A Guide to Summer Beauty
The skin-baring months of summer have arrived, and once again, beautiful skin is in. Surviving the glaring summer sun in Dallas is best accomplished by wearing as little as possible, preferably poolside or sipping a drink on your favorite patio.
Whether your summer plans include a beach vacation or simply enjoying some downtime in your own backyard, a summer-ready body requires much more than the perfect swim suit and squeezing in some extra crunches at the gym. It means getting your skin in show-worthy condition. In this Guide to Summer Beauty, you’ll find where to go and what to get to ensure you’ll be sporting sensational summer skin all season.
Salon & Spa at Eaton Court
In this beautiful Victorian Cottage, every guest discovers a relaxing escape in a peaceful environment while receiving the highest
quality services in wellness, health, and beauty. The upper-level, soundproof luxury spa is a girl’s best friend this summer, as it’s the destination for the ultimate in luxurious skin care. Choose from an array of services including custom Sonya Dakar facials and Total Body fitness rituals, lactic acid and glycolic peels, skin resurfacing, waxing, hot rock massages, and natural nail manicures and pedicures that have been described by
clients as “the epitome of yummy.” The salon also offers makeovers, microdermabrasion, skin tag removal, and of course a full line of hair services, featuring Kerastase of Paris.
The Salon & Spa at Eaton Court is a product -junkie’s dream. You’ll find everything you need to keep your skin and hair healthy and vibrant this summer. The salon’s recommendations for summer include:
Sonya Dakar 365 Waterproof Sunscreen: SPF 30 and Paba-free – $42-$55
Sun Essentials Kit: Pre-Sun Replenishing Oil, SPF-30 Sunscreen, Post-Sun Recovery – $68
Lip Juice with SPF 15: Vanilla Bliss, Citrus Squeeze, or Peppymint – $10
Jane Iredale Skin Care Make-Up Powder-Me Dry Sunscreen: With SPF 30 in Translucent or Tanned – $46
Lip Drink with SPF 15 – $12
Dream Tint: Tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 – $36
Kerastase Soleil Crème: UV Defense protects from sun, chlorine, and salt water – $34
Soleil Masque UV Defense – $58
Bain Apres Soleil moisturizing shampoos: nourish sun-damaged hair – $32
Salon owner Cathie Walsh also recommends the following treatments to keep your skin smooth, glowing, and healthy all summer long.
After fun in the sun, indulge in some skin recovery with a Sonya Dakar customized hydrating UltraLuxe facial. Sonya Dakar is often
referred to as the “aesthetician-to-the stars” and is responsible for the glowing skin of celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore, and the cast of the Real Housewives of Orange County. Dakar’s UltraLuxe facial is a dramatic anti-aging, hydrating facial with the innovative ingredient Syn-ake, synthetic snake venom that provides a slightly muscle-relaxing effect.
“For our do-it-yourself clients, we recommend using Sonya Dakar’s Seaweed Lipsome to purify skin and Dakar’s Recovery to help heal sunburn or windburn,” Walsh says. “The Seaweed Liposome protects you your skin from environmental damage with a purifying facial primer. This power shake is packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins to soothe, relieve, and rejuvenate irritated skin. The Recovery helps preserve collagen integrity, allowing for rapid recovery. These treatments are great after skin resurfacing, after sun exposure.”
Advanced Facial Plastic
Dr. Benjamin Bassichis
Dr. Benjamin Bassichis has dedicated his practice to the health and maintenance of the skin. A board-certified facial plastic surgeon, he has focused his entire surgical training and practice to the treatment of the aging face. Dr. Bassichis performed six years of specialty training in head and neck surgery, followed by a fellowship exclusively in facial plastic surgery. His philosophy of facial health involves a comprehensive Facial Health Maintenance Program which advocates a lifelong commitment to superior skin health, beauty, and facial rejuvenation.
“Our aesthetic team uses latest generation technologies to optimize facial wellness for our patients of all ages,” he says.
“We prescribe a baseline of proper skin health dedicated to good skin care and effective sun blocks. We also recommend a regimen of
topical antioxidants which are clinically proven to prevent skin damage and promote skin health As needed, non invasive treatments including microdermabrasion, laser treatments, Botox, and facial fillers can provide excellent results to maintain a healthy, youthful face. We think
that taking care of your skin is a life-long commitment, not just for the skin-baring months of summer.”
Dr. Bassichis recommends the following skin care tips to nourish, protect, and improve your skin this summer. For true resurfacing, the newest gold standard is the Lumenis Fractional CO2 Laser System. In keeping with today’s modern clients who want real results with minimal downtime, this innovation represents state-of-the-art technology for effectively treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, and other facial irregularities to achieve significant improvements in facial skin tone, texture, and tightening.
Prevention and protection are key components to optimizing any plan for facial health. “Here in Dallas where we get a lot of sun exposure, we need to be aware that UV rays via the Texas sun or tanning booths cause the premature formation of lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and can lead to skin cancer,” Dr. Bassichis says. “The surest line of defense is to prevent UV exposure in the first place with good sun-safety habits. This includes avoiding unnecessary sun exposure, wearing hats and UV-blocking sunglasses, daily broad-spectrum sunscreen (UVA and UVB) with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30+, and avoid tanning salons.”
Dr. Bassichis prescribes a baseline of proper skin care throughout life to optimize the skin as it matures. “As our faces reflect our overall state of health, diet, exercise, hydration, and not smoking are vital to the healthy appearance of our face,” he says. “With our integrated approach of prevention, customized skin therapies, and non-invasive treatments combined with facial plastic surgery, we can achieve a lifetime of total facial health.”
Center for Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology
Dr. Peter Malouf
Dr. Peter Malouf and his team at the Center for Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology are dedicated to providing the finest health care to
patients by offering the most up-to-date equipment and advanced techniques available. Dr. Malouf is committed to the health and
appearance of his patients’ skin year-round, not just in the summer. However, he understands that his patients want to look their best during swim suit season and offers an array of services to help them achieve their goals.
Dr. Malouf is an expert in the areas of medical dermatology, Mohs surgery, and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, laser surgery, and alternatives to the conventional face lift procedure such as the Mini-Neck Lift® and SafeLift™. He is especially known for his pioneering development and refinement of photorejuvenation, Restylane by the Malouf technique, and customized Botox.
“In a world where Botox is available at the mall and the local nail salon, it is important to seek out a board-certified dermatologist with years of experience and artistic ability,” Dr. Malouf says. “Such a physician will set themselves apart by offering a tailored approach which is safe and effective, along with the expertise to provide for a truly artistic approach to more complex results, such as facial contouring, resulting in a more
natural look in a safe environment.”
Indulge your skin this summer with any of Dr. Malouf’s premier cosmetic procedures including Botox, Restylane, Fraxel laser, Thread lift, Mini-Neck Lift, Safe Lift, tumescent liposuction, microdermabsion, sclerotherapy, photorejuvenation, blepharplasty, laser hair removal, and Active FX laser treatments.
Patients also seek out Dr. Malouf’s expertise in general dermatology including treatment of skin cancer, acne, eczema, rosacia, and
more. Learn more about Dr. Malouf and these procedures at www.mytotalskincare.com.