The skincare specialists of MEDermis Facials rarely distract themselves with fad facials and hot new treatments. That's because they've found one treatment to be the most effective way to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and pigment problems: medical microdermabrasion. Their microdermabrasion system of choice is the Parisian Peel, a device that buffs dead skin cells with a stream of microcrystals, sweeps them away with gentle vacuum suction, and puts them to rest with the help of a tiny Grim Reaper. In about 30 minutes, the treatment can help soften signs of aging and jump-start the skin's collagen production, and doesn't require the downtime of chemical peels or surgery. To nourish the newly revealed layer of skin, MEDermis Facials carries the DermaMedics line of anti-aging skincare formulas.
Once visitors pass through the teal door and step into Excellence In Touch, a tranquil space decorated with purple walls, bright paper lanterns, and a gurgling fountain helps guests transition from the busy city outside to the calm that massages, reiki, and reflexology treatments promote. Licensed massage therapist Kathy Casey opened the office as a place to both provide her services and teach students the healing possibilities of touch. A Reiki Master with certification to work at all three levels of integrated energy therapy, she believes that massage and similar treatments hold physical and emotional benefits such as stress reduction, muscle-ache relief, and being able to see through walls. She offers many modalities of massage as well as neuromuscular therapy, reflexology, chakra balancing, myofascial release, and energy therapies. She also teaches reiki, massage, and reflexology, with classes for two aiming to make learning and practicing more fun.
Soothing music and hints of aromatherapy float through the air at Beyond Beauty Day Spa, where a duo of aestheticians and a licensed massage therapist rejuvenate both mind and body. A deep turquoise color saturates the walls, creating a calm environment similar to that of an ocean-side patio or getting trapped inside a Tiffany box.
Aestheticians Amy and Olga, who have 16 and 40 years of experience, respectively, perform nine custom facials, reviving skin with everything from rosemary and basil to gentle hyaluronic-acid serums. They can also remove unwanted hair with waxing or sugaring techniques, as well as dress up nails during spa manicures and pedicures. Meanwhile, Veronica, the massage therapist, distributes her skills across backs and shoulders by means of Swedish, deep-tissue, and neuromuscular sessions that can last between 15 and 90 minutes.
Amid leafy foliage and tribal art adorning earth-toned walls, Austin Laser Clinic's experienced physician and laser technicians wield beams during aesthetic treatments. Led by medical director Dr. Joanne Davis—who got her start in laser application by volunteering for a nonprofit that removed gang-related tattoos—the experienced team tends to patients in private treatment rooms. There, lasers work to evict unwanted hair or spider veins. The clinic specializes in tattoo removal, erasing, reducing, or correcting unwanted designs or out-of-date treasure maps.
Owner Jodi Holtz personally trains all of the staff at The Waxing Studio in a patent-pending, six-step waxing technique that efficiently rids skin of unwanted hair. This crew has performed more than 200,000 depilatory treatments since the studio's founding in 2006, using a custom-made organic wax that leaves neither sticky residue nor glitter deposits behind. They wax nearly any area of men's and women's anatomy during sessions that last only about 15?30 minutes.