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Dr. Martin Kassir
8335 Walnut Hill Ln., Vickery Meadow
This is a real-deal dermatologist office that just happens to offer cosmetic procedures. This means that Dr. Kassir and his staff are pros at pinpointing and treating skin-related ailments while also offering patients some pretty intense anti-aging treatments: traditional, extraction-focused facials, microdermabrasion, and DermaFrac (sounds scary, but it’s actually a supper effective). You can expect some downtime after most treatments, but it's kind of worth it considering the results are no joke.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd., Lake Austin
Just 30 minutes outside of downtown on a particularly spectacular bend in the river, Lake Austin is as amazing as day spa as it is an overnight retreat. Either way, you can use all spa facilities, the restaurant (many ingredients come from an on-site organic garden) and participate in daily fitness activities from water yoga in the stunning, barn-enclosed warm pool, paddle boarding, and hikes to river-based workouts). There are more than 100 services on the extensive mind- and body-nourishing spa menu—everything from standard Swedish to Chinese-medical cupping treatments—with specific options for mothers-to-be, couples, and groups. You can either book by service or by time; post-treatment, you can lounge by the series of swimming pools in the large hillside garden.
Rosewood Crescent Hotel Spa
400 Crescent Ct., Uptown
This sprawling spa complex operates out of the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, so tasteful luxury is a given. With that in mind, a full day is well-spent here: They offer private yoga and pilates classes, a health-centric café, and treatments that range from the basic (manis and pedis) to the intense (hard-core lymphatic draining treatments). We especially love that the spa is open to kids, with a full menu of kid-friendly treatments (and snacks in the café).
Somatique Medical + Dental Spa
5600 W. Lovers Ln., Park Cities
As the name suggests, this place takes a pretty hardcore, comprehensive approach to beauty (the office is staffed with plastic surgeons and cosmetic dentists). In fact, clients credit the owners, Donald and Beverly Breshers, with introducing the med-spa concept to Dallas some 20 years ago and continue to rely on them for consistently introducing treatments. While you can come here for all manner of cosmetic procedures, less-invasive options, like full-body endermologie and peels, are also on offer.
tenoverten
1603 S. Congress Ave., South Congress
Non-toxic, ethically-minded nail care migrated west with TenOverTen’s first venture outside New York City. Located within the South Congress Hotel, this spot is less of a conventional nail salon and more of an homage to your trendy friend’s downtown loft. Founders Nadine Abramcyk and Adair Illyinsky construct each salon around the neighborhood in which it lives, and Austin is no exception, with its reclaimed wood and clean, modern lines. The salon is health-centric, so you won’t find any acrylic or gel options, but come prepared for a traditional (yet indulgent) mani/pedi. Take advantage of the convenient hotel location and order food or drinks straight to your (non-massaging) chair.
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