With more than 1,000 liposuctions and facelifts under his belt, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jose L. Robledo knows one thing for sure: nobody wants that “worked over” look. That’s why at Arizona Laser & Skin he and his team aim to make wrinkles and unwanted fat disappear with natural products and advanced techniques that rely on the skin’s innate healing ability. Minimally invasive procedures such as the Endotine Ribbon face and neck lift and AquaShape body-contouring system are performed alongside noninvasive beauty techniques such as FDA approved Viora cellulite-reduction and skin-tightening treatments. Micro-current facials get skin smoother than a dolphin’s raincoat by stimulating and thus helping to strengthen the facial muscles. In addition to emphasizing natural-looking results, the team prides itself on looking after the safety of its patients. A consultation precedes each treatment, during which clients find out if procedures are right for them, ask questions, and address any special needs.
Under the guidance of Dr. Richard Burgmeier, the technicians at Perfect Skin Laser Center strive to offer the most advanced aesthetic treatments available. Their private clinic performs a variety of services using powerful beams, ranging from laser hair removal and light-based facials to noninvasive body contouring. Though laser treatments comprise the bulk of their procedures, they also specialize in products such as Botox and chemical peels. No matter what the method, Dr. Burgmeier and his staff aim to leave clients looking natural, like the majestic rocks of Mt. Rushmore.
Diamond Body Art’s tattoo artists adorn bodies with tattoos done in a variety of styles. Alfonso specializes in realistic portraits done in black and gray. He can make anything look real, including a horror tattoo of Frankenstein’s monster or of a demon leaving the bathroom without washing his hands. Whether he’s creating a realistic bird or a cartoon character such as Mini Mouse, Dominic infuses the skin with bold colors. And Michael focuses on drawing clean lines when crafting Polynesian or Japanese-style tattoos.
Tattoo parlors and barbershops are in Adam Dorsett's blood. After inheriting his great uncle and aunt's 1930s tattoo equipment and barber tools, he entered a tattooing apprenticeship. With 3.5 years of instruction and experience, Dorsett opened Electric Haven Tattoo & Barber Shop and invented High Life Pomade—a classic workingman's hair grease that keeps strands in place by never saying “I love you.”
All of Dorsett's tattoo artists completed apprenticeships up to four years long and draw on that experience as they craft masterpieces such as portraits and old-school tats. His barbers trim dos and facial hair the old-fashioned way—with straight razors and hot towels. While they wait, barber customers of age may sip on complimentary tap beer. To ensure safety, Dorsett makes sure his staff is certified in CPR, first aid, and blood-borne pathogens. They also participate in monthly sterilizer spore testing and proper biowaste removal.
Sircle Pain Clinic's wellness and pain professionals understand that chronic pain can have more than one cause. It can be the product of muscle strain, work-related stress, nerve damage, sleeping posture, or any combination thereof. As such, these complex issues can't be solved with a simple, one-sided approach, such as taking pain medication or convincing yourself you're a robot that does not feel pain. Instead, staff members use the Sircle program, drafting a measurable milestone recovery path based on the client's health history and other information they find during consultations and video otoscopy assessments. The resulting treatment plans address issues one step at a time and could include weekly visits, neuromuscular re-education, and relaxation exercises. During these programs, clients could achieve their personal goals over a span of 12 weeks or more, whether it be overcoming muscular pain or boosting their overall health with improved nutrition.
Although Desert Sky Dental might seem like a run-of-the-mill dentist's office at first glance, a closer look reveals more. Among the beige walls and carpets are little touches designed to make kids feel at home: images of superheroes hanging on the walls and toys, a drawing table, and a bubbling fish tank in the lobby. Adults also divert their attention from the precarious action taking place in their mouths by setting their eyes on the overhead TV to watch movies or the latest episode of Barney and Friends. Led by Dr. Scott Gunnell, the staff specializes in general dental care, as well as cosmetic dentistry and implant restorations.
It wasn’t a career as an astronaut or a professional baseball player that held Dr. Clark Larson’s heart as a 9-year-old. Rather, his childhood dream was to become a dentist. And with some hard work and a lot of education, he did just that. Dr. Larson spends his days at San Tan Valley Smiles restoring teeth to their original luster before they broke through the gums. He whitens teeth, removes decay during root canals, replaces lost teeth with dentures, and covers broken teeth with caps.