wellness & aesthetic center IN SUGAR LAND, TX

My mission is to empower you to live your best life possible – inside & out!

My philosophy as a functional medicine doctor in Houston involves treating the entire person as it relates to hormones, nutrition, lifestyle & aesthetics to help each patient fulfill their health and wellness goals by attaining and maintaining balance in their lives and restoring vitality. It is important to me that we spend quality time getting to know each of our patients. I look forward to the pleasure of meeting you soon!

Wishing You Health, Happiness and Harmony,


Dr. Shel’s philosophy on wellness involves treating a variety of symptoms from common hormonal imbalances to allergies and taking the in-depth look at all aspects of the body.

Functional medicine doctors address the underlying cause of your symptoms and partner with you for the right treatment plan. Located in Sugar Land, Texas, our wellness professionals service the larger Houston area.



Dr. Shel’s philosophy on wellness involves treating a variety of symptoms from common hormonal imbalances to allergies and taking the in-depth look at all aspects of the body. Her holistic approach to wellness supports the whole person so you can look and feel your best.

functional medicine doctor in Houston helps patients achieve positive aesthetics

Care & Expertise

Practicing and empowering both women and men alike, Dr. Shelena C. Lalji, founder of Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center, has served the greater Houston area for over 13 years. An honor graduate from Emory University in Atlanta GA, Dr. Shel is a board certified physician in functional medicine who is devoting her full-time practice to aesthetics and wellness medicine. With her thorough experience in medicine, aesthetics and alternative treatments, Dr. Shel believes in the strong connection between the art of beauty and the science of wellness. Dr. Shel is dedicated to empowering her patients to live up to their fullest potential. While providing Sugar Land and the greater Houston area with medical spa services, Dr. Shel Wellness & Medical Spa also serves as a national training facility for innovative wellness, aesthetic technology, and laser treatments. We look forward to helping you achieve wellness as your functional medicine Doctor in Houston and the surrounding areas!

My personal philosophy emphasizes a holistic approach to wellness for men and women alike.

Latest Blog Post

Make Your Body Cancer-Proof

  • Posted on Apr 07, 2021
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If you didn’t know, or incase you forgot: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United States 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer Around 40% of people will be diagnosed ......Read More

Exploring “The Hot Years” with Mache Seibel, MD, NCMP

  • Posted on Mar 01, 2021
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It’s something that we have all experienced, will experience or are currently experiencing in our female lives. You’ve heard about hot flashes, night sweats, low libido and weight gain. You’ve seen your friends go through brain fog, sleepless nights and dramatic hormonal swings. What astounds ......Read More

Heavy Metal Detox with Wendy Myers

  • Posted on Feb 05, 2021
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I spoke with Wendy Myers, FDN-P, NC, CHHC, an expert in detoxification and minerals. She is passionate about educating the public on the importance of long term detoxing considering our toxic world. She healed her own health issues through hair mineral analysis and developed a ......Read More

What is BPA and What is it Doing to My Body?

  • Posted on Jan 21, 2021
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Bisphenol A (BPA) is a xenoestrogen, meaning “foreign estrogen”. This is a chemical exhibiting estrogen-like properties, and can affect your body likewise. BPA has been tested as an artificial estrogen as early as the 1930s. Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a similar compound, was used as a synthetic ......Read More

Understanding Your Food Labels

  • Posted on Jan 12, 2021
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In the United States, there are different certifying food labels that could be on one of your pantry items right now. But what do each of these mean? There are certain standards set in place by third-party agencies to check your food for unwanted processing. ......Read More

Beyond Skin Deep: A Clinical Guide to the Science of Beauty

  • Posted on Dec 11, 2020
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I’m excited to share with all of you my comprehensive wellness approach on how to address nutritional, metabolic and lifestyle factors. We are going to discuss a comprehensive approach to beauty. What are the underlying physiological factors affecting healthy aging, complexion, hair and overall skin ......Read More

How Gratitude Improves Your Health!

  • Posted on Nov 24, 2020
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Did you know… recent studies have shown that showing gratitude throughout your daily life is actually good for your total health.  This means that it’s CRUCIAL to practice gratitude. And not only throughout the holidays but in each and every day of our lives. Studies ......Read More

Celebrate Thanksgiving with These 3 Paleo Recipes!

  • Posted on Nov 17, 2020
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Happy Thanksgiving week! It’s the time of year for gratitude and appreciating all those important in your life. Staying on track with good food choices can be a challenge around the holidays. Here are some healthy but delicious traditional Thanksgiving recipes sure to be a ......Read More

3 Things You May Not Know About Menopause

  • Posted on Nov 11, 2020
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http://www.drshel.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/GWDS-Episode-1-Anna-Cabeca.mp3-.mp3 Menopause is something that affects all women, and begins typically around age 50. A woman’s ovaries stop releasing eggs and her menstrual cycle stops. In the time leading up to menopause, often referred to as perimenopause, a woman may experience many different changes in ......Read More

Reduce Chronic Inflammation with These Supplements

  • Posted on Nov 10, 2020
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Chronic Inflammation is something that everyone should be concerned about but could be reduced with supplements. We live in a toxic world and are exposed to all kinds of substances, even in our food and water, that can raise our inflammation to dangerous levels. Inflammation ......Read More

What is Adrenal Fatigue? Could YOU be Suffering from It?

  • Posted on Nov 03, 2020
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Are you feeling unusually tired and unable to find relief to your fatigue? Are you feeling overwhelmed or unable to get out of bed in the morning – but perhaps feel a boost in energy in the evenings? You may be suffering from a condition ......Read More

Functional Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach to ALS

  • Posted on Oct 21, 2020
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Description: Guest Speaker, Dr. Shelena Lalji, MD., F.A.C.O.G. is founder of the Lalji ALS Foundation and dedicated to providing functional medicine approach to people with ALS. Dr. Shelena Lalji is a board-certified OB/GYN and a functional medicine expert who has been treating patients in the ......Read More

5 Top Health Concerns for Men over 50

  • Posted on Oct 21, 2020
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Maybe you're a man searching for answers to some of your most frustrating symptoms. Perhaps you're a woman looking to help improve the health of your husband, father or brother. Either way, there are some very common health concerns that nearly every man will face ......Read More

Urinary Incontinence? Read this!

  • Posted on Oct 14, 2020
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  http://www.drshel.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/BTL-EMSELLA-for-Urinary-Incontinence-Feminine-Rejuvenation-Dr.-Shel-Wellness-Aesthetic-Cen.mp3 Listen here! *EMSELLA is FREE for the month of October when you purchase a vaginal rejuvenation package. Schedule your consultation today, and call us at 281-313-7435 to take advantage of this incredible offer! Someone tells a funny joke and you’re afraid to laugh. ......Read More

Want to Non-Surgically Vanquish Your Fat?

  • Posted on Oct 07, 2020
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Hello everyone, VANQUISH ME™ Fat Reduction treatments are available at Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center! VANQUISH ME™ is the latest ground-breaking technology for non-invasive fat removal. Comfortably relax while your fat is being selectively targeted and disrupted. VANQUISH ME™ uses radio frequency technology to ......Read More

How Antibiotics and Allergies Impact Your Quality of Life – Cindy’s Story

  • Posted on Sep 30, 2020
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Cindy was living her life in a cloud of allergies after life-long use of antibiotics.  Exhausted from trying to treat the symptoms of her chronic infections, she decided to visit Dr. Shel Wellness, where little did she know that her life would forever be changed ......Read More

6 Ways Progesterone Helps With Weight Loss!

  • Posted on Sep 17, 2020
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Maintaining your ideal body weight can be a frustrating and difficult task. You may have heard or suspected that your hormones have something to do with your inability to lose weight and that may absolutely correct, especially if you a woman after childbirth or have ......Read More

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

  • Posted on Sep 11, 2020
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  You may remember our friend, Aunt Flo, our popular euphemism for menstruation. In this blog, we will discuss her daughter, PreMenstrual. Pre comes to visit during the luteal phase before Aunt Flo, and she can cause significant disruption. The objectives of this blog are ......Read More

Tattoo Regret? We Have The Solution

  • Posted on Sep 01, 2020
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Tattoos are something that thousands and thousands of people have. Some people love them. Other people perhaps don't like them anymore and wish they had never done something that was permanent. The good news is now we can now do tattoo removal safely and effectively. ......Read More

Patient Testimonial

left_quoteDr Shel’s spa is amazing! I felt like I had just walked into a resort spa. The staff were friendly, attentive, and professional. Dr Shel was a wealth of wellness information. She definitely educated but did not intimidate me. I will be back on a regular basis!right_quote ~Kim P.

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