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.
Trained in the art of mane-taming as members of a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, The Salon at Gold Canyon's team of stylists uses designer knowledge and carefully calibrated products to beautify and revamp clients' coifs. Kick stray strands and split ends out of their hairdo homes with a full cut ($50 for women, $30 for men) before a KeraTriplex deep-conditioning treatment ($35) smoothes the remaining freshly designed tresses. Groupon holders also get a Paul Mitchell gift pack, stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and styling product samples. In addition to the follicular preening, clients can keep mugs photo-ready with an eyebrow ($15) or lip wax ($12), eradicating unwanted facial fuzz without the use of messy creams or disposable razors, which are prone to delivering inexact shaves and whimpering loudly when thrown away.
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.
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.
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.
Flipping through the Fat Rabbit Tattoo portfolio, a range of tattooing styles bursts from the page—among them: both realistic and pin-up portraits, futuristic biomech schematics and old-school designs, Chinese characters, and tribal designs from Borneo and Marquesas. When translating each work of art to customers' living canvases, the team adds custom touches to previous designs or helps clients flesh out original tattoos on paper from even the vaguest inkling of an idea. Fat Rabbit also conducts piercings—always following safe procedures—such as studs and loops. Within the shop's gallery, guests can peruse the display for tattoo ideas or simply cart home an original signed, matted, and framed work to hang on their back instead.
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.