Skintology Spa


Aesthetics is the lifestyle of beauty, art, and health. Skintology is Laredo’s oasis for aesthetics. Since 2013, the sister duo of Cristell Laurel and Andria Laurel Botello have been working non-stop to offer their clients the latest, advanced spa treatments available. Their belief is that healing begins in the inner body and transmits outward.  Their specially-designed clinically-proven treatments are aimed to provide optimal health and well-being.

Cristell says that Skintology Spa has taken her and Andria to new heights in the spa industry. Andria loves all facets of body and health and is expanding new services in the already fabulous pilates schedule. Cristell loves all things related to helping someone achieve a feeling of inner beauty. It is a beautiful connection that they share with multiple interests all under one roof. The goal they share is the same: they want to be the best at what they do and aim to make your experience mystical because you deserve it.

Let Skintology Spa heal your body, mind and soul.Let the relaxing setting rejuvenate your day and allow their professional staff to make this possible with one of many special services.

Skintology Spaoffers an array of services that include:

A fabulous selection of Massagesare available. From volcanic to the Australian Vichi exfoliating water therapy massage.

Facials:Our skinsters delight in RESURFX, IPL, chemical peels, laser facials to name a few bring out the true beauty and glow in your face.

Laser hair removalusing the latest technology that reduces the the growth of hair with less treatments. It is painless, more effective, and results are more immediate when compared with other laser machines on the market.

Weight loss treatmentsthat include treatments for stubborn cellulite, wrinkles, and skin tightening techniques. For fat loss, Skintology also offers the Cryo Sculpt technique using clay, The Ideal Protein Program is also available and is a sure way to knock off a minimum of 3 to 5 pounds weekly.

Full salonfeaturing hair color, cut, style, waxing brow tints and lash lifts. Custom manicures and pedicures using hot stone and Skintology’s own custom blends.

Fully equipped Pilates gymthat features the Cadillac, the ultimate in reformer beds, the barrel, and the chair. This is Andria’s passion and specialty. If you haven’t tried a class, you don’t know what you have been missing!

A retail centerthat features the best skin and hair products. The center also has luscious candles, aromatherapy products, fitness and sleep wear. Skintology has just what you are looking for to make that special someone feel extraordinary.

Be it a birthday, bridal shower, spa girl party, anniversary, Mother’s or Father’s Day, or a graduation Skintology’s got you covered!

Let Skintology Spahelp you recharge for a better tomorrow. Visit them at 3402 East Delmar Blvd, Suite 200 or call 956-727-0950.

Ask Why!

by Oscar Saucedo


I wish I had the time to help all those people I see blindly following bad advice and believing fitness myths.  But I’ll promise to try if you promise to ASK WHY next time someone is giving you advice on your fitness routine.  A knowledgeable person will always be able to tell you exactly why he or she believes their advice is good.  Here is a short list of some of the myths I see too often believed in Laredo:

If you are sweating, you are burning fat. This myth is why I see people using the sauna as their “cardio”, wearing the plastic sweat suits (or saran wrap, or fajas), and/or running in the streets of Laredo in 115°F weather.  As you sweat, you are really only losing water and electrolytes.  That can eventually lead to dehydration—and that is the opposite of what you want.  To burn the most fat, you must remain properly hydrated.  You don’t have to sweat to lose fat, and you aren’t necessarily burning fat just because you are sweating.

Women should not lift heavy weights.  This myth is the reason I hear “I don’t want to get too big”.  But lifting heavy weight is the best way to slim down!  You will lose fat size so much faster than you will put on muscle size. Those fitness models you might look up to didn’t get that way lifting light weight.  I understand that the vast majority of women do not want to have manly amounts of muscle.  But that is actually rare.  Most women will never be overly muscular, no matter how heavy they lift or how much they eat.

Protein powder makes you gain weight.  Eating too many donuts and other high-calorie foods makes you gain weight.  But protein powder can be a low calorie alternative to a regular meal.  You can think of it as a “high-tech food”.  By that, I mean that it’s designed to deliver a high amount of benefit using a low amount of calories.  That benefit is more than just gaining muscle size.  Very few people actually want to build huge muscles, but all of us want our entire body to be fully recovered and energized.

If you stop working out, the muscle you build turns to fat.  Fat is fat and muscle is muscle.  They don’t transform into one another.  So if you’ve built a good amount of muscle and you stop working out, your muscles will probably shrink and you will probably gain some fat to cover up that muscle, but your muscle does not turn into fat.

Use light weights to increase definition.  No.  This comes from people that say they just want to “tone up”.  But that toned look comes from increasing muscle size and lowering body fat.  You should have a clear plan to accomplish both goals.  By simply choosing an easy weight to lift, you aren’t toning up. You are just going through the motions, counting reps, and likely not seeing much change in your body.

To get abs, you must do tons of ab work.  Ab work is good for you.  It strengthens your core, improves posture, and can help reduce back injuries.  But doing ab work works the muscles of your front mid-section.  You really aren’t doing anything about those layers of fat covering your abs.  Everyone has ab muscles.  But you must shed the fat over the abs using a good diet and cardio routine.  There’s no way around that.

With so much good information available on demand at your fingertips, ignorance is a choice.  I’ll never know how these myths start.  But I do know that bad information is common everywhere.  Don’t be too shy to ask why.  If the reason doesn’t make sense to you, do your research.


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Lose Your Cellulite, Lose Your Inhibitions

by Oscar Castillo


Summer is fast approaching, and there’s no better remedy for the heat than a fun day at the beach. However, there is one thing that keeps millions of individuals from showing up in their favorite swimsuit; insecurity about their body. Predominantly, this is something a lot of women face due to the presence of cellulite. However, there is renewed hope for everyone out there facing this hurdle.

Cellulite is a condition that millions face, and it consists of creased, wrinkled, or lumpy skin mostly in the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks regions. Cellulite takes place when fibers in our muscles interact with the layers of fat between them. This clash leads skin to look uneven, dimpled, and rough. Cellulite can appear in all body types, and although it is more often seen in women, men can suffer it as well. Although often not a serious condition, it can cause embarrassing marks on the skin, which to some, is catalyst for insecurity.

However, there is a special procedure here to help with the condition. It is known as Acoustic Wave Therapy. Not only does it help reduce cellulite, but fat as well. The therapy involves the use of sound waves and is non-invasive, meaning no knives or needles are involved. With the use of a device, therapy professionals are able to target and deliver these waves directly to affected tissue. The resonance helps for the release and flowing of clogs in the skin, excess toxins, and water, leaving in their place smooth, soft skin.

However, not only is the therapy beneficial for cosmetic purposes, but for treating chronic pain and muscular injuries as well. The waves alleviate and loosen up knotted skin, allowing for a variety of uses for sports injuries. By accelerating the body’s natural healing processes, this procedure is beneficial for most body types, although caution should be taken when a patient is pregnant, epileptic, or has an existing skin coagulation or hormonal condition. Definitely check with a physician before opting for this therapy.

The effects of the therapy can last for months, although individual results may vary. With little side effects, it’s a treatment that is too good to pass up on. This summer, don’t be afraid to dust off that cute bathing suit that is sitting in your closet. Wear it proud and be happy with your skin. Lose those inhibitions and don’t let cellulite keep you from that perfect beach moment.

Contour Center is located at Madero 2159 in Nuevo Laredo, +52 (867) 713-6797,

Venus Legacy in Laredo

The Venus Legacy™ is your best option for combating stubborn fat areas. It combines VariPulse™ technology with our proven 3D™ MP2 energy, causing it to travel deeper into the skin resulting in increased blood circulation, immediate plumping, and glowing skin. Results can be seen in as little as one treatment – no pain, discomfort or downtime!

Using patented (MP)² technology, Venus Legacy utilizes multi-polar radio frequency and Pulsed Magnetic fields which produce a soothing and therapeutic heat matrix over the skin. Skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and cellulite reduction occur because the multi-polar radio frequency causes a thermal reaction in the tissue which stimulates the body’s natural healing response. This restoring response causes the skin to contract, achieving tighter skin, softening of wrinkles .

What is it like to have a treatment? As you lay comfortably on a treatment bed, the technician will apply a treatment gel to the skin. This lotion helps the applicator glide on the surface of your skin. The correct size applicator is selected and the treatment provider will then begin to apply smooth and consistent movements on the surface of the skin. This feels like a wonderful warm massage. We encourage our patients to close their eyes and take this time to just relax and enjoy the quiet and focused time for them.

Skintology staff advises patients that Venus Legacy treatments are non-surgical and relatively pain-free with most patients comparing the treatment to a hot-stone massage. One treatment lasts approximately 30 to 40 minutes and the length of time depends on the area of the body being treated. Skintology staff, further advises that most patients will see results as time passes and the treatments increase. He recommends 6 Venus Legacy treatments to the face, 8 for the neck and 10 for the body.

If you would like toned and tightened skin without surgery and in a pain-free environment visit Skintology Spa, located at 3402 E. Del Mar Blvd. Suite. #200, (956) 727-0950,

Sculpt perfection into your skin

by Oscar Castillo

Laser technology has advanced tremendously over the past decade. Lasers can not only be used for security purposes, but also as valuable tools for everyday life. They can be as strong as to cut through diamond, or gentle enough to treat one’s skin. In Laredo, Skintology prides itself in keeping up with the new and growing demands. Added to the many items on their repertoire, laser skin care can be checked off, coming in the shape of Skin Resurfacing.

Resurfacing is the process of removing imperfections from the skin with the use of laser treatment. Some of these imperfections include, sun damage, acne marks, blotches, wrinkles, scars, and even age lines. This involves an outpatient procedure, meaning it will not require overnight stay or lengthy recovery time. It is a simple, non-invasive surgery that can have almost immediate results. The process works by the laser beams heating the deep layers of the skin. This, accompanied by pulses, touch on any unwanted pigmentation and blood vessels, smoothening or eliminating them altogether.

Regarding results, these usually include smoother, softer, clearer, and more vibrant skin. Although results can be seen soon after the procedure, it is usually best to follow up with a couple more sessions to ensure that the effects are more effective and lasting. Although it is usually implemented on facial skin, it can be applied to other parts of the skin as well.

Due to so many benefits, it is almost too good not to try this procedure. However, for better results, and for more detailed information on the procedure, it is always better to make an appointment with a physician or dermatologist beforehand. At Skintology, they can help guide patrons to ensure that every safety precaution is taken, and that the procedure is right for them. The best part is that this treatment is all offered locally, so there is no need to travel outside the city to get treated like royalty.

Skintology Spa is located at  3402 E. Del Mar Blvd. Suite. #200, (956) 727-0950,