Smilepod is a walk-in hygienists, providing high-quality professional dental care without the hassle of having to make an appointment. Based in London’s Covent Garden, they offer competitively-priced treatments such as teeth whitening and 15-minute consultations.
Why it matters
Whilst walk-in clinics are commonplace, the concept applied to dental hygienists is a new one, reflecting of our fast-paced culture. Will this drop-in culture extend to other services in health and beauty as our demand for instant gratification amplifies?
Following on the heels of WebMd and other medical diagnosis websites, patients are now turning to the internet to look for answers about which type of surgery or cosmetic procedure is right for them; and are now finding it easier to go online for advice from real physicians. The patients describe their issue, fill out a brief medical history, and upload pictures of the area they want treated. Within 24 hours, they receive a response from a local surgeon offering their suggestion and what it will cost. Then, at the patient’s leisure, they respond and set up a face-to-face appointment. Each online consultation costs $50; when an appointment has been agreed, the site allows both parties to swap contact information.
SilkPerfect have developed a 100% pure silk pillow case which claims to benefit the user’s skin and hair. The silk is made up from strings of amino acids, which have the same ph as human skin. Retaining the skin’s moisture and lessening friction, the silk pillow is said to minimise wrinkles and hair damage.