Dan Schildgen, owner and general manager of Calista Skin & Laser Center, has put together a skilled team of medical professionals that specializes in nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. Medical director Ann Nolen, DO, is not only board certified in both family-practice and regenerative medicine, but also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Nolen oversees the work of a certified senior laser technician with more than 15 years of experience, a registered nurse who helps people reach their weight-loss goals, and a highly trained laser-tattoo-removal expert who erases evidence of past fascinations with unicorns.
Aside from its knowledgeable beauty mavens, the center sets itself apart with some of the most advanced technology available. The eMax system's elōs technology combines bipolar radiofrequency, light, and diode-laser energies to target wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and unwanted hair. The eMatrix sublative rejuvenation system addresses acne scars and lesions, whereas ReFirme skin-tightening treatments create smoother, firmer appearances. The crew can also reduce fat and cellulite with VelaShape body contouring, giving clients enough confidence to stroll the beach in bikinis or participate in their offices’ Hot Pants Days.
The corporeal caretakers at Texas Beauty Institute thwart the façade-fading effects of aging and natural wear with an enlivening array of noninvasive, anti-aging solutions. The less jaded cousin of microdermabrasion, the Jet Clear peeling system eschews irksome microcrystals for the lush, hygienic surge of saline to help correct skin imperfections such as acne, scars, wrinkles, and grossly mislabeled temporary tattoos. A nourishing medley of collagen and elastin widen skin channels to sink deep into pores and usher in a refreshing flood of beneficial skin serums. Jet Clear's procedure begets a gleaming facial transformation without the irritating ruddiness and scratchy sensation of microdermabrasion. There is no downtime, and faces leave the beauty institute with hydrated skin that's smoother than Barry White's pet dolphin.
Helmed by registered nurse Marie Reyes, SkinSpa Med's staff of licensed aestheticians and massage therapists pampers appearances with a wide variety of cosmetic treatments. The med spa's stable of six noninvasive lasers zaps away sagging skin and undesirable texture, rendering faces or cellulite-afflicted areas smooth and taut enough for quarter-bouncing contests. Alternatively, Dr. Kevin Light consults with guests interested in invasive procedures to dramatically alter features through cosmetic surgery. To accommodate frequent customers, SkinSpa Med offers memberships that allow guests to mix and match multiple treatments each month.
To begin the microdermabrasion, Natural Balance Clinic's skilled aestheticians cleanse and tone weary mugs with ABI Dermaceutical products in preparation for a two-step exfoliation. The crystal-free microdermabrasion wand's first pass unclogs pores, sloughing off dead skin cells and leftover bits of morning gruel. During the wand's second pass, its diamond tips gently buff renewed facial planes to loosen Father Time's grip on outermost organs, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and smoothing rough textures. To conclude the treatment, aestheticians nourish skin by massaging moisturizer into faces until they glow like the eyes of a cat that's gazing at the moon.
Yon-Ka Paris, Dermalogica, and Jan Marini skincare products pack ingredients such as vanilla, olive oil, and citrus. With helpful tools such as these, the massage therapists and aestheticians at The Village Spa pamper the body from forehead to toes. Their facials for teen, mature, and manly complexions incorporate a customized cleansing and a complimentary lip and eyebrow wax, if desired. Body-waxing services, alternatively, whisk unwanted hair from underarms, legs, and bikini zones—government-designated property in which only bureaucrats in bikinis are allowed. The team can also lavish guests with body-polish treatments that combine body brushing and salt scrubs to exfoliate the entire birthday suit.
After running her own spa in South Africa, Elize van Beljon ferried over to the States to open Spa By Di Vine’s stately stone-flanked doors in 2008. Trained throughout the globe in skincare, massage therapy, and makeup artistry, Elize boasts more than 28 years of professional experience and an extensive list of spa-centered certifications to help clients to refine skin and soothe tense bodies. Each visit begins with a personalized consultation to determine skin type, treatment options, and product preferences before delving into the tension-melting session. The spa’s selection of services consists solely of pharmaceutical-grade, clinically proven, and FDA–approved regimens that ensure a pampering experience as science-centered as sipping champagne from an Erlenmeyer flask.