Dr. Sarah Sawyer gets her drive to help others from her father, a small town dentist who was never shy about providing weekend calls and home visits. This same level of commitment distinguishes Dr. Sawyer's work at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama—the skincare center she founded—and that has led Daytime Alabama and CBS42 to seek her opinions on Botox, tattoo removal, and other topics. Along with her team of highly trained technicians, including dermatologist Dr. Katherine Flanagan and master aesthetician Michelle Alvis, she helps clients obtain clear complexions using a three-step process: resurface, revolumize, and protect. Though the skincare regimens designed by the team based on these guidelines, often vary— like the weather conditions inside an automatic car wash—they frequently include treatments such as micropeels, dermaplaning, and facials.
Visiting the clinic doesn't feel like a chore, though. Before treatments, clients relax in a reception area where they can read a magazine, watch television, or use the center's free WiFi as they nosh on complimentary snacks and beverages.
Sleek silver accents decorate the clean, professional space of Smart Skin Med Spa, where dermal experts help keep skin looking youthful and radiant. The skilled technicians master a variety of facial treatments customized to smooth wrinkles, soothe irritation, and ameliorate dry skin. SkinMedica and Smart Skin products pair with hot towels, facial massages, and microdermabrasion treatments to open clogged pores and simultaneously stimulate collagen for speedier cell turnover. SmoothShapes XV and Viora Reaction body treatments spot-slim hips, tummies, and thighs with noninvasive lasers that leave surrounding tissue undamaged. Due to this combination of service and expertise, Smart Skin Med Spa has been awarded Talk of the Town's Customer Satisfaction Award and voted Birmingham Magazine's for multiple consecutive years.
Featured on Fox 6, La Vie MD specializes in making people feel better from the inside out, offering medical and aesthetic services in a physician-overseen facility that feels more like a spa than a doctor's office. Hormone-replacement therapy is one of the shop's specialties, bringing bodies back into a youthful state balance, which can help increase energy, improve memory and concentration, and curb any desire to ask the file cabinet on a date. Aesthetic treatments such as Botox and IPL photo rejuvenation diminish visual signs of aging without surgery, and the center's medical weight-loss programs combine dietary limitations with a regimen of injections or pills containing a naturally occurring protein that abates the hunger and fatigue often associated with dieting.
With dozens of items on it's southern-inspired, Cajun-dusted menu, Another Broken Egg's reputation as a homey, comfortable purveyor of fresh, regional brunch fare is well earned. Its ovo-centric breakfast and brunch offerings include an impressive swath of scramblers, signature Benedicts, omelettes, and shareable sides, such as creamy blackberry grits ($2.99) and petite biscuit beignets ($4.49). Marching down digestive tracts to the sound of a brass band, the Mardi Gras omelette ($9.99) comes stuffed with andouille sausage, crawfish, red peppers, and scallions and is topped with a tomato hollandaise. Specialty brunches include a daily quiche selection ($9.99), classic biscuits and gravy ($8.99), and the Southern Crab Stack plate ($13.99), a grit- and crab-cake Ziggurat festooned with a sauté of shrimp and andouille sausage. Extinguish the breakfast blaze with a Bloody Mary ($6.99), mimosa ($5.99), or a "Gold Cup" of Community coffee ($2.19).
Boasting a bevy of apparel and accessories, The Pants Store has been helping outfit men, women, and youngsters since 1950. Shed flimsy parkas crafted from recycled newspapers and slip on a Columbia Sportswear Bonehead Flats Long Sleeve ($49.99) or a Alabama Crimson Bonehead short sleeve ($34.99). Leisurely strolls can feel more pleasant with a pair of men's Columbia Sportswear Roc pants ($29.99), and youngsters can mash bathtub grapes in comfort while clad in a pair of Newport H2 sandals ($49.99). Protect fleshy calves from nipping badgers while hiking in a pair of Levi's jeans ($29.99–$32.99). The friendly staff at The Pants Store is always on hand to help customers piece together leisurely looks, as well as majestic outfits for the frequently occurring denim formals that have now overtaken the social landscape.