Led by Dr. Robert and Janine Lejawa, About Face Anti-Aging Institute helps guests turn back the clock to repair damage caused by Father Time. Recently voted "Best Clinic & Spa" by the Harker Heights Evening Star, their staff of age-fighting experts perform treatments ranging from hormone-replacement therapy to chemical peels that dissolve dead skin and encourage new cell growth. Laser hair removal helps keep skin smooth while massages encourage the kind of relaxed state that characterizes kids before they become plagued with anxiety over school, friends, and the world's limited candy supply.
The beauty experts at ReVive Med Spa treat faces and bodies using modern medical technology and ancient Ayurvedic therapies. Microdermabrasion and microneedling treatments help erase the wrinkles and time stamps associated with aging, whereas electric muscle-stimulation sessions tone trouble spots and boost metabolism. Old-fashioned analog services include salt or sugar body polishes, massages enhanced by shirodara, and full-body Ayurvedic herbal treatments.
The staff at Vitalogy Skincare tends to skin's health and appearance across eight dermatology locations. Medical-dermatology services cover conditions such as acne, rosacea, and hair loss; cosmetic dermatology focuses on looks with Botox and Juvéderm injections, as well as laser removal of spider veins and hair. Lasers also resurface skin or guide complexions through photorejuvenation, which diminishes the appearance of sun damage to restore younger, more vibrant looking skin. Vitalogy also tackles skin cancer with Mohs surgery—in which founding doctor Eric Adelman, DO, is a fellowship-trained physician—a precise method that quashes the cancer by carefully removing tissue layer by layer.
Laser Lounge Med Spa owners Kathi Mezger and Mary Bauer saw their hometown’s need for a med spa. They decided to put their combined 12 years of experience—Kathi’s as a licensed manicurist and Mary’s as a medical aesthetician—to use together to bring a little beauty to Georgetown. They use medical-grade lasers to remove unwanted hair, rejuvenate skin with an array of treatments, and darken dermises with spray-tanning services.
Gorgeous Smiles facilitates the glimmering grins of its clients with in-office and at-home teeth-whitening tactics. Inside private treatment rooms, technicians first match teeth to their current hue on a color chart, then carefully coat them in a combination of carbamide peroxide and potassium nitrate to whiten smiles while thwarting increased tooth sensitivity. The savvy techs are so confident in their handiwork that, should teeth not brighten by at least two shades on the color chart at the end of the treatment, coffee-stained mouths will receive a full refund. The salon, an offshoot of Gorgeous Nail Lounge & Demi-Spa, also sends clients packing with take-home whitening products from Star Bright, BleachBright, and NightBright that work in a matter of days from the comfort of one’s home or converted missile silo.
Black-and-white portraits pop against walls of silver damask. An antique love seat sidles up to a zebra-printed chest. A chandelier's light glints against a table's gilded filigree. Although The Beauty Dive's historic-cottage setting radiates all things vintage, there is nothing dated about the pampering that occurs at the able hands of owner Yvette Reese and her staff. Yvette suffuses her studio with an atmosphere of creativity, encouraging her stylists and aestheticians to heed their own artistic inspiration as they forge modern hairstyles, eye-catching nails, and captivating cosmetic applications. To keep the image artisans up-to-date on the latest techniques, industry experts arrive every few months to lavish the staff with hands-on training and lessons in split-end psychology.
As stylists sculpt coifs to flatter individual faces, pedicure clients melt into oversize armchairs and bask in the skills of a master Shellac nail technician, who dips feet in fresh bowls of lavender-infused water before refining nails with sterile implements, unused files and buffers, and Opi and CND polishes. The beauty experts wield serums by Eminence Organics, Rusk, and Kevin Murphy, each of which are available for purchase to aid at-home primping. Between services, clients sip on wine, champagne, and martinis as they browse the boutique's collection of accessories and apparel from Johnny Was and 4 Love and Liberty, savoring a better union of sparkles and spirits than the wedding-ring speakeasies of the 1920 diamond prohibition.