Renewing & Restoring… Beautifully at Renew Laser & Skin

The Renew Laser & skin staff: Alexis Rogers, Dr. Dhara Patel, Kara Jalomo, Dr. Nina Desai
and Cindy Machado.

COVER STORY | By Alisa Murray | Photos by Alisa Murray Photography –

Have you looked in the mirror lately? I know like many women and men the tell-tale signs of aging often strikes us as we gaze at ourselves and wonder how in the world are we going to “fix” this!  Most importantly, most of us do not want to have the appearance that we actually had anything done. When we look good, we feel good, and that is where finding a doctor who has the expertise and knowledge to guide you through all of the various procedures out there is absolutely imperative. Look no further than to the doctors and team at Renew Laser and Skin, located at 2641 Town Center Blvd. North in Sugar Land.

The Renew Experience

Dr. Nina Desai and Dr. Dhara Patel, along with their amazing team of assistants and trained specialists, strive to find for each patient the perfect balance of aesthetic enhancements without ever “going overboard.”

“Our goal at Renew Laser and Skin is to customize treatment plans that are effective and fulfilling for our patients,” said Dr. Patel. “Boosting my patient’s confidence and self-esteem is important because I believe beauty comes from within.”

Dr. Dhara Patel with patient Tammy Kirk.

Dr. Desai is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Her partner, Dr. Patel, is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Each of the doctors has received extensive training in multiple areas regarding injectables, micro-needling facials, fat burning and sculpting, ultherapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Their commitment to continuing education and delivery of the latest and best technology is outstanding. Dr. Desai’s driving philosophy is straight-forward: “I want to blend my years of osteopathic medical training with my passion for aesthetics to pamper the body, spirit and soul of today’s busy women and men.”

The Latest Trends

The fastest growing trend in injectables is the use of dermal fillers as both a spot treatment to effected areas but also as an overall face lift without the knife.  This long-lasting treatment is used on the face to precisely correct lines, folds and wrinkles on the sides of the nose as well as the mouth to fill in the cheeks where they tend to sag. Patients find that even after a year post treatment, they can still see a difference!

Kybella is an injection that permanently destroys fat cells in the chin area. This is administered as series of injections under the chin, with minimal down time. This procedure helps eliminate the “double chin” that can come from weight gain, aging or genetics that diet and exercise alone may not help.

Sculptra Aesthetic is another alternative injectable of poly-L-lactic acid given over three weeks that works below the skin. This procedure works within the body to revitalize collagen production, helping to restore deep within the skin’s inner structure. The Polylactic acid-based treatment stimulates collagen gradually over time for results that can last over two years.

Patient Rebecca Uzick with Dr. Nina Desai.

Renew Laser and Skin’s patients are seeing results. “Dr. Desai and Dr. Patel are absolutely wonderful,” shared patient Tammy Kirk.  “I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Desai for over seven years, and she is the most informative and professional physician. She does my Botox, injections, chemical peels, PRP, lasers and ultherapy.”

Ultherapy is an ultrasound treatment and is the only FDA approved non-invasive procedure to lift the skin on the neck, under the chin and above the eyebrow.  Additionally, it has also been approved to work on the décolletage area, where in some cases, individuals show the most aging. Unlike a laser, ultherapy uses ultrasound to bypass the surface of the skin to deliver energy at optimal depths with extreme precision waves. Over 620,000 treatments have been done to date worldwide.

Goodbye Stubborn Fat

Many patients are excited about melting and freezing their stubborn fat spots that even with diet and exercise don’t readily go away. At Renew Laser and Skin, TruSculpt and CoolSculpting® are two body contouring services available that can be added to your beautification plan. Patient Rebecca Uzick shared, “I have had multiple treatments with Dr. Desai, and I have been very happy with my treatments and care.”

CoolSculpting is a permanent solution to small areas where fat just won’t go away. This technology uses controlled cooling to target and kill fat cells specific to one area. TruSculpt works similarly but through the use of heat. Both procedures have zero downtime and results may vary depending on the series of treatments.

Restoration Technology

Dr. Dhara Patel and Dr. Nina Desai.

Perhaps the most fantastic breakthrough thus far in “renewing and restoring” oneself is that of PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma.  This technology uses a patient’s own platelets, rich in growth factors, to enhance and “wake-up” areas of your body to restore it back to optimum health. The procedure is relatively easy.  Doctors draw blood and spin it to separate the platelets. This plasma is activated to release eight essential growth factors, such as Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), which plays a significant role in the regulation of cell growth, Transforming Growth Factor (TGF), which promotes angiogenesis such as new blood vessels and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a signaling portion that indicates it’s time to grow new vessels. Other growth factors include Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF), which promotes tissue repairs after injuries, and Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), which attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the exact zone of injury promoting collagen regrowth and proteoglycan synthesis. Finally, there’s Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF), Collagen Stimulating Growth Factors and Interleukins, Macrophages, lymphocytes and mast cells among others that combine activate healthy cell reproduction and optimize conditions to generate new skin.

There are several uses of PRP. The vampire facelift and breast lift uses the PRP method by  injecting into the face and chest to restore and create a youthful appearance. Platelet-rich plasma is also injected into the areas of hair loss and has had remarkable success in hair regrowth. In addition, PRP has been shown to provide significant positive effects in the areas of sexual enhancement and relief of erectile dysfunction and incontinence. It is the latest technology of the PRP that has taken Renew Laser and Skin’s practice to new heights with the demand for hair growth and rejuvenation.

Whether you are looking to just soften a few wrinkles, plump up your lips, restore hair that has thinned or slim up that wider waist than you like, all of those things can be accomplished through non-invasive procedures at Renew Laser and Skin.

Renew Laser & Skin Services

Renew Laser & Skin’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art skin care, weight loss treatments and customized skin care regimens – all while making their patients feel comfortable and relaxed.  Focusedmon unlocking both inner and outer beauty, Dr. Nina Desai sums up the key to renewing and restoring: “Invest in the most valuable asset you have – yourself.”

To schedule a complimentary consultation,
call 832-491-2852 or visit

• Renew Laser & Skin Services
• Laser Hair Reduction
• Laser Vein Reduction
• Laser Genesis/IPL (Photo Facial)
• Laser Skin Titan
• Rejuvapen/Skin Pen
• Dysport/Botox
• Dermal Fillers
• Sculptra
• Kybella
• B-12 Shots

• PRP- Hair Growth
• O-Shot
• Vampire Breast Lift
• Vampire Butt Lift
• Vampire Face Lift
• Chemical Peels
• Ultherapy
• TruSculpt
• CoolSculpt
• HCG Weight Loss Program
• Microblading