A skincare expert with two decades in the industry offers a non-invasive treatment at Longview to rid people of fine lines, discolored skin and oiliness.
Renee Callis offers what she calls “the best of both worlds” at Body and Spa Esthetics inside the Split Enz Salon at The Merk – a place where people can receive medical-grade skin treatment in an environment of soothing spa.
“It’s pretty close to a doctor’s office, but in a relaxing place,” Callis said. “You get high quality results without the pain.”
‘Favorite thing to do’
Before becoming a licensed esthetician in 2012, Callis said she worked in dermatology and plastic surgery practices where clients received work like Botox injections and facelifts.
At Body and Spa Esthetics, clients don’t go under the knife, but under LED lights and ultrasonic radio waves to rid them of issues like hyperpigmentation, acne, oiliness and fine lines.
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While receiving treatment, clients sit on a bed heated with jade stones as Callis massages her hands and feet in the dim lighting of the spa. A small water fountain runs nearby, and an electric fireplace warms the room.
Callis said most women, between the ages of 35 and 80, frequent the spa, which offers pre-scheduled and same-day appointments from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Clients seeking anti-aging services typically come every two weeks until they achieve desired results, then taper off to once a month, she said.
People visit the spa for birthdays or lazy days, Callis said, for facials ranging from 30 minutes to two hours.
“A lot of people come because it’s their favorite thing to do,” she said.
Callis opened its Longview Spa in 2019, but quickly closed once the pandemic hit. It has offered minimum appointments to protect customer safety since November 2020 and fully reopened last spring.
As part of a current $80 special, Callis is offering 60 minutes of ultrasonic cavitation body sculpting, where she uses ultrasonic radio waves through a wand to break up fat cells. She said the service helps rid people of fat that cannot easily be eliminated through diet and exercise.
“For small areas of fat, you can’t get rid of it yourself,” she said.
Another special for $97 offers a 60-minute hydrodermabrasion facial that injects oxygen and saline solution into the pores to rid the skin of blackheads, acne scars, uneven skin tones or spots. minor wrinkles. The process doesn’t leave “slices or prick marks,” Callis said, unlike traditional spa treatments that manually unclog pores.
Experts say hHydrodermabrasion may be less abrasive than microdermabrasion, which uses crystals to remove layers of skin.
Callis said she also uses SkinMedica’s products when doing facials, as they were used by her previous employers in dermatology and plastic surgery.
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