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, cosmetic injections, 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. Also offered: B-12 injections and natural hormone replacement therapy.
Disenchanted by common tanning pitfalls such as orangy tones, blotchiness, and harmful UV radiation, Bronzed Envy owner Blakeley set out to deliver safe and natural mist-on spray tans from Salon Republic. Rapid Glo's raw-sugarcane formula reacts with the proteins of the skin to draw out a golden-brown sheen lasting up to 10 days using certified organic DHA while being paraben-free. Administered in about 20 minutes, the tanning process, like Polaroid shots of tortoises, takes about four hours to fully develop.
With an airbrush tan, you can instantly transform your look, shocking friends and startling enemies into revealing their secrets. Airbrush Tans of Austin sprays you with an all-natural aloe-based bronzing solution packed with body-boosting vitamins and customized for your skin tone. A butterscotch hue can mask unsightly skin woes (spider veins, cellulite) while also slenderizing, shaping, and making your teeth shine brighter than a metal suitcase in a microwave.
Lead aesthetician Nickie Vasquez specializes in facial treatments, assessing each client’s skin type before administering a targeted facial. Depending on your skin, Nickie will aim to clear and minimize pores, stimulate cell regeneration, and reduce the appearance of sun spots, blemishes, and not-so-temporary tattoos.
During eight years of practice in aesthetics and pain management, Leslie Escalante concluded that natural remedies could 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 can 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.
Across five locations, the technicians at Tan It All point patrons in the direction of up to five levels of UV beds or three types of sunless-tanning technology. The staff can perform a complimentary skin-type analysis and recommend a custom tanning schedule in UV-B or high-pressure UV-A beds for optimal results. Guests seeking quick coverage can opt for a VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booth session or a custom spray tan applied by an experienced airbrush artist.
Licensed waxing professionals perform hair-removal services that ready legs for the beach or upper lips for high-profile harmonica solos. The team also offers soothing infrared-light therapy and teeth-whitening treatments.
Locally owned and operated by native Austinites Shannon and Andy Hicks, Wellsprings DermaSpa rejuvenates time-rumpled skin in a personalized, safe, and nonsurgical environment for men and women. Their microdermabrasion procedure blasts away thin layers of dead skin with microfine crystals, exfoliating your face and forcing its circulation and collagen conveyor belts into high production. The depth of each treatment is tailored to each patient's comfort level, just like with spirit animals and prescription leather pants.