Inside Blue Jade Medi Spa and Skin Care Clinic's bright, airy interior, Dr. Ban A. Vu and chief aesthetician Bich Ngoc Nguyen restore skin to youthful splendor. Specializing in asian skin tones, the spa's advanced equipment can help mend problems on any complexion. Staffers wield lasers that remove hair, tattoos, and unsightly veins, while Botox and Juvéderm injections smooth away facial wrinkles and perk up sagging skin. Eight-step facials cleanse visages as they nourish skin with hydrating creams.
At Casablanca Anti-Aging & Laser Centre, technicians call upon their extensive training to bring clients the newest innovations in aesthetic procedures. Clients rely on them to permanently laser off unwanted hair, revitalize skin with chemical peels and photofacials, and pump up lips with injectable fillers or guided bee stings. Aside from manually improving exteriors, the doc and his staff also help visitors help themselves by doling out nutritional advice and creating personalized meal and exercise plans.
The Medispa Institute is led by not one, but two professionals who are experts in their fields: medical director Dr. Ban A. Vu and aesthetic director Bich Ngoc Nguyen. Dr. Vu has been practicing cosmetic surgery in the Houston area for more than 20 years and specializes in procedures for the Asian face and body.
The duo helms a team rounded out by highly trained laser technicians who are all members of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, including Certified Medical Laser Safety Operator Mai Pham. Pham and her fellow staffers are particularly skilled in the treatment of Asian and ethnic skin and offer services ranging from permanent makeup and facials to blue-light therapy. They can address virtually any skin issue with laser technology, including unwanted hair, veins, or age spots—all within a clean, white-on-white facility.
Medical Doctor is the most recognizable of Michel Siegel's titles, but it doesn't describe all of the expertise he possesses. He also holds double board certification as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an otolaryngologist, a surgeon who works on the head and neck. At his surgical practice, he works exclusively on faces, priding himself on providing natural-looking results to his patients. There, he and his staff also provide B12 injections, laser hair removal treatments, skin peels, face lifts, and free smiles.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular service: Facial Rejuvenation
Brands Used: Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, Latisse, Dr. Siegel's Skin System
As the name suggests, the doctors and aestheticians at Skin Body Soul nurture a balance between outer beauty and inner peace. Aiming to restore the body's nutrients while drawing out its toxins, treatments such as Herbalogica body wraps use niacin and soy oil to stimulate collagen production and firm up skin. Nonsurgical lipo treatments and infrared sauna sessions similarly aim to contour the body through the use of ultrasound and dry infrared heat, respectively.
Several of the spa's other offerings, including microcurrent treatments, glycolic peels, and Norvell sunless tanning, restore a youthful glow to skin. But the staff's expertise doesn't stop at the service menu. They keep a blog updated with recipes, nutrition tips, and YouTube videos of the latest dance craze the Protein Shake.