Cheers to looking your best: Here’s everything you didn’t know about Pure Image Aesthetic Center.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Pure Image Aesthetic Center in Stephenville specializes in helping men and women look and feel their very best.


Although the clinic has been in business now for more than 10 years, there are products and services they offer that may surprise you.


It turns out that you don’t have to drive to the Metroplex to get your beauty fix.


Amy Roach is the RN injector at the center, which is owned by Dr. Kevin Fowler.


I recently sat down with Amy to learn more about the services they offer.


“Botox is everyone’s favorite because it’s fast and immediate,” she said. “People love it.”


Results last anywhere from three to six months and costs $11 per unit.


But there’s more…

Amy Roach is a registered nurse at Pure Image.

FILLERS, LASER HAIR REMOVAL AND FAT REDUCTION


Pure Image is on the cutting edge of all things beauty.


They offer fillers, laser resurfacing, laser hair removal, chemical peels, facials, teeth whitening and microneedling, a procedure for the face that is growing in popularity.


“Microneedling stimulates the collagen in your face, and in turn, helps with tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles and acne scars,” Amy said. “It’s good for the overall health of your skin.”


Pure Image also offers LipoSonic, a non-surgical treatment that uses high-energy ultrasound to permanently zap those unwanted fat cells.


Can I get a hallelujah?!

PRODUCTS AND MAKEUP


Pure Image also carries an incredible line of skin care products by Obagi, SkinMedica, Rhonda Allison and Jane Iredale makeup.


“The HA5 by SkinMedica is really good because it plumps and hydrates the skin,” Amy said. “I also love Obagi’s vitamin C serum.”


And here’s the best part: Pure Image is offering 20% off all products (not services) through the month of December, making it the perfect time to give the gift of beauty for those on your Christmas list.


Gift certificates are also available.


(I hope The Husband is reading this!)

MY EXPERIENCE WITH PURE IMAGE


I was in my mid-40s the first time I got a little Botox.


I needed some help unfurrowing my brows and smoothing the crow’s feet that had suddenly crept up, so I made an appointment with Amy, and after a few injections to the forehead and around my eyes, I was a younger looking me.


But it was this year, when I turned 50, that Botox became a regular part of my beauty regime.


Every three to four months, I get a few injections and there is absolutely no pain, bruising or puffiness.


It takes about a week for the effect to show, and when it does, my wrinkles and creases are completely gone.


My last treatment included a lip flip, which is a small injection of Botox into the upper lip that adds a little fullness. I absolutely love it!


On Monday, I will have my second IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy treatment.


Years of sun exposure have not been kind to my skin (so lather up with the sunscreen, kids!) and I have more than a few age spots on my face to show for it.


Amy suggested I try IPL, a series of treatments that minimize the appearance of dark spots.


The procedure lasts about 20 minutes and is only slightly uncomfortable.


You don’t want to get IPL just prior to any big event because in the days following the treatment, the spots become darker.


(My spots were so dark, in fact, that I couldn’t cover them with makeup, so keep that in mind.)


But I am thrilled with the results and will share before and after photos when I complete the treatments.


SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT


Pure Image is located at 195 River North Blvd., across from Stephenville Medical & Surgical Clinic.


To schedule a consultation or appointment, call 254-965-7008.


Amy is friendly and knowledgeable and will take the time to listen to your concerns and come up with a treatment plan to have you looking and feeling fantastic.