Softouch Permanent Makeup uses the finest beauty products to restore visages to prelapsarian levels of smoothness and radiance. In the microdermabrasion treatment, a stream of fine particles gently dislodges the outermost layer of tired, sulky skin, giving young, untested cells the opportunity to prove themselves and finally show their parents that being a face cell is just as important and respectable as being a neuron. The procedure is effective in reducing fine lines, blemishes, and sun damage. A repairing serum and smoothing mask are applied after the treatment to expedite the body's natural healing process, quickly eliminating the slight puffiness and soreness that accompany the treatment and helping forge skin with the uncanny smoothness and alluring glow of a phosphorescent baby shrimp.
A thriving practice founded by two accomplished doctors, Devereux & Nguyen Orthodontics cleans and corrects carrot cutters using a comfortable and metal-less alternative to braces. The straightening process begins with a full exam, which maps out tonsil caves using x-ray cameras and impressionable teeth trays. A 3-D graphics program synthesizes this information into a detailed chomper chart, helping doctors design a finely tuned set of invisible fang shifters that can help erase mouth gaps and ease crowding.
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 the 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 that 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.
After graduating from the LSU School of Dentistry near the top of his class, Dr. Louis Mason continued to fill his brain with dental knowledge by racking up more than 1,400 hours of continuing education classes. He works alongside Dr. Kevin Kidder at Advantage Dental Care, and the duo uses digital x-rays and Diagnodent diagnostic lasers to detect hidden cavities and other signs of decay. High tech equipment is also found in the form of a CEREC machine that creates custom crowns and veneers in 15 minutes so chipped, shy, and cracked teeth can be covered with perfectly formed chompers.
Clients smile whiter and brighter as they emerge from the offices of Solar Teeth Whitening New Orleans, which specializes in whitening treatments that can be performed during a single lunch break. During their signature 30- or 40-minute sessions, technicians slather teeth in a specially formulated gel that activates beneath an array of LED lights. This light-and-gel combination works to boost whiteness 8–12 shades and blast away discoloration caused by excessive coffee, cigarette, or crayon consumption. Clients can also purchase whitening kits to use in the privacy of their own homes or snag an annual membership that keeps smiles bright throughout the year with one whitening session per month.
In the 14 years since he graduated dental school, Dr. Ken Morgan hasn't rested on his laurels. He's kept abreast of emergent technology and techniques, putting them to good use in his office. That's how he's able to perform such advanced treatments as dental implants, tooth-colored composite fillings, and durable veneers so thin they're nearly translucent. He also helps straighten out crooked grills with clear, custom-fit Invisalign braces, which guide teeth to their proper position while remaining virtually invisible.
Dr. Mekari and his team of tooth technicians maintain chomper health with time-tested patient care and advanced dental technology. The one- to two-hour office visit commences with a thorough oral examination, during which a skilled tusk expert explores mouths for signs of oral cancer, plaque, cavities, and the tiny compartments where gummy bears stash their gold. After the premolar pop quiz, a technician snaps shots of your mouth pearls using the GXCB-500, a cone beam dental imaging system that allows Dr. Mekari to view interdental goings-on in full 3-D format, resulting in more comprehensive examinations in less time. Finally, a hygienist scrubs teeth in a flurry of flossing and polishing that removes the plaque and debris that toothbrushes leave behind, resulting in smiles that are sharper, shinier, and less likely to rust.