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.
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.
Old meets new at Shorty's Barber Shop, where owner Cristel Contreras and her barbers spend their days doling out services that range from timeless to modern. Traditional hot-lather shaves leave faces and scalps smooth to the touch, whereas fade haircuts may be customized to include designs such as stars, lettering, and grocery-shopping lists. Gentlemen's cuts can also include everything from classic styles to pompadours, all performed as clients sit back, relax, and watch a movie on the shop's TV.
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.
For evidence of the keen style sense of Taylor D'Shaw Salon’s beauticians, take a look at the staff members' hairdos. The cropped or flowing coifs include luscious waves of blond, bouncy auburn curls, and trendy side-swept bangs. The staff's styling prowess infuses the homey salon and spills into a vast array of services, including flattering cuts and professional coloring treatments that use Pureology products. At the manicure station, nail techs sculpt and adorn nails with glimmering gel polish. The whole beautifying production takes place in a cozy space where bright-yellow walls, rustic wood vanities, and a lack of live amateur musicians playing '80s glam-band hits on the kazoo create a relaxed, intimate atmosphere.