At Aesthetic Salon and Spa, the facials brighten skin with creative ingredients, from hydrating doses of vitamin C to 24-karat gold. The gold is a key ingredient in one of the rejuvenating creams—it lends skin a youthful glow, much like your “darkness light” that’s really just an adult night-light. The glycolic acid in a chemical peel improves tone and texture, and the parafango in a body wrap deals with toxins and cellulite.
Complementing these beauty treatments are various stress-relieving massages, with Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and other modalities available. And on the salon side, you'll find styling and coloring options such as perms, extensions, highlights, and conditioning treatments.
Epicentre Skin Care's 11 accomplished plastic surgeons don't just employ the latest techniques and procedures in the beauty industry; they help invent them. This fact not only ensures clients undergo the most advanced aesthetic services—including CoolSculpting, Fraxel, and Tickle Liposuction—but that they’re also under the care of physicians who have a deep understanding of the medical and plastic surgery fields.
Epicentre's staff of aestheticians share this mastery of their professional endeavors. Counting a laser technician and a cosmetic nurse specialist among their ranks, they work hand-in-hand with the patient to customize a treatment plan that targets their specific skin issues ranging from fine lines and sun damage to dehydration, and acne forming in the shape of Dom Deluise. SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals, EltaMD, and Obagi products brighten and clear complexions during chemical peels and deep cleansing facials, and more advanced lasers, such as the Cynosure Apogee 9300 and Palomar Star Lux IPL, gently remove unwanted hair and hyperpigmentation from the skin's surface.
Tell us about your business.
Dr. Vu Ho unites artistry and medical experience in his North Dallas facial plastic-surgery practice, Beautiful Faces. His difference: Dr. Ho specializes in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Ho is a board certified surgeon who understands the intricacies of the face. Like an artist, he brings out the beauty of each patient using a combination of noninvasive facial rejuvenation and/or modern facial plastic-surgery techniques. As a facelift specialist, he applies his considerable talent and training to enhancing the most defining and complex human feature: the face.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my job is seeing how happy my patients are after they see the results from their treatments and notice a true difference in their skin.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Chemical peels...you see the difference. They are not just a relaxing "froo-froo" treatment.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Chemical peel
Brands Used: SkinCeuticals and PCA Skin
Understanding every skincare product and treatment on the market can be overwhelming. That’s where Tamala Mason comes in. At Sozo Skin Care Studio, the master aesthetician puts her clients at ease as she beautifies their skin and draws upon training at Aveda and Toni & Guy to educate them on the best services for them. Following a “one size never fits all” philosophy she refined while working for a plastic surgeon and as a lead aesthetician for Spa Mira Vista, Tamala performs a thorough consultation and skin analysis to help determine each client’s skin type. Once she has determined whether it’s dehydrated, sensitive or rosacea-prone, she sets to work pampering the face with natural, organic enzyme masks, aromatherapy massage, and wrinkle-erasing serums from Dr. Dennis Gross. To help products penetrate the skin, Tamala employs the aid of advanced equipment, such as bt-micro ultrasonic peeling technology. Traditional waxing services are enhanced with Depilar hair-removal gels, which offer results comparable to laser hair removal but without the unwanted superpowers.
Jami Miller did not take care of her skin. As a youth, she struggled with acne and spent her summers basting in baby oil as she scooped up UV rays with sun reflectors. The resulting scars and sun damage inspired her to pursue a career in aesthetics and eventually open her own spa, North Texas Clinical Skin Care. There, Jami and her team specialize in advanced anti-aging treatments, using nonsurgical skin tightening and LED therapy to counteract the abuse that results from exposure to the sun or insult comics with degrees in dermatology. Locally produced SkinBorn products power the clinic’s specialty facials with cosmeceutical, paraben-free formulations that interact with skin on a cellular level.
During any course of treatment, clients can document their skin's progress with the spa's imaging system. Cameras magnify skin 800 times, and freeze-frame technology captures images of the skin, which the clinic then catalogs so clients can follow their improvement or finally prove that their nose is constantly rotating.
The staff members at European Image take a three-pronged approach to perfecting skin. First, they match clients with the right skincare regimen to use at home, using products rich in nutrients, vitamins, and fruit enzymes. Then, they consider what professional treatments would benefit skin, choosing from the spa’s robust array of services such as hot-towel facials, eye-brightening treatments, peels, and rejuvenating hand treatments. When skin finally looks as smooth and balanced as a beach ball resting on a seal’s nose, the staff can prescribe a monthly course of treatments to maintain the results. The aestheticians at European Image can also enhance clients’ appearances with waxing, makeup applications, eyelash extensions, and eyelash tabbing, a pared-down version of eyelash extensions that are peppered throughout the client's natural lash line to make it appear lusher and fuller for four days.