Since art appreciation often requires people to crane their necks to view paintings from a different angle, trips to a gallery don’t usually benefit the spine. But clients don’t come to Ambiente Gallerie just to explore art and its unique design. They come to improve their wellness and enjoy chiropractic care from Doctor of Chiropractic Kari Boudreau. She draws from 14 years of experience to help her clients find relief from nagging health conditions in a modern space designed to engage the mind.
Inside a 100-year-old warehouse space, Dr. Boudreau worked with accomplished architect Ali Heshmati to design a stimulating environment that serves as both an escape and gathering space. Walls of stretched fabric form private treatment areas and can be raised to reveal room to mingle for gallery shows or a new car for studio audiences. Curved boomerang doors bar the way to permanent massage rooms with a clouded material that adds to the practice's intriguing aesthetic.
A quarter of the bones in the human skeleton reside in the feet, and the doctors at Midwest Podiatry Centers tend to all of them to improve overall wellness and help patients to get back to walking the average 7,000 steps per day. They treat injuries, nail problems, and skin infections as well as diabetic and geriatric conditions to make walking and moonwalking as painless as possible. The clinic's lasers target fungus and warts that may be hiding on nails or soles, as well as unwanted hair and unsightly spider veins.
Vein Associates' master vein vanisher Dr. Robert Reese is a board-certified vascular surgeon. His skilled staff of capillary experts is on hand to help rid lovely legs of unsightly skin spindles. Visits begin with a professional consultation, during which a highly-trained staff member examines the area and recommends the number and type of treatments needed to fully alleviate symptoms, while also answering questions and taking note of acquired spidey-sense superpowers. Unlike some treatments that drive away spider veins by unleashing hordes of larger, hungrier spiders into the bloodstream, Vein Associates uses state-of-the-art sclerotherapy, a safe treatment involving the injection of a sclerosing solution directly into vessels to shrink veins and re-route blood flow to healthier areas. Although the initial reaction may cause slight cramping and discomfort for a few minutes, the solution will eventually transform the vein into scar tissue, which will then fade away over time.
Lots of people never want to leave college, but few actually get the chance to stay. Dr. Steven B. Means counts himself among these lucky few; after graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1977, he moved in to an office located right on campus. Though he’s now an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Means has taken advantage of his collegiate surroundings to continually educate himself in those fields. He has joined forces with Dr. Sherif Said, who is an alumnus of Ain Shams University's School of Dentistry in Cairo, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has practiced dentistry for over eight years.
Whether they're filling cavities with tooth-colored composites, installing dental implants, or performing a routine cleaning, the two doctors keep their patients informed and encourages them to ask questions. It’s all part of making them feel as comfortable as possible—as is their use of nitrous oxide to calm jittery nerves. Their expertise also extends to treating gum disease and customizing mouth guards for people who unconsciously chew on their arms while asleep.
Though each of Sanctuary Salonspa's four locations offers more than 100 services, clients should not feel overwhelmed. That's because the salon's stylists and aestheticians help clients to determine which treatments they need most. The staffers may recommend an Aveda hair treatment to restore balance to frizzy hair and dry scalps with essential oils. Or they might point to one of Sanctuary's eight facials, each of which are customized to the client's skin type to ensure the complexion shines brighter than a glowworm walking away from an explosion in slow motion. Clients can also enjoy eight types of massage, applications of a gel polish that resists chipping for up to 10 days, and a detoxifying body treatment that consists of a seaweed mask and a steam treatment.
Experience is the best teacher, as certified laser specialist Nick Settich knows well. As a technician at Renewal Laser Clinic, he's eradicated over a thousand tattoos under the supervision of medical director Dr. Aaron McCabe. Nick has a deep understanding of all of the factors that affect the removal process, including tattoo placement and the type of ink.
To help ensure customer satisfaction, new clients consult with staff to create a detailed plan for removal, which includes estimates of how long each session will take and how much it will cost. The clinic's lobby offers aesthetic comforts, too: artisanal light fixtures cast their glow on charcoal-gray and cream couches, while walls garner warmth from burnt-orange accents.