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.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all services. Weary muscles can luxuriate in the completely dry hydro-massage bed as jets of water focus on pressure points along the spine and quietly sing sea chanteys to muscle knots until they succumb to the siren song of relaxation. The FDA-approved Luminous facial combines light therapy with topical spa products to tighten and clear skin, and oxygen therapy teams with aromatherapy to stimulate the body and calm the mind. Today's deal can also include a series of UV-free Mystic Spray tans, the airbrush application of which leads to a streak-free gold tone that attracts the eye of the swimmers and grizzled prospectors who populate the beach. The teeth-whitening treatment uses peroxide and premium-grade LED light to help lift tooth stains during 15-minute sessions.
Inside Desert Fitness' 10,000-square-foot facility, a muscled man grunts as he hefts a 200-pound barbell over his head and the sound of Latin music emanates from a group Zumba class. The rhythmic thump of runners' feet on treadmills add to the cacophony, along with the motivational encouragement coming from personal trainers. All the gym's staff members are serious about fitness, teaching classes such as group cycling, mat Pilates, and yoga in addition to providing one-on-one personal training. Desert Fitness always caters to its clientele, helping them get fit during engaging workouts. Monthly maintenance plans help exercisers stay on track, and nutritional counseling is also available for clients unable to ignore the siren call of graham-cracker teddy bears when shopping at the supermarket.
Solar Spray Tanning owner and certified spray tan artist Katie imbues exteriors with sultry glows without exposing them to the danger of incurring a burn. Using 100% natural products by Sun Zero Solutions, she also keeps skin free of parabens and other toxins.
With more than 20 years of health-care experience under his belt, Dr. Lino Ossanna oversees the skilled staff at Allure Skin and Laser, where he works onsite. Along with Jena P. Boynton, a certified injector, the doctor and his staff turn back the clock on skin with nonsurgical services. Their intense pulsed light treatments can eliminate unwanted body hair and minimize the appearance of blemishes and leftover Halloween masks. To alleviate skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and acne scars, they customize chemical peels and facials to each client's needs. All of their services integrate high-end products from brands such as Obagi Medical, Colorescience Pro, and Latisse.
At Skin of Dreams, licensed aestheticians Tiffany Thyfault and Paula McPherson bring passion and expertise to each appointment. After earning her aesthetics license, Thyfault pursued certification as a permanent-cosmetics artist. Today, she performs the precision handiwork that allows women to wake up day after day with bold liner, expressive brows, and blushed, but not embarrassed, lips. Working alongside Thyfault, McPherson performs skincare services including facials, chemicals peels, and microdermabrasion. Additionally, new aesthetician Sandra Medeiros wax faces and bodies. The aesthetician also can whiten teeth with a gel that eliminates stains.