The Eye Institute of Utah has been providing comprehensive vision care to Utah residents for more than 30 years. The Institute's Director of LASIK Services Dr. Darcy Wolsey and her team use state-of-the-art technology to restore their patients’ vision to 20/20 or better. The Institute was the first practice in Utah to acquire the WaveLight Refractive Suite, which helps to vastly improve the patient experience during LASIK procedures. But LASIK is only one piece of the vision puzzle; the doctors are experts at customizing each patient’s treatment to fit their unique lifestyles. They also specialize in standard and custom cataract surgery, glaucoma, dry eye, cornea, retina, eyelid and facial plastics, and comprehensive eye care.
Spotlighted by the bright lights of SLC Ink's clean and modern facility, Harley hunches over customers, the brow above his pierced nose furrowed in concentration as he emblazons canvases of skin with intricate and vibrant designs. Pulling from years of oil- and acrylic-painting experience, Harley uses the shop's meticulously sterilized equipment to dole out custom tattoos, whether an illustration meaningful to the customer or the answer key for an upcoming geometry quiz. His customers recline on cushy leather chairs, surrounded by the parlor's rotating display of local artwork.
Hardcore Tattoo and Skate?s resident ink slingers, Donny and Steve, liven up human canvases with everything from realistic landscapes and tribal patterns to original new-school characters. As diversified as their portfolios may be, the two shine especially bright when it comes to dark fantasy, including elaborate skulls and impossibly nightmarish creatures, such as Danny DeVito. Their skills span all spectrums, though, from Hanna-Barbera cartoons and calligraphy to religious images and portraits. Partnering with Dirty 30 skateboards, they also line their shelves with skate gear and accessories.
Though primarily known for its expression-enhancing facials, Surface Medical Spas extends its professional pampering practices to soothe burdened bodies and tender tendons with a series of stress-subverting massages. Acquiesce to an aromatherapy stone massage that mellows muscles with an essential blend of oils. Or, opt for classical carnal conditioning with the spa's signature rubdown, which mixes Swedish techniques with deep-tissue therapies and reflexology.
At the Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery, cosmetic surgeons Brent D. Kennedy and Steven Constantine use their expertise to bolster patients' appearances. Dr. Kennedy, who holds both a medical and a dental degree, established the institute in 1988 to he train doctors from across the country in a continuing-education fellowship program. He also shares his extensive knowledge as a clinical associate professor of aesthetic maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and has seen his surgical techniques published in several medical journals and textbooks. His colleague, Dr. Constantine, combines his experience in surgical procedures with a deep-seated desire to get to know his patients and witness the positive mental transformation that follows the physical one.
In the 7,000-square-foot state-licensed surgical facility—which offers overnight stays and 24-hour nursing care—the duo performs a variety of procedures, ranging from face-lifts and tummy tucks to laser skin resurfacing. A master aesthetician is on hand to care for skin with anti-aging GlyMed Plus and Obagi products.
After studying at the University of Utah, Emory University, and Vanderbilt, Dr. Justin Johnsen returned to his native Utah to raise his family and begin to realize his dream of helping those suffering from ocular and facial trauma. At Utah Eye & Facial Plastic Surgery, he and his trained aesthetician administer multiple types of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the face, ranging from four types of cosmetic injectables—including Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Restylane—to the removal of painful eyelid tumors.
The doctor is happy to consult with any prospective client beforehand—and for free—in order to review all options and develop a rapport that can later be applied to a comedy bit.