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.
Burn Fat's licensed chiropractor, Jeffrey Shiflet, helps slenderize forms with advanced, custom weight-loss solutions that include goal-setting assistance and helpful follow-ups. Developed by a chemist from the UCLA medical center, Burn Fat’s herbal body wraps target fat cells and cellulite with Herbalogica products, aiming to purge the body of toxins while increasing blood circulation and providing a good example of what it feels like to be a burrito. The office’s resident weight-loss program, Club Reduce, guides clients on a slimming journey with laser fat-reduction therapy, which was highlighted by San Tan Valley Today. Burn Fat also offers whole-body vibration training, an innovative 10-minute workout that causes the muscles to contract and relax, quickly blasting calories and bumping up the metabolism.
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.
Deseret Aesthetic & Lifestyle Institute medical director Dr. Gregory Allen is a skin specialist who has contributed to FDA research and the FDA approval process. He now shares his epidermal expertise with licensed aestheticians and laser technicians as they apply permanent makeup and perform peels and facials. High-tech equipment abounds at the center, from a VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System for eliminating spider veins to a CO2 laser for reducing wrinkles. Aestheticians rely on skincare products from Derma MD and Obagi, which soothe skin so that clients don't have to cut eyeholes in a receiving blanket and wear it as a mask. An elegant vibe radiates from the spa’s cream-and-black motif, which clients first encounter in a waiting room lined with cushy suede chairs.
Bearing a master’s degree in holistic medicine, Coverall Holistically owner and licensed massage therapist Colleen Zerga treats stress and ailments from a body-level perspective during spa treatments. She builds upon the classic Swedish massage by incorporating myofascial, lymphatic, and deep-tissue kneads that break down painful nodes caused by repetitive motions or lack of updated info on the Cold War. Colleen also utilizes hot stones and herbal remedies to treat patrons' ailments, including the mineral weight-loss wrap that is purported to give bodies more trim and toned appearances in quick 90-minute sessions.
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.
At Rejuvenation Medical Spa, Dr. Michael J. Depenbusch guides his technicians and aestheticians as they revitalize clientele with medical-grade products from Latisse, Jane Iredale skincare, and SkinMedica. The facility’s spa treatments, including microdermabrasion and dermaplaning, help reveal a youthful gleam in clients of all ages. Services such as laser treatments, dermal fillers, and lip enhancements also do their part, reducing and removing wrinkles so they can return to adding character to poorly pressed pants.