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.
When clients want to find out the exact expertise of cosmetic surgeon Warren J. Katz, MD, at Aesthetica Medi-Spa, they don't just have to look at the happy faces coming out of his clinic. Instead, they can find his work in a number of media, including his numerous scholarly articles and magazine contributions. His 25 years of experience give him a keen eye and steady hand, which help him provide beautiful, youthful results to his clients. He specializes in everything from noninvasive medical-grade facials that refine and smooth the skin to full surgical procedures, such as tightening jawlines with face-lifts or removing unwanted fat with liposuction. He also leads a team of aestheticians, who help clients keep their skin soft, unlined, and date-stamp free with Dr. Katz's brand of anti-aging skincare.
Recently nominated Best Spa in Addison by Addison magazine, A Feel Good Experience Spa employs a highly trained staff whose aim is to make every spa service soothing to both body and mind. They dole out a range of skincare treatments and specialized products to erase flaws and enhance beauty. Facials rely on Dermalogica products—an established brand free of common irritants—and sometimes incorporate light therapy to brighten skin and improve its health. Like the cover of a romance novel, the spa menu focuses primarily on skin, but the staff believes in a holistic approach to care. They infuse some body wraps with aromatherapy treatments, emphasize the all-over benefits of massages, and offer foot reflexology for balance and energy.
Casting off antiquated approaches to beauty, Advantage Health & Beauty embraces and implements modern technology to perform a range of aesthetic treatments. Techs harness the second-generation VelaShape system's bipolar radio frequencies and light energy to slim down silhouettes, and the multifunction Cutera CoolGlide laser achieves more external enhancement in its removal of unwanted hairs, varicose veins, and the body's leftover serial numbers. Beyond the light technology it offers, the beauty center also polishes the complexion with microdermabrasion and five types of peels, which are designed to shed dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of a new, youthful complexion.
The skincare specialists at North Dallas Medical Group rejuvenate and smooth epidermal landscapes with an array of traditional and laser-based aesthetic services. They buff away the signs of aging with microdermabrasion facials and tame wrinkles with beauty injectables. Spider veins and body hair succumb to attacks from their noninvasive lasers, and extra pounds yield to the HCG diet.