
Connie Pearson of Permetika Cosmetic Specialties, a licensed permanent-makeup artist, draws on her 10 years of experience when lining eyes, shading in brows, and coloring lips. She specializes in filling wispy brows and redefining arches with soft fills, multidimensional brow strokes, and load-bearing keystones. In addition to cosmetics, she completes paramedical procedures for scar revision and areola restoration after mastectomies, citing this as a highlight of her job, "especially when I can help transform a broken woman's spirit and make her feel beautiful again," she says.
Affordable Laser & MedSpa's technicians usher in the next generation of aesthetic trends by surfing the crest of beauty technology. At two locations, they draw upon an arsenal of lasers, SkinCeuticals serums, and beauty injectables to help reverse time's effects on the face and to carve bodies into more slender, smoother versions of themselves. Their Candela laser systems, for example, remove unwanted hair from all skin types by penetrating the epidermal surface without damage and heating up the hair root. And that targeted efficiency continues throughout their other treatments, such as LipoDissolve, which uses microinjections to break down localized fat deposits, and microdermabrasion, in which a diamond-tipped wand exfoliates the very outer layer of skin cells to leave faces smoother and more radiant than Don Juan wearing a fluorescent leisure suit.
Dr. Phu M. Do, medical director of Aesthetic Surgery Institute, employs his expertise as a board-certified surgeon as he augments and crops physiques through cosmetic surgery and laser treatments. He instructs other physicians in liposuction and fat grafting, and also delivers national lectures on plastic surgery and other popular Jeopardy! categories.
Dr. Do joins his talents with those of Dr. Wilbur Hah. Dr. Hah boasts a trio of board certifications in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngological head and neck surgery, and cosmetic surgery.