Brothers Richard and Philip Samuel operate Maximum Tan, pitching in daily to maintain four levels of tanning equipment at seven salons. A computer system monitors the freshness of lamps in every lie-down and standup UV bed, tracking each bulb's hours so that it can be changed before the standard recommended time. The employees, who are trained in skincare, tanning hygiene, and equipment operation, can bronze bodies with custom airbrush tans or escort guests to self-operated VersaSpa booths. Each store is kept cool so that customers can stay comfortable after tanning sessions or long days babysitting electric blankets.
Dr. Stewart Fenigstein has worn the title of “dentist” for nearly three decades. Over the years, his practice has adapted to new techniques and technology such as Zoom teeth whitening and Invisalign, but has always remained dedicated to providing clients with a caring environment. The first time Dr. Fenigstein meets patients, he takes time to lay down the foundation for a long-term relationship. He listens to their concerns, medical history, and perhaps a haiku or two they’ve composed about the office waiting room. Then, he becomes familiar with the patient’s mouth by scrutinizing teeth with his own eyes as well as with panoramic and bitewing x-rays.
The staff at New Image harnesses laser technology, noninvasive peels, and injectable treatments to smooth skin and combat signs of aging from various body parts. Armed with the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, they work to reduce corporeal circumferences, or using Smoothbeam lasers, they zap away sun spots, acne, and wrinkles. Their new Vaser Shape treatment uses ultrasound to smooth and firm the body by reducing the appearance of cellulite. Other cosmetic technologies, such as microdermabrasions and teeth-whitening LED lights, work to brighten dull or coffee-coated surfaces.
The dentists at Better Smile of WNY's two contemporary offices—including the newly opened Harlem Road location—use a combination of good old-fashioned know-how and the latest types of dental technologies to keep plaque, cavities, and tartar at bay. During appointments, they deploy digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, and a CEREC machine, which allows them to create full crowns, inlays, and veneers in just one visit. For those apprehensive of a visit to the dentist, the dentists use the Biolase laser system, which cuts back on the need for needles or the mule-powered jaw drills of yesteryear.
The team at BleachBright dedicates themselves to helping clients achieve whiter grins by using a combination of LED light and a special gel that they manufacture in the United States. During visits, qualified staffers walk clients through the self-administered process, positioning the light and showing them how to apply the gel. In about 15 minutes, the combination of gel and light erase surface stains and yellowing, leaving teeth up to 28 shades brighter without sensitivity.
As the official dentist to the cheerleading Buffalo Jills, Dr. Douglas Hamill, DDS, calls on years of teaching and professional dental experience to assist his team during routine visits. First-time patients review their medical history, dental-health concerns, and favorite brand of floss with staff before receiving a comprehensive exam, including an evaluation of gum health, an oral-cancer screening, and a cosmetic evaluation. Next, a thorough cleaning brightens smiles and flushes away deposits of plaque, and a bitewing x-ray examines the teeth’s alignment and exposes any presence of decay.