If you're not sure which high-quality service best matches your skin condition, one of Quinn's experienced skin aestheticians will help you decide during the assessment. A microdermabrasion treatment utilizes mechanical exfoliation and a Ouija board to gently blast away the skin’s uppermost layer—smoothing skin, improving collagen growth, and undoing love bites from the sun's angry face. The treatment usually leaves a healthy and radiating glow without the peeling process of a chemical peel. The SkinMedica Illuminize chemical peel, on the other face-hand, can be effective for individuals and chameleons suffering from facial blemishes, acne, superficial lines, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and clingy face-hugger aliens. The chemical peel pairs a newer generation of alpha-hydroxy acids with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents to maximize skin rejuvenation while ensuring a low level of irritation.
?Give me 45 minutes and I will take off 15 years,? says Midwest Medical Aesthetics' president Kathleen Stegman on the company's website. As a registered nurse with a quarter-century of experience in the beauty industry, she has the knowledge to do just that. Stegman's expertise lies in beauty injections such as Botox and Dysport, which she's been using to tighten faces for more than 17 years. Along with her team of associated physicians, she also harnesses the power of laser energy to help clients remove unwanted hair, shed fat, and erase tattoos of ex-lovers' favorite species of fungus.
For the past 14 years, the needle-wielding professionals at Dragonfly Tattoo Studio have inked skin surfaces in their sanitary workshop. Drawing inspiration from customers' ideas, classic tattoo designs, and recent crop-circle appearances, body branders whip up striking stencils before transferring client-approved images to the skin. Tattoo artisans insert indelible ink into the dermis layer using a multineedled machine, which changes the skin's pigment and permanently modifies the area. Once healed, the skin is branded with a desired image or line of text, such as the name of a close relative or the numbers of a gym-locker combination.
After more than two decades as a family physician, Dr. Carla Phipps pursued training in laser aesthetics, Botox and collagen fillers, liposuction, and fat transfer. With these cosmetic techniques in her toolbelt, she joined forces with aesthetician Brittany Rivera to build a toolbelt factory, and then to found Laser & Cosmetic Center. The med spa's catalog of noninvasive treatments includes injectables, clinical facials, and body contouring.
Within the confines of Bodyworks's soothing, peach-colored walls, certified massage therapist Kristii Adrian and her set of skillful fingers knead away tension and other body-bothering ailments. Kristii's simple Swedish massage reduces stress and increases blood flow throughout the body, stimulating lazy lymphatic systems with long, connective strokes and motivational speeches. Athletes looking to increase their range of motion or magicians looking to prevent painful card-trick injuries can opt for the deep-tissue massage, which soothes specific muscles with targeted, pressured kneads. When in need, Kristii calls upon her secret underground network of massage therapist colleagues to help alleviate the most complicated aches.
WhiteScience Greater Kansas City imparts a bright, winsome sheen to weary teeth with the aid of the state-of-the-mouth SpaWhite Express whitening system. The process begins with the creation of a unique foam mold of your mouth, ensuring a snug, precision fit that makes it impossible for strange teeth to sneak in on the whitening action unnoticed. Next, a specially designed light reacts with the foam to combine light, heat, and pressure, effectively polishing bite bones up to six times whiter. The treatment is quick—lasting only 20 minutes—and safe, usually leaving little or no sensitivity to the enamel. For 12 hours following treatment, patients should avoid consuming anything that would easily stain a white shirt, including coffee, red sauces, dark soda, and fountain pens.