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.
Board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of Neos Med Spa, Dr. Shaun Parson, insists that his licensed medical staff undergo intensive training in both the technology and administration of all treatments. This expert training, combined with a catlike fascination with lasers, has led to the center?s specialization in laser procedures, including hair removal, spider-vein removal, custom skin-rejuvenation treatments to treat acne, and anti-aging treatments. A detailed consultation precedes each treatment, helping technicians develop a custom plan of action that optimizes results. Neos MedSpa also offers Botox and Dysport injections, and a medically supervised weight-loss program that supplements a very low-calorie diet with HCG injections to help patients lose one to two pounds a day.
A staff of licensed and board-certified doctors heads Center for Venous Disease, where their sole attention is on treating the underlying cause of varicose veins. Prior to their procedures, patients come in to be fitted with compression stockings by onsite experts, who dole out use-and-care instructions as well as tips on how best to accessorize stockings for inaugural balls. Treatments can employ a dual method of radiofrequency and ultrasound to eradicate the source of unsightly varicose and spider veins, thereby reducing chances of a recurrence. After treatments, clients keep wearing the compression stockings for at least two weeks for long-lasting results.
Board-certified Dr. Lawrence Presant brings more than 15 years of spider-vein-fighting experience to Arizona Vein Specialists, where he minimizes unwanted vessels with minimally invasive schlerotherapy sessions. Vericose patterns aren?t the only sign of aging that he battles in his clinic, as he also smooths wrinkles with Juvederm dermal filler and Botox. He takes the fight to the sun with skin resurfacing treatments, designed to even skin tone by lifting pigmentation off at the surface.
Under the guidance of board-certified physician Dr. Frank A. Agnone, aesthetic specialists at Internal Medicine Physicians Associates fight facial faux pas with laser beams that help reverse sun damage and restore youthful resilience. Wielding a Cynosure laser, blemish battlers target sprawling blood vessels and hyperpigmentation with a ray of light that aims to do away with epidermal ne’er-do-wells without harming surrounding cells. Like a kleenex repairman's tool belt, the penetrating light tightens surrounding tissues, kicking collagen factories into high gear to erase frowsy brows and scatter eye-perched crows, and a surface-cooling system minimizes discomfort during the 20-minute treatment. Postprocedure façades reveal more finely textured sheaths after only a couple of sessions, although multiple treatments are recommended for full-face rejuvenation.
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.