The experienced skin cosseters at Beauty and Beyond Aesthetics keep the focus on façades with relaxing facials and exfoliating chemical peels, moving southward only for body-waxing services. These aestheticians know that apart from ingesting glow sticks, the best way to get a luminous visage is proper skincare, which they help to facilitate with antioxidant-fortified serums from Vital C, Ormedic, Clear Cell, and Daily Defense. Their chemical peels lift expired skin cells to reveal healthy layers with coats of glycolic, lactic, and kojic acid and fight a number of dermis problems, such as acne, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. All of the spa’s soothing services take place in a mellow environment designed to relax stressed minds and coax bodies into frazzle-free states more effectively than a nap on a cotton-candy pile.
In 1986, Dr. Vincinet Pennipede, O.D was fresh out of the military and opening up his first office off of Highway 69. There, he put in long hours and built a base of clients. Today, he oversees a team of eight optometrists and 35 qualified employees at five offices in the Kansas City area. Patrons peruse each warmly-lit furnished studio's collection of frames from high-end labels such as Silhouette and Coach. In-office labs create futuristic lenses of high-index plastic or hybrid Trivex quickly for patrons who need to return to work or judge a beauty pageant for snowflakes. Children protect their new specs with the store's Kid's Promise warranty, and adults consult with experienced doctors on the benefits of refractive surgery and restorative treatments for aging eyes.
At Highpoint Family Vision, Dr. Kinsey Honeyman and her staff help patients of all ages protect their vision with extensive optic care and designer eyewear. Optometrists screen eyeballs for high blood pressure and glaucoma during eye exams with full retinal imaging, or they perform precise diagnoses at any time of day with 24-hour emergency care. The practice has a room devoted to contact-lens styles, and a full lineup of frames from designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade encircle custom-made ultralight polycarbonate lenses in progressive bifocal, trifocal, and UV-protection compositions.
The staff at this rehabilitation center believe that everyone reacts differently to a medical treatment—what works for one person may not be the best for another. That’s why they use an array of tests, from blood work to kinetic-chain dysfunction exams, to determine each clients’ unique needs. The experts then formulate the ideal plan of action from the center’s repertoire of treatment options, which is then modified to work with the client’s individual needs. Adjustment techniques shift spinal columns into proper alignment, and soft-tissue treatments improve muscle function after napping upon a porcupine.
Led by Columbia-educated surgeon Dr. Susan Lovelle, the friendly staff of follicle exterminators at Axtell Plastic Surgery eradicates unwanted fuzzy regions with a relatively pain-free non-surgical treatment, which uses light energy to target pigment inside the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. Take care of unwelcome face-fur with upper lip ($155), chin ($200), or neck ($200) treatments, or stun a would-be purse-snatcher with your newly non-hirsute under-arm ($400), bikini line ($450), lower back ($455), or lower leg ($455). Body bristle must be targeted during its re-growth phases for long-lasting no-hair-ness; Axtell normally recommends as many as six treatments on a given area. Fortunately, customers can double their derma de-furment by snagging two Groupons, ensuring their chosen body part will be rendered as sensuously slick as any well-margarined waterslide.
Though the emergency room can be a daunting place, The Urgency Room promises a comparable level of care without the stress of a hospital visit. The urgent-care clinic, staffed by board-certified physicians, quickly tends to illnesses and injuries such as broken bones, deep cuts, and everyday sicknesses requiring immediate attention. The staff also tackles standard physicals, drug and alcohol testing, vaccinations, and physical therapy. With a lab, an x-ray machine, and a pharmacy in-house, rarely does a patient need to venture off-site for treatment.