Most people don’t think of tattoo parlors as an appropriate place to bring the kids to. The staff at A Fu Kein Good Tattoo and Piercing, however, want to change that perception, believing that there’s no reason why kids shouldn’t be there to see where Mom and Pop get their ink done. They maintain a kid-friendly policy, allowing supervised children to play video games, watch TV, or give their dolls Crayola-drawn tribal tattoos while the artists and piercers outfit the grownups with new body art in the shop’s private rooms. The artists in residence specialize in a range of styles, sketching out everything from intricate lettering to realistic portraits and designs with psychedelic coloring. Additionally, the team can use pre-drawn designs or custom, hand-sketched designs of the boat anchor you’ve sworn undying love to. The staff also creates intricate designs for boys and girls’ names, which customers can purchase if they already have a go-to tattoo guy.
Youthful Medical Spa's owner, Pamela, an Aesthetic Trained Physician Assistant, reveals radiance with a slew of skin-refreshing services. The intense pulse light photofacial harnesses the power of photons to send light through the skin to target tainted tissue, leaving the surrounding area unharmed. The treatment leaves an even skin tone, while clearing red spots, broken capillaries, pigmented lesions, and left-over clown masks. Three treatments are typically required for a response, although occasionally five treatments are necessary.
Under the direction of Dr. Richard L. Brandon, the team of registered nurses and aestheticians at Bio-Life MD guide bodies toward beauty. Using up-to-date technology, the team thwarts the wrinkles, unwanted hair, and weight gain that invariably set in with advancing age. Lasers in treatment rooms concentrate pulses of light on unwanted hair or science-fair projects that seemed like they might be boring otherwise. Chatter drifts from consultations, during which the staff assesses the beauty goals of clients or runs through the benefits of HCG diets, which can propel weight loss by reducing appetites and flushing out excess fat.
Although kids at his pediatrics practice affectionately call him "Dr. Spoon," adults at Emerge Esthetics & Weight Management know Bryan Weatherspoon, MD as the physician who can help them fit into skinny jeans or slim-cut gunnysacks. Dr. Weatherspoon sits down with patients to draw up individual plans for weight-loss success incorporating long-term lifestyle and nutritional changes, fat-burning injections, and professional-grade HCG. Dr. Weatherspoon also transforms bodies from the outside in by administering mesotherapy to slenderize areas of stubborn fat, and injecting dermal fillers to combat wrinkles.
One part salon and spa, one part fitness center, and one part tattoo parlor, Alaric Health Beauty and Wellness is a one-stop shop aiming to glam up, firm up, and wind down clients' bodies. Hairstylists sweep men’s and women’s manes into trendy styles and nourish scalps with deep conditioner and hydrating scalp treatments. During one-hour Swedish massages, long, flowing strokes untie knotted muscles and help rejuvenate auras cluttered with stress and stale boxes of chi, and basic and deep pore-cleansing facials exfoliate visages to help skin regain a youthful glow. Inside the full-service fitness center, bodies work toward fitness goals among rows of weight and cardio machines, and can attempt to expedite results with help from a personal trainer or prescription weight-loss program. In between workouts or wrinkle-reducing cosmetic injections, bodies can seek out immediate and permanent aesthetic enhancements at the hands of resident tattoo artist Jimmy Riggs. With 15 years of experience and a background as a multimedia artist, he can easily translate any design to skin, whether it be a lover’s name, a portrait of a favorite musician, or small-scale replica of Jackson Pollock’s No. 5
Dr. Bernard, resident physician of Park Place, A Medical Spa, attempts to foil the effects of aging and excess body blubber with noninvasive med-spa procedures. His trio of chemical peels uses either powerful phenol, trichloroacetic acid, or gentler alphahydroxy acid to unveil younger-looking skin. He leaves countenances supple enough to invent never-before-seen expressions with custom facials, and sweeps away surface imperfections such as fine lines, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation with microdermabrasion.
In addition to skincare-focused services, the doctor performs health- and body-related treatments, such as K1 whole-body vibration, which aims to improve circulation and muscle tone with oscillating vibrations created by thousands of mexican jumping beans. Also making the list are Lipo-Ex treatments—which harness advanced technology to smooth cellulite and tighten sagging skin—hydrogen-peroxide teeth-whitening, and laser hair-removal treatments.