Dr. Russell Kridel Welcomes New Associate, Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien

August 10th, 2012 Dr. Russell Kridel

I am so pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien as an Associate to Facial Plastic Surgery Associates.

Dr. Sturm-O’Brien is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery which examines its applicants in facial plastic surgery as well as, other head & neck specialties.  She completed the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Fellowship with me.  Dr. Sturm-O’Brien is also well on her way to becoming one of approximately 50 female surgeons board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).

I know that Dr. Sturm-O’Brien shares the same commitment to the highest
standard of patient care and surgical skill that has been the hallmark of our facial plastic surgery practice here in Houston. With the significant growth in aesthetic procedures, particularly for patients wanting to maintain their youthful appearance at an earlier age, she is passionate about working with every patient to tailor the most effective method — whether it is surgical or non-surgical — to help them achieve their desired results for facial rejuvenation.
In addition to advanced training in facial plastic surgical techniques for Rhinoplasty, Facelift and Blepharoplasty, Dr. Sturm-O’Brien has extensive training and expertise in non-surgical modalities for facial rejuvenation including, advanced laser techniques such as: Ulthera, Thermage and Fraxel.  Her expertise also applies to laser treatment of birthmarks, unsightly veins, tattoo and laser hair removal.
Patients can make an appointment for consultation with Dr. Sturm-O’Brien by calling 713/526-5665. You can also read more about Dr. Sturm-O’Brien, including her CV on our site 
Please join me and the entire FPSA staff in welcoming, Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien, to Facial Plastic Surgery Associates.
— Dr. Russell Kridel, Houston, TX

Finally, Laser Hair Removal treatment that is fast and painless!

November 4th, 2011 Kirin

FPSA (Facial Plastic Surgery Associates) was one of the first plastic surgery practices in Houston to introduce laser hair removal over 10 years ago, but not since then have we been this excited about a new device for this procedure. The new LIGHTSheer™ Duet laser has advanced technology which has brought a major improvement in speed and comfort.

Now, with the new LIGHTSheer Duet, it takes less time to do treatments with a lot less pain.  For example, a full pair of legs can take less than 25 minutes with the Duet vs. 3 hrs for other laser types and a full back can take less than 40 minutes with the Duet vs. 5 hours. And, with Duet’s increased comfort, most of our patients find that they do not need anesthetic numbing cream before their hair removal appointments.  Plus, it is good for all skin types!

With the LIGHTSheer Duet, it will still take an average of six to eight treatments to get to the point where you do not have to worry about shaving, waxing or plucking.  But with the new Duet, treatments are fast and virtually painless, particularly on medium and larger areas, so you are in and out of each treatment in no time.

If you have been thinking about having laser hair removal, you are not alone. Laser hair removal is actually the number one cosmetic laser procedure and is second to Botox in non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States.  However, many patients have been reluctant to have the treatment because they have heard that it is painful and very time consuming. Just think, no more shaving and no more unwanted facial or back hair.  So, if you’ve hesitated on laser hair removal in the past, hoping comfort would go up while treatment times went down, your time has finally come!

As with other cosmetic rejuvenation treatments and procedures, Dr. Kridel is at the forefront and FPSA is the only plastic surgery or facial plastic surgery practice in the Texas Medical Center to offer the LIGHTSheer Duet.

Feel free to give us a call at 713/526-5665, and we can schedule an appointment, as well as, answer any questions you may have. Just think, no more shaving and no more unwanted facial or back hair!