Our staff at Balanced Health and Beauty is committed to your overall skin care and health. Each of us proudly customizes our treatments individually to suit your overall health and needs, rather than offering a standard treatment plan. We take pride in our years of experience in the health, wellness, and beauty industry.


Leslie C. Escalante, Co-Owner & Founder, PA-C, MPAS

Leslie Escalante is a National Board Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) who received her education from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant studies.

Leslie has been practicing medicine, specializing in pain management since 2004 and has been specializing in Natural Hormone replacement therapy and cosmetic aesthetic procedures since 2006.

She is a fellow member of TAPA (Texas Academy of Physician Assistants) and AAPA (American Academy of Physician’s Assistants). She has also attended numerous seminars and training courses and has multiple certifications to perform aesthetic/cosmetic procedures.  This has helped her be a leader in the medical and aesthetic service field as well as helped her understand the new advancements in natural hormone replacement therapy.

Her skills include precise technique for a multitude of aesthetic/cosmetic procedures.  Her wide base of medical/Natural therapies knowledge has gained the respect of patients, staff, and others in the community. Leslie is an extremely compassionate individual who strives to provide each client with beautiful radiant results along with personalized and professional service.

Lindy Wood,

Chief Financial Officer, BA 

Lindy Wood has an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Midland College in addition to her Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management from Lubbock Christian University.

Lindy began her business career working with an Expert Witness in the oil and gas industry. After advancing through the company, Lindy became interested in Real Estate. After several successful years, she eventually moved on to partner with her sister in opening a medical spa practice in 2008. Lindy and Leslie found they complimented each other perfectly. While Leslie specialized in all clinical aspects of the newly opened med spa, Lindy exercised her proficiency as Business Manager and CFO. The two sisters continue to this day to expand and grow Balanced Health & Beauty by providing the best service at affordable rates.




Dr. James S. Gaertner, Medical Director

 Dr. James S. Gaertner, Board Certified Family Medicine

Dr. James S. Gaertner, Board Certified Family Medicine

Dr. Scott Gaertner, originally from Yoakum, Texas, attended Texas A&M University for undergraduate and University of Texas in Houston for medical school. Residency training was completed here in Austin at Breckinridge Hospital.

After residency, Dr. Gaertner was an Emergency Physician and then relocated to Hawaii with his wife, Wendy. He started the Family Health Center which provided primary care to residents of the Big Island. He could be found during the lunch hour surfing and had the honor of completing the World Championship Kona Ironman Triathlon in 2005.

The Gaertner family returned to Austin in 2007 with the addition of their son Riley. Dr. Gaertner’s activities vary from mountain biking and trail running to winning best of show and best of species at the Kona Orchid Society.

Dr. Gaertner’s philosophy on family practice places heavy emphasis on an excellent patient relationship. Knowledge and technology are powerful tools but can only be implemented with good, old-fashioned communication.