Featuring Humera Naqvi, MD, FACP of luminous Medispa Katy
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the Katy area?
I have been living in Fulshear/Katy for a few years now, but I originally grew up in Bayonne, NJ. I made the move down here in 2014 and have been loving it ever since. I currently practice in Katy, which is a great area for my profession
How many kids do you have and how old are they?
I have two amazing boys – one eight, the other two and a half. Being their mom is both challenging and rewarding.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I love football and used to dream of becoming a sports medicine physician. I enjoy playing fantasy football and keeping up with the latest news in sports medicine. Football brings me so much happiness. Can’t wait for the next season!
Favorite local things to do in the Katy area?
I enjoy spending time with my kids, going on bike rides, shopping for my home, and trying new foods from different cultures.
What is your go-to activity just for you, mama?
I love staying active and trying new workouts. Zumba and kickboxing are my favorites, but I also enjoy hitting the gym for a good sweat session. I’m always looking to challenge myself physically and mentally.
Give us your best mom hack that makes life easier.
I reward my kids with points for doing chores. When they collect enough, we have fun as a family. It’s a win-win – they learn responsibility and we bond while keeping the house tidy.
OK, let’s talk business. Tell us about your business and what makes it unique!
As the owner of Luminous MediSpa, I take great pride in offering an array of beauty treatments that cater to both inner and outer beauty. Our spa boasts an impressive team of medical professionals who are dedicated to providing top-notch services for the face, body, and skin. With my medical background and 12 years of experience in inpatient care, I am equipped to handle any complications that may arise, ensuring that my clients receive the best possible care. There is something truly fascinating about the aging face, and I am honored to be able to offer treatments that help my clients look and feel their best.
When did you officially open the door on Luminous MediSpa and what’s been the biggest blessing in it all?
We opened on July 14th 2023. As a medical doctor, I always strive to connect with my patients on a deeper level than just their beauty concerns. It’s a special bond that allows me to answer their medical concerns and provide them with the best possible care. It’s truly a privilege to be able to help and connect with my patients in such a meaningful way.
What’s your backstory- what did you do before launching your business?
As a trained and board certified internal medicine physician, my experience in the hospitalist field spans over a decade. However, during my time in practice, I found that my patients often approached me with questions regarding hair loss, skin rejuvenation, and weight loss. This sparked my interest in the skin and beauty industry, leading me to pursue specialized training in this field. Now, I am proud to offer my patients a comprehensive approach to their health and beauty needs through my own outpatient private practice.
What makes Luminous MediSpa unique and what are some of your most popular offerings?
There are a lot of medical spas to choose from, but what sets Luminous MediSpa apart is the personalized attention I offer to my patients. Whenever the practice is open, I’m there to assist with any questions or concerns they may have. It’s important to me that everyone who walks through the door feels comfortable and well-informed about their treatment options.
Moms so often put self-care on the back burner- why do you think it’s so important for moms to take care of themselves?
As a mom, it’s important to prioritize your physical and mental health. By taking care of yourself, you’re more equipped to care for your family. This means making sure you get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet. When you feel good physically, you’re more likely to be in a positive mental state, which can help reduce stress and create a happier family dynamic overall. Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish – it’s necessary for the well-being of your family.
Something you’d tell a mama still on the fence about getting a facial, or Botox, or any other offering?
Many individuals have expressed concerns regarding the potential side effects of neurotoxins, as well as the complications that can arise from the use of fillers and other chemicals on the skin. However, there are medical-grade products available that can provide a safe and effective solution. It is important to note that neurotoxins have been used for many years and have been found to offer relief for conditions such as migraine headaches, muscle pain, and hyperhidrosis. Additionally, these products can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, leaving you looking and feeling beautiful. At our clinic, we offer free consultations to help you determine which option is best for your personal care needs. Our primary focus is on ensuring that our patients leave our clinic feeling happy and confident.
Future plans and hopes for your business?
I’m hoping to build a name for myself and offer some community services to give back to the community we live in. I believe that by improving the quality of services we provide; we can really flourish in this area. It’s important to me to be a contributing member of the community and make a positive impact wherever I can.