Every staff member at ProSkin Esthetics and Laser Center boasts one of two titles: Aveda-trained aesthetician or nationally certified laser specialist. Some even tout both. Their dual skills allow the spa to offer clients both naturally derived and technologically advanced beauty services. Guests can opt to schedule a free consultation before any of these treatments, though the specialists require it before they will expose age spots, unwanted hair, or tattoos to the spa's FDA-approved lasers. Aestheticians also set a mandate with their facials?all clients will receive an upper-body, hand, and arm massage as skincare products nourish needy pores and directionally challenged skincare products nourish nearby pillowcases.
Dustin Nelson knows how it feels to regret a tattoo. In fact, it wasn't long ago he decided to cover up the first tattoo he ever got. To make that job easier, he had the ink lightened by laser. Soon he earned certification as a laser tattoo-removal specialist and opened Fallen Ink Laser Tattoo Removal to help other people reverse their own regrettable decisions. Each session is powered by the Quanta Q Plus C laser, which is capable of eradicating just about any tattoo of virtually any color, even pink, black, or puce.
Associated Eye Care fields a trio of ophthalmologists who specialize in the all-laser iLASIK system, which utilizes wavefront-guided laser technology to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The vision-correcting procedure begins with a WaveScan eye mapping, which blueprints the cornea’s imperfections and creates a customized 3-D image to guide the surgeon throughout the process. The all-laser IntraLase then creates a precise corneal flap, which reduces the risk of side effects, complications, and mirages of pink elephants. The CustomVue laser reshapes the cornea according to the 3-D eye map to improve vision before the protective flap adheres to the eye naturally. The procedure takes around 10 minutes per eye, and cornea-numbing eye drops are applied to minimize discomfort. Clients usually return to their normal routine within one to three days and typically achieve full vision results within one to four weeks—the same time it takes to find a pair of glasses in a crowd of Coke bottles.
Fade Away Laser Tattoo Removal is the joint project of a physician and a veteran tattoo artist. Medical director Thomas H. Barrows, MD, has extensive experience using and studying medical lasers. He's lectured on laser-skin interactions throughout the world, and has even helped design the machines. Laser technician Aleksandar Nedich complements the doctor's clinical expertise with 15 years of experience in the tattoo industry. He understands the way ink sits in the skin and can slide off sleeve tattoos as if they were oiled water wings.
Nedich designed the clinic's comfortable space, adorning it with Indonesian folk art and leather couches. He and Dr. Barrows welcome clients in for consultations, presenting information on costs, procedures, and aftercare in a clear and direct manner.
The team behind Highbridge Tattoo & Laser Tattoo Removal has the real-world experience and clinical knowledge to guide clients through any stage of the tattoo life cycle?from its inception to its laser-based elimination. The skills of seasoned tattoo artists Thomas Alvarado, Sean Crofoot, and Miles Hunsberger combine with those of a pair of tattoo-removal experts, Thomas H. Barrows and Aleksander Nedich, to complete all manner of skin-ink tasks.
Physician Thomas H. Barrows has helped design medical lasers and lectured on laser-skin interactions throughout the world, and laser technician Aleksandar Nedich has 15 years of experience in the tattoo industry, and therefore understands the way ink sits in the skin. The duo previously collaborated to create Northeast Laser Tattoo Removal in Minneapolis. They work directly with the Highbridge Tattoo artists to lighten ink, facilitate a cover-up tattoo, or slide off sleeve tattoos as if they were oiled water wings.
Gayle Winegar founded SweatShop Health Club to help guests find time for fitness and combat the notion that exercisers simply want to enhance their looks. Instructors focus workouts on Stott-style Pilates instruction, helping students sculpt strong torso muscles on spring-loaded reformer machines, wunda chairs, and mats during classes filled with isometric exercises. Certified instructors and personal trainers shower students with one-on-one attention, helping cultivate more motivation and positivity than a piñata filled with protons. The teaching team rounds out the schedule with boot-camp-style short-burst training, dance-fueled Zumba routines, and other calorie torchers, learning their craft at the studio's Stott Pilates training center, which transforms advanced exercisers into effective teachers. The studio also offers childcare during selected classes, helping busy parents release stress and pent-up balloon animals.