For the past 14 years, the needle-wielding professionals at Dragonfly Tattoo Studio have inked skin surfaces in their sanitary workshop. Drawing inspiration from customers' ideas, classic tattoo designs, and recent crop-circle appearances, body branders whip up striking stencils before transferring client-approved images to the skin. Tattoo artisans insert indelible ink into the dermis layer using a multineedled machine, which changes the skin's pigment and permanently modifies the area. Once healed, the skin is branded with a desired image or line of text, such as the name of a close relative or the numbers of a gym-locker combination.
“Give me 45 minutes and I will take off 15 years,” says Midwest Medical Aesthetics' president Kathleen Stegman on the company's website. As a registered nurse with a quarter-century of experience in the beauty industry, she has the knowledge to do just that. Stegman's expertise lies in beauty injections such as Botox and Dysport, which she's been using to tighten faces for more than 13 years. Along with her team of associated physicians, she also harnesses the power of laser energy to help clients remove unwanted hair, shed fat, and erase tattoos of ex-lovers' favorite species of fungus.
If you're not sure which high-quality service best matches your skin condition, one of Quinn's experienced skin aestheticians will help you decide during the assessment. A microdermabrasion treatment utilizes mechanical exfoliation and a Ouija board to gently blast away the skin’s uppermost layer—smoothing skin, improving collagen growth, and undoing love bites from the sun's angry face. The treatment usually leaves a healthy and radiating glow without the peeling process of a chemical peel. The SkinMedica Illuminize chemical peel, on the other face-hand, can be effective for individuals and chameleons suffering from facial blemishes, acne, superficial lines, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and clingy face-hugger aliens. The chemical peel pairs a newer generation of alpha-hydroxy acids with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents to maximize skin rejuvenation while ensuring a low level of irritation.
Perfect Sense Eye Care’s rock-star ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Wiles, has performed more than 30,000 ophthalmic surgeries to date, and that number keeps on growing. From removing cataracts to correcting blurry vision, the doctor's trusted hands can almost instantly eliminate the need for glasses and contacts. During his LASIK procedure, for example, he carefully reshapes the outermost layer of the eye⎯the cornea⎯thereby allowing the retina to better focus incoming light. Within 24 hours, patients who previously suffered from astigmatism or constantly forgot to open their eyes each morning can enjoy crisp, clear vision.
A trio of three doctors and an experienced advanced nurse practitioner perform every procedure at aNu Aesthetics, specializing in clinical-grade, nonsurgical skincare treatments that aim to erase signs of aging. Botox injections and cosmetic fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane work to smooth fine lines, and noninvasive treatments, such as chemical peels and microplaning, deeply exfoliate the entire face to leave skin rejuvenated. To keep epidermises glowing, the staff stocks shelves with SkinCeuticals products and locally harvested pixie dust.
Naturally White Teeth Whitening lifts dental stains with a specialized gel made with natural ingredients. The gel is gentle enough for sensitive teeth, and vitamin E oil keeps gums and lips moisturized throughout treatments. The procedure's gentle touch doesn't lessen its effectiveness, though. Blue LED light beams activate the gel, lightening the hue of natural teeth, veneers, crowns, or porcelain artifacts an average of 8–12 shades.
Northland Integrated Medical, Inc.'s staff of certified professionals helps clients shed unwanted mass with doctor-supervised HCG weight-loss programs. Before each 40-day diet, patients hold court with Northland's proprietor to discuss goals, expectations, and strategies for using leftover dress fabric and attend an examination with a licensed physician to determine their medical suitability for the program. Once the good doctor clears patients and writes a prescription, guests pick up their simple-to-administer drops or injections of HCG from the front desk and embark on a weight-loss odyssey designed to drop 1/2–2 pounds per day.