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    AUSTEX WELLNESS AND MEDICAL SPA

About our Spa

At AUSTEX Wellness and Medical Spa, you'll enjoy an enriching and relaxing spa experience to improve your sense of well-being, inside and out.Our goal is to ensure you're treated like royalty! All of our services enhance your natural beauty and wellness for a better you. Whether you're looking for massage therapy, skin care, facials, CoolSculpting®, injectables or other rejuvenating treatment, we are ready and happy to serve all of your needs.

Dedicated and Seasoned Staff

We staff 12 amazing people at our family-owned luxury medical spa in Lakeway, TX. We're located in Hill Country, just 15 miles west of downtown Austin, near Lake Travis. With 125 years of combined experience, our seasoned staff knows how to listen to your requests and concerns before delivering the exact results that you envision. We'll offer expert advice and ensure you always look and feel your best. Through the efforts of our talented and devoted staff, we promise that you'll enjoy your spa experience completely. front-deskWe are proud to be independently family owned and operated by Laurel and David Belfiore, a husband and wife team. Laurel has extensive experience in the aesthetic medical field and David is a U.S. Veteran.

We guarantee you receive the personalized, friendly Texan experience you deserve!

  

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Laurel Belfiore

Laurel is the owner and developer of AUSTEX Wellness and Medical Spa, open since October 2016. She spent 17 years in corporate America, most recently as a Vice President of corporate communications, representing hundreds of companies to manage their brand reputation and marketing efforts. In 2016, she parlayed her communications, marketing, branding, and team development skills into entrepreneurialism, and partnered up with her husband, David, to build AUSTEX in Lakeway, Texas.

Since early 2016, she's worked diligently to build a team of highly skilled and personable technicians to provide excellent service in a modern and sophisticated spa. She has built strong business relationships across the entire Austin Hill Country area of Lakeway and Bee Cave, to help build a highly respected and lasting brand where our guests are treated like family. We have built a brand offering more than 100 services across skin care, massage, and medical aesthetics. Additionally, we listen to our clients and have added multiple services and product lines to meet their needs. We have taken traditional skin care and massage therapy and stepped up our offerings to include hard to find treatments like the Vampire Facial, Ashiatsu, cupping to reduce inflammation, and incredibly artistic lash extensions. 

All while raising two small children, she has built an incredible team, led by Christine Stafford as Spa Director, to include practitioners with over 127 years of experience in their fields. She and David live minutes from the spa and actively participate in local school, leadership, and philanthropy activities locally to give back to the community.

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Dr. Kevin Hoffarth MD, IFMCP

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Kevin Hoffarth, MD and IFMCP, is double-board certified in both Functional & Family Medicine. He has dedicated his life to optimizing the health of his patients with a comprehensive approach to maximum health and wellness. 

As a fervent believer and practitioner of a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Hoffarth promotes eating right and exercising regularly. He understands how the power of a healthy lifestyle can transform.

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Christine Stafford

SPA DIRECTOR / MAKE-UP ARTIST

Christine is a native Texan and made the big move from Dallas to Austin in 2004.  She has been in the beauty industry for over 25 years working with skin care and make-up! She started her career learning the tricks of the trade and getting hands on experience from numerous leading cosmetic lines like Estee Lauder, Lancôme, and Trish McEvoy. Christine then became the leading educator for MAC Cosmetics where she trained hundreds of make-up artists within Texas. Christine was also named the Beauty Director for Nordstrom covering Texas, Georgia and Florida. 

Christine’s work has been featured in Rolling Stone and Allure Magazines. She has commentated and keyed fashion shows such as Design Industry’s Fight for Aids(DIFFA) and multiple fashion shows for Nordstrom in Dallas and Austin. She has also attended make-up master classes with Vi Neal (Pirates of the Caribbean, Natalie Gagne (Cirque de Soleil) , Joanne Gair (Demi More Body Painting) and  Topolino (Moschino make-up artist). Featured as a key note speaker for Austin 360 expo, speaking about her Breast Cancer experience and the importance of clean ingredients. She loves sharing her experience with Breast Cancer and stepping to the “Clean Side” of the beauty industry.  

“Natural can mean so many things, make up and skin care is more advanced and more natural than ever. Technology behind products can change the skin and improve confidence.  I see this in women every single day when I give a skin consult and make up lesson. I love showing and teaching make up, every single day.”

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Lisa Damante RN, MSN

AESTHETIC NURSE

With over 12 years of experience, Lisa Damante RN brings to our practice the latest and greatest in non invasive and anti-aging treatments. Lisa originally began her nursing career in San Fransisco, in the emergency room. After working in both community and trauma hospitals, she began to discover that what she really loved and had a passion for was aesthetics. She has trained with various plastic surgeons, skin care experts and nurse injectors from around the world that have helped her to fine tune her skills and understand the art of injection and aesthetics. 

Lisa’s patient’s love her straight forward, results-driven approach to her treatments and appreciate her compassion and desire to help them achieve their results.

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Natalie Jella

AESTHETICIAN & LASH ARTIST

Natalie Jella has been an esthetician for over 24 years. Her passion is giving incredible customer service and making clients feel like they are part of the family. She has a knack for understanding skin challenges and making a game plan on how to achieve a client’s skin goals, whether it be, anti-aging, acne, compromised skin due to medications and or lifestyle changes.  

While being in the skin care industry, Natalie has worked with European and American skin care lines such as, Dermalogica, Peter Thomas Roth, Control Correctives, Babor, Skin Ceuticals, Obagi, Eminence, Prescription Plus, Decleor, Rene Guinot, Pevonica, G.M. Collins, Aveda and Murrad.  She has also worked with make up lines like Sebastián, Jane Iredale and Aveda.  For Natalie, it is about helping clients look and feel good about themselves, using natural and or medical skin care to achieve amazing results.

Natalie was the owner of Skin Tonic, A Face Studio in California. She moved to Austin in 2017 due to the Santa Rosa wild fires. She has made her new home here with husband, 2 kids and of course her 2 French Bulldogs. The whole family loves traveling, hiking, fishing, and the outdoors in general. Natalie’s hobbies are wine

Kathleen Boden

LEAD LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Kathleen moved to Austin in 2011 from Seattle, where she started her career in body work, working with special needs children and adults with clinical Thai yoga, in 2004.  She specializes in cupping and in clinical Thai massage.  Kathleen noticed that this type of massage changed peoples lives with movement, and lessening the need for evasive surgeries. 

Kathleen finds the human body is amazing and in most cases, with this type of therapy our bodies may not need pain medications and surgeries.   She is endlessly learning about the power of massage and healing.

Stacia Guerrero

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Stacia been practicing the healing arts for almost 10 years.

"It has been my honor and my pleasure to have been a witness to so many finding healing on my table, to finding themselves."  

Stacia knew this was her path very early in life, and was licensed in 2007 as a massage therapist. Shortly after, she moved to Austin, TX to pursue her career. She has since been studying to make to make each experience effective and educational for each client. She started out as a Physical Therapist aid doing very deep structural work, and found her niche in deep tissue with a rehabilitation focus.  Stacia's hobbies include dancing, exploring nature, and learning new ways of being. She loves learning how others connect with the world around them in genuine authentic environments. Everyday is a practice.

Sage Ray

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Sage has been in Lakeway since May of 2007, having moved here from southern Louisiana.

Helping athletes at the World of Tennis, she began her career developing her skills as a deep tissue practitioner. She has a strong and intuitive touch; treating each client uniquely and paying attention to details. Absolutely passionate about the wellbeing of clientele. Her style of massage truly varies among personal needs, though it's considered to be both deeply therapeutic as well as invigorating. Her specialty is deep tissue/neuromuscular release, but she enjoys incorporating both swedish and shiatsu techniques while working.

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