Although they may be in the business of enhancing exteriors, the team members at Foothills New Image know that it’s the relationship with their patients that really matters. Led by Dr. Stuart Hetrick, the staff includes two trained medical-laser technicians dedicated to educating guests about their treatment and guiding them through every step of their aesthetic journey. What's more, customers can expect to always work with the same person throughout their course of treatment, firmly establishing a relationship that allows the specialists to be honest with the client about the reality of their expected results.
Dr. Hetrick––who is always on site––relies on more than 20 years of Botox-injection experience as he plumps fine lines and fills crow’s feet with the FDA-approved solution. The centers aestheticians come armed with a Palomar StarLux laser that gently removes unwanted hair, smoothes skin's texture, and banishes surface veins, whereas skin can be further brightened and lightened with four types of chemical peels customized to each patient's skin type and desired results.
For Doctor of Chiropractic Sophie Jacob, chiropractic medicine goes beyond the bones—it’s in her blood. Jacob grew up watching her father care for patients in the field for 30 years, deciding early on to follow in his footsteps and become a second-generation chiropractor. She originally helmed two practices in her hometown of Quebec City, Canada, before moving to sunny Arizona, where she performs treatments ranging from adjustments and custom orthotics to a variety of detoxification services.
Perhaps her most important mission, however, is assisting patients with their weight-loss and fitness goals. During an interview on KGUN 9's The Morning Blend, Dr. Jacob admitted to struggling with her own weight as a child, exemplifying empathy with regards to the physical and emotional impact of excess poundage. She has designed an alkaline-food-based weight-loss program to restore bodily balance via detoxifying protocols, supplements, and hormone testing. Dr. Jacob has also treated professional athletes and has competed in several athletic events, including triathlons, swimming matches, and marathons to the moon and back.
Since she was a young girl, Berni Massari has been aware of her instinctive ability to sense illness in other people. She used her gift to assist medical doctors during exploratory surgery, and, after struggling to find a satisfying career path, decided to apply her talents in the field of natural medicine. Massari went on to earn her PhD and become a fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy. After working in nursing homes, where traditional Western medicine was not meeting all of the residents' needs, she opened her own group of elderly care homes, and witnessed the restorative powers of homeopathy combined with a healthy dose of compassion.
The natural healthcare specialist, author, and weekly radio-show hostess now shares her passion for healing at Integrative Health Associates. Her wellness philosophy incorporates both classical homeopathy?which uses one remedy at a time to treat disease?and time-sensitive preventative methods to diminish conditions such as chronic pain, allergies, anemia, and psoriasis. The caring practitioner even treats pets, including ferrets suffering from diabetes or parrots who develop laryngitis after living with opera singers.
Just a Tease recently underwent its own beauty transformation when the boutique salon was revamped with a darker color palette, more Zen-inspired decor, and even a new name, Salon Beauremy. But even though the beauty haven's image has changed, its staff's dedication to providing custom hair and skin services has not wavered. In fact, the center's stylists still reach for high-quality haircare products, such as sulfate-free Enjoy and sensitivity-friendly HBL products, as they style freshly trimmed and colored tresses. In the spa area, aestheticians enhance facials with skin-clearing products from PCA Skin, Circadia, and Janssen, and use mineral cosmetics from GloMineral and Advanced Mineral Makeup to enhance facial features with perfectly matched foundations and eye shadows. And to cater to all their patients, they offer a variety of specialized facials that prevent and treat skin conditions with cutting-edge skincare treatments such as microcurrent facial toning, epidermal leveling, and oxygen-infused facials. On the way out, beauty-goers can peruse the salon's updated art and clothing boutique stocked with apparel and accessories from Tigerlily, and framed with original artwork from local artist Renee Bau.
Wary of criticisms of alternative medicine, the team of Holistic Health Solutions aim to prove detractors wrong. To do so, they combine holistic healing with modern functional medicine, covering nearly every facet of nonmedical system-based care. Leading the charge is Doctor of Chiropractic Matt French, who uncovers health issues at their source by analyzing clients' lifestyle and level of physical activity, as well as their biochemistry and body mechanics. Based on his findings, he can alleviate pain using manual joint adjustments and scar-tissue release. If extra weight is putting stress on the joints or spine, he can help clients shed pounds with nutrition coaching and weight-loss programs.
French doesn't work alone. Jason Jensen heads up the naturopathic division, treating bodies as whole, interconnected systems with hormone therapy and nutritional and herbal supplements. Meanwhile, Teri Undreiner guides a team of massage therapists in relieving tension and providing a captive audience for hard-up harp ensembles during relaxation, therapeutic, hot-stone, and sports massages.
The resume of Dr. Marvin Borsand, president of The Body Sculpting Center, should put any prospective client at ease. He not only has been certified to perform breast augmentation since 1992, but also has been a principal investigator on a silicone study for the Institutional Review Board. Plus, he co-authored an article on breast augmentation for the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and is the current president of the Arizona Society of Cosmetic Surgery.
Breast augmentation procedures are his specialty, and he spends a generous amount of time with each client as they consider treatment, doing his best to offer honest, realistic expectations of results. He understands that each person has their own reasons for seeking treatment, from the mother wanting to firm her breasts after pregnancy, to the cancer survivor seeking her former silhouette post-mastectomy.
Of course, Dr. Borsand, along with Drs. Bryan Friedman and Elizabeth Nikolic, perform an extensive selection of other procedures, including facial contouring, sinus surgery, and even vaginal rejuvenation. They have a med spa onsite as well, where clients can pursue less invasive treatments such as laser rejuvenation and hormone-replacement therapy.