Unless they're wizards, people don't restore their youthful looks by casting spells on their skin. Instead, they head to Aesthetica Med Spa, where Dr. David L. Sneed, Sharon M. Sneed, PhD, and their team of skin-care professionals work their own form of magic with services that defy aging. Photofacials, Juvederm injections, and laser skin resurfacing remove years from appearances without erasing those years' memories. Specialists also augment bodily fa?ades with everything from laser tattoo removal to lash tinting and lip augmentation.
Traditional medicine never quite did the trick for Nicole Lenffer. Prior to earning her acupuncture and herbalist licenses from the Texas Medical Board, she suffered from various health problems that never responded to her doctor's prescriptions. In 2000, she tried acupuncture on a whim. It left a deep impression, because not only did she feel better, she decided to abandon her desire to be a teacher in favor of focusing on traditional Oriental medicine.
Today, 10 years after first opening Natural Health Center of Austin, Nicole's commitment to acupuncture continues unabated. She begins each client relationship with a free consultation and Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, which helps her determine whether health conditions will respond to acupuncture and if patients are alive. Post-acupuncture, patients often find that the treatment yields the same results it did for Nicole, bringing relief from maladies such as allergies, fibromyalgia, and emotional imbalances.
Dr. Lawrence Broder of Beleza Med Spa began his 16-year career in surgery and primary care, but has shifted his dedication to medical aesthetics, helping people reshape their bodies and evade signs of aging. He continues to build on his surgical knowledge with coursework and bihourly games of Operation, and has slimmed more than 500 physiques with laser-driven SmartLipo and smoothed hundreds of complexions with DOT (dermal optical thermolysis) resurfacing treatments. Dr. Broder supervises each of Beleza's locations, ensuring that every confidence-boosting injection, augmentation, lift, and peel is done with expertise and professionalism.
Inside Sunlounge Spa, a beauty-focused team de-stresses minds and keeps physiques looking lovely seven days a week. Experts provide body-contouring and skin-tightening services such as Exilis and Botox to keep customers radiant. Sunlounge Spa offers body contouring and advanced age-fighting services, from Exilis facial rejuvenation to Botox and Juvederm to NuYu teeth whitening. On staff, medical esthetician, Michelle Young has more than 13 years of experience making clients more beautiful by the day.
To relieve tension throughout the entire body, the staff at Spa Sivana practices massage therapy not only on the back, but on the face, neck, and hands. Along with a full menu of traditional massage services, the team offers manual face-lift massages to relax facial muscles and foot-reflexology sessions to stimulate a healthy energy flow and jump-start malfunctioning power sockets. The spa's selection of body treatments includes mineral body wraps, sugar and salt scrubs, and marine-fango seaweed mud treatments.
A 10-year veteran of the beauty industry, aesthetician Amy Scarborough helps clients achieve their desired looks with time-efficient waxes, facials, and tinting services. With Satin Smooth strip wax and Cirepil Blue hard wax, Amy wicks hair from the bikini area, face, and limbs. She soaks complexions in Image Skincare products during facials, counteracting signs of aging with a custom set of cleansers, scrubs, and finger paints. In addition to beautifying her clientele, Amy donates her services and time to local charities and schools.