Valley Dermatology’s Dr. Scott A. Smith curtails signs of aging with a host of minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. Dysport, a skin-smoothing serum, temporarily irons out cranial creases for up to four months. The 15-minute treatment targets facescapes wrought with creases and lines by dispersing a dewrinkling solution that calms hyperactive facial muscles. The dewrinkling solution can smooth furrows on the forehead, crow's feet, or between the eyebrows; and the minimally invasive treatment requires no downtime, so faces can resume everyday activities such as smiling and catching whipped cream pies.
Dr. Nathan Cotton and his staff of mandible mavens treat tusks to one-hour Lumibrite whitening, designed to brighten smiles by up to eight shades. The process combines an application of a patented substance that reduces tooth sensitivity with a specialty whitening gel, enhanced with fluoride to help prevent cavities and enamel landslides. The gel’s powers activate with a UV-free light, which eliminates the need for sunblock or a face mask, as the client relaxes into a vibrating massage chair. After a thorough rinse and removal of the gel, the friendly technician sends gleaming mouth ivories on their way. Cotton Family Dental also invites purchasers of this deal to take 30% off a cleaning, exam, and x-rays. For the best results, a standard cleaning is recommended prior to Lumibrite whitening.
The YMCA of the Inland Northwest hosts family-friendly pool parties, welcoming pint-size party-goers to explore a lazy river, splash in the wading-pool playground, and cavort in private party rooms. Fifteen minutes prior to party time, soiree hosts load the party room with refreshments and await revelers for one boisterous hour of cake, gifts, and instructions on avoiding lap-pool sharks. For the next 1.5 hours—the required time period for sanctioned games of Marco Polo—tykes recline in inner tubes for a float down the lazy river or submerge ankles in the wading-pool playground. Posses of tykes blitz enemies with various sprays and self-tipping water buckets, and 30-foot water slides beckon pint-size swimmers and hamsters bored with conventional cage tubes. The YMCA provides fully trained and certified staff members to supervise splashing, but encourages parents or guardians to attend at no additional charge.
The black-belt instructors of Warhorse Martial Arts believe that developing character on the inside matters as much as learning to defend oneself on the outside. That’s why throughout their classes, they emphasize principles such as modesty, integrity, and perseverance to help pupils overcome the conflicts that can’t be resolved through traditional coup d’ètat. For the times when those skills are needed, they prepare students by training them in in a mix of styles such as kenpo karate and Brazilian jiu jitsu. Through progressive classes for kids as young as 6 through adults, instructors drill participants in both unarmed and armed self-defense. For those interested in developing defense skills for the ground, they teach Brazilian jujitsu. This focused approach, along with its sponsorship of charitable organizations such as the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, has won the academy many accolades. Warhorse Karate has won Krem’s The Best of Spokane contest in 2010, 2011, and 2012 in addition to taking the top spot in the Inlander Best of the Inland NW awards.
Dr. Warren Mitchell and Avenue Dental Care’s tooth-tending team keep pearly whites clean, bright, and healthy with services ranging from routine dental exams to whitening procedures. Zoom! persuades smiles to shed stain-jackets of tea, coffee, wine, and cola over the course of 90 minutes, revealing enamel that's an average of eight shades lighter. The tooth-whitening tool of ABC's Extreme Makeover crew, Zoom! treatments are performed by a licensed dental professional who will bleach chompers with hydrogen peroxide, creating a safe, long-lasting glow. Avenue Dental Care tailors Zoom! procedures to each patient's specific goals, whether it's bringing a twinkling grin to a high school reunion or wowing Grandma with a mouthful of opalescent tooth-lasers.
Doctor of Chiropractic Craig Anglesey's family-minded clinic welcomes patients of all ages. Since graduating from Parker College of Chiropractic and interning at Dallas VA Medical Center, Dr. Anglesey has developed specialties in treating pediatric and geriatric conditions, as well as sports injuries. Appropriately then, he renders a wide range of services such as spinal adjustment and Graston treatments. To address other aspects of health, he and his staff also stage physical-therapy sessions, perform massage therapy, and hold nutrition-counseling sit-downs to warn against the dangers of eating a piñata whole.