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.
At Ink Doubt, technicians zap away regrettable tattoos with the Cynosure laser system. They use it because it can erase even the most stubborn colors while creating less discomfort than other systems. It also lessens the chances of scarring. With it, they can often eradicate once-permanent body art in three to 12 treatments.
The Eye Institute of Utah's 30,000-square-foot facility has been providing comprehensive vision care for more than 30 years, but there's one number the doctors here value more than any other: 20/20. The Institute's seven expert ophthalmologists and optometrists specialize in corrective surgeries such as blade-free LASIK, which uses a cool laser beam to reshape the cornea and restore vision to 20/20 or better.
But LASIK is only one piece of the vision puzzle; the Institute's other FDA-approved laser technologies reduce or eliminate cataracts and astigmatisms. Aside from surgeries, the doctors treat glaucoma with simple eye drops.
Spotlighted by the bright lights of SLC Ink's clean and modern facility, Harley hunches over customers, the brow above his pierced nose furrowed in concentration as he emblazons canvases of skin with intricate and vibrant designs. Pulling from years of oil- and acrylic-painting experience, Harley uses the shop's meticulously sterilized equipment to dole out custom tattoos, whether an illustration meaningful to the customer or the answer key for an upcoming geometry quiz. His customers recline on cushy leather chairs, surrounded by the parlor's rotating display of local artwork.
Hardcore Tattoo and Skate’s resident ink slingers, Donny and Steve, liven up human canvases with everything from realistic landscapes and tribal patterns to original new-school characters. As diversified as their portfolios may be, the two shine especially bright when it comes to dark fantasy, including elaborate skulls and impossibly nightmarish creatures, such as Danny DeVito. Their skills span all spectrums, though, from Hanna-Barbera cartoons and calligraphy to religious images and portraits. Partnering with Dirty 30 skateboards, they also line their shelves with skate gear and accessories.