Because they've been focusing their efforts on a single service since 1996, the staff of board-certified licensed cosmetic therapists at Radiant Laser Hair Removal flaunt singular experience in helping women and men evict unwanted hair for good. The team calls on this expertise to treat hirsute areas as large as a full back and as small as the upper lip with their arsenal of laser technology. During each speedy treatment, these devices send pulses of light into hair follicles, damaging them and thereby disrupting future hair growth on nearly any skin type.
Board-certified physician Michelle Russell, D.O. leads the friendly and highly trained team of skin-smoothing and anti-aging specialists at Enduring Youth Skin and Laser Center, who help patients turn back the years without surgery. Professional-grade products from brands such as SkinMedica and ZO Skin Health allow staffers to tend to a wide range of aesthetic ailments, creating a clear, unblemished canvas for the application of glominerals makeup.
On the cosmic end of the beauty spectrum, FDA-approved lasers banish unappreciated hair from all skin types, and the infrared light of the Titan collagen-stimulating system shines down upon faces, abs, and thighs to help create smooth, supple skin.
Despite its warm, inviting atmosphere, Jiva MedSpa offers clinical beauty services that go above and beyond those offered by the average day spa or fairy godmother. Here, a staff of physicians, registered nurses, and medical aestheticians fine-tune guests' facades using advanced technology. Medical-grade microdermabrasion and pharmaceutical-grade skin products refine complexions, while injectables such as Botox, Juvéderm, and Radiesse address signs of aging. The team also employs noninvasive laser systems to reduce the appearance of acne, smooth wrinkles, and remove unwanted hair.
Advanced Medical Laser Center's owner and certified cosmetic therapist, Cindy Joshi, expertly zaps fuzz from clients with quick pulses from a GentleYag or Gentlelase laser. For darker skin types, she wields the Cynosure Apogee Elite, which includes a NdYag mode for darker skin types. During each appointment, Cindy glides the laser’s beams over skin, where it blasts more than 100 hairs per second, like an insult comedian whose childhood was ruined by one bad haircut. In addition to evicting follicular skin invaders from epidermal terrains, Cindy is experienced in microdermabrasion, licensed in micropigmentation, and certified in cosmetic therapy.
At Refuge at the Mill, Leah Parker and her staff–which includes five nail artists, three hair stylists, a massage therapist, and an aesthetician–cater to cosmetic needs and alleviate stress in a relaxing environment. Team members, many of whom tout more than a decade in the industry, meticulously sculpt nail tips and create hand-painted nail art accented with glitter and 3-D enhancements. Stylists foster new 'dos with haircuts and color, highlight, and curling services. Clients can also unwind with hot stone, pregnancy, or sports massages.
The Aveda brand is rooted in environmental sustainability, manufacturing organic products, using only bio-safe products in its salons, running on 100% certified wind power, and donating leftover hair trimmings to the local pillow fluffery. At Aveda Institute San Antonio, a future superstar stylist will tend to your every detail under the supervision of a licensed Aveda-trained educator. Put your best face forward with an Elemental Nature facial ($50 for 60 minutes) or makeup application ($10), or pamper your flippers and clappers with an Essential pedicure ($20) and manicure ($11). A "facial for your hair" ($40) saturates follicles with a blend of essential oils to nourish your noggin, followed by a scalp massage and a heated conditioning and strengthening treatment. Landscape the lawn of your head with a haircut and blow-dry ($16–$20) or single-process tint on your roots ($30) while weeding wily hairs from other parts of your body with plant-wax hair removal ($10–$40).