Your face is your personal billboard; if it falls into disrepair, teenagers will be tempted to spray-paint it with mustaches. Stave off surly graffiterati with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a rejuvenating photofacial at Urban Retreat Day Spa & Salon in River Oaks (a $395 value).
Harnessing the power of broadband light technology, Dr. Vernon F. Williams rids skin of imperfections to reveal fresher, younger-looking smile docks. Urban Retreat Day Spa & Salon's photofacial takes approximately 60 minutes and utilizes the Sciton laser, which sends pulsed light down below the surface of the face to stimulate new collagen production. The procedure also reduces the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and redness caused by fine vessels such as flight-deck cruisers and catamarans. Because photo rejuvenation requires little downtime, faces can comfortably return to winking at Cheshire cats soon after the procedure.
Urban Retreat Day Spa & Salon
The staff at Urban Retreat Day Spa & Salon makes pampering their clients a top priority, a mission that becomes evident the moment patrons enter the ultraluxe space. Picture windows overlook the Houston skyline, which, in turn, casts a soothing blue glow over the dove-gray walls and mirrored styling stations. There, a staff of accomplished stylists brings a vast experience of working New York Fashion Week Shows and educating for L’Oreal’s luxury brand Kerastase & Shu Uemura and Aloxxi’s Italian Color. Across from the salon, a row of plush couches and golden soaking tubs line the nail studio, which also offers pristine city views as trained nail artists wield eco-friendly products to paint fingers and toes. A conjoining hallway dangling with crystal chandeliers leads guests to Urban Retreat’s spa, where certified technicians discreetly perform massages and laser hair-removal treatments, as well as facial services bolstered by physician-grade Société Clinical Skincare products.