The Clinical Skin Care Center Med Spa currently operates under the medical direction of Dr. David Azouz, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience performing cosmetic surgery on the face and body. He and their staff perform cosmetic laser procedures that use radio frequency, light energy, and other technologies to target signs of aging on the face or body, as well as acne, acne scarring, and cellulite. The microdermabrasion treatments gently remove the topmost layer of skin to reveal softer skin, while also softening lines and fight acne.
The smooth, black basalt traditionally used in hot stone massage has something in common with spa owner Mahealani Trepinski's career: they were both forged in Hawaii. But while these rocks were born in the island chain's famous lava flows, Trepinski had to journey there as an adult for the training that gives her skill set a distinctive Hawaiian flavor.
The island's influence can be felt in a number of A Hawaiian Touch Natural Healing Center and Spa Inc.'s spa treatments, from lomi massages—a Hawaiian practice based on ancient ritual and music—to organic facials and seaweed detox wraps. The spa's menu is diverse, offering far infrared sauna sessions alongside a wide array of massage modalities including craniosacral, sports, and medical massage. Trepinski, who is also an Integrative Nutrition health coach, even teaches other professionals how to perform reflexology, throw spa parties, and alleviate the pain of midnight burrito cravings.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the hydro-derma fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Founded in 2007, Bodies Made Elegant enlists medically certified staff members who use seven treatments to help clients lose weight and improve their well-being. The treatments incorporate three distinct apparatus from Italy that uses light therapy, electrical stimulation, or a combination of both to yield results ranging from the reduction of wrinkles and cellulite to whole-body detoxification. Located on the top floor of one of Southlake's historic Victorian homes, Bodies Made Elegant shares its residence and dishwashing duties with its housemate, Applied Therapeutic Sciences.
The beautification experts at Terrace Retreat at the Hilton aim to erase the stress from people's lives with head-to-toe spa treatments. Like an ice queen vacationing in Miami, tense muscles melt under the pressure of a trained massage therapist, while former skin cells flee faces during exfoliating facials. Further above-the-neck pampering includes haircuts, highlights, and makeup applications for weddings and photo sessions. The staff also removes hair from the face and body with professional waxing services.
The expert technicians at Lipolaser Centers deploy the clever beams of a laser to shave off excess weight in about an hour. During this signature, noninvasive treatment, low-level pulses gently persuade retained water and lingering lipids to relinquish disputed territory in regions such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and lower back. After two sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.