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
The Lash Lounge's founder Anna Phillips—an advanced certified eyelash-extension trainer—once traveled the nation to impart the art of semipermanent eyelash application to scores of fellow lash artists. Now, at all of Lash Lounge's locations, such artists work to ensure that every guest returns to their day-to-day activities batting fuller, darker lashes. They meticulously apply each synthetic strand to a natural lash with medical-grade glue, imbuing peepers with a customized, natural look that can last up to two months with proper care. Applying lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses, and degrees of curl, they have earned the praise of publications including Allure magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
They also strive to eliminate lengthy daily makeup applications with permanent-makeup services. After a complimentary consultation, a staff of licensed aestheticians and permanent-makeup artists precisely applies permanent eyeliner, lip color, or third eyebrows. For those who prefer makeup that washes off, Anna has concocted her own line of mineral cosmetics, brushes, and primers.
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.
A quick glance at Alexandra Bradley's curriculum vitae reveals an unstoppable passion for skincare: she has a master's degree in physical therapy with a specialty in medical aesthetics; she graduated with honors from the Ogle School; and she is certified by the state of Texas. In addition, as a native Brazilian, she transformed appearances by running a beauty center in her hometown of Belo Horizonte. Backed by her education and a cumulative 18 years of working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Brazil and the United States, Bradley clarifies and rejuvenates skin through a collection of skin therapies using pharmaceutical-grade and environmentally friendly products. With an advanced hyfrecator cauterization device, she successfully dispels veins and skin growths including skin tags, sun spots, moles, and ghost tails. She also uses advanced technologies during a collection of peels, which can deploy lasers to resurface the skin.
LaToya Williams, owner of LRW Day Spa, understands skincare from both sides of the treatment chair. Her passion for clear complexions was inspired by her battles with acne as a teenager, and now, she says, “I just love skin. I didn’t make the career change until I was 30, and it’s the best thing I’ve done, period.” Williams understands firsthand how professional skincare can help people and believes her clients shouldn't have to "win the lotto in order to get a facial,” which is why she is committed to making her services affordable.
Williams describes the Beauty 101 facial as one of her most popular services because of its deep-pore-cleansing effects and status as a prerequisite for Advanced Glamour Lab. The services employ Dermalogica products, and will soon include organic and Rhonda Allison products. Her skincare skills don’t only touch those that come to her treatment room inside Mattison Avenue Salon Spa and Suites. Williams also performs skincare services at women’s shelters and gives tutorials on skin health to teenagers.