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 Mesmer Eyez Me Lashes, Kimberly uses her Xtreme Lashes certification to beautify clients’ eyes with Xtreme Lashes products exclusively. After individual consultations and styling sessions, she adheres synthetic and mink extensions to the existing lashes, upping the wow factor of eyes with increased volume and length.
The staff at Vitalogy Skincare tends to skin's health and appearance across eight dermatology locations. Medical-dermatology services cover conditions such as acne, rosacea, and hair loss; cosmetic dermatology focuses on looks with Botox and Juvéderm injections, as well as laser removal of spider veins and hair. Lasers also resurface skin or guide complexions through photorejuvenation, which diminishes the appearance of sun damage to restore younger, more vibrant looking skin. Vitalogy also tackles skin cancer with Mohs surgery—in which founding doctor Eric Adelman, DO, is a fellowship-trained physician—a precise method that quashes the cancer by carefully removing tissue layer by layer.
Signature Service: Medical-grade skin care treatments
Brands Used: Glymed Plus, Skin Script
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Arrive 5–10 minutes before scheduled appointment to ensure time for intake paperwork
Artistry Medical Aesthetics' technicians improve skin tone with special products and remove hair with lasers, but they start every treatment with something a little more low-tech: a complimentary foot wash. "This allows for the aesthetician and the patient to get comfortable with one other and discuss specific skin care and laser concerns," says the COO of the studio. This bit of human touch is an important first step at Artistry, helping the client relax and to take a bigger role in their treatment—beginning with a conversation. It's something the aestheticians here are proud to offer, in addition to waxing, chemical peels, and eyelash extensions.
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.