After graduating from the LSU School of Dentistry near the top of his class, Dr. Louis Mason continued to fill his brain with dental knowledge by racking up more than 1,400 hours of continuing education classes. He works alongside Dr. Kevin Kidder at Advantage Dental Care, and the duo uses digital x-rays and Diagnodent diagnostic lasers to detect hidden cavities and other signs of decay. High tech equipment is also found in the form of a CEREC machine that creates custom crowns and veneers in 15 minutes so chipped, shy, and cracked teeth can be covered with perfectly formed chompers.
Licensed massage therapist David DeFoe anoints sore muscles with soothing strokes and smoothing oils, his practice nestled cozily within a homey studio. Each massage, like most successful séances, is performed by candlelight and accompanied by the dulcet tones of an in-house Dido impersonator. The Swedish massage uses light or medium pressure to loosen knots and alleviate stress. The smooth, gliding strokes ease muscle tension and promote relaxation, easing overworked muscles and melting tension into a conveniently positioned bucket. An effective treatment for stress reduction and the improvement of blood circulation, Swedish massage also relieves anxiety, depression, and trauma resulting from having a quarter extracted from your ear by a nearby uncle. Groupon buyers can choose either a 60- or 90-minute massage, and today's deal is valid with other offers.
A member of both the American Dental Association and Louisiana Dental Association, Dr. Manning and his experienced staff beautifies teeth and their smile-sheaths within the same dental office they've occupied for the past 20 years. Licensed to perform Botox procedures, the friendly doctor meets with patients for an initial consultation and photos of the face to evaluate treatment goals, the number of Botox units likely necessary, and whether clients can whistle backwards. Next, Dr. Manning injects the Botox serum, reducing muscle activity below the skin to minimize wrinkles and help to smooth skin. A versatile gift idea, Botox units can be applied across multiple furrow-prone areas such as the space between the eyebrows, crow's feet, and faces stuck in prune imitations. Results continue to improve for up to 15 days and last up to four months.
At Arrington Family Dentistry, Dr. David Arrington and his staff tailor oral health care to each client’s individual needs. They specialize in general dentistry such as oral exams, root canal therapy, and extractions, as well as cosmetic treatments that range from veneers and implants to teeth whitening, fillings, and Invisalign clear braces.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Bleach Bright USA furnishes more dazzling smiles with its full line of teeth-whitening products. The treatments can be performed in offices or at home, with kosher whitening gels working in tandem with LED lights to brighten teeth by up to eight shades. On-the-go whitening pens, daily brushing foams, and rinses help maintain lightened hues.