Protecting yourself from the sun and eating right can help prevent wrinkles, but nothing can stop Mother Nature from smooshing your face together while you sleep. Reverse her wrinkly wrath with today's Groupon to the Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetics on West Interstate Highway 10. Choose between the following cosmetic dermatology treatments, both of which can be used over multiple visits:
- For $499, you get three sessions of Accent Elite or VelaShape (a $1,497 value). Choose to target the love handles, above the knee, mid-abdomen, buttocks, inner thighs, outer thighs, front thighs, or back thighs.
- For $139, you get one microdermabrasion session and an advanced fluorescent technology (AFT) laser treatment (a $524 value).
Former chief and associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Reza F. Ghohestani and his skin-savvy staff strive to keep human hides healthy, young, and smooth with myriad dermatological services. Microderm plus (valued at $125) exfoliates mugs with a high-pressure flow of sodium bicarbonate crystals that slough away dead skin cells, may increase collagen production, and summon blackhead trolls out of their pore caverns. The AFT treatment (valued at $399) is an upgraded form of intense pulsed light (IPL) that converts harmful, short wavelengths into elongated beams to exterminate unwanted redness and the cloying webs of spider veins. The Institute recommends six to eight treatments for best results.
Alternately, smooth over the body's lunar-impact craters with an Accent Elite or VelaShape treatment, which reduce cellulite and firmly fortify problem areas. VelaShape employs bipolar radiofrequency, infrared-light energy, a vacuum, and a mechanical massage, and Accent Elite uses bipolar and monopolar radiofrequency to spackle over skin dents. A complimentary consultation advises patients on which treatment is most suitable and which waiting-room home-and-garden magazine is the most thrilling.
Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery
Holding an MD and a PhD in immunobiology—former chief of Dermatology at UT San Antonio—Dr. R Fredrick Ghohestani, heads up an institute devoted both to the treatment and clinical study of hair, skin, and nail diseases. The more than 100 scientific papers and dermatology-themed comics he has published or presented reflect Dr. R Fredrick Ghohestan's continuing quest to find the most efficient remedies for acne, psoriasis, fungal infections, wrinkles, cellulite, and unwanted body hair. His clinic won the Talk of the Town award for excellence in customer satisfaction in 2011–2014, and is a four-time recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award, thanks to the staff's caring attitude toward patients and their privacy.