Professional makeup artist Rachel Tate-Study is on a quest to make the world a more beautiful place, one face at a time. The licensed cosmetician and 23-year spa-industry veteran’s work has been seen on red carpets as well as on E’s Fashion Emergency and in the pages of Bridal Star Magazine. Utilizing vitamin-infused makeup compounds by Franché Mineral Cosmetics, she helps faces to adopt a healthy, radiant glow in time for weddings, parole hearings, and other memorable photo opportunities, and she can even lead lessons that show clients how to accentuate natural beauty using products from their own makeup bag. Her real specialty, however, is permanent makeup––a tattoo-like procedure that delivers permanent pigment to the eyelids, brows, or lips and helps clients to save time and avoid allergic reactions from conventional cosmetics. She also uses the micropigmentation technique to camouflage scars following breast-cancer surgery or other procedures, leading her to receive referrals from countless dermatologists and plastic surgeons throughout the state.
The licensed medical professionals and technicians at Venus Tan and Spa iron out wrinkles and unearth fresher, younger skin with sophisticated facial treatments. Nurse-administered Botox injections flatten out facial furrows by freezing muscles and tightening up the hard-to-reach screws behind the ears. Smoothed-out results appear within three to seven days after the 10- to 15-minute procedure and can last up to four months. Beauty mavens can follow up the treatment with a half-hour diamond microdermabrasion to draw back the face’s dull curtains of dead skin, or tighten up sagging spots and recharge cheek-stored smile batteries with the gentle FDA-approved electric pulses of a 45-minute microcurrent facial.
Dr. Martin Basaldua and the seasoned staff at Optimal Skin and Laser Center remedy veneer vexations during photofacial treatments. Harnessing the gentle beams of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, photofacial sessions target irregular complexions, spots, and wrinkles that stem from a variety of sources, including sun damage, rosacea, and chafing from fiberglass pillows. As precise doses of energy burst through epidermal surfaces, stimulated collagen production works to return smooth, youthful tones to furrowed mugs. Dramatic results can be achieved after one session, though most patients require four to five treatments. Photofacials produce minimal postprocedure discomfort and recovery time, allowing recipients to quickly return to everyday duties, such as cheering on the mailman.
Dr. Basaldua’s career began more than 20 years ago when he founded a family medical practice in Kingwood. The practice flourished, and in 2003 he opened Optimal Skin and Laser Center to provide anti-aging, weight-management, and aesthetic services. Today, he and his team of medical professionals oversee a number of individualized medical and aesthetic services. The staff and clinic attempt to keep on the cutting edge with the latest clinical research.
Dr. Mary Katherine Henson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the Texas Woman's University. After working in a variety of hospitals and after completing medical school, she now works as the head of Elite Medical Skin & Laser Center, where she supervises a team of highly trained technicians as they wield microcrystals, lasers, and gentle chemical solutions in the quest to boost beauty. The center partners with glo therapeutics, whose pharmaceutical-grade products power services that can be adapted to treat such common skin problems as lack of hydration and excess coal-mine soot. These kisser polishings take place in sunny yellow treatment rooms, where technicians also target fat cells with the vacuum-assisted radiofrequency of Elite body contouring and attack pesky hair follicles and spider veins with blasts from a laser.
Dr. Frank Ponce III and Sleek Laser & Skin Center’s medical aestheticians work to bridge the gap between day spas and doctor’s offices with high-tech treatments and a tranquil atmosphere. Services, such as anti-wrinkle fillers, laser peels, and hair removal, help improve skin’s appearance and reduce signs of aging, and advanced facial services, such as microdermabrasions and peels, smooth visages.