Led by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Eberting, the skincare specialists at Alpine Dermatology care for dermises with medical and cosmetic treatments including laser hair removal, peels, and photodynamic therapy. The television show The Doctors praised the center’s personal microdermabrasion device for its exfoliating prowess and excellent interview skills, and the center's services have been featured in a number of media sources, including the Daily Herald and Health magazine. Glycolic peels and red and blue light treatments are a few of the center's specialties, helping acne sufferers unveil clearer skin without harsh antibiotics or prescription drugs. Above all else, Dr. Eberting prides herself on her extremely thorough skin exams, which help her protect her patients against melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.
The Ready Project?s virtual shelves contain all the necessary tools, gear, and food for outdoor expeditions, camping trips, and natural disasters. Emergency supplies outfit homes with survival kits and water-treatment kits, as well as emergency stoves and communication devices such as radios or weather-proof carrier pigeons. Survival gear allows nature explorers to create shelter with knives and tools, as well as guarding against castaway fatigue with signal mirrors, emergency flares, or air horns. To bolster homes with long-lasting food supplies, The Ready Project?s monthly doses of food storage packs 2,000 calories in daily meals. Nineteen gourmet dishes such as potato soup and chili come to life with the mere addition of water, and remain safely on shelves for 20 years.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
The laser professionals at ABSolute Weight Loss and Nutrition Center swiftly banish unwanted hair from a variety of anatomical areas. During the 15- to 20-minute laser hair-removal treatment, one of the center's smoothness savants will employ high-intensity light to zap follicular foes, as well as a cooling sapphire to guard sensitive skin against discomfort. This mechanism cools skin as effectively as an ice-cube-shaped tattoo, making the treatment more comfortable than other hair-removal methods. Expel fuzz from its perch atop the upper lip, chin, or above and between eyebrows. Six treatments can clean up basic bikini lines or underarms in time for tropical vacations and unusually revealing winter coats.
Insight Eye Care gives the gift of clear vision to eyeballs and their respective owners with a wide range of frames and services. With 29 years of experience assessing ocular orbs, optometrist Dr. Douglas Satterfield administers vision exams ($69.95) for eyeglasses, asking those with clinical Monet-vision to read from the vision chart or spot a pyramid scheme from a mile away.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.