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.
Dr. Scott Haupt has performed 10,000 procedures in his years as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Haupt and his staff at Utah Cosmetic Surgery provide a wealth of opportunities for patients seeking to boost confidence in their appearance. Preliminary consultations ensure that the physicians are able to establish realistic expectations before each procedure.
Utah Cosmetic Surgery also uses medical technology that delivers nonsurgical alternatives. Photofacial treatments use laser-light energy or intense pulsed light to help fade discolored blemishes on the skin, and Velashape technology can noninvasively contour waistlines and minimize the appearance of cellulite. Ulthera therapy bombards skin around the face with focused sound waves to help faces appear firmer and more attuned to today's pop and rock hits.
It says something that pageant queens of the likes of Ms. Utah and Miss Park City Continental trust their skin to the beauty experts at The Spa Dr. The staff’s treatments help make faces stage-ready by zapping unwanted body hair and coaxing away wrinkles. One of its tools is a super-diode laser, which thins out unwanted hair and produces minimal heat while mitigating redness on irritated skin. Services also include chemical peels and injectables, which serve to fight off the signs of aging without making the client go under the knife or halt the earth’s orbit around the sun.
Dr. Justin Johnsen, the head of Visage MD, specializes in cosmetic surgery, but his practice encompasses nonsurgical beauty treatments too. He and his team shut down pesky follicles with laser hair-removal treatments, for example, and smooth away wrinkles with beauty injections. Their signature facial rejuvenates skin without any high-tech equipment, just a cleanse, a luxurious mask, and hot towels.