Working under board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David S. Goldberg, Monterey Skin Fitness Center’s licensed aestheticians work to halt the march of time with an array of skin-plumping peels and injections. Aestheticians offer guidance during every step of each treatment with a full evaluation and explanations for postpeel care. The 30–45 minute MicroPeel curbs breakouts, smooths wrinkles, and conditions and protects formerly fraught faces to maintain a freshly peeled appearance. The peel's immediate results make it ideal for a last-minute spruce on the way to extreme staring contests. Refinity peels take about 30 minutes to renew skin with a gentle application of glycolic acid, while protecting it with Cosmederm-7, a patented anti-irritation ingredient that reduces postpeel grouchiness for sensitive skin. Treat pimple-prone pores with a Vi peel, which lifts away scum, sun spots, and the appearance of scars while firming the skin. The 20-minute Vi peel yields visible results after about four days; results are maximized over multiple treatments.
The bamboo furniture and tribal drums inside Earthbound Tattoo Studio telegraph the studio’s specialty in traditional and modern Polynesian-flavored tattoos. This aesthetic may come from artist Noel's travels through Hawaii and New Zealand—or maybe the team just has a head for the geometric curlicues and bold black lines that represent that style. Either way, their creative minds swirl not only with island flowers, bands, and patterns, but also the need to custom design each tattoo that falls from their professional, sterilized equipment.
Nestled in the beautiful redwoods at the heart of the San Lorenzo Valley, The Gilded Lily is a mom-and-pop style tattoo shop owned by artist Mac Cellitti and his wife, shop manger Maren. Committed to satisfying the tastes of every individual, The Gilded Lily works with customers to customize quality tattoos of all sizes suited to their unique pelts in a clean and friendly environment. Feel free to bring in any reference material to help Mac or his fellow artist Jim create something completely unique and personal, and to help the process of finding out what will look best permanently scrapbooked on your skin. Check out their website and their Facebook photo page to gander at prior custom creations, which range from tiny flowers to full-back portraits. Like the preparations for a Guinness Record–breaking five-story plum pudding, appointments must be made in advance.
In a comfortable, inviting office outfitted with plush armchairs and draperies, Romie Lane Dental Group's team keeps teeth healthy and strong with procedures ranging from preventive cleanings to laser periodontal therapy. They specialize in cosmetic dentistry, too, with options such as porcelain veneers and Invisalign.
Dr. Suman Kumar leads the staff at Accu Dental in nurturing patients’ oral health with the latest health systems. Digital x-ray machines attached to high-definition monitors gift them with meticulous images for diagnosis. Precise, clean cuts are made with soft-tissue lasers that decrease healing time and entertain bicuspids suffering from ennui. This dedication resonates with patients and professionals alike—the office receives praise regularly from current patients, and in 2012 was named an Elite Preferred Provider by Invisalign.
During a comprehensive dental exam at James D. Kim DDS Family Dentistry, Dr. Kim and his smile-staff x-ray face caverns to reveal any hidden fang, gum, and bone problems and then mine the mouth-stone area in search of problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and constantly cursing tongues. After the exam, cuspid-cleaners bathe tusks in a flurry of foam and floss before Dr. Kim checks teeth one last time. Alternatively, patients who wish to brighten their mouth chiclets can opt for a take-home bleaching kit. Dr. Kim customizes the kit by taking an impression of the patient’s mouthscape. He then constructs a snug-fitting tray that holds a professional-grade whitening gel strong enough remove stains from coffee, tea, and squid-ink smoothies, rendering choppers up to eight shades whiter.
Named Best Tanning Salon by Good Times Santa Cruz, Tanners Cove bronzes bodies with an array of UV and sunless techniques. Gild your dermal surface to a treasury finish with a month of unlimited low-pressure brownings in one of Tanners Cove's advanced beds, which emit controlled mixtures of UVB and UVA light designed to minimize burning. Or, submit your body canvas to a level-two airbrushing in which a certified spray-tan technician will delicately apply sunshine paint to your exterior, leaving a glow, an even hue, or an abstract rendering of the Eiffel Tower upon request.