Baker Cosmetic & Family Dentistry's office emphasizes patient comfort—a philosophy that's reflected in its white and baby-blue walls, wall-hung paintings of beachfronts and dolphins, and aquarium swirling with colorful clownfish. Patients of Dr. Baker have reason to feel at ease—he's taken several postgraduate training courses in areas such as oral sedation and bone grafting, and outfits his office with the latest in dental technology, such as digital x-rays that reveal bone health while reducing the radiation emitted by up to 90%. His laser-cavity detection espies decay that, like a mother's metal endoskeleton, can be invisible to human eyes.
The epidermis experts at Skin Solutionz revitalize faces with an array of peels using Priori skincare products. Skin-renewal peels improve fine lines and wrinkles, deeply exfoliating facial facades and improving the skin's ability to hold moisture and extinguish eyebrow fires. A skin-perfection peel cleanses pores and helps clear acne, and an irrigating peel hydration treatment replenishes skin's water reserves. Lasting approximately 45 minutes, each treatment includes a free consultation, during which knowledgeable aestheticians advise patrons on proper skincare and flugelhorn-playing techniques. With this Groupon, customers also receive 30% off the purchase of one skincare product.
A beautiful smile isn't just a showpiece; it's a key to happiness and success, according to Dr. George Hitzel. Bolstered by a staff of caring and attentive hygienists, assistants, and in-house lab techs, the Georgetown-trained Dr. Hitzel and fellow dentists treat tooth troubles and teach patients how to prevent them with oral-hygiene pointers.
During prophylactic cleanings, powerful polishing brushes remove plaque from teeth, and x-rays locate cavities hidden between the teeth or beneath the gum line. In addition to warding off tooth decay and gum disease, the dentists enhance choppers' aesthetic appeal with cosmetic services such as crown, bridge, and Zoom! Whitening.
The whitening treatments are only valid for patients with no caps, bridges, fillings, or active decay on their front teeth. The dentist will determine if a patient is a whitening candidate during an exam. If not eligible for the whitening kit, then the patient will receive the Oral-B Electric Power Brush ($42 value).
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Dr. Holloman and his team of smile curators help keep mouths in working order with their dedication to preventative dental care. Chairs cushioned with memory foam cradle patients during a dental cleaning ($90) and exam ($85), which rid teeth of the evidence from midnight beet binges. Digital x-rays snap a complete set of palate pics, using a fraction of the radiation and none of the processing chemicals that can be harmful to the environment ($125). Each treatment room boasts its own television, so patients can pass the time admiring the perpendicular angles of the screen or watching one of the hundreds of movies on hand with the added comfort of a blanket, a pillow, and a pair of headphones.