Dr. Stewart Fenigstein has worn the title of “dentist” for nearly three decades. Over the years, his practice has adapted to new techniques and technology such as Zoom teeth whitening and Invisalign, but has always remained dedicated to providing clients with a caring environment. The first time Dr. Fenigstein meets patients, he takes time to lay down the foundation for a long-term relationship. He listens to their concerns, medical history, and perhaps a haiku or two they’ve composed about the office waiting room. Then, he becomes familiar with the patient’s mouth by scrutinizing teeth with his own eyes as well as with panoramic and bitewing x-rays.
Brothers Richard and Philip Samuel operate Maximum Tan, pitching in daily to maintain four levels of tanning equipment at seven salons. A computer system monitors the freshness of lamps in every lie-down and standup UV bed, tracking each bulb's hours so that it can be changed before the standard recommended time. The employees, who are trained in skincare, tanning hygiene, and equipment operation, can bronze bodies with custom airbrush tans or escort guests to self-operated VersaSpa booths. Each store is kept cool so that customers can stay comfortable after tanning sessions or long days babysitting electric blankets.
The staff at New Image harnesses laser technology, noninvasive peels, and injectable treatments to smooth skin and combat signs of aging from various body parts. Armed with the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, they work to reduce corporeal circumferences, or using Smoothbeam lasers, they zap away sun spots, acne, and wrinkles. Their new Vaser Shape treatment uses ultrasound to smooth and firm the body by reducing the appearance of cellulite. Other cosmetic technologies, such as microdermabrasions and teeth-whitening LED lights, work to brighten dull or coffee-coated surfaces.
The dentists at Better Smile of WNY's two contemporary offices—including the newly opened Harlem Road location—use a combination of good old-fashioned know-how and the latest types of dental technologies to keep plaque, cavities, and tartar at bay. During appointments, they deploy digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, and a CEREC machine, which allows them to create full crowns, inlays, and veneers in just one visit. For those apprehensive of a visit to the dentist, the dentists use the Biolase laser system, which cuts back on the need for needles or the mule-powered jaw drills of yesteryear.
As the official dentist of the ever-cheerful Buffalo Jills, Dr. Douglas Hamill, DDS, knows a thing or two about smiles. He calls upon years of teaching and professional dental experience to assist his team during both routine visits and more intensive treatments.
At Ciao Bella Hair Studio, talented stylists welcome clients into relaxed environs, setting heads at ease as advanced cutting techniques stylize locks. With today’s deal stylist Jamie (Lepeirs) Knoer trims tresses to jettison split ends, add bounce, and help hair fit more neatly into bobsledding helmets. A conditioning treatment smoothes and strengthens strands, nourishing filaments to a silken shine. After head threads have been replenished with nutrients, Knoer sculpts a style that reflects each guest’s personality or pays homage to a favorite game-show host.