After earning her master's Traditional Chinese Medicine in her native China, Dr. Zhen Hu emigrated to the Unite States, bringing with her knowledge of traditional acupuncture and ancient herbology. It wasn't long before she realized that the demand for such services in America rivaled that of her homeland. So, she opened her own herbal pharmacy and acupuncture practice, Hu Gi Acu-Herbal Center.
Since opening, she's incorporated a few more styles of holistic care into her business's repertoire. She now employs acupuncture not just as a means to relieve general symptoms, but in specific ways meant to help women's bodies bear the burdens of pregnancy. She also offers such tactile services as acupressure massage and reflexology––a form of foot massage purportedly capable of relieving tension throughout the entire body.
At Solutions Skincare & Laser Center, husband-and-wife team Craig and Rachelle Hanson fuse medical-grade services with a spa atmosphere to help their clients defeat the aging process. For more than 15 years, the med spa’s aestheticians have helped boost clients' confidence and local mirror sales with a repertoire of skincare services that includes microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials.
As a doctor of naturopathic medicine, Lauri Moody helps her patients ward off the signs of aging with natural hormone therapies, custom weight-loss plans, and modern beauty treatments. She and the team at Scottsdale Skin and Laser use the body’s own platelet-rich plasma to rejuvenate faces and MicroPen treatments to stimulate the growth of supple new collagen and elastin. Laser-resurfacing treatments strip away fine lines, age spots, and acne scars better and more gently than just using sandpaper. Traditional facials on the other hand leave complexions cleansed and refreshed.
The certified medical professionals at Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group turn back time with medical-grade cosmetic services. Dr. Lee Laris spearheads the campaign to create beautiful visages across the city. Experienced in hair restoration and cosmetic surgery, he oversees a number of procedures including face lifts, hair rejuvenation services, earlobe repair, and tattoo removal. For tattoo removal procedures, technicians use the newly FDA-approved PicoSure Laser to quickly remove even the toughest of colors. For a minimally invasive improvement, the doctor can also inject a dermal filler such as Botox or Juvederm into the skin, erasing lines and wrinkles around the face. Laser treatments, meanwhile, also erase sagging skin, leg hair, and regrettable tattoos, revealing the clear skin or forgotten Picasso painting underneath.
The trained skin specialists at Scottsdale and Phoenix Dermatology simplify daily beauty routines, granting visages the power of permanent makeup through medical pigmentation. A permanent-makeup session begins with a licensed technician numbing the skin with a topical agent to ease any discomfort as clients lie back in a cushy chair. The digital pigmentation device uses fully sealed, one-time-use needle cartridges to deliver hypoallergenic, mineral-based pigment hygienically into the dermis. The permanently made up can often resume normal activities immediately after the treatment. Fill in eyebrows without fear of makeup fading at the gym, or wake up with perfectly drawn eyeliner and bawl beautifully at weddings with tears seemingly made of streak-free crystal.
Microgenesis is a safe, 60-minute facial treatment designed to beautify all skin types by combining the healing powers of Microdermabrasion (a $60 value) and Laser Genesis (a $175 value) treatments into one targeted, customized facial. A skilled aesthetician uses a fine sand tool to gently exfoliate the skin while suctioning dearly departed skin cells and old muffin crumbs from the face's outer layer. Resist the urge to eat the subsequently applied strawberry-spearmint mask, as it will erase the mask's topical benefits, which include improving skin tone, fixing broken capillaries, and hydrating the skin. Like a metaphor for life, once you think it's all over, a bright light in the form of a laser emerges from the mist to heat the upper dermis. This safe, comfortable method stimulates healthy collagen, reduces the appearance of pores, decreases wrinkles, and tightens loose hinges. The strawberry-spearmint Microgenesis process treats uneven skin tone and diffuses redness, leaving skin as silky as a dolphin torpedo.