The start of the New Year is when most people make resolutions, one of the most common being “this is the year I am going to do something about my wrinkles.”

Meet Dr. Lisa Kotas. She is a board certified physician with more than 18 years of experience. Dr. Kotas saw that her patients increasingly wished they could receive their injectable aesthetics procedures in the comfort of their own homes or offices.

Most physicians might laugh that off, but Dr. Kotas listened to them, and said, “why not?”

“One of the greatest luxuries now is healthcare at your fingertips,” says the Dallas-based physician and founder of Youth Secret: Luxury in Home Aesthetic Services . “My patients love getting their treatments in the comfort, beauty and privacy of their own homes — because your home can be the best wellness center anywhere.” 

It only makes sense to blend the luxury of health into the luxury of your home. In fact, one of the biggest trends we are hearing about in future home and hotel design definitely includes wellness. We have seen it in many homes in Dallas: private massage rooms, spas, even beauty salons.

Some homes are even including a rejuvenation room.

Take this home in San Francisco, going on the market for $28 million, has taken the in-house spa concept to a new high. The home, in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow, is an 8,500 square foot home on five levels built around a complete wellness center. One entire floor is devoted to at-home wellness. That floor consists of a home gym, a massage room and a spa with a glass-walled sauna that leads out onto a spacious deck, which doubles as an outdoor yoga studio.

For medical procedures, the home has also been outfitted with air filtration systems which completely recirculate the air in the house every two to three hours. There are also water filtration systems that ensure the cleanliness of drinking water with a most conservationist bent: the shower and laundry water is repurposed for irrigation.

Why would anyone want a wellness center in their home? Because there is no place like home to have your plastic surgery touch ups.

Lisa Kotas, M.D.


RH Modern: Jonathan Browning Chandelier $3,695 cribbed from Browning trade-only model at ~$15,000.

RH Modern: Jonathan Browning Chandelier $3,695 cribbed from Browning trade-only model at ~$15,000.

Expo and the Great Indoors whetted our appetites for cool kitchen and bathroom showrooms we mightn’t have been able to afford, but could crib ideas from.  Their bankruptcies left a hole in our collective Sunday afternoons. Even at a fraction of their size, Capital Distributing and Perch sate our inner renovation voyeur.

In the meantime we also saw Restoration Hardware, always more tease than happy ending given that much of the “good stuff” isn’t in stores but ordered blindly via their catalog. Then last summer came RH Modern, a new line moving away from their chipped-paint-chic and weathered, splinter-friendly wood comfort zone and into the realm of reinterpreted midcentury modern and “reclaimed” vs. “antique” wood.  RH Modern seems to compete with Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams. Of course the tease continues with just one free-standing RH Modern store in Los Angeles, (natch) and some dedicated space in NYC, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Tampa and Austin that parcel out a teensy weensy portion of the 300-page, mailbox-bending catalog.