The staff at Dr. De La Cruz’s clinic seek to foster a family environment, and we will do our best to extend his  “hug your customers” philosophy of providing outstanding service to his patients, treating each one with the same level of care as we ourselves would wish to be treated.  We share Dr. De La Cruz’s dedication to treating each patient as an individual, listening to you, respecting your privacy and understanding the value of your time.  Our highly professional staff will care for you in a friendly and comfortable environment, and will strive to surpass your expectations on every level.  

Marielena Manaure, Practice Manager


Marielena is a native of Venezuela and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  She has a beautiful daughter who she adores so much.  Family is very important for her, and she treats our patients like family.  She loves to volunteer at church to feed the homeless.  She has a passion for aesthetics, love for people and helping others feel good in their own skin. It is her priority and focus to educate you, provide excellent patient care and make this process as comfortable as possible. She welcomes the opportunity to assist you in making decisions to best reach your aesthetic potential, always with a smile on her face.

As counselor, patient advocate, she understands the importance of cooperation between patient, physician, and clinical staff in establishing and achieving realistic goals. It is her mission to respond to your needs and focus on your desires. 

She has also experienced being a cosmetic patient first hand, which gives her unique insight into how patients are feeling, and about what a difference a minor procedure can make. This combined with her empathy and sweet demeanor makes her adept at interacting with our wonderful patients.

She will guide you throughout your journey with our practice and assist you in making decisions to best reach your aesthetic potential.  She is certified in both BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support.)  Marielena is also certified in Photofacial/IPL treatments, LASER Hair Removal and Tattoo Removal.

Irelys Karina Williams, Patient Relations Specialist

Irelys (Karina) is a native of Venezuela, and is loved by many of Dr. De La Cruz' patients. Available to clients from their very first phone call, Irelys loves to be helpful and explain Dr. De La Cruz’s procedures in detail. She is continually implementing new ways to create a better experience for Dr. De La Cruz’s patients. Irelys loves living a healthy lifestyle supported by a consistent work out routine, a disciplined diet and a strong faith.  She loves to volunteer in feeding the homeless with one of the Catholic churches in Houston.  

Irelys is also certified in Photofacial/IPL treatment, as well as LASER Tattoo removal.

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The Woodlands Clinic (North Houston)

2219 Sawdust Road Unit 1203  The Woodlands, TX


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15016 FM 529 Road

Houston, TX 77094

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