Affordable Laser & MedSpa's technicians usher in the next generation of aesthetic trends by surfing the crest of beauty technology. At two locations, they draw upon an arsenal of lasers, SkinCeuticals serums, and beauty injectables to help reverse time's effects on the face and to carve bodies into more slender, smoother versions of themselves. Their Candela laser systems, for example, remove unwanted hair from all skin types by penetrating the epidermal surface without damage and heating up the hair root. And that targeted efficiency continues throughout their other treatments, such as LipoDissolve, which uses microinjections to break down localized fat deposits, and microdermabrasion, in which a diamond-tipped wand exfoliates the very outer layer of skin cells to leave faces smoother and more radiant than Don Juan wearing a fluorescent leisure suit.
Linda Tannos refuses to use anything but Lycon Precision wax when she de-fuzzes clients at Get Waxed. Made from a mélange of beeswax, natural resins, and aromatherapy oils, the pliable compound effectively lassos and "shrink-wraps" follicles to remove hairs without irritation. The licensed aesthetician applies her products on both manly and ladylike fuzz, purging strands from a range of areas, including bikini lines, legs, and upper lips. Linda also dispenses viable before-and-after tips, including preparatory moisturizing regimens and posttreatment methods for avoiding full moons.
The Medispa Institute is led by not one, but two professionals who are experts in their fields: medical director Dr. Ban A. Vu and aesthetic director Bich Ngoc Nguyen. Dr. Vu has been practicing cosmetic surgery in the Houston area for more than 20 years and specializes in procedures for the Asian face and body.
The duo helms a team rounded out by highly trained laser technicians who are all members of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, including Certified Medical Laser Safety Operator Mai Pham. Pham and her fellow staffers are particularly skilled in the treatment of Asian and ethnic skin and offer services ranging from permanent makeup and facials to blue-light therapy. They can address virtually any skin issue with laser technology, including unwanted hair, veins, or age spots—all within a clean, white-on-white facility.
Founded by master waxer Mendy Moses, Just Wax It has hung its smooth, bristle-free hat on its waxing services. Here, experts render flawless bodyscapes with a pain-reducing grade of Brazilian blue wax, a fact that has earned the spa accolades, including being named "Best of the Best" in Houston by Allure Magazine in 2012 and 2013, Houston Best by InStyle Magazine in 2010, and nabbing a finalist slot in Citysearch’s 2010 Best Bikini Wax poll. Boasting a decade-plus of experience, Nikki provides eyelash services, offering up an array of looks and styles. The spa also pampers guests with mani-pedis, body wraps, and facials that nourish complexions with vitamin-rich serums, and masks customized to treat each face's distinct issues and resemble its favorite superhero.
Due to her own struggles with excessive hair growth, Alina Stephanie had gone through it all: waxing, depilatories, trying to mask embarrassing hair with extra makeup. Finally, she discovered laser hair removal and never looked back. She became a hair removal specialist in 1985, established her clinic in 1989, and has been helping people seeking a more effective and clinical means to overcoming their issues ever since.
At Alina Stephanie Day Spa, the trained clinicians help these clients and more. Aside from laser hair removal services, they also offer electrolysis, microdermabrasion, and European facials, which use exfoliations, steam, and customized treatment masks to leave complexions radiant. Clients can also prepare for a big day by releasing stress caused by wedding planning or searching for hidden Christmas presents with calming massage therapy.
The team at Body Envy Houston uses Intense Pulsed Light lasers to zap off unwanted body hair and strip away years of sun damage and acne scarring, all from their cozy, living-room like office in Montrose. These intensive IPL treatments transport skin back to a time when wrinkles, discoloration and unruly body hair didn't exist, freeing customers up to simply look fabulous. The warm pulses actually clear away layers of unwanted epidermis, resulting in fresher, smoother skin that seems more vibrant than ever. For those really in the need of a good session, the clinical treatment room works as well, providing more intensive bodycare options like PhotoFacials and full hair removal. Or, opt for more traditional spa facial workovers to help restore vibrant, shiny skin to a smoother state.