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Since graduating from the Milan Institute as her class’s salutatorian, Andrea Fouts, owner of Skin Essentials, has never stopped learning new, noninvasive ways to care for the body's largest organ. Adding to the aesthetician's repertoire of standard facials and waxing are technologically advanced answers to fine lines and acne scarring, such as microcurrent face-lifts, LED light therapy, and oxygen-infusion treatments. She and the technicians on her staff also spritz bodies with 100% natural tanning solutions to create bronzed looks for weddings, proms, and spelling bees.

2754 Bunker St.
New Braunfels,
TX
US

At Finesse Surgical Solutions, American College of Surgeons fellow Dr. James Schlotter secures health and boosts self-confidence with an array of general and vascular surgical procedures. In an environment reminiscent of a cozy ski lodge, Dr. Schlotter performs services ranging from breast reduction and liposuction to treatments for varicose veins. The office's vaulted ceilings, wood floors, and antique-style furniture put patients at ease like reading Little House on the Prairie while listening to the sound of churning butter.

1347 Thorpe Ln
San Marcos,
TX
US

Since completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology more than 20 years ago, Dr. James Kern has helped women maintain their inner well-being. Now, with the addition of medical aesthetics, Kern helps men and women alike showcase their outer beauty through both surgical and noninvasive procedures, from Botox to weight loss. Transformations can take place under the doctor-directed HCG diet, which deploys the HCG pregnancy hormone to speedily release unwanted fat cells in both men and women. Through the Body-Jet liposuction system, water flushes out fat to help sculpt and contour the body more effectively than a slip ‘n’ slide souped up with a pressure washer.

21820 Kingsland Blvd
Katy,
TX
US

Board-double-certified plastic surgeon Sugene Kim and her team of certified staff members sculpt and renew the skin with a variety of transformative treatments. Unearth skin's radiance with a 45-minute microdermabrasion session that employs a gentle blast of aluminum crystals to exfoliate the face, revealing brighter, younger cells and nurturing them with a hydrating mask. The one-hour micro facial employs the powers of microdermabrasion, plus a full facial that applies products by Glo Therapeutics including skin-brightening enzymes and a soothing gel mask, which provides a more calming effect than the zombie mask you wear to your nephew's school plays.

23920 Katy Fwy
Katy,
TX
US

Established: 2009

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular service: Sports Therapy

Brands Used: RockTape, Biofreeze

Brandi Chase, the owner of The Athlete Stop, specializes in repairing people. She assembled a deep bench of medical and physical specialists, from doctors and chiropractors to dieticians and massage therapists. They all combine services to help athletes overcome injuries and get back to the sports they love. The team performs all their services in a heavily sports-themed clinic, complete with memorabilia-bedecked walls and an ever-blinking slideshow of patient accomplishments. Of course, the clinic is not without the staff's own personal touches; Brandi and company love the orange, and painted several whole rooms in the color, presumably to help them imagine what it's like to live inside a tiger.

24022 Cinco Village Center Boulevard
Katy,
TX
US

After spending 16 years in the field of dentistry, Susanne Novotny felt it was time for a change. She decided to pursue a career in a different type of healing?therapeutic and wellness massage therapy. She is now a licensed massage therapist and the owner of Serendipity Massage & Laser, where she alleviates stress and tension with custom Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages.

The caring professional also spends one day per week working with a pain-management doctor to facilitate patients' healing. Novotny mixes her own essential-oil blends and creates sea salt and sugar scrubs, crafting all-natural and organic formulas to enhance relaxing massage sessions or re-create scratch-and-sniff memories from childhood.

2501 South Mason Road
Katy,
TX
US