An aesthetician gently scrubs a mixture of Dead Sea salts and moisturizing oil over a client's skin, revealing younger and fresher layers of cells; in another room, a massage therapist places heated stones onto tense muscles, dispersing the stress they've been harboring for months. Scenarios such as these are common at Evene Day Spa, where the staff specializes in both relaxation and beautifying treatments. The spa's menu also includes European facials which allot one hour to eliminate dirt and exfoliate to clear the pores. In addition to improving skin condition, the spa's aestheticians keep faces looking polished with permanent cosmetics for the eyes, eyebrows, or lips, leaving time in the mornings for more important endeavors, such as baking homemade Lucky Charms.
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Nail artisans at Art's Nails and Orchid Nails lavish attention on fingers and toes by filing and polishing their keratinous ornaments in indulgent mani-pedis. In the regular mani-pedi, deft fingers buff nail surfaces until they gleam; the deluxe digit makeover adds a sea-salt scrub that pampers skin like the warm caress of a friendly anemone, as well as a paraffin dunking that grants skin silky smoothness and a callus treatment that transforms hardened soles into attractive foot pillows. While reclining in the comfort of the salon's cozy pedicure chairs, relaxed guests can rest assured that their fingers and toes will be kept dexterous enough to thumb wrestle a stenographer. For an additional $15, customers may upgrade to gel nails with either option.
Through nourishing, gentle, and noninvasive solutions, the aestheticians at Glow rejuvenate skin with facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion. They use quality products such as Silky Smooth, which is not tested on animals, and also apply facials and microdermabrasion treatments to backs and hands.
With a medley of massages, facials, and detoxifying treatments, WellSpa Suites' experienced therapists aim to restore bodies to their optimal factory settings. During massage, therapists conjure deep-tissue and Swedish modalities for relaxation, or trigger reflexology points to spur full-body rejuvenation, increase circulation, and boost lymphatic systems. To prepare faces for the faces that they'll meet, aestheticians customize treatments that aim to scatter acne, uproot blackheads, or blast dry visages with a dose of hydration, leaving skin glowing like a lighthouse built to keep ships from steering into faces at night. The studio keeps bodies running smoothly with gentle colon hydrotherapy, and bolsters musculature while shedding fat with yoga and Zumba sessions.
Education is key for board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marcus Crawford. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to receive extensive training in cutting-edge reconstructive techniques at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which eventually led him to volunteer for a mission with Operation Smile in Lima, Peru, where he worked to repair cleft lips and other palate deformities in children. He also believes his patients should be properly educated about the procedures they undergo at his namesake office, and so Dr. Crawford and his team discuss each treatment option during a thorough consultation that reveals each patient’s beauty needs and aesthetic goals, and chart the best course of treatment.
Along with cosmetic surgery for the face and body, Crawford Plastic Surgery also offers nonsurgical med-spa services that include microdermabrasion and wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvéderm. The office is also outfitted with disposable permanent-makeup equipment, which technicians use to tattoo organic, cosmetic-colored ink onto skin, thus defining the brows, lips, and eyelids, or camouflaging scars caused by a malfunctioning magical wand.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Alan Gardener has nurtured complexions at his namesake practice, which now spreads radiance even farther with a satellite location. At both offices, Dr. Gardner and his right hand dermatologist, Dr. Mike Kelleher, tackle a range of skin issues such as abnormal moles, acne, and rashes using advanced equipment and medical-grade products. Spa-like services include more than 10 facials that utilize thermal mud, natural fruit acids, and Eminence skincare products. Hands and feet are soaked, scrubbed, and masked during mani-pedis, which use highly sterilized tools and equipment, and unwanted veins, hair, birthmarks, and tattoos can be removed with a collection of lasers skin-matched paint.