Although they may be in the business of enhancing exteriors, the team members at Foothills New Image know that it’s the relationship with their patients that really matters. Led by Dr. Stuart Hetrick, the staff includes two trained medical-laser technicians dedicated to educating guests about their treatment and guiding them through every step of their aesthetic journey. What's more, customers can expect to always work with the same person throughout their course of treatment, firmly establishing a relationship that allows the specialists to be honest with the client about the reality of their expected results.
Dr. Hetrick––who is always on site––relies on more than 20 years of Botox-injection experience as he plumps fine lines and fills crow’s feet with the FDA-approved solution. The centers aestheticians come armed with a Palomar StarLux laser that gently removes unwanted hair, smoothes skin's texture, and banishes surface veins, whereas skin can be further brightened and lightened with four types of chemical peels customized to each patient's skin type and desired results.
With more than 1,000 liposuctions and facelifts under his belt, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jose L. Robledo knows one thing for sure: nobody wants that “worked over” look. That’s why at Arizona Laser & Skin he and his team aim to make wrinkles and unwanted fat disappear with natural products and advanced techniques that rely on the skin’s innate healing ability. Minimally invasive procedures such as the Endotine Ribbon face and neck lift and AquaShape body-contouring system are performed alongside noninvasive beauty techniques such as FDA approved Viora cellulite-reduction and skin-tightening treatments. Micro-current facials get skin smoother than a dolphin’s raincoat by stimulating and thus helping to strengthen the facial muscles. In addition to emphasizing natural-looking results, the team prides itself on looking after the safety of its patients. A consultation precedes each treatment, during which clients find out if procedures are right for them, ask questions, and address any special needs.
At North Valley Plastic Surgery, a dedicated team of board-certified doctors and nurses guides clients through every step of custom-tailored beauty programs. During initial consultations, the professionals help select the right treatments to address clients' skincare concerns, including acne, deep-set wrinkles, and age spots. Though the team specializes in plastic surgery, they're equally adept at laser-powered skin treatments, chemical peels, and facials. Medical-grade skincare treatments use product lines such as PCA Skin and Éminence Organic Skin Care, which delivers aesthetic results while growing an organic herb garden in your pores. After services, clients walk away with their physician's cell-phone number so that they can ask questions any time of day or night.
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.
It’s fitting that Laser 528 is located inside a salon—Dragonfly Hair Design, to be exact—because its treatments are as noninvasive as a haircut. Certified medical aesthetician Lynette Lakshmeena uses radio frequencies to tighten skin, dermaplaning blades to exfoliate it, and ultrasound waves to sculpt unwanted fat beneath it. To help ensure the ultrasound waves don’t flood the office, board-certified ENT and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Mindell oversees all of the office’s treatments.
Signature Service: Laser hair-removal
Other Services: Photofacials, Botox, Juvederm, microdermabrasion, chemical peels
Brands Used: DermaMed Quadra Q4
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Provider: Dr. Amanda Modesta Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Shave the day before. Do not wax. Our machine does not treat Fitzpatrick type 6 skin.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
Our office is not only a medispa but a doctors office. Our office is clean, brightly lit, and welcoming. Patient should feel that they are getting professional care under the supervision of a doctor. This provides patient comfort and security. During the service, patient can enjoy listening to calming music in our recliner chair as they get the service done.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
I love my results. I can't wait to come back for more treatments.