The physicians at Via Vascular know their veins. Not only are they all board-certified in diagnostic radiology, but they also boast certification in specialties including neuroradiology and vascular and interventional radiology. Simply put, they have expertise, and they apply it to minimally invasive varicose- and spider-vein treatments.
The doctors remove vessels with a surgical technique known as microphlebectomy or via endovenous laser treatments, which alleviate symptoms with a small laser fiber. During innovative thermocoagulation procedures, an insulated probe banishes blood vessels with a microburst of energy and a royal decree. The doctors also diminish spider veins with sclerotherapy sessions, which use a special medicine that causes vessels to close.
For Via Rejuvenation's providers, it's important that cosmetic procedures require little downtime. As such, they rely on a range of non-invasive surgical procedures to reduce signs of aging and bring a healthy, youthful glow back into their clients' faces. Micro-needling procedures cultivate new collagen cells and other tissues, which can erase fine lines and help clients understand how starfish feel when they grow limbs back. The providers also perform platelet-rich plasma therapy, which uses the clients' own plasma--once it's spun and concentrated in a centrifuge--injected into specific areas to promote new skin and blood vessel growth.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
In ancient Greek mythology, Apollo was the god of music and one of the most popular sons of Zeus. His esteemed name now adorns Apollo Hair, Health & Beauty as a sign of the divine service clients receive. Guests can book time with a skilled stylist for voluminous layers, or a request a specialty facial to renew the complexion. The salon also offers an array of hair-replacement services that Medusa would have been wise to consider.
At Hair Sensations, salon owner and cosmetologist Kimberly Moriguchi wields 25 years of beautification experience. She and her staff cater to clients of any age or gender with head-to-toe services that encompass new hairstyles, nourishing facials, and makeup applications.
Calling itself a “friendly neighborhood tattoo boutique,” Two Birds Tattoo, opened by Ruby Santiago and Suzy Todd in 2010, sits on a busy street in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. The shop’s four women staff artists work in a sedately lit, no-nonsense space, promising custom-designed work for each customer. If anything, the hardwood-draped setting of Two Birds feels more like a spa than a typical tattoo parlor, and the luxurious seating and clean workspace further add to the elegant, professional vibe. They’re gracious about sharing tips on what to expect from a procedure to how to care for a tattoo as it heals, and are always willing to show off their past artistic successes.