With its high-end clothing and extreme athletic gear from brands such as LRG, O’Neill, Volcom, and True Religion, Axis can outfit customers for vertigo-inducing half-pipe descents and action-packed drives to the mall. Make waves at the beach in a bikini ($40–$120) or a pair of board shorts ($39.95+), or don a pair of True Religion jeans ($168+) to comfortably cover sand-blasted limbs. Sandals ($5–$50) attractively bedeck toes, and snazzy sunglasses ($60–$180) protect eyes from too much sunlight and wearers from showing too much emotion during Beach Boys songs. The distinctive fashion-and-sports outfitter also lets buyers purchase boardwalk-ready longboards or boardwalk-unnecessary snowboards, or cruise by their collection of level-4 tanning beds.
At its three Phoenix-area locations, Arizona Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Centers host a team of experienced doctors. The veteran providers deal with skin troubles ranging from psoriasis to acne, focusing especially on the skin cancers that can arise in the sun-soaked southwest. They round out their vital care with cosmetic services such as Botox and Juvederm injections and hair-restoration services, which help correct baldness inherited from maternal genetics or paternal buzz clippers.
The team at Sonoma Medi Spa help clients with anti-aging and rejuvenating therapies including dermal fillers and clear skin with chemical peels. The spa's number of laser treatments are performed by Medical Aesthetician Ciara Hale and overseen by Dr. Peter Spanganberg. The skilled medical team can also smooth sagging eyelids and foreheads with tasteful surgery.
Deseret Aesthetic & Lifestyle Institute medical director Dr. Gregory Allen is a skin specialist who has contributed to FDA research and the FDA approval process. He now shares his epidermal expertise with licensed aestheticians and laser technicians as they apply permanent makeup and perform peels and facials. High-tech equipment abounds at the center, from a VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System for eliminating spider veins to a CO2 laser for reducing wrinkles. Aestheticians rely on skincare products from Derma MD and Obagi, which soothe skin so that clients don't have to cut eyeholes in a receiving blanket and wear it as a mask. An elegant vibe radiates from the spa’s cream-and-black motif, which clients first encounter in a waiting room lined with cushy suede chairs.
At Advanced Skin and Laser, Dr. Kenneth Osorio, nurse Lorraine Kempton, and licensed aesthetician Amber Simmons helm a skilled staff that restores the glow to dimming complexions with nonsurgical skin-rejuvenation treatments. As the center's name implies, the team calls upon modern technological implements such as crystal-tipped microdermabrasion wands, a trio of FDA-approved lasers, and Blu-U light wavelength machines to erase wrinkles, spider veins, and ink-drawn chin-strap beards. The staff's vast knowledge on skin-related matters shines through not only in their treatments but also in their regular contributions to local publications in their field.