Board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of Neos Med Spa, Dr. Shaun Parson, insists that his licensed medical staff undergo intensive training in both the technology and administration of all treatments. This expert training, combined with a catlike fascination with lasers, has led to the center’s specialization in laser procedures, including hair removal, spider-vein removal, custom skin-rejuvenation treatments to treat acne, and anti-aging treatments. A detailed consultation precedes each treatment, helping technicians develop a custom plan of action that optimizes results. Neos MedSpa also offers Botox and Dysport injections, and a medically supervised weight-loss program that supplements a very low-calorie diet with HCG injections to help patients lose one to two pounds a day.
Carl Sonder, MD is on a mission: to create beauty and happiness in a world often beset by strife. He has seen his fair share of the latter. After studying internal medicine at the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Sonder served in the military as a general medical officer in Vietnam. His focus was on the treatment of severe burn injuries, and it was here that a lifelong passion for aesthetic medicine was born. After his military service, Dr. Sonder became board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, and practiced psychiatry and internal medicine in New York City for 25 years. Dr. Sonder then relocated to Arizona in 1999, and nurtured his interest in aesthetics with a series of courses and trainings in aesthetic technology and cosmetic procedures. He was recently elected to the American Academy of Hyperbaric Physicians after becoming certified in the use of the above-hospital-grade Khrunichev hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
Dr. Sonder now directs the team of doctors, nurses, and medical aestheticians at Regency Medical Spa. The clinical team combats signs of aging on the face with injectable fillers and Botox, and contours bodies with anti-cellulite mesotherapy sessions or LipoDissolve procedures. The reception area at the Phoenix facility boasts a large, reddish-brown painting that mirrors the rich red floors and accentuates the brown leather chairs. The Scottsdale site is also bedecked in soothing earth tones. Both locations offer a private concierge driver service to get clients home after treatments or acquaint extraterrestrials with local businesses.
Going against the grain has never bothered Stacey Grondahl. Throughout her beauty career she has welcomed it, which is why she not only became an aesthetician but also went on to train as a laser technician and massage therapist. But just when most skincare specialists would call it a day, Stacey furthered her skill set by becoming a representative for Raw skincare for men.
And it is with this passion for aesthetics and determination to shake things up that Stacey established her male-centric spa, Simplicity. Amid teal-colored walls and funky rock 'n' roll accents—such as bedazzled skulls—Stacey hydrates and smoothes men’s complexions using organic Raw skincare products. Her #BoozeAndTaboos menu is a study in clever treatment names. There's The Tequila Shooter, an energizing facial infused with blue-agave tequila extract and menthol, and the Get Buffed, an exfoliation formulated from dragon’s blood. Stacey also cleans up physiques with gentle waxing treatments and reaches for Raw’s all-natural ingredients—clove and grape-seed oils to be exact—to soothe irritated skin during a massage.
Even though the aesthetician’s treatments are geared toward men, women are always welcome at Simplicity. The skilled aesthetician is on hand to customize any facial, waxing, or massage treatment.
All of European Wax Center's waxing services are performed using the center's exclusive hard wax. This wax, made in Paris from pure, all-natural beeswax, is designed to evict even the toughest brow brush, while caressing skin as gently as a feather tickling a feather. During an eyebrow wax, skin is thoroughly cleaned, a soothing oil is applied, hairs (one-quarter of an inch minimum length) are plucked, and a post-treatment coating of either ingrown-hair serum or body lotion encourages skin revival. This deal also includes a 20% discount on all retail items, and first-time guests receive a free eyebrow, underarm, or bikini-line waxing, with the option of upgrading to a Brazilian bikini wax for $19.50.
Relax, Breathe and Heal is a full-service beauty spa that aims to relax and refresh its clients in a soothing setting. Brazilian bikini waxes help customers strut confidently in swimsuits and bottom-less formal wear. Meanwhile, muscle-melting deep tissue massages help relieve chronic tension from the entire body. Fingers and toes receive size-appropriate pampering during a spa mani-pedi, while other services include lash tinting, microdermabrasion treatment, and even eyebrow threading.
Along with being an accomplished singer and jazz composer, Dr. Elisa S. Mashal of Laguna Laser Hair Removal & Aesthetics has practiced dermatology medicine for more than 15 years. Within the building's private treatment rooms, she and her team of trained specialists zap away tattoos, unwanted hair, and spider veins using advanced laser technology. The Candela AlexTriVantage and GentleMax laser systems pulse at varying wavelengths to zap every pigment of ink or blemish while stimulating the growth of new, healthy cells.
Dr. Mashal and her staff also conduct microdermabrasions and facials that rejuvenate visages with Rhonda Allison skincare products. To ensure that every client receives expert care, the clinic's technicians keep their skills fresh with continuing education and pop quizzes in the middle of treatments.