After the successful opening of skin and body care clinics in Austin and Plano, SkinSpirit arrived in Houston, bringing with it 18 years of experience in the world of medical aesthetics. Founded in Palo Alto, California, in 2003, med spa has 19 locations across California, New York, Seattle and now in the Rice Village of Houston.
SkinSpirit CEO Lynn Heublein was on site at the new Rice Village clinic and spoke with PaperCity during the clinic’s first foray into Houston.
“It’s a big market, ”says Heublein. “It’s a very similar demographic to our other markets – smart, professional women who seek proven treatments and natural-looking results. What we are finding is that this is something that is sought after across the country and we consider the Texas market to be, in our view, underserved.
After selling her software company, Heublein – a Stanford MBA graduate and Silicon Valley entrepreneur – was presented on the future of aesthetics by Dr M Dean Vistnes and Cara Fonteyne, registered nurse whom Heublein was receiving services from. . Their vision of the field was and remains that where non-invasive services are king.
“We were pioneers in this category. We were one of the very first companies to focus on this concept of a medical spa, ”says Heublein.
The emphasis on culture and a deep understanding of the cutting edge space the company occupies has helped SkinSpirit recruit qualified technicians. As a big buyer of Botox, SkinSpirit technicians have access to world-class trainers, with around a third of the staff being trainers themselves.
“This is how we stay one step ahead and make it the best place to work so these people want to stay and teach each other,” Heublein says. “There is a lot of collaboration.
SkinSpirit offers a number of treatments that can be combined according to individual needs. There is artistry behind the science and specialist practitioners work to achieve the best possible results based on the needs of each client.
“There are products that are going to hit the market over the next five to ten years that will continue to evolve what we can do and how much rejuvenation we can do,” notes Heublein.
Some exciting changes in the field to look forward to include new technologies for cellulite, new softer and more natural filling technologies, and more energetic therapies that help rejuvenate and stimulate collagen.
“The amount of technology that’s going to hit the market is going to be huge, so young and older women can expect to have even more control over their aging process in the future,” says Heublein.
SkinSpirit strives to continue to be a pioneer in the field in part “by evaluating these technologies early on and making sure what is good and what is not,” according to Heublein.
“There is nothing that we do at SkinSpirit that we have not thoroughly tested on ourselves that we believe, ‘Yes, this is going to provide a result that you can see and that you can be happy with. . “”