Sunny beams pour into Wicked Skin Care, reflecting off the gleaming floors and illuminating the decorative plants and tranquil earth-toned walls. Storm McAdams and her allegiance of Wicked Skin Care warriors pamper guests with an array of glotherapeutics facials and chemical treatments to hydrate faces while evicting blemishes, fine lines, and leftover face paint from second grade. Within a private treatment room adorned with homey wall decals and décor, staffers whisks away unwanted body fuzz from eyebrows to ankles.
Southern Exposure Waxing and Skincare’s trained aestheticians work seven days a week to keep skin moisturized and free of blemishes. Their waxing and airbrush-tanning services result in smooth complexions that exude their own natural glow, whereas makeup applications can add a seductive tint to eyes and lips. Just as they survey cheeks to determine the perfect shade of makeup, the aestheticians thoroughly analyze skin before selecting the products to use in their custom facials. These facials can address many issues that arise from aging, including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and a buildup of several decades’ worth of Halloween masks.
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.
Soothing music fills the air inside Triplicity Wellness, where guests drink complimentary tea, wine, or vitamin-infused water before receiving custom treatments. Proprietor Amber Johnson performs a careful skin analysis before tackling problems such as acne or fine lines with Dermalogica and PCA Skin products. The elegant treatment room boasts an ornate gold-framed mirror swathed in sheer fabric, Romanesque white columns, and a white statue resembling Demeter, the Greek goddess of grain harvesting and hair removal.
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. 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.