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.
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.
Co-owners Jana Holland and Julie Parsons believe that yoga's benefits can reach anyone willing to try the art. After several hundred hours of training, they opened Divine Center of Yoga as a springboard for a diverse student base, hoping to bring guests of all backgrounds together with classes on several posing styles. Their emphasis on acceptance is apparent in their teaching etiquette: they provide modified stretches for all skill levels and accommodate visitors with chronic ailments or injuries. The wheelchair-accessible studio also offers private lessons for pupils stuck in Celtic knot pose.
The staff at Skin and Body Studio leads an army of facials, each teeming with science-grade products, putting a stop to the chicanery of time and age. All services—from micropeels to nonsurgical face-lifts—wear glimmering livery of science-grade ingredients, such as HydroPeptide’s serums that incorporate 21 active peptides, including collagen. The staff also specializes in massages, waxing, and eyelash tinting, which disguises lashes that welsh on their horse-racing debts.
Smooth Body Wrap specializes in nonsurgical slimming procedures and facial enhancements. Body-wrap therapist Camellia Ordia cocoons limbs in two types of infrared wraps, as well as a more traditional version that relies on botanical-rich Elemis products to catalyze detoxification and body contouring. A program of hormone therapy also aims to help weight-loss efforts, which the staff supports with a list of healthy recipes. Beauty injections and Latisse treatments for eyelash growth give guests the firm, bright-eyed look of a young Bambi.
The beauty professionals at Desire Salon Spa work with clients to transform tresses to compliment each clients individual personality and style, and services begin with a complimentary consultation to determine what style works best. The staff members have more than 20 years of experience as colorists and beauticians and keep up-to-date on the latest trends. Located in the upscale Stonebriar shopping area, Desire Salon Spa maintains a dedication to customer satisfaction, and soft drinks and wine are available for customers waiting for their appointment.