As a board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Sheena Kong knows how to look after the inner workings of the body. But her additional training in beauty injections and resurfacing lasers helps her keep the outside looking good, too. A native of Shanghai, she can communicate with her clients in either English or Mandarin, helping her clearly communicate all available treatment options and the punch lines of knock-knock jokes. Clients can also find obtain a wide range of available treatments, including Ultherapy, Smartlipo, Thermage skin tightening, Fraxel laser skin resurfacing, IPL, laser hair removal, laser vein removal, Juvederm, and Latisse.
Dr. Jeffrey DeWeese wanted to be a physician when he was just 12 years old, but it wasn't until an emergency-room rotation that he decided to be a plastic surgeon. After watching a colleague reconstruct a young girl's injured face, Dr. DeWeese resolved to dedicate himself to a specialty that combines artistic vision with technical proficiency to improve patients’ quality of life. Now with board certification and more than 17 years of surgical experience, he still relies on this combination of skills, spending ample time with patients beforehand and working with them to select an appropriate treatment regimen.
Surgical procedures comprise a healthy portion of the center's services, but the staff also bolsters confidence, tones and shapes silhouettes, and counteracts aging with less invasive alternatives. Custom facial treatments, for instance, incorporate everything from anti-inflammatory enzymes that conceal signs of acne to soothing masks that leave skin as hydrated as a sponge in a bucket of Gatorade. Microdermabrasion sessions and dermal fillers improve skin tone, whereas a therapeutic massage combines Swedish strokes, deep-tissue pressure, and reflexology techniques to address individual aches.
When the parents of Bulldog Tattoo SF's artist told him to wait until he was 18 until he got another tattoo—they found out he had been lying about his age and getting inked since he was 14—there's a chance they thought he'd grow out of it. More than 20 years later, that's clearly not the case; his passion for the inked arts grew so vast that he found his way to the other end of the needle. Inside of his clean and sterilized parlor, the artist doles out a wide range of tattoo styles—from his favored traditional tribal artwork from exotic locales such as Borneo, French Polynesia, and the basement at Macy's to celtic knots and colored portraits. His versatility and skill, which can be viewed in his portfolio, can meet many requests, from black and gray designs to heavily colored artwork.
Burrowed among such historical downtown sights as Union Square and the Chinatown gates, Moth and Dagger Tattoo Studio leaves its own permanent mark on San Francisco by outfitting the city's residents with custom tattoos. Well-rounded inksmiths Mario Delgado and Justin Davis run the shop, and both are trained in their own unique styles. Mario specializes in realism, sprawling familiar images across limbs and buzzing them to life in full color or black and gray. Justin represents a more familiar approach with traditional American and Japanese designs. When they're not sketching new images, the duo is fixing or covering up old tattoos, allowing clients to finally have the confidence to leave the house naked.
The body-modifying coterie of artists at Mom's Body Shop calls upon professional techniques and individual specialties to provide custom tattoos and piercings. Since its inception on Mother's Day in 1998, the shop has grown to include seven skin-tinting artists, each skilled in setting traditional, color, and shaded tattoos. In addition to adorning birthday suits with multidimensional roses, intricate back pieces, and shimmering koi, Mom's Body Shop hosts two professional body piercers. A team of award-winning guest artists also visits the shop frequently to decorate patrons or nearby loaves of bread in original art.