The most striking thing about Effleurage Skin Care’s skin treatments is their variety. Acne facials and collagen-infusion treatments add moisture to faces, whereas ultrasonic facials use a specific frequency to smooth out fine lines and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Like the illusion that all parents understand advanced algebra, skincare must be maintained in the home, which is why the studio also sells clinical-strength creams and cleansers including USA-manufactured Image Skincare and all-natural Dermalogica products.
Founded 20 years ago by Dr. David Perlow, Any Lab Test Now boasts more than 100 centers nationwide where technicians administer thousands of standard lab tests priced to increase access and affordability for uninsured or low-income patients. Each location doubles as a draw center where technicians acquire the specimens necessary for popular services—including glucose readings, HIV screenings, and urinalysis—before sending them to an offsite laboratory for testing.
Any Lab Test Now respects the need for discretion, so each HIPAA-compliant test can be taken anonymously in certain instances. Results are often available within 24–48 hours, and can be mailed, faxed, picked up, or transmitted telepathically for ultimate confidentiality. Though the team doesn’t divulge any medical advice, results can also be passed on to primary-care physicians for further analysis.
After a required pre-screening, patients can jack up smile width with a Zoom! teeth-whitening treatment, a 60-minute procedure that can safely fast-forward incisor luminosity up to nine shades. To get a smile worthy of hailing ships and easily distracted seagulls to shore, trained technicians under the supervision of Dr. Karen McNeill apply a gentle gel formula and then bathe teeth under the special Zoom! light, penetrating stains and ridding smiles of dastardly discolorations. An included smile makeover consultation discusses aesthetic fixes such as veneers and gum reshaping that can boost a shy, closed-lipped smile into a beaming battalion of confident cuspids.
Every set of crooked teeth presents a welcome challenge for Dr. Young. The seasoned orthodontist has been straightening smiles for more than 25 years, and is constantly introducing new techniques and technologies into his practice to ensure his patients have access to cutting-edge care. To create beautiful, confident smiles, he uses many different types of braces, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, gold braces, braces carved from a single block of ice, and the Invisalign system, which uses clear aligners instead of braces, to gradually shift teeth into place.
Dr. Daniel Hanson's career stemmed from a life-changing event?a propitious visit to a chiropractor. As a high-school student, he suffered from intense headaches that impeded his ability to play running back or even finesse the pirouette at the end of his touchdown dance. Medication proved ineffective, so he sought chiropractic treatment. With a few gentle spinal adjustments, Dr. Hanson was not only free of pain but in good enough condition to become the MVP of his school's football team. Nowadays, boasting his own chiropractic degree and clinic, Dr. Hanson devotes himself to the same approach that helped him in his youth, alleviating his patient's neck pain, migraines, and backaches with adjustments and decompression therapy.