Dr. Lawrence Broder of Beleza MedSpa began his 20-year career in surgery and primary care, but has shifted his dedication to medical aesthetics, helping people reshape their bodies and evade signs of aging. He continues to build on his surgical knowledge with coursework and bihourly games of Operation, and has slimmed more than 2,000 physiques with laser-driven SmartLipo and smoothed hundreds of complexions with DOT (dermal optical thermolysis) resurfacing treatments. Dr. Broder supervises each of Beleza's locations, ensuring that every confidence-boosting injection, augmentation, lift, and peel is done with expertise and professionalism.
Austin Salt Cave hopes to transport guests back to 19th-century Poland. At least, it hopes to replicate the environment Polish salt miners worked in during the 19th century. That may sound bizarre, but after studying the robust miners, researchers deemed salt to be great for the respiratory system. That conclusion began gaining traction in the European health world after World War II. And now, halotherapy—the practice of using tiny salt particles to improve respiratory and skin conditions—is practiced all over the world.
At Austin Salt Cave, a machine called a halogenerator projects tiny salt particles into the air. Guests breathe in the microscopic particles while reclining in anti-gravity chairs inside the salt cave, which features dim lighting and calming music. The salt also settles onto skin, coating it in a fine dusting of particles that won't be visible to the naked eye but might attract more kisses from your pets.
At Vivid Nails & Spa, every natural nail treatment includes a warm neck pillow, a glass of white wine, and fine chocolates. This level of pampering is no surprise as the nail spa is located inside Viva Day Spa, which readers of the Austin Chronicle and Austin Monthly magazine voted the Best Spa of 2014 for its many indulgences. While patrons relax in the earth-toned nail spa, technicians exfoliate hands and feet with sugar scrubs, massage limbs, and groom nails before decorating them with traditional or durable gel polish.