Licensed aesthetician Debra Snell works hard to keep her clients looking healthy and youthful. At SkinSense, her mini medical spa, she offers a regimen of rejuvenating skin treatments, including chemical peels, and oxygen facials. She also specializes in laser therapy, which she uses to get rid of unwanted body hair, pesky spider veins, and uninvited James Bonds.
Clients with beauty concerns seek answers at The Art of Beauty Skin Spa. Patrons fretting about fine lines and wrinkles choose the spa's medical-grade treatments, such as microneedling and chemical peels, as well as injectables and dermal fillers that reduce signs of aging. If they want smooth, golden skin, The Art of Beauty's specialists have 30-plus years of experience eliminating fat and cellulite with several body-contouring technologies, wax away unwanted fuzz, and apply airbrush tans. And for clients who want to halt large pores or acne, microdermabrasion treatments, facials, and stop signs are available.
Tender Laser Care's full-service medical spa enhance epidermises with pulses of light, injections of dermal fillers, and medical-grade skin products. They use Candela GentleLase laser for targeting pigmented hair on lighter-toned skins,and the GentleYAG laser for dark- and tanned-skins, each laser equipped with cooling devices to rid the body of hair. The team also employs YAG 1064 lasers to tighten sagging skin or ill-fitting pillowcases. The technicians also bend light to fade signs of sun damage, spider veins, and tattoos. Specialized balms from Revision Skincare and Obagi Medical bring intensive relief and youthful vigor to ailing skin.
At Bella Body Design, slimming down clients' silhouettes takes teamwork. The clinic specializes in body-contouring treatments that combine radio, monopolar, bipolar, and tripolar frequency waves—a six-stage sytem that reduces fat and cellulite while contouring to the shape of the body more efficiently than either method alone, and is the only Austin-area clinic to use this system. As the radio-frequency waves heat the fat cells beneath the skin, ultrasonic waves rupture and break them up, followed by the vacuum to push the breakage into the lymphatic system. From there the body metabolizes the cells naturally, which leaves skin smoother on areas such as the stomach, thighs, and arms. The treatment also works on the face and chin, where it fades wrinkles and lifts sagging skin without clients having to resort to strips of duct tape attached to helium balloons. Each session is gentle, noninvasive, and, unlike surgeries with similar effects, requires no downtime.
At Simply Slimming, technicians helps shape, tighten, and detoxify the body through quick and modern techniques. Body wraps use the power of compression and chemical to shave inches off the hips, stomach, and legs, with specialty wraps designed to increase energy and firm up wrinkles. Guests can also purge toxins with a leisurely soak in an ionic detox footbath, or bid adieu to crow's feet with yogurt tightening face masks.
Practicing in aesthetics and pain management since 2004, Leslie Escalante has concluded that natural remedies can enhance the practice of Western medicine. She left her position as an assistant to a board-certified physician to open Balanced Health & Beauty, where she melds medical practices with natural solutions to combat physical aging. She recruited Dr. J. Scott Gaertner, a board-certified family practitioner and graduate of The University of Texas Medical School, to oversee the center's more involved procedures. These include FDA-cleared cosmetic injections that require absolute precision to create firm, smooth skin, and personalized hormone-replacement regimes that mitigate the fatigue caused by winding the town clock daily.
Representing Escalante's interest in holistic wellness, the center also fosters proper nutrition with Xymogen vitamin supplements and a variety of diet plans. Multitalented lasers use radio frequency to gently clear detritus from pores, evict unwanted hairs, or diminish visible sun damage or spider veins. Traditional facials target conditions specific to each patient's skin type with chocolate antioxidants and pumpkin enzymes, and peels rely on serums from PCA Skin and Obagi to reveal healthy, youthful complexions.