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PRESS: Visit Union Square Blog | The Doctors & Cosmetic Specialists of 450 Sutter Street

For almost the last century, Union Square has been the premiere location in San Francisco for all things beauty and fashion. However, Union Square has also been the home to some of the world's most renowned doctors, plastic surgeons, aestheticians and cosmetologists. In 1929, the 450 Sutter building was built and quickly became the elite location for doctors and dentists. Since then, it has been known as the place to go for any kind of medical or aesthetic procedure. I’m lucky enough to be a part of this truly impressive community where I specialize in cosmetic tattooing. You can learn more about me at

The beautiful 450 Sutter Street building, located just one block north of Union Square, is truly a magnificent piece of art in San Francisco. It not only houses some of the world's most renowned doctors, but it has an amazing history as well. It was built in the 1920’s by Timothy L. Pflueger, and was so impressive that 555 California St (San Francisco's tallest skyscraper) was designed and modeled after it.

Two of the worlds most celebrated plastic surgeons reside their practice in 450 Sutter: Dr. Timothy Marten, an internationally known plastic surgeon, whose clinic has been designated one of the top 10 plastic surgery clinics in the world; as well as Dr. James Anthony, who is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon and voted by other doctors as one of the Top Doctors in America every year since 1999 and one of America’s “Top Surgeons” since 2002.

Union Square is really unique in that you can pretty much do anything and everything in a small area of the city. The Epi Center Med Spa, also located in the 450 Sutter Street building, is the Gold Standard in Medical Spas. Whether you’re looking for Skin Rejuvenation, Botox, fillers or any of their other procedures you know that you will be in fabulous hands. After your medical appointment, spend the afternoon and evening shopping for beautiful clothing, shoes, makeup, or a delicious meal at Scala’s Bistro! We really have it all here!

I am very fortunate to work in such a magnificent building along with these amazing and talented people, in a wonderful part of this historically beautiful city. There is such a talented group of people who work in the Square in all different fields of the medical and beauty industry. It personally excites me to work in the cosmetic and corrective tattooing industry. It's an ancient art form (it's believed that Cleopatra's eye makeup was tattooed) but a new frontier. I work closely with many doctors in San Francisco, and my artistry compliments the work that these amazing surgeons and aestheticians are performing. My specialties include permanent makeup, scar camouflage, repigmentation and other cosmetic and corrective tattooing procedures for men and women of all ages. I am honored to be a part of both the medical and beauty industry, which complement each other, as well as the strong and beautiful Union Square family!

About Athena

Athena is one of the few Board Certified instructors through the State of California in her field. With her AthenaTechnique, she has created an unsurpassed portfolio of permanent cosmetics, scar camouflage and more. In 2012, Athena was featured on The Emmy-Award Winning Television Show The Doctors. Her segment highlighted her solution to thinning eyebrows! With two offices in California, she is conveniently located in San Francisco and Beverly Hills. Her expertise has been greatly received and praised by many world renowned doctors throughout California, the country and the world. For a consultation, contact her at 415.412.9700 or visit

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