Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, February 24, 2006 Page: 99 of 100
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that I thought I was gonna hallucinate from. We
didn't see a lot of focus on foot treatments in
many of the Western spas we were familiar
They also have what they call a water house,
which is something more than just a whirlpool
and steam room. The co-ed room has hosted par-
ties and other social events in a relaxed, spa
"We try to recreate in a Western version some
of the social aspects we see in Asia. We make it
accessible but not take ourselves too seriously,"
The services offered are all gender-neutral by
design. Other spas, Chambers notes, might list
six facials on a menu, "and then the last one is the
'men's facial.' Men were telling us they felt odd
asking for any of the other facials. There's no rea-
son why any wouldn't be appropriate for male or
female." The same holds true for everything
from manicures to pedicures to massages. The
client profile is almost evenly divided between
men and women, "which has been an emerging
trend over the last few years."
Benu also shares access to Trophy Fitness
Center, which expands the services beyond a typ-
ical salon or massage parlor to a full-service ath-
While there^s not one type of spa for everyone.
Style guru Billy Yamaguchi translated his feng shui
approach to beauty to the concept at Benu.
places like Benu are helping show a wide variety
of customers that they can be as friendly, and as
soothing, as they want to make it. And no one
should be afraid to order a facial — no matter
what it's called.
Benu Salon and Spa, 5555 E. Mockingbird
Lane, Suite 300. 214-827-4200. Benuspa.com.
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later, still apparent. Treatment varies from patient
to patient based on the amount of discoloration
they're experiencing, but a typical session lasts
just about 45 minutes.
"In less than an hour of time, your teeth will
become dramatically whiter," said Maedgen.
"Zoom!2 chairside whitening is ideal for the
patient who wants immediate results.''
The speed is a huge selling factor. Results can
last anywhere from six months to a year, with
touch-up kits available.
After applying the whitening product, a spe-
cial light is wheeled over to the treatment chair
and placed through a protective mouthpiece so
that it beams its rays directly on the teeth, thus
activating the gel.
The device looks a little like an alien pod from
the latest War of the Worlds, but for a superstar
smile like Tom Cruise's, it's worth the possibili-
ty of battling intergalactic terrorists.
The custom-fit trays and protective gel used
during the procedure alleviate gum irritation and
tooth sensitivity in most patients, so biting into
an Eskimo Pie two hours later won't cause pain
ripples through the nerve endings.
Make sure to question any dentist about the
whitening products he or she uses. Some dentists
who have used the term "zoom" are not really
using the trademarked light and whitening prod-
ucts. Offers of free whitening should also be
questioned thoroughly for possible bait-and-
switch tactics. Most medical professionals are on
the up-and-up, but it's always good to put on
your "buyer beware" pumps before walking into
a new office. Education is key.
With any type of whitening, Maedgen recom-
mends the most basic oral hygiene routine,
including a minimum twice-daily brushing
(preferably with a high-quality electric tooth-
brush), flossing in between teeth and maintaining
a regular six month schedule of professional
cleanings from a dental hygienist. For people
with HIV and other conditions that compromise
the immune system, Maedgen suggests three-
month professional cleaning cycles.
Members of Maedgen's staff stress the impor-
tance of limiting consumption of red wine, cof-
fee and colas, as well as tobacco, chocolate and
anything else that will stain a white shirt.
With whiter teeth, though, it's easy to smile
big and show 'em off. But you know, that even-
tually leads to tiny wrinkles around the mouth,
crow's feet around the eyes and...
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, February 24, 2006, newspaper, February 24, 2006; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238897/m1/99/: accessed February 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.