Under the direction of Dr. Ruben J. Almanza, the staff at Imagen Medical Spa overhauls clients' guises with a roster of med-spa treatments. Skin savants perform laser hair-removal treatments to deforest follicular fields and inject Botox and Juv?derm to correct slack skin. The spa's licensed aesthetician rejuvenates visages with peels and facials, and complimentary consultations ensure guests select the correct treatments and complete their tax returns.
Doctors Michele and Marc Ibanez head up Ideal You Medspa, a clinic devoted to delivering modern beauty treatments in a welcome and caring environment. They and their team rejuvenate faces and bodies with services such as laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, and beauty injections, as well as traditional facials, chemical peels, and waxing. Those looking to shed a few pounds can take advantage of the med spa?s weight-loss program, which works to promote good nutrition, stabilize blood-sugar levels, and minimize blood frosting levels.
Though Dr. Javier Alonso specializes in vein, cardiovascular, and thoracic issues at Texas Vein and Vascular, he and his staff administer a full spectrum of cosmetic treatments at TVV Medispa that go beyond spider-vein removal. Injectables, peels, and resurfacing lasers keep complexions as smooth and even as a face-shaped shuffleboard. Lasers target both unwanted hair and sagging areas of skin around the face as well as the body, which can be toned or soothed through wraps and massages.
Uniting life-coaching and esthetics under one holistic roof, New Beginnings Wellness Spa refines minds and reshapes bodies through a profusion of well-making services. The three-part detoxification session blasts off with GX-99 endermatheraphy, a relaxing vibratory massage amped up by attachments said to stimulate circulation, eliminate fat, and put the finishing touches on cell-phone impersonations. Bodies carry on cleansing with an herbal body wrap, as technicians coat skin in an epidermis-doting mixture, swathing spa-goers in coffee, essential oils, and herbs. Detox trilogies conclude with the client's choice of an alpha deluxe spa capsule session or tea wet steam bath. The pod-shaped alpha capsule encases would-be cosmonauts in an ergonomically contoured bed, abetting metabolism and willing weight loss through a sauna-like dry-heat system. Alternately, the tea steam bath exposes skin to perspiration-producing vapor, clearing glands of bacteria, eliminating epidermal impurities, and preparing bodies for foreign-exchange trips to the Elemental Plane of Fire.
Journeyz Spa is a one-woman shop run by Karen Lain, a licensed aesthetician and makeup expert. In addition to offering facials that address everything from acne to aging, she also performs free skin consultations. During these one-on-ones, she advises her clients on the most suitable products to use for their skin types and answers any questions they may have about specific facial conditions such as rosacea or Kool-Aid mustache. Her waxing treatments banish hair from both men’s and women’s bodies, and her makeup lessons teach novices how to apply foundations, blushes, and liners.
A Paul Mitchell Focus salon, Salon Palomo employs more than 20 stylists who unleash expert skills on coiffures, garnering a Caller-Times Best of the Best award in 2010. For haircuts, the salon’s savvy stylists first wash customers’ hair to remove any lingering dinge or emotional ties to its previous style. They can also swathe locks in a high-end protein treatment. A complimentary color consultation with a mane maintainer allows head strings to ponder a new hue for disguising grays and intimidating snakes. Relaxing and beautifying services extend to full body waxing, nail art, and eyelash perms.
Newly expanded to 3,000 square feet, Salon Palomo ensconces guests in aristocratic environs with gold drapery, crown-molding-topped cabinetry, warm metallic hues, a sparkling chandelier, and mirrors that speak with Elizabethan accents.