All stylists who join the Bradz family have to prove themselves, displaying their skills as a New Talent for several months before graduating. Yet both in training and as part of the main staff, these beauty professionals treat clients to healthy hair, skin, and body services infused with plant-based Aveda products. Seasoned aestheticians chat with clients to set a skin-specific course of action for custom facials. Stylists groomed with weekly education augment traditional cut and color services, relaxing guests with a scalp massage and a complimentary style from blow dryers that whisper inspiring mantras.
In 2002, the Austin Chronicle named Vickmay Skin and Body Spa the "Best Place to Fight the Ravages of Time" on its annual "Best of Austin" list. Three years later, the paper was still singing the praises of Vickmay's "magical treatments." It's fitting that a spa known for seemingly stopping aging in its tracks maintains a record of unchanging client satisfaction.
That focus on excellence is demonstrated in all of Vickmay's treatments, which range from advanced anti-aging therapies to more traditional spa procedures. Botox injections relax frown lines, while the light-based technologies of Laser Genesis and Cutera systems address uneven complexions, tighten lax skin, or reduce hair growth. But the haven also stays true to its spa moniker, offering indulgent services such as aromatherapy massages and champagne facials.
Men's Wellness Center of Austin caters exclusively to men with preventive care and wellness services that combine with spa treatments to ensure men of all ages maintain their youthful vitality. The center's physician, Dr. David Weiler, a neuroradiologist, became interested in men's health issues about a decade ago, and, in particular, in the theory that hormonal and wellness therapies could be used to improve men's health.
After noticing how well women responded to similar therapies, he decided to use those same techniques, including hormone optimization, health testing, and vitamin- and nutritional-supplement therapy, to help men to combat aging, curb weight gain, and prevent midlife crises sparked by looking at old pictures of preschool glory days.
At Dr. Steven E. Zimmet's namesake skin center, the physician leads a talented staff of technicians in freeing clients of unwanted veins, blemishes, and inches. Dr. Zimmet and his dermatologist partners acquaint first-timers with their practice by performing thorough consultations, which help the doctors recommend a course of treatment from among their laser and spa treatments. The menu of services strives to represent the meeting point of science and aesthetics— SkinCeuticals products harness anti-aging technology to build custom facials and peels, and therapeutic light, ultrasound, and an old Rocky motion-picture soundtrack come together to fight unwanted fat or veins without requiring invasive procedures.
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Laurie B. Falc?n, owner of L.B. Falc?n Skin Therapy, customizes each treatment she performs to the specific needs of the complexion in front of her. Using organic and biodynamic skincare products, she cleanses pores and nourishes facial cells, which results in more rejuvenated and revitalized appearances. Laurie also relies on modern aesthetic treatments such as microdermabrasion, microcurrent facelifts, and LED photofacials to ward off the assorted signs of age.