Dr. Molly Mears and the steady-handed staff of Enlighten Laser Cosmetics deploy laser technology for all skin types and hair colors. The system effectively seeks and dissipates hairs by heating up melanin in the follicle, thus stunting growth. The six-session siege on unwanted whiskers is usually sufficient to return a bodily zone to its original, factory-approved smoothness.
After spending years working in law, Amy Hansen decided to trade in her suits for a pair of stylist's scissors to pursue her passion in cosmetology. She studied hard, earned her license, and in 2006 opened a salon named for the goal she strives to achieve—BellaMe, or "beautiful me." Amy calls on her diverse talents to field an array of custom styling requests, which have ranged from conservative trims to the short and spiky Kate Gosselin look. The salon embodies Amy's outdoorsy spirit with wood accents and sprays of fresh sunflowers that prune themselves at the mirror when the staff isn't looking. The salon is composed of two separate sections—a three-chair styling room and a spa room with a flat-screen TV—that fill the air with energetic, groovy music.
Beyond Weight-Loss doesn't hold up a single solution in the quest to drop pounds. The center knows it takes a multipronged approach. That's why its experts offer not only nutrition advice, but also group fitness classes available on a monthly membership basis. They even hold conference calls three times a week to discuss tips for eating and strategies for holding yourself accountable for sticking with your plan.
Hawaii. A boy dives off a cliff into shallow water and loses his eyesight after impact. Over the next months, the boy undergoes acupuncture treatments with Dr. Maekawa. As the doctor arranges the needles that restore blood flow to the boy's injured areas, her apprentice, Regan Archibald, watches closely. When the boy's eyes fill with vision again, Archibald understands the power of Chinese medicine to heal the body.
In 2004, Regan Archibald opened East West Health in Salt Lake City. He draws together complementary aspects of Eastern and Western medicine with the help of a medical doctor and nurse practitioner on staff. Together, they use acupuncture, clinical testing, and nutrition programs to treat disparate ailments, from anxiety and allergies to tennis elbow and whack-a-mole shoulder. According to Archibald, many patients are surprised to learn that acupuncture and ancient herbal medicine can also remedy gastrointestinal disorders, such as chronic diverticulitis.
Three times a year, Regan Archibald leaves the bamboo plants and earth tones of his clinic to return to Hawaii on a raft made of needles and mugwort. On the same island where he watched Dr. Maekawa restore a boy's eyesight, he broadens his knowledge of Chinese medicine and hones his skills in acupuncture modalities such as seitai shinpo. Archibald is one of only 13 certified practitioners of seitai shinpo, a method centered on the spine and its network of nerves.
Nationally certified Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Bunn draws upon his background in sports and exercise physiology to treat chronic pain with spinal adjustments, homeopathic injections, and massage therapy. After his oldest son was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, the Ogden native turned to techniques practiced around the globe in Europe, Africa, and the Republic of Minerva in order to help clients with serious health conditions live longer, pain-free lives.
He also believes that patients are their optimum selves when they both feel good and look good, which is why Skyline Clinic bolsters beauty with aesthetic services. These include age-spot reduction, wrinkle-blasting treatments, and VelaSmooth lipolaser sessions, which use electrical-optical synergy to flatten flabby deposits instead of giant rolling pins.
At City Creek Dental, Dr. Landon Bye soothes the skittish beast in his new patients with a luxurious and relaxing environment. The sleek office is furnished with modern décor, quiet, babbling fountains, and state-of-the-art technology. A massaging dental chair awaits patients, offering gentle vibrations to unwind the body and entertain the human laugh-sack while the doctor performs an exam and tooth cleaning. Small-screen aficionados will feel happy as an unfished clam upon seeing the cable television in the exam room display a favorite show or sporting event. After the x-rays, exam, and cleaning, Dr. Bye will deliver a clean bill of health or discuss future treatment; either way, visitors will leave with their teeth as clean as a bar of soap in a Hazmat suit.
In the human body, issues such as pain and limited mobility rarely stem from a single cause. That's why the Padgen Institute fused four massage styles into a signature method, instead of sticking to one approach. More than 20 years of practice provide the basis for the Padgen Method, which calls on both elements of structural integration to align the joints and lengthen fascia and craniosacral therapy to jump-start the body's own healing mechanisms. At the same time, Swedish and Esalen massage techniques ease tension lurking just beneath the surface. At his eponymous Padgen Institute of Healing Arts, Steven personally instructs each therapist in the ways of his signature technique to ensure that he or she can ease pain and help realign energy pathways.