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The two board-certified dermatologists who anchor Uptown Dermatology & SkinSpa can claim some impressive credentials: Dr. Rehana Ahmed earned her MD from the University of Minnesota after completing her undergrad studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Jaime L.W. Davis is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. Now at Uptown, they lead a staff of clinically trained assistants in the ongoing struggle against blemishes. It's no surprise, then, that the center's services, like the complaint cards at a raw-meat restaurant, are frequently medical in nature. Biopsies of the skin, hair, or nails aid in diagnosing diseases, and photographic mole mapping monitors changes in the skin's topography. The center is also home to more cosmetic treatments, several of which employ lasers for one reason or another—resurfacing aging skin, removing hair, or eradicating vascular lesions.

1221 W Lake St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Captained by licensed chiropractor Dr. Larry Estebo, Premier Health Chiropractic's team of spine adjusters has been scrutinizing and soothing pained backs since 1983. After discussing patient health issues and treatment options during a brief consultation, doctors perform a chiropractic examination, testing bodily flexibility, posture, and how quickly knees can answer riddles. If necessary, doctors x-ray patients to more closely inspect them for signs of spinal misalignment or degeneration. Following the initial 20- to 30-minute diagnosis, doctors magically transform their digits into masseuse fingers, digging and rubbing into the deepest, tensest contours of client spines during a 30-minute session that unburdens backs of persistent stress knots and lower-back tattoos.

1813 E Lake St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Innovative Directions in Health’s follicle-zapping specialists can sharp-shoot unwanted hair from a variety of prickly-prone areas. Dr. Khalid Mahmud, a leader in anti-aging technology and the former chief of medicine at North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis, supervises a skilled team that removes hair medically and efficiently, without razors, waxes, or MDA-banned slumber-party incantations. Using Aurora Laser Hair Removal technology, trained staff members send controlled pulses of electrical energy and light into skin, destroying hair at its roots. Streamline upper lips (a $300 value), chins (a $375 value), underarms (a $600 value), and bikini lines (a $600 value) to satisfy mankind’s envy of aerodynamic animals. Each pulse lasts less than one second and most people require between four and six treatments for total hair obliteration; combine two Groupons to achieve the recommended dose of focused phasing. Check out the FAQ for additional information.

4005 W 65th St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Years ago, Sabrina Cornell Miller had every intention of becoming a Western doctor. But after discovering the limitations of Western medical disciplines, she turned her focus to traditional Oriental medicine and became a practitioner of acupuncture. This holistic remedy taps into the body's energy channels and attempts to restore harmony to imbalances or static therein. Sabrina, who establishes and maintains one-on-one relationships with patients, also relies on Chinese herbs to bolster her needling techniques, improve immunity, and strengthen organ systems.

2213 E 38th St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

At Essentially Massage, licensed massage therapist Colby coaxes tension from his patients’ muscles with a range of techniques. His services include Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and prescription worker’s comp or auto injury massages.

10153 University Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Equipment: Kettlebells, weights, dumbbells, and rings
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking garage

625 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US