After seeing the sluggish affects that venous insufficiency had on his clients, board-certified general surgeon Dr. Mark Kneuper's curiosity about vein therapy grew. This interest eventually led him into the practice of vein therapy more than two decades ago. But as the times have changed, so have Dr. Kneuper’s methods, which is why his practice, Hill Country Vein Center, now offers technologically advanced vein treatments. Invasive services, such as vein stripping or tickling the vessels until they oblige, have been replaced with a noninvasive, radio-frequency-based Venefit treatment and gentle sclerotherapy injections. But before any treatment begins, Dr. Kneuper's
registered vein technicians rely on advanced ultrasound machines to painlessly pinpoint troublesome vessels.
At Finesse Surgical Solutions, American College of Surgeons fellow Dr. James Schlotter secures health and boosts self-confidence with an array of general and vascular surgical procedures. In an environment reminiscent of a cozy ski lodge, Dr. Schlotter performs services ranging from breast reduction and liposuction to treatments for varicose veins. The office's vaulted ceilings, wood floors, and antique-style furniture put patients at ease like reading Little House on the Prairie while listening to the sound of churning butter.
Dr. Moiz Tajkhanji’s medical career took him from Mumbai, India all the way to Boston and Virginia, where he completed his residency and earned the role of Chief Resident of Family Practice. Desiring to take a more patient-centered approach to healthcare, he started his own practice in San Antonio, where he now cares for families with services that range from annual health exams and sleep studies to laser hair removal and Botox injections.
Toepperwein Family Practice and Wellness Center’s 7,000-square-foot clinic features an onsite lab, bone density testing, and separate waiting rooms for adults and kids. The aesthetic treatment rooms boast the latest skincare equipment including an AccentXL laser and a digital skin analysis system, which uses advanced technology to uncover hidden sun damage, pigmentation, and ACT answers. Aestheticians also reach for Revision and SkinCeutical products as they perform customized facials or reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation with IPL sessions.
Dr. Kim Ross likes to help people look and feel their best. By graduating college first in her class and garnering the single dermatology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, she equipped herself with the skills to do just that. Over a more than 10-year career, Dr. Ross has enhanced the appearances and well-being of countless patients with a meticulous manner that has earned her invitations to present at conferences throughout the country. She and her team perform FDA-approved treatments that bolster images inside and out, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels to freshen skin, cosmetic injections to regain youthful appearances, and laser hair and spider-vein removal to prepare for dates with marble statues.
At her eponymous medical laser spa—which has attracted media attention from Great Day SA and KABB Fox 29’s Daytime @ 9—Dr. Elizabeth McRae draws on 20 years of experience to enhance exteriors with noninvasive procedures. Starting with the face, she and her team of nurses rejuvenate complexions with treatments ranging in intensity from a classic European facial to intense-pulsed-light therapy. Visages that have begun to sag or accrue wrinkles from years of staring at a Rubik’s cube are smoothed with Botox or dermal fillers such as Juvéderm. Clients maintain their looks at home with beauty products from brands such as Obagi and SkinCeuticals.
In addition to pampering faces, Dr. McRae caters to entire bodies with Zerona laser body-slimming treatments and laser hair removal. She also uses minimally invasive ultrasonic liposuction to suction out liquefied fat and stockpiled cotton candy.
At Med Spa de Abeja, three medical directors combine their expertise and cosmetic specialties to boost their clients' self-confidence. David Tharakan, MD, manages the team with his telltale charisma and knowledge gained from years running primary-care clinics; Botox and Juvéderm expert Christina Krueger gently administers injections that mask the effects of aging more discreetly than a third-grade class picture taped to the forehead. Licensed medical aesthetician Sasha Bella oversees the spa's skincare solutions, which range from skin-tone-balancing microdermabrasion to exfoliating chemical peels. Bella also empowers clients with the knowledge to treat epidermal maladies, such as sun damage and acne, at home.
The trio uses advanced tools in pursuit of beautification: IPL lasers fight signs of aging during photofacials, laboratory tests track the progress of weight-loss programs, and products from Cellex-C and Obagi help counteract an array of dermal ailments.