North Cypress Family Practice & Laser Center?s resident physician Dr. Amrit Thandi has experienced the evolution of lasers over the past decade by serving as a Luminary Advisor for Alma Lasers Inc.?the brand she still relies on to tighten slack skin, remove hair, and rejuvenate damaged complexions. The technology helps her maintain a practice that avoids invasive procedures, although she can perform minor surgeries at her office or refer patients to other specialists within the North Cypress Medical Center.
A graduate of Dayanand Medical College in Punjab, India, Dr. Thandi completed her residency in family practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, she practices general medicine and performs cosmetic enhancements with equal care aided by an aesthetician and a medical assistant. Dr. Thandi meets with each of her patients and has a hand in every procedure, from cosmetic injections to preventative care exams. The two aspects of the practice seem to balance out. Gentle body-sculpting treatments can be incorporated into a weight management regime, and up-to-date medical acuity can address dermatological concerns such as psoriasis or an embarrassing tattoo of the Pythagorean theorem.
Dr. Naila Malik is board certified in family medicine, and has over 20 years of experience. She has focused on skin care and weight management for the past 10 years and today, having been featured in such magazines as Elle and Fitness, Dr. Malik applies her diverse expertise at her own practice. She is the health and beauty advisor for the network on the Broadcast TV Show, and has been featured on Best Doctors Network and has made appearances on TV shows such as Good Morning Texas, and CBS Dallas. Her team of certified medical aestheticians performs a slew of services, from acne care for teens and adults to cosmetic dermatology procedures such as Botox injections, chemical peels, and laser hair reduction. Dr. Malik has also developed her own line of skincare products, many of which she uses during in-office treatments, to treat issues such as acne, rosacea, sensitive skin, and anti-aging.
Like any redhead, Jennifer Davis had intimate knowledge of the painful burns that would result when she tried to imbue her fair complexion with a sultry summer glow. Determined to help her fellow Texans achieve a sun-kissed hue without the damaging effects of tanning, Jennifer opened a mobile airbrush-tanning business that has since expanded to multiple salon hubs situated throughout the Dallas metro area.
Using a paraben-free, DHA solution, the salon?s certified airbrush technicians completely envelop frames in a shade tailored to skin tones, leaving a streak-free color that lets patrons avoid the attentions of lovelorn zebras. The tanning solution is applied and dry within 30 minutes, both illuminating bodily hues and covering skin imperfections such as blemishes, cellulite, and stretch marks during its two-week tenure on the skin. The salon also stocks a supply of Norvell products and airbrushing machines, allowing guests to maintain golden skin at home without replacing showerheads with arcade token machines.
Ruth Lowery has spent time studying ayurveda?an ancient Indian system of natural healing techniques?with Dr. Deepak Chopra and the late Dr. David Simon, co-founders of The Chopra Center. She has also studied with New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss, a medical intuitive who taught Lowery ways to integrate and strengthen the connection between the body, mind, and spirit. After studying with these teachers, she decided to become a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician and open up her own practice.
The knowledge Lowery gleaned from these experts launched her practice faster than a jetpack powered by good vibes. Today, she draws on 20 years of experience in the wellness industry as she massages muscles and beautifies visages with products by ?minence Organic Skin Care and PCA Skin. She also travels to spas and resorts, where she trains aestheticians in the proper use of ?minence products.
Beauty experts polish their clients' fingers and toes before touching up their faces with vibrant makeup. Stylists clip, buzz, and sculpt the gentlemanly coifs of guests seated in their styling chairs. With their dashing new looks, these customers would stop traffic—if they were old enough to drive. At Sweet & Sassy, a salon and spa exclusively for children, glamour comes in all sizes. Mini manicures, pedicures, hairstyles, and makeup services give girls their first taste of the pampered life, and boys' haircuts give lads roughhouse-ready looks in styling chairs their own size. Even infants get in on the grooming with the Baby's First Cut package, which includes a hair locket, certificate, and photo keepsake to commemorate the first time their parents saw their ears. The salon also goes beyond simple image enhancements with themed parties, in which hot-pink limos scoop up young partygoers and bring them to the salon to don gowns and tiaras, strut down the runway, or rehearse for a live pop-music performance.
Though her skin- and body-care treatments may seem comparable to those found at a traditional spa, aesthetician Samantha Smith strives for clinical rather than superficial results with each service. The owner and head aesthetician at Elite Skin Solutions continually furthers her beauty know-how through ongoing education: after completing a 750-hour esthetology program in 2010, she enrolled in a nursing program so that she could offer clients the latest med-spa services. Her treatments—which include facials, chemical peels, and nonsurgical face-lifts—rely on physician-grade products and innovative technologies such as microcurrents, microskin needling, and PCA Skin products to produce optimal results with minimal downtime.