A teacher overwhelmed with classroom tasks and student responsibilities; a 20-something recovering from the insecurities of teenage acne—Charlie Ward has served them both. Like many who write in his patient testimonials, this pair praises the master aesthetician's professional skill and personal kindness. "Having healthy habits, including good skincare," Charlie writes on his website, "[has] helped me enjoy [life] even more." Charlie pebbles his path to healthier, more vibrant skin with services that range from the technologically advanced photofacial treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to improve sun-damaged skin, to the holistic scrub-and-rub massages, which dose backs and bodies with salt crystals from the Great Salt Lake before hot towels and lotions cleanse and refresh. He also stays up-to-date on his industry's latest trends and technologies, writing on his blog about some of the latent effects of tattoos and new breakthroughs in heat-resistant makeup that prove ideal for soldiers fighting in war zones or chefs cooking in full-body snowsuits.
The technicians at The Body Sculpt Xpress specialize in ultrasound-cavitation body sculpting, a noninvasive technique that?s popular in Europe and Australia. Rising to fame in the United States, the treatment, featured on the Dr. Oz show, uses ultrasound waves to break down fat cells, whose contents are them removed from the body through natural metabolic processes. The techs customize treatments based on the thickness of fat and its distribution throughout the body. Their other services include massage therapy, vibration therapy, which causes a body to burn fat while standing still, and radio-frequency skin tightening.
Dr. Drake Vincent is a respected force in local cosmetic surgery, and his specialized practice offers hair-loss-fighting treatments that are both surgical and noninvasive. The Vincent Hair Institute's office is dedicated to comfort and classical aesthetics with a Romanesque decor, which includes a marbled reception desk, elegant statues, and rich wooden furnishings. Following hair-loss consultations and treatments, men and women can visit the onsite salon where professionals trained in coloring and styling will enhance a new hirsute look.
Envision Cosmetic’s surgeon Dr. Dunkley and his friendly staff carefully tailor each of their surgical and nonsurgical procedures to best fit each body's beautifying needs. The laser hair-removal treatment targets unwanted body hair safely and effectively with the Alexandrite laser, which, over the course of six treatments, gradually zaps hair at the follicle until the skin feels as smooth as a cue ball engraved with can't-miss pickup lines. Since hair tends to grow in cycles that depend on when follicles are active, multiple treatments are required to see longer-term results, and results may vary from client to client.
Dr. Scott Haupt has performed 10,000 procedures in his years as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Haupt and his staff at Utah Cosmetic Surgery provide a wealth of opportunities for patients seeking to boost confidence in their appearance. Preliminary consultations ensure that the physicians are able to establish realistic expectations before each procedure.
Utah Cosmetic Surgery also uses medical technology that delivers nonsurgical alternatives. Photofacial treatments use laser-light energy or intense pulsed light to help fade discolored blemishes on the skin, and Velashape technology can noninvasively contour waistlines and minimize the appearance of cellulite. Ulthera therapy bombards skin around the face with focused sound waves to help faces appear firmer and more attuned to today's pop and rock hits.