At Visible Changes Salon, Stacy Carpenter polishes finger and toe tips into scions of style with detail-intensive mani-pedis. Pointer fingers need not be pointy to command attention, which is why Stacy clips and files ragged edges into smooth, captivating arcs. Pushy cuticles are tamed, and a hand massage softens skin with oil and lotion. After toenail refinement and under-nail cleaning, toes twinkle with the exfoliating scrub of a pumice stone.
In addition to skin-care treatments such as Botox and services with the Obagi Skin product line, Calvine Urgent Care is open 365 days a year to usher in a flurry of ailing patients so that the board-certified doctors and nurse practitioners can work their medical magic on non-life-threatening symptoms, from fevers to broken arms. Neutral-toned chairs and a flat-screen TV distract patients before Calvine's friendly team fixes them up with medical equipment, including x-rays, ultrasounds, and a full range of diagnostic tests for drugs, pregnancy, or hemoglobin. In case patients cross into more serious medical territory, the clinic's fully loaded procedure rooms come filled with intubation kits, EKGs, crash carts, and defibrillators for restarting hearts and toasting marshmallows. The office's staff helps urgent medical patients by taking them within 30 minutes of their arrival, as well as offering ZipPass, an online appointment scheduler.
The registered nurses at inkoff.me rely on lasers to obliterate unwanted tattoos. These lasers are designed to break all colors of ink into bits small enough for the body to remove. The high-powered lasers accost tattoos with pulses that, like an insincere handshake, last less than a millionth of a second. Staffers also calibrate their rays to remove unwanted hair, spider veins, and wrinkles?but only after consulting with clients to thoroughly explain procedures.