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.
You might call Paul Jones, managing partner of Elements Laser Spa, a bit of a technology junkie. He worked in the semiconductors industry for years, making equipment for manufacturers in Silicon Valley before deciding to fly solo. He created a company that used lasers to inspect the surface of semiconductor wafers and the insides of sandwich cookies. Jones then collaborated with a group of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to found what has become one of the leading rehabilitation clinics in the Austin area.
It's no surprise, then, that his latest endeavor—two hip, welcoming laser spas—have taken home four Best of CitySearch awards: in the laser-hair-removal category in 2009 and 2010, and in the hair-removal category in 2011 and 2013. Jones has chosen medical directors who match his zeal for innovation, namely plastic surgeon Dr. Vishnu Rumalla and Dr. Shirat Ling, an expert in medical aesthetic procedures. The staff of certified technicians uses Venus Freeze to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles, Zerona lasers to noninvasively reduce stubborn fat, and advanced Candela systems to remove hair, spider veins, and sun spots.
Aqua Blue Beauty & Bodyworks' staff enhances traditional spa services with advanced technologies. The result is a menu of multivitamin facials and laser treatments that safely eradicate hair, tattoos, and enemy TIE fighters. They also offer body scrubs and masques using special, customized blends that the clients get to choose. The specialists go so far as to share their secrets with students at an in-house skin institute that offers certification courses in microdermabrasion, eyelash extensions, and micropigmentation.
Wellsprings Dermaspa feels like the sort of place that’s been hiding right under your nose the whole time. The simple spa hideaway sits tucked into a new, upscale office building just off the 183. There are several medical offices in the same area, but Wellsprings focuses on more homeopathic treatments, all from within their calming and comfortable interior. Husband-and-wife owners Shannon and Andy Hicks are well-loved for their array of treatments, including laser hair removal, photofacials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and other anti-aging treatments. All of these rejuvenating techniques are performed quickly but not without care, and Wellsprings’ spotless, professional rooms put guests immediately at ease.