Inside Sunlounge Spa, a beauty-focused team de-stresses minds and keeps physiques looking lovely seven days a week. Experts provide body-contouring and skin-tightening services such as Exilis and Botox to keep customers radiant. Sunlounge Spa offers body contouring and advanced age-fighting services, from Exilis facial rejuvenation to Botox and Juvederm to NuYu teeth whitening. On staff, medical esthetician, Michelle Young has more than 13 years of experience making clients more beautiful by the day.
Austin Body Contouring has one goal: streamline their patients? silhouettes. To that end, the staff employs a two-pronged approach of laser treatments and dietary supplements. They wield the beams of Zerona Laser Lipo and Lapex LipoLaser systems, designed to flatten fat cells and burn calories, respectively.
The laser technicians and medical aestheticians at Skinologie Medical Spa value the role that technology plays in providing noninvasive alternatives to serious skincare concerns. Instead of relying on surgery, since the Spa's founding in 2008, they have been using an array of cutting-edge products and devices that generate dramatic cosmetic results. Skinologie recently opened its second location in Cedar Park under the ownership of Skinologie founder and nurse practitioner, Francis Mijares. MIjares prides himself in leading a team of medically-trained and certified staff. In addition to exfoliating skin with diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands, technicians use intense pulses of light to minimize the appearance of blemishes such as wrinkles, oversize pores, and reminders you jotted on your hand to pick up the dry cleaning. The staff also bolsters collagen production with radio-frequency technology and eradicates unwanted stubble with laser energy. But even with all these cosmetic services available, they still embrace their training as medical professionals by diagnosing serious skin conditions and removing troublesome moles.
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.
Med-Physique is built on a foundation of experience: specifically, the teams more than two decades of experience in the beauty industry. Inside a clean, modern facility, they help clients achieve beauty through technology. A Lipo-laser tightens skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite in non-invasive sessions. Meanwhile, high-tech treatments such as IPL photo-facials, chemical peels, and sclerotherapy vein treatments performed by a registered nurse help to alleviate skin conditions by revealing a new, completely different face underneath the client's old one.
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.