While performing her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Ellen Turner built a strong foundation for treating dermatological conditions such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and skin cancer. She designed DermLaser Institute of Dallas to treat skin maladies ranging from eczema and melasma to scar treatment. She and her staff tone and brighten complexions with skin treatments as well as medical, cosmetic, and laser procedures. Outside of simple skin-brightening work, DermLaser Institute of Dallas also wields Yag and Fraxel lasers to perform facial rejuvenation, body contouring, hair removal, and tattoo removal. Dr. Turner also works below the surface in her spa, treating faces with injectables and dermal fillers in addition to traditional chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion treatments. She also helps clients keep up at-home regimens with Belladermis, her personally curated product shop that includes cleansers by SkinMedica, lotions from Obagi, and a mysterious salve that turns dogs invisible.
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
The Mona Lisa isn’t just a portrait of timeless beauty, it’s also the product of a partnership between Mona Aldridge and Lisa Erwin. The licensed massage therapists and health advocates opened the Monalisa Wellness Center with the shared goal of helping their clients improve their overall well-being in many ways, creating a sanctuary that instills calmness as spa services are performed.
The privately located center—secluded and set back from the busy streets—offers massage, facials, body treatments, acupuncture, weight-loss treatments, and other services, including custom blends of services to meet individual needs. Expert aestheticians and therapists, some with 25 years of experience, help clients detoxify and feel cleansed through services such as gentle wraps infused with a mixture of aloe vera and herbs, or Microcurrent and LED light anti-aging treatments for lifting and contouring the face and body without surgery.
Anthony Capasso, a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, has channeled his more than 15 years of experience treating weight-related ailments into developing medication-free approaches to weight loss at Thin Centers MD. At each location, clients start their medical weight-loss regimens with an initial consultation that uses various health metrics—including medical history and a blood evaluation—to determine which approach fits them best. Dr. Capasso’s diets come tailored to various lifestyles, ranging from those that work for avid cooks to diets for people with hectic schedules. Each of the programs can also be enhanced with the fat-melting technology of an FDA-approved Zerona laser. Weekly follow-up visits with the medical staff help patients track their weight-loss progress, stamp their diet journal with the words “Private—This Means You, Mom,” and make any necessary changes to their program.
Serena Medspa's owner Chris Henretta knows that even if people are aging gracefully, they're still aging. So he helms a staff that helps ease the process for those who are fighting wrinkles and age spots. Doctors and nurses inject facial areas with Botox or Dysport. Licensed aestheticians and laser technicians remove hair and veins, tighten skin, and reduce the appearance of blemishes. And they combine three treatments in one with the Triniti skin series, which addresses discoloration, sagging skin, and wrinkles with IPL, ReFirme, and Matrix IR systems.
To ensure you get the right service, Serena Medspa's staff uses Visia Complexion Analysis. This computer-imaging software measures skin evenness, checks for UV spots and invisible noses, and tracks several other facial features, using the results to create complexion profiles that are helpful in designing treatment plans.
In 1991, Aqua Medical Spa began as a modest, four-employee salon specializing in simple hair and nail treatments. The business rapidly grew to lavish clients with cutting-edge services that nourished the face and body, and by 2000, it had transformed into one of Dallas's first medical spas. Today, the spa continues to treat men and women with a unique combination of rejuvenating spa services and results-driven medical treatments. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Tittle leads a team of doctors and nurses in enhancing outer appearances with noninvasive Zerona laser treatments, Botox cosmetic injections, and plastic surgery. Spa specialists focus on inner well-being with both classic and high-tech services—including laser- and radio-frequency-based facials and massages that begin with a consultation and end with a careful analysis of the client's dream journal.