A teacher overwhelmed with classroom tasks and student responsibilities; a 20-something recovering from the insecurities of teenage acne—Charlie Ward has served them both. Like many who write in his patient testimonials, this pair praises the master aesthetician's professional skill and personal kindness. "Having healthy habits, including good skincare," Charlie writes on his website, "[has] helped me enjoy [life] even more." Charlie pebbles his path to healthier, more vibrant skin with services that range from the technologically advanced photofacial treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to improve sun-damaged skin, to the holistic scrub-and-rub massages, which dose backs and bodies with salt crystals from the Great Salt Lake before hot towels and lotions cleanse and refresh. He also stays up-to-date on his industry's latest trends and technologies, writing on his blog about some of the latent effects of tattoos and new breakthroughs in heat-resistant makeup that prove ideal for soldiers fighting in war zones or chefs cooking in full-body snowsuits.
If Dr. Hoopes and Dr. Hoopes Jr.’s experiences were a visual metaphor, it would be a landfill-sized pile of discarded glasses that represents the 42,000 LASIK procedures and 70,000 vision-corrective surgeries they’ve performed at Hoopes Vision. The father-son team has also been named among the 10 most dependable LASIK surgeons by Goldline Research three years in a row, and they’re also the official eye-care and LASIK provider for the Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, Salt Lake Bees, and Miller Motorsports Park. By employing the use of technologically superior devices such as the Carl Zeiss Mel 80 and Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Excimer, they perform LASIK treatments, cataract eye surgeries, and the installation of implantable contact lenses. They’ve treated a roster of high-profile clients that includes a broadcast journalist, attorney general, New York Times bestselling author, and pro athletes in the fields of soccer, golf, and underwater boxing.
The doctors at Natural Health and Wellness dispense chiropractic techniques to help alleviate their clients' achy necks, backs, and limbs. A team of on-staff licensed massage therapist joins the fight against pain during sessions with Swedish and deep-tissue modalities. The experts also outfit feet with custom orthotics and dunk bare flippers in detox baths that pull toxins and old homework papers from the body.
Piloted by Board-certified physician Dr. Ehsan Hadjbian, the Vein Institute of Utah’s welcoming and experienced staff aims to relieve restless, painful, and cramping legs from the constraints of varicose and spider veins. During sclerotherapy treatments, Dr. Hadjbian will inject unsightly blood tunnels with medicine using a delicate needle. Over the course of 2–5 months, the vessel’s lining will dry out and break down, allowing the body to re-absorb it into the same black hole that sucks in stray thoughts and undigested Twizzlers. As blood is redirected to healthier veins, legs can experience improved circulation and a clearer skin canvas. A consultation and evaluation with the doctor before treatments is required and is included with this deal.
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.