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.
Led by owner Christine Crownover, the team can enhance clients’ natural beauty with a slew of treatments that include noninvasive procedures such as chemical peels, laser hair removal, and laser facial treatments that harness the power of GentleLase, Aura, and YAG lasers. The medical aestheticians also use medical-grade therapeutic products from brands such as Neocutis, glo minerals, and Vivant.
At Austin Weight Loss & Wellness Clinic, family nurse practitioner Sharmin Khan draws on nearly a decade of experience in women's health, internal medicine, and family practice as she helps clients improve their looks and their health. She is certified to perform advanced skincare treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and has honed her weight-loss expertise via training through a national bariatric association. Khan and her staff specialize in helping people slim down with prescription appetite suppressants, energy-boosting injections, and recommendations for a healthier lifestyle, such as parking far away from a building and then crawling to the entrance.
Clients with beauty concerns seek answers at The Art of Beauty Skin Spa. Patrons fretting about fine lines and wrinkles choose the spa's medical-grade treatments, such as microneedling and chemical peels, as well as injectables and dermal fillers that reduce signs of aging. If they want smooth, golden skin, The Art of Beauty's specialists have 30-plus years of experience eliminating fat and cellulite with several body-contouring technologies, wax away unwanted fuzz, and apply airbrush tans. And for clients who want to halt large pores or acne, microdermabrasion treatments, facials, and stop signs are available.
You might call Paul Jones, managing partner of Elements Laser Spa, a bit of a technology junkie. He worked in the semiconductors industry for years, making equipment for manufacturers in Silicon Valley before deciding to fly solo. He created a company that used lasers to inspect the surface of semiconductor wafers and the insides of sandwich cookies. Jones then collaborated with a group of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to found what has become one of the leading rehabilitation clinics in the Austin area.
It's no surprise, then, that his latest endeavor—two hip, welcoming laser spas—have taken home four Best of CitySearch awards: in the laser-hair-removal category in 2009 and 2010, and in the hair-removal category in 2011 and 2013. Jones has chosen medical directors who match his zeal for innovation, namely plastic surgeon Dr. Vishnu Rumalla and Dr. Shirat Ling, an expert in medical aesthetic procedures. The staff of certified technicians uses Venus Freeze to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles, Zerona lasers to noninvasively reduce stubborn fat, and advanced Candela systems to remove hair, spider veins, and sun spots.
Med-Physique is built on a foundation of experience: specifically, the teams more than two decades of experience in the beauty industry. Inside a clean, modern facility, they help clients achieve beauty through technology. A Lipo-laser tightens skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite in non-invasive sessions. Meanwhile, high-tech treatments such as IPL photo-facials, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy vein treatments performed by a registered nurse help to alleviate skin conditions by revealing a new, completely different face underneath the client's old one.