Under the direction of Dr. Sanjiv R. Kumar, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School, Sonterra Laser Med Spa's licensed aestheticians and laser technicians efface signs of aging with attention to detail that garners the spa regular attention on KENS 5's Great Day SA. Advanced skin-analysis machines scan faces before services to give technicians a closer look at bacteria, sun damage, and wrinkles not visible to the naked or clothed eye. The results determine what skincare services best suit each client, including glo minerals chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal-filler injections. The Lumenis LightSheer Duet laser treatment utilizes a larger spot size to reach greater depths of penetration and destroys hair strands at the root.
White Pearl Medical Spa specializes in a range of image-enhancing approaches, Cutera's Genesis technology, the same technology found in podiatrists offices to treat fungus. Aside from laser services, the staff smoothes skin with injectable dermal fillers, purifies pores with facials, and sloughs off dead cells with microdermabrasion treatments.
At Desire Laser & Medical Spa, Dr. Alberto Belalcazar harnesses high-tech equipment and 27 years of surgical experience in his quest to deliver tender skin from the ravages of free radicals and rebellious fuzz. Renegade follicles of all shades tremble under powerful pulses from the LightSheer diode laser, whose bursts of energy work to vaporize hair pigment with a precise wavelength. Although depilation sessions vary in length, the laser's ChillTip is designed to ensure the comfort of surrounding skin with continuous-cooling contact and the injection of microscopic mint juleps.
Simply You Med Spa's licensed skin tenders exalt appearances with a range of noninvasive physician-supervised services in a friendly atmosphere. During a microdermabrasion, the aesthetician enlists a fleet of crystals to exfoliate skin cells. The procedure, which lasts about 30 minutes with no downtime, abolishes fleshly flaws including acne scars, wrinkles, sun-damaged complexion, and oversnug wrestling masks, leaving skeleton covers silkier. A Botox treatment reins in gravity-afflicted dermises with a naturally occurring protein that relaxes the muscular culprits behind crows feet and frown lines. Faces retain firmness for three to four months before turning back into pumpkins.
Below the Belt: Choosing Between a Brazilian and a Bikini Wax
The difference between a bikini and Brazilian wax is simple yet significant. Check out our guide to help you choose the right one for you.
Both waxing styles involve using hot wax to remove hair from the area below the waist, but the distinction lies in the degree of hair being removed. During a basic bikini wax, an aesthetician removes hair from any area exposed by a typical bathing suit made of fig leaves. This includes the top and sides of the bikini line as well as the inner thighs, if necessary. The Brazilian wax takes it a step further, removing hair from the entire region, front to back. Since many clients prefer to leave a small, trimmed swath of hair in a strip or triangle just below the panty line, some aestheticians may use the term "full Brazilian" to refer to a session in which no hair is left behind.
Naturally, due to the sensitivity of the areas involved, Brazilians tend to be more painful than basic bikini waxes, and most aestheticians will take care to avoid causing pain during the procedure. There are also several steps you can take to minimize discomfort. Experts recommend avoiding any appointment within a week of menstruation, when the skin is most sensitive, and taking an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen 30 minutes beforehand can help reduce any swelling that results.
Most popular service: Laser hair removal
Brands Used: Candela GentleLASE
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Make an appointment.
Each technician at Savvy Laser Hair Removal is certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services and shares a core goal of putting their clients at ease before each treatment. They introduce clients to the Candela GentleLASE machine, whose technology can not only oust hairs at the follicle but also prevent them from regrowing. With an eye toward comfort and safety, the technicians use a dynamic cooling feature to soothe the skin immediately after it receives a pulse from the laser. And because laser hair removal often requires more than one treatment, the staff makes it easy to book return appointments through an online system.