While performing her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Ellen Turner built a strong foundation for treating dermatological conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and skin cancer. She designed DermLaser Institute of Dallas to treat skin maladies ranging from eczema and melasma to scar treatment. She and her staff tone and brighten complexions with skin treatments as well as medical, cosmetic, and laser procedures. Outside of simple skin-brightening work, DermLaser Institute of Dallas also wields Yag and Fraxel lasers to perform facial rejuvenation, body contouring, hair removal, and tattoo removal. Dr. Turner also works below the surface in her spa, treating faces with injectables and dermal fillers in addition to traditional chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion treatments. She also helps clients keep up at-home regimens with Belladermis, her personally curated product shop that includes cleansers by SkinMedica, lotions from Obagi, and a mysterious salve that turns dogs invisible.
Led by owner Kimberly Thompson, an entrepreneur, mother, writer, and former model, the clinical staff at Shangri-la Medispa helps busy clients to look and feel their best. A physician tends to both their inner and outer needs by administering cosmetic fillers and overseeing the weight-management program. An experienced medical aesthetician fine-tunes appearances with laser and microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, and waxing. The medispa has also developed its own product line, Shangri-La Skin By Kim. The team also includes a registered nurse who can advise patients on their treatment options or answer any questions, from ?how much downtime is required?? to ?is the human appendix an extraterrestrial tracking device??
The crew performs services in whimsically themed treatment rooms filled with shabby-chic tables and dressers. Clients can relax in spaces decorated with such touches as a colorful London sign and lamps that resemble the Eiffel Tower and an antique streetlamp. In the black-and-white facial room, a picture of Marilyn Monroe glamorously oversees skincare treatments.
Dr. Naila Malik is board certified in family medicine, and has over 20 years of experience. She has focused on skin care and weight management for the past 10 years and today, having been featured in such magazines as Elle and Fitness, Dr. Malik applies her diverse expertise at her own practice. She is the health and beauty advisor for the network on the Broadcast TV Show, and has been featured on Best Doctors Network and has made appearances on TV shows such as Good Morning Texas, and CBS Dallas. Her team of certified medical aestheticians performs a slew of services, from acne care for teens and adults to cosmetic dermatology procedures such as Botox injections, chemical peels, and laser hair reduction. Dr. Malik has also developed her own line of skincare products, many of which she uses during in-office treatments, to treat issues such as acne, rosacea, sensitive skin, and anti-aging.
Champions of beautifying faces and bodies via noninvasive, advanced technologies, Renew Beauty Med Spa’s highly knowledgeable staff of medically trained and accredited physicians, nurses, and aestheticians spends their waking hours obsessing over how to better others’ skin. The staff upholds their desire to remain on the cutting edge of new procedures and products through hours of meticulous research, showcasing their findings by constantly updating the spa’s menu of services. Evidence of the team’s shared ambition can be found as they work their aesthetic magic in five offices everyday, removing unwanted hirsute patches via laser hair removal or expunging coffee, wine, and grass stains from grins during teeth-whitening sessions. As firm believers that a glowing complexion requires a commitment to healthy decisions, the team works hard to equip their patients with a posttreatment maintenance plan.
In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.
Dr. Ann Nolen and the licensed and certified Oasis Med Spa and Laser Center packs heat, backing its hair-removal and photofacial services with technology from the popular laser provider Candela as well as the advanced Syneron eMax intense-pulsed-light system. Inside private treatment rooms, microdermabrasion treatments and injectables tackle the signs of aging. Laser technicians direct the bipolar radio frequencies of the IPL photofacial, which attacks everything from sun spots and freckles to vascular lesions such as rosacea and spider vessels.
An area rug unites the plush white chairs that fill the waiting lounge, which features a tall wall-to-wall mirror so that clients can switch places with their reflections if they need to high-five someone with their non-dominant hand.