Dr. Christopher Hill practices the full range of general and aesthetic dentistry at City Smiles, supplementing his years of experience by continually pursuing education in advanced cosmetic dentistry. For patients in need of a checkup and dental scouring, the new-client exam provides a full-mouth inspection, checking each individual tooth for chips, cracks, or corrupt business deals with the taste buds. The full x-rays pry into the alveolar secrets further, exposing any cavities or problems plaguing the tooth roots. A cleaning purges gum rocks of detritus, scouring away plaque, tartar, dental calculus, and gum algebra. Clients depart with a take-home whitening kit, including trays and gels, that keeps teeth looking as healthy as the day they were implanted by the robots.
The artists behind Art Monster set their sights on all sorts of blank canvases—from hoodies to sports cars to biceps—and transform them into eye-catching pieces of artwork. Owner Chris Sabatino keeps the modern studio in pristine condition all week long for his staff to decorate bodies with intricate tattoos. They also infuse wardrobes with a bit of attitude by custom airbrushing illustrations of their clients' favorite sports teams, animals, or Pantone swatches.
The technicians at Advanced Laser-like Lipo work to slim physiques and smooth birthday suits with light-based body-contouring sessions. The process involves the use of cold laser light, which is applied to the skin, encouraging fat cells to open and release water, glycerol, free fatty acids, and any lose change that may be weighing them down. Once their contents have been released, the fat cells can shrink, helping to slim problem areas and improve the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, or lax skin.
When Alive magazine publisher Elizabeth Tucker first thought about LASIK surgery as an alternative to the glasses she had worn since second grade, she didn't think it was an option. She feared the cost, worried about the time off work, and was unsure about how safe the procedure would be. Luckily, numerous friends told her about the transformative effects of their own procedures, and she finally decided to take the plunge at Crown Laser Center. There, a team of seven board-certified ophthalmologists, optometrists, and surgeons put Elizabeth and other clients at ease as they correct corneas with trained hands and cutting-edge equipment, boasting a 99% surgery-success rate. Elizabeth is now glasses-free and doesn't regret a thing. "It's been life-changing for me," she says in a video on the laser center's website, "I would recommend it to anyone."
Kevyn Idoux, owner of Kolors Salon and a top salon educator, designs precision cuts and mixes custom color in his Paul Mitchell Focus salon. Hair honchos begin each 80-minute session with a thorough consultation to determine their client's needs and ensure that they're pleased with their cut. Next, the deep-conditioning wild-ginger treatment softens and comforts locks traumatized by excessive coloring, heat styling, and nightmares of being chased by novelty-size scissors.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers with a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial 30-minute exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Depending on the client’s teeth, as few as 12 or as many as 48 separate aligners will need to be worn during a period of 11–18 months before the straightening effect finally self-actuates in a sudden burst of pink smoke and slobber. Aligners are only removed when eating, brushing, flossing, or modeling a finely clenched jaw. View some Invisalign FAQs here.