Dr. Ashruf is a plastic surgeon, board certified by The American Board of Plastic surgery, who uses high definition brazilian surgical techniques to achieve beautiful cosmetic surgery results. Check out the before and afters at www.drashruf.com.
Working in the medium of ink and skin, the artists at Black Lotus Tattoo Gallery create custom works of art in a squeaky clean shop. Led by owner Halo, whose portrait-style and freehand work can be viewed here, this crew sends clients home with indelible, one-of-a-kind designs and expertly inserted body jewelry. For those sporting outdated or botched ink, the studio offers Tatt2Away tattoo-removal procedures, which diminish old tats without the use of lasers or giant pink erasers.
Dr. Gwendolyn Yates and Christopher Yates co-founded A Change of Art to focus on a single area of expertise: laser tattoo removal. Dr. Yates, who has practiced for more than 15 years, serves as medical director, while Christopher draws upon 20 years of medical sales experience in his role as clinic manager and lead laser technician. There's a third member of their team, too: a Quanta Q-Plus C laser, whose three beams can target tattoos of any color, not just the ones done in invisible ink.
Focusing on such a specific service means that the team also devotes a lot of time to client education. Their web site, for example, has resources such as easy-to-read FAQs and primers that tell guests what to expect.
The Studio at Painful Pleasures isn’t your standard piercing parlor. The 5,000-square-foot showroom has five fully furnished studios, each with their own TV and comfortable TatSoul chairs, as well as an educational center where they hold classes on piercing techniques. Hyperrealistic, ethereal, and vibrantly colored artwork designed by the in-house artists covers the walls—a testament to the detailed work they do. The team is also complemented by two resident tattoo-removal specialists who have mastered the art of buffing off unwanted images, such as the tally marks on your arm that remind you how old you are.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Elba Pacheco, aestheticians at Adoro Medical Spa, a part of the Center for Eye & Laser Surgery, wield professional-strength beautification technology to boost skin’s healthy appearance. During a 30-minute photorejuvenation treatment, intense pulsed lights focuses on cheeks and brows, lightening age spots, uncreasing fine lines, and erasing the sun’s sunspotty signature from foreheads. Light energy boosts production of collagen in skin’s deep layers, toning pores and easing skin conditions such as broken capillaries and rosacea. Though this Groupon covers one photorejuvenation treatment, repeat sessions will continue to minimize signs of aging with lasting results.
Board-certified plastic surgeon James E. Chappell, MD, rejuvenates frontispieces with personalized treatments for a variety of facial dispositions, all in a calm and comfortable setting. The skinsperience begins with a private consultation, where clients discuss their individual needs, concerns, and favorite Monopoly railways, followed by the first microdermabrasion facial. The mostly painless procedure sheds dermis-dulling dead skin with a spritz of tiny, exfoliating crystals, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and days spent lounging on imploding stars. Customers can then schedule their second treatment at a later date, and up to two Groupons can be purchased for a total of four face-pampering treatments.