Under the watchful eye of certified physician Layton Alldredge, South Valley Surgical center teaches patients how to take control of their lives through supervised weight-loss programs, lap-band surgery, and in-office health and exercise classes. Optifast meal replacements teach patients the importance of portion control by serving 800–1,200 calorie meals three times a day while lap-band surgery takes a more invasive yet equally successful approach to battle obesity. Dr. Alldredge also specializes in general surgery services for a range of issues, including hernia, thyroid problems, and mastectomies.
In 1911, when he opened Standard Optical, Henry Schubach could not have guessed that his successors would be providing LASIK treatments and contact lenses in 18 clinics. Each office fills with chatter as doctors check prescriptions and work to identify common optical issues, such as glaucoma or weeping when an onion dies. Light skips off ranks of designer frames from Coach, Maui Jim, Guess, Lacoste, and Dior, and transitional lenses darken as newly keen-eyed patrons mosey from the shop. The staff at Standard Optical has also performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures, and offers a free consultation for those seeking to ditch frames.
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 dedicate themselves exclusively to ultrasound-cavitation body sculpting, a noninvasive technique already popular in Europe and Australia. They customize treatments based on the thickness of fat and its distribution throughout the body. To accommodate clients’ schedules, the technicians offer appointments both in the office and at home with their mobile contouring machine transported on a parade float with a marching band.
The doctors at Natural Health and Wellness dispense chiropractic techniques to help alleviate their clients' achy necks, backs, and limbs. A team of on-staff licensed massage therapist joins the fight against pain during sessions with Swedish and deep-tissue modalities. The experts also outfit feet with custom orthotics and dunk bare flippers in detox baths that pull toxins and old homework papers from the body.
If Dr. Hoopes and Dr. Hoopes Jr.’s experiences were a visual metaphor, it would be a landfill-sized pile of discarded glasses that represents the 42,000 LASIK procedures and 70,000 vision-corrective surgeries they’ve performed at Hoopes Vision. The father-son team has also been named among the 10 most dependable LASIK surgeons by Goldline Research three years in a row, and they’re also the official eye-care and LASIK provider for the Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, Salt Lake Bees, and Miller Motorsports Park. By employing the use of technologically superior devices such as the Carl Zeiss Mel 80 and Allegretto Wave Eye-Q Excimer, they perform LASIK treatments, cataract eye surgeries, and the installation of implantable contact lenses. They’ve treated a roster of high-profile clients that includes a broadcast journalist, attorney general, New York Times bestselling author, and pro athletes in the fields of soccer, golf, and underwater boxing.
Piloted by board-certified physician Dr. Ehsan Hadjbian, the Vein Institute of Utah’s welcoming and experienced staff aims to relieve restless, painful, and cramping legs from the constraints of varicose and spider veins. During sclerotherapy treatments, Dr. Hadjbian will inject unsightly blood tunnels with medicine using a delicate needle. Over the course of 2–5 months, the vessel’s lining will dry out and break down, allowing the body to re-absorb it into the same black hole that sucks in stray thoughts and undigested Twizzlers. As blood is redirected to healthier veins, legs can experience improved circulation and a clearer skin canvas. For some spider veins, Dr. Hadjbian may use a Veinlite device to transilluminate the skin, helping locate superficial feeder veins and long-faded Charlotte's Web tattoos.