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.
Both men and women can step into Ada’s Skin Care for a soothing skin or beauty treatment. Gold tapestries and earth-toned color schemes lend a warm and inviting feel to the spa’s treatment rooms, where aestheticians rejuvenate skin with everything from glycolic peels and microdermabrasion treatments to detoxifying thermal body wraps and salt glow body scrubs. Meanwhile, technicians man the NaturaLight laser system to tighten sagging skin and eliminate imperfections, such as wrinkles, broken capillaries, and acne.
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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.
Tucked away inside a private room at Posh Salons, independent master stylist Jessica Perez-Paez sculpts and colors hair with an eye toward making clients look and feel their best. She’s a Matrix-certified colorist but will blend in Redken and Paul Mitchell products for more dynamism. Other specialties include keratin smoothing treatments, perms, and the application of hair extensions to lengthen ponytails or pet ponies’ tails.