Naturopathic physician Dr. Nael Dagstani aims to help his patients improve their health but also their quality of life. He does this by merging both conventional and natural medicine that focuss on the body’s inherent healing abilities. Healing treatments include bio-identical hormone therapy that aims to increase energy levels, improve focus, help with weight control, and lessen anxiety. Dr. Dagstani also uses intravenous nutrient therapy, which aims to improve immune system function and treat virtually any condition, from the flu, to migraines, to chronic pain.
Named Valley Advocate’s Best Steakhouse for five years in a row, Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery grills an array of steak cuts—ranging from sirloin tips to prime rib—to a juicy and house-recommended medium rare. Beyond its steaks, the eatery’s grub follows the same Southwestern theme as its dining room’s decorative touches, which includes a wagon wheels and a cattle skull. The kitchen’s carefully roasted baby-back ribs, barbecued chicken, and pulled pork complements homestyle favorites such as meatloaf, lasagna, and fish and chips. All of the hearty entrees pair with sides that run the gamut from fries to cowboy beans. An array of beers, encompassing award-winning pours such as Red Rock Amber Ale and King Oak Milk Stout, wash meals down more effectively than a good, long yawn in front of water slide. Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery also caters events on-site or at the customer's choice of location.
At the Dermatology Center, Cynosure Smartlipo Triplex treatments are administered by a board-certified, Stanford-trained dermatologist or by a physician's assistant. With the help of minimally invasive lasers, staffers target problem areas and permanently eliminate fat more effectively than full-body corsets. First, the physician or PA applies local anesthesia before making a tiny incision—about the size of the tip of a pen or the pointed hat of a gnome—through which he accesses fat cells. The laser ruptures the fat cell membranes, destroying them completely, before suction gently removes them from the body. Smartlipo also tightens the skin by stimulating the production of new collagen to fend off dimpling and sagging. Although results vary, clients generally require only one treatment to achieve full results, which will be most evident three to six months after the session is complete.
Trained by Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, during the initial clinical trials of Botox Cosmetic in 1999, Dr. Kelly is a veteran in the world of skin-smoothing injections. To promote the growth of the body's stem cell production of collagen synthesis, Dr. Kelly and a fellow colleague created the The Vampira Facial and PRP- Natural Facelift. For more than 14 years her aesthetic repertoire has expanded to include skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and a bevy of other skin-clarifying techniques that leave complexions baby soft and adult durable.
As a 23-year-old junior, Tom Hatten didn’t spend his evenings at the raucous parties or ice-cream socials associated with college life. Instead, he’d spend the waning hours of his evenings waiting by the dryer for the last batch of towels before collapsing into bed. In the morning, he would lug them to Mountainside Fitness, the gym he opened as a student that he has thrown all his energy into maintaining ever since.
Today, the humble 4,800-square-foot space has bloomed into nine gyms that average a sweeping 41,000 square feet. Tom’s vision of creating a friendly neighborhood gym that greets each guest with a warm towel underscores every decision he makes for the different locations, from the colorful kid-care spaces to the entertaining group fitness classes. Personal trainers plan regimens tailored to each client, helping them lose weight, build muscle, or target the muscles that will help build a better golf game. Clients can create their own routines with the help of cardio and weight machines, or explore the different amenities at each location, such as saunas, rock-climbing walls, and indoor basketball courts.
The technicians at Loma Laser use light-based therapies to rid the skin of unwanted markings, wrinkles, and hair. By aiming specific wavelengths at acne, hyperpigmentation, and vascular blemishes, the professionals are able to reduce the appearance of these imperfections over the course of several treatments. All colors of tattoo ink succumb to intense pulsed light's heated energy, which causes the pigments to dissipate so they can be flushed from the body naturally.