A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Doctors and nurses at Physicians Weight Loss Centers guide width-whittling in medically supervised weight-loss programs. The programs give clients a jump-start on healthful eating and fitness habits, putting an end to diets composed solely of deep-fried wedding cakes. Diet counselors help clients reinvent their eating habits with the assistance of multivitamins and mineral tablets, which aim to suppress cravings for sugar while boosting metabolism. Vitamin-B12 and Vitamin Cocktail injections seek to increase energy and possible benefits also include strengthened concentration and a more chipper mood.
Some of the more intensive programs include complete doctor's exams, biometrics analyses, lab work, and EKGs. These programs can focus on the reduction of either carbohydrate or fat consumption.
"Everyone deserves to feel beautiful." That's the mantra at Bodyanew Medical Spa, an aesthetic haven specializing in advanced treatments for the face and body. Dr. Charles E. Reinhardt supervises the med spa's team of expert clinicians as they address clients' wrinkles with dermal fillers, banish unwanted hair with lasers, and erase dark spots and marker mustaches with chemical peels. But their services aren't just skin deep—body-contouring treatments, for instance, work to reduce fat and smooth cellulite without invasive procedures. And for those looking for a lifestyle makeover as well, the practice can customize weight-loss programs complete with diet plans, supplements, and one-on-one consultations.
Dr. Basaldua’s career began more than 20 years ago when he founded a family medical practice in Kingwood. The practice flourished, and in 2003 he opened Optimal Skin and Laser Center to provide anti-aging, weight-management, and aesthetic services. Today, he and his team of medical professionals oversee a number of individualized medical and aesthetic services. The staff and clinic attempt to keep on the cutting edge with the latest clinical research.
It's easy to see that Sherry Summers-Ball is passionate about the human body. She has traveled throughout Texas training doctors, clinicians, and therapists in Endermologie; and she has advanced knowledge on post-surgery healing. She now runs Body BeneFits, which has received many accolades, including Best Spa 2013, 2014, and 2015 in Living Magazine's Best of The Woodlands.
Under Sherry's guidance a team of aestheticians, massage therapists, and medical professionals beautify bodies with time-tested and cutting-edge treatments. An array of body wraps, such as the Sudatonic infrared Detox wrap, help to smooth and soften the skin, whereas Endermologie treatments help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Clients can also receive services such as skin tightening, IPL, and laser hair removal. And just walking into Body BeneFits itself can help clients relax—an orchid blossoms inside the lobby, which soothes eyes with neutral tones and cradles bodies on a giant sectional sofa.
Dr. Mary Katherine Henson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the Texas Woman's University. After working in a variety of hospitals and after completing medical school, she now works as the head of Elite Medical Skin & Laser Center, where she supervises a team of highly trained technicians as they wield microcrystals, lasers, and gentle chemical solutions in the quest to boost beauty. The center partners with glo therapeutics, whose pharmaceutical-grade products power services that can be adapted to treat such common skin problems as lack of hydration and excess coal-mine soot. These kisser polishings take place in sunny yellow treatment rooms, where technicians also target fat cells with the vacuum-assisted radio frequency of Elite body contouring and attack pesky hair follicles and spider veins with blasts from a laser.