Dr. Ellen Turner and her staff of aestheticians, physician's assistants, and medical assistants are passionate about what they do. In a mini-documentary about their practice, they all chime in about unearthing their clients' inner beauty and enhancing their self-confidence. Through their treatments, which range from facials to treatments for acne and rosacea, they focus on making a difference in their patients' lives. A lot of times this means bringing about change that makes patients happy to look in mirrors and unwilling to hide their faces beneath brown paper bags.
Bottles of pharmacy-grade Rx Systems serums line the shelves of Youthful Image Clinical Skincare, each within an arm’s reach of owner and lead aesthetician Lisa Key. Though her salon calls to mind the stress-free luxury of a spa, Lisa’s Rx products deliver clinical-strength healing for blemishes ranging from acne to age spots. Seven types of facials headline the menu of treatments, including a facial tailored to men’s stubbly mugs and a teen-specific session that flushes away excess oil and diary pages stashed in pores and long forgotten. Chemical peels and crystal-tipped microdermabrasion wands erase surface imperfections such as scars and sun damage, and waxing treatments keep skin free of hair from head to toe.
An airbrush specialist with six years experience, Renee Armstrong reforms skin’s peaked appearance with efficiently-spritzed sunless tanning solutions. Her shop's shelves are stocked with high-quality lotions and oils from brands such as Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Mystic Tan, helping clients achieve or maintain the golden hue normally associated with trips to the beach or Academy Award Halloween costumes.
Armed with technology that can detect skin cancer, reverse signs of aging, and freeze off fat, it’s no wonder Dr. Betty Rajan is listed among 2012's Top Doctors in Fort Worth, Texas magazine. A board-certified dermatologist, Rajan tends to skin needs both aesthetic and medical. With injections of Botox or Dysport, she lessens the appearance of fine lines on the face; her Zeltiq CoolSculpting technology freezes fat cells, re-shaping clients' bodies without invasive lasers or uncomfortable nights sleeping in Ken-doll molds. Included in the medical side of services are skin-cancer screenings and treatment for rosacea, psoriasis, and acne.
Nicole, the lead aesthetician at Lashes and Locks, has been helping people achieve beauty goals and overcome their personal insecurities since she became certified eight years ago. At Lashes and Locks, she focuses on eyelash treatments, but can also help work towards those aesthetic needs with body wraps and waxing. She also draws upon her experience at a range of spas and clinics to perform beautifying peels, facials, and microdermabrasion treatments.
Ultra Tan FTW makes over clients with services ranging from airbrush spray tans and teeth whitening to body wraps and weight-loss programs. Traditional tanning beds, including a standup bed, caramelize skin by two to four shades. Like an Oscar speech by Michael Moore, the tan lasts up to three weeks.