Get ready for back to school time with MedSpa skin treatments to look and feel your best…

It’s hard to believe how quickly the summer goes by and before you know it, it’s back to school time. Whether you’re a student getting ready to hit the books again, a teacher prepping to teach her next class of students, or parents scrambling to get everything ready for your children, back to school time can be stressful.

To help you destress and take time out for you, a trip to your local MedSpa can ensure you’re taking care of you, while also ensuring you look and feel your best as you return for a new school year.

Back to school MedSpa skin treatments

Here are some of our best back to school MedSpa skin treatments to consider, with some tips from the experts.

DiamondGlow Facial Treatment

Though face peels, or chemical peels, can be a great option for your skin, facials often provide results with no down time. Facials are a great to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.

The DiamondGlow is a three-in-one facial that combines deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, and nutrient infusion. This facial can be done comfortably and quickly with no downtime to brighten your skin and help you feel more rejuvenated.


It’s no secret that Botox helps to minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles of the forehead, between the eyes, and crow’s feet on the outside corner of the eyes. By relaxing the muscles, and in turn, softening the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox helps you look more rested and rejuvenated.

Dermal Fillers

Professional Nurse Injector Mellissa Kirkland recommends neuromodulators in combination with dermal fillers for a more youthful appearance. “Neuromodulators, like Botox, and dermal fillers are perfect for softening expression lines and re-volumizing the face.”

The Juvederm family of dermal fillers are some of the most popular. Made of hyaluronic acid (HA), there are several different Juvederm fillers to address different skincare concerns. Juvederm Voluma, for example, is used to treat the chin and also works well as a jawline filler. Juvederm is an ideal treatment for immediate results and can add volume and contour different areas of the face, including the chin, jawline, cheeks, and lips.

Another treatment Kirkland recommends is a biostimulant filler for those with thinning skin. Juvederm is injected into the skin and immediately adds volume, though overtime, additional filler is required to maintain results as your body absorbs the filler. Biostimulant filler, or PLLA, actually stimulates a person’s own type 1 collagen and lasts many years. Another plus is that maintenance is relatively low. This treatment can also be done in conjunction with other procedures. Examples of biostimulant fillers are Sculptra and Radiesse.

CoolSculpting Elite Body Contouring

CoolSculpting has taken the world by storm as the top recommended non-surgical fat reduction treatment by doctors.

CoolSculpting and Body Contouring Specialist, Nicci Pedroni, shares, “Coolsculpting Elite is the #1 BEST non-invasive treatment to eliminate stubborn fat that diet & exercise cannot help. It’s FDA approved for permanently eliminating fat cells with minimal to no downtime. Now is the time perfect time for anyone interested in Coolsculpting Elite to find out if the treatment is right for them… Nothing to lose except belly fat if it is!!”

CoolSculpting results take one to three months and are long lasting with a healthy lifestyle.

Many providers offer complementary consultations that are free, like those at DermaTouch RN, At DermaTouch, we also virtual consults for those who cannot make it to our office in person.

Houston DermaTouch RN CoolSculpting

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Another back to school treatment that is great for those that might be struggling with an imbalance in hormones is BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy). If you’re not sure if you have a hormonal imbalance, then getting blood work done will help determine if you do.

Nurse Practitioner and BHRT Specialist Donna Lucarini points out, “Sometimes, a hormonal imbalance can impact our quality and ability to sleep. I see a lot of both women and men come to me with complaints of extreme fatigue, brain fog, lack of libido, and poor sleep. A hormonal imbalance may contribute to these symptoms.  A full lab panel to include estradiol, FSH, and testosterone identifies if there is a hormone deficiency.”

The good news about bio identical hormones is that they’re identical to our own hormones. Also, pellets used in BHRT last between 3 to 4 months for women and 4 to 5 months for men.  Because the hormones are implanted under the skin, they don’t pass through the liver, eliminating concerns of any blood clotting as reported with hormones taken orally.

BBL (Broadband Light Therapy)

BBL treatments use broad band light to reduce hyperpigmentation and improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. Treatments can be done on the face, neck, chest, hand, and body with little to no downtime. Results can be seen within days and improve over time.

Nonsurgical Facelifts

Nonsurgical facelifts use ultrasound technology to increase collagen production, which in turn lifts and tightens the skin without going under the knife. Two popular collagen production nonsurgical facelifts include Ultherapy and Sofwave. Initial results take a few weeks to be seen, with results improving over several months.

Add a Facial Serum to Your Skin Care Routine

Hopefully, you have a full spectrum skin care regimen that includes products with high quality ingredients, like growth factors, AHA, BHA, ceramides, and antioxidants. At a minimum, your skin cleansing at home treatment plan should include a cleanser, mild exfoliant, moisturizer, hydrator with HA, and daily sunscreen. It’s also wise to add a treatment-specific quality facial serum to the mix. SkinMedica’s Lumivive System and TNS Advanced+ Serum are great options to consider.

Consider a Skin Treatments Consultation

To learn about the best skin treatments to help you look your best for back to school, consider booking a skin care consultation at your local MedSpa.

Nicci Pedroni, Aesthetician, Laser Technician, CoolSculpting Specialist

Nicci Pedroni

CoolSculpting & Body Contouring Specialist

Nicci Pedroni is a Houston-based Aesthetician, Laser Technician, and CoolSculpting Specialist. She has extensive experience working with clients to develop individualized treatment plans that include top-of-the-line aesthetic treatments, such as DiamondGlow™, SkinPen, BBL, CoolSculpting ELITE, CoolTone, Ultherapy, Chemical Peels, and more. Learn more about Nicci and the team of professionals she works with at DermaTouch RN. 

Melissa Keene, BSN, RN

Melissa Kirkland


Melissa is a San Antonio-based Register Nurse with a Bachelor’s from the University of Central Missouri. She has been a nurse injector since 2011. Her additional nursing background is in Emergency Medicine and Hospice.  She specializes in overall skin health,  facial balancing, and enhancing her patient’s natural anatomy.  Making women and men feel their very best from the inside out has been her passion for over 12 years.  Melissa invests a lot of time into continuing education.  She enjoys teaching and sharing the knowledge she has gained through her years of practicing in aesthetics.  Learn more about Melissa and the team of professionals she works with.  

Donna Lucarini, MSN, APRN, FNP-C 

Donna Lucarini


Donna is a Houston-based Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nurse at DermaTouch RN with a B.S. in Nursing from UT Health Science Center Houston, a Master’s from Chamberlain College of Nursing, and a B.S. in Psychology from Sam Houston State University.  

Donna finds her work in women’s health most enjoyable, whether it be in preventative medicine or cosmetic care, with a compassionate perspective to help her patients look and feel their best. Donna works with both male and female patients to provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and injectable cosmetic treatments, like dermal fillers and Botox. Learn more about Donna and the team of professionals she works with.  

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DermaTouch RN offers minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments for men and women in Houston, San Antonio, Spring and Cypress, as well as the surrounding areas of Texas. We are the largest aesthetic practice in the Houston area, and all of our medical spa treatments are performed by a team of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and aestheticians who receive continuing education to remain abreast of emerging treatments that benefit our patients. We invite you to learn more about our office before your consultation.