Where Can I go for Microdermabrasion in San Antonio, TX?


Question: Where Can I go for Microdermabrasion in San Antonio TX?

Need to do a Microdermabrasion in the San Antonio, TX, area and not sure where to go? Many people believe that the only place to get a Microdermabrasion in San Antonio is a plastic surgeon or that spa with the full page ad in the newspaper, magazine or TV Ads.

Microdermabrasion San Antonio

That Microdermabrasion might be the best one in town, but how can you be sure? There must be other Microdermabrasion options in San Antonio, right?

Answer: There are many spas in the San Antonio, TX, area that offer microderms and you should make your choice based on recommendations from satisfied local customers.

Choose the best Microdermabrasion in San Antonio, TX.

With so many microderm options in San Antonio, TX, how do you decide where to get a Microdermabrasion when you want one?

In my experience, positive referrals to a spa from previous customers is the very best indication that you will get great service too.

Schedule an appointment for a Microdermabrasion with Lavender Falls Face and Body Spa, in San Antonio TX or contact them for more information on locally available Microdermabrasions.  210-446-0903

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The Benefits of Microdermabrasion

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Living in San Antonio you are probably in the hot sun quite often even without realizing it. Do you commute to work, garden regularly, or shop in strip malls for long periods of time? Without proper sun avoidance and proper sunscreen application you can become affected by the sun with sun spots, wrinkles and other skin blemishes. A series of Microdermabrasion treatments and proper sun habits can have your skin looking healthy and young in a matter of weeks.

Microdermabrasion has been around since the 1980’s as a non-medical procedure often performed in salons and health spas to treat skin maladies, blemishes and wrinkles. The process helps keep the skin looking young and vibrant. It is the first step in a line of procedures to keep you looking healthy such as other more invasive procedures including plastic surgery.

The original technology used aluminum oxide crystals blown through a wand with a suction that would remove the skin cells and crystals. It can be thought of as sand blasting of the skin. This process only removes the very top layers of the skin, the dermis, usually is not painful like a chemical peel can be and can be repeated fairly often for a continued healthy look. The newest technology is called ‘diamond microdermabrasion’ because it uses diamond-tipped wands, achieves the same result but without the slight discomfort of the crystal wand and without the crystal residue.

The best part about getting microdermabrasion is that anyone with any skin type or color can receive it from a qualified technician. Even fair skinned or sensitive skinned individuals can benefit from this procedure without the usual worries. The equipment can be calibrated to skin type, sensitivity and color to ensure a safe procedure on anyone.

The known benefits of this process are due mainly to how the procedure is done. It strips away the upper or top most layer of skin including fine wrinkle lines, small blemishes, light sun damage and opens clogged pores from acne. By removing this top layer of skin and peeling back the upper most damage parts of skin it also allows for new, fresh skin cells to form. While this process is starting proper creams or lotions are also more effective because they can penetrate into the skin farther and support the growth of new skin cells as well.

Tips:  Stop taking medications that effect skin sensitivity such as Retinol-A, confirm with your physician. Stop smoking, at least in preparation for the procedure. Avoid skin care products with retinol-a, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. Avoid other activities that could damage your skin further. Use proper skin lotions or creams as suggested by a doctor or your microdermabrasion san antonio specialist. If you break out in a rash, boils or acne the day before your treatment, notify the centre to possibly rebook your appointment. By keeping these tips in mind your procedure will be more effective and your skin will look even healthier.

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Summer Garden Love and Gardening Skin Care Tips from The Dermatologist

dermatologist's summer gardenThis time of year, when I’m not working in the office I’m in my garden. From flowers to fruit and veggies, I’m in gardener nirvana in the summer. My idea of bliss is:

  • watching dew-covered plants awaken as the morning fog gives way to sun
  • coming home from a day at the office, picking perfectly ripe tomatoes or plums still warm from the afternoon sun, and eating them right on the spot!

It’s August and I’m loving it! I just took some nice garden pictures and I want to share them with you!

This summer, I even got some new garden-bed improvements that I’m so excited about. My husband made me the most wonderful tomato planter boxes complete with a permanent support structure and my pole beans will be easily harvested from inside my new bean tunnel – what a guy!!

Here’s some of what’s up in my summer garden right now. 

hydrangea photo

Hydrangeas by the kitchen door – the color is always so beautiful.


These brilliant pink lilies come back each year right by the kitchen door too.









And the roses …


their beauty always takes my breath away.










The dahlias have been amazing this year too.


Huge blooms in a riot of colors









Tomato bed and support trellis

Our new tomato bed and beautiful support trellis

support growing tomatoes

The fog is just clearing so the sun can start ripen these guys.









Pole Bean Support Trellis Tunnel

This pole bean tunnel arches over to the fence. I can pick beans easily – oh boy!

romano pole beans germinating in the garden

And, here comes the second planting of beans…












Tomato flower

Tomato flowers are beautiful.

purple potato flowers

Purple potato flowers are beautiful.









sunflower and blue skin in the summer garden

10ft high sunflowers against the blue sky are beautiful.

painted lady pole bean flower

Painted Lady heirloom runner bean flowers are beautiful and the winter squash below is beautiful too.










bees on lavender with asparagus in background

And the bees are really busy in the garden this year!

bees on tithonia

Busy bees working on tithonia flowers.









bees on raspberries

Busy bees pollinating the raspberries (thank you bees I love raspberries).

bees on flowers

And a bee busily working on the marigolds too.









Oh yeah, my summer garden is buzzing and producing. And, I’m in there all weekend long and as much as possible before and after work. Being a dermatologist, all this gardening has given me ample opportunity to master the challenge of functional sun protection and gardener’s hand care. See what I’ve learned to keep my skin healthy while I spend hours in the California sun with my hands in the soil. Click here to read my hand care post titled

Best Hand Care For Gardeners

Follow my sun-protection tips to protect your skin as the hours quickly pass as you busily tending your garden.

Dermatologist’s 5 Sun-Protection Tips for (Us) Gardeners:

Tip #1

Wear a broad brimmed hat.buy a good sun hats

Tip #2

Cover as much skin as possible with sun-protective clothing.

Tip #3

Keep the garden gloves on as much as possible to protect the backs of your hands, but use a tenacious water-resistant sunscreen, like Raw Elements, on the backs of your hands too because you know you’re going to take those gloves off for some gardening tasks.  Be sure to reapply your sunscreen during the day too.

Tip #4

Solbar Zinc Sunscreen New PackagingCover what skin you can’t cover with one of my water-resistant zinc oxide sunscreens and reapply it every several hours. Personally, I use Citrix Sunscreen or Solbar Zinc Sunscreen and I carry the Raw Elements Eco Stick in my gardening overalls to reapply during the day.

Tip #5

As much as possible, try to plan your gardening tasks to follow the shade as the sun moves.

I’d love to hear what’s up in your garden this year!  Happy gardening!

Summer Garden Love and Gardening Skin Care Tips from The Dermatologist is a post from: Dr. Bailey's Skin Care Blog

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Les Nouvelles Esthetiques: March 2013


Narande Spa (located in Tempe, Arizona) is selected as “Spa of the Month” in the March 2013 edition of LNE & Spa.  Narande Spa at the Buttes, a Marriott Resort, is an intimate spa that creates an experience of renewal and relaxation for individuals and groups in a breathtaking setting in the heart of the valley all while using Skin Script professional and retail products.

Click below to view the article:

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Les Nouvelles Esthetiques: February 2013

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques: February 2013

Director of Education, Dave Waggoner, discusses the benefits of using enzymes in treatments in the February issue of LNE & Spa.  Also in the news, Skin Script’s Cucumber Hydration Toner wins LNE & Spa Best Face Mist of 2013!

Click below to view the articles:

Keratolytic Therapy: Enzyme Action

LNE & Spa: Best of 2013

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One-on-One With La La Anthony

la-la-anthony-kate-devine.jpgLife is good for La La Anthony. Actually, it’s fabulous. The former MTV veejay juggles acting jobs (she just finished filming Baggage Claim with Paula Patton), a reality show (La La’s Full Court Life), her makeup line (Motives for La La), and a family—and she does it all without having so much as a hair out of place. I’m not the only one to notice: She just teamed up with Caress as the skin-care brand’s newest ambassador, joining a group of women called Fabulistas. Anthony filled us in the one part of her beauty routine she never skips, her latest nail look, and more.

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View From the Fashion Closet: How to Make a Gucci Bag

Gucci Resort 2014 bags with bamboo handles
I recently went to a presentation of the Gucci 2014 resort collection, where we were given a demonstration on how their classic bamboo handles are made. A skilled Italian artisan—who spoke almost no English—took us through the steps. It takes hours to make a handle, which is individually hand-torched to achieve a color that suits the bag perfectly, then bent into shape and dried. Click through for more images of the process.

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View From the Beauty Closet: David Bowie’s Sick Makeup Skills

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Backstage at fashion week, makeup artists use face charts to show their teams how to execute the look they’ve created. Well, it appears David Bowie used a similar method for his concerts. This is his own drawing, detailing one of his colorful Glam Rock–era makeup looks. My friend, London-based makeup artist Georgina Graham, spotted the sketch at the David Bowie Is exhibition currently showing at the Victoria & Albert Museum and sent it to me with the note, “What a man!” What a man indeed—just look at his contouring skills!

Beauty never sleeps, so neither do we. Keep up with Allure 24/7 on Instagram.


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