Dr. Tamyra Rogers could not have predicted how spending time on a Navajo reservation would shape her multifaceted approach to weight loss. After spending a year as chief resident at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Rogers directed the metabolic clinic at the Tuba City Indian Medical Center in Arizona. She helped build a wellness center for the Navajo Nation and chaired a program to fight the growing diabetes epidemic. During her time there, she gained an appreciation of the community's holistic health-care philosophy.
Today, Dr. Rogers combines her background in traditional Western medicine with weight-loss strategies that address each person as a whole rather than two children in disguise. Dr. Rogers's team of personal trainers and group fitness instructors complement her own fitness knowledge, which stems from playing college basketball.
In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.
As a member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals, the newly opened Claudia Faye’s Spa deploys a variety of relaxing and beautifying body-care treatments. During an all-natural signature facial, aesthetician Claudia Hill splashes faces with herbal antioxidants and nutrients by Farmaesthetics to exfoliate and hydrate the complexion, and customizes the treatment to address each unique skin type. In the course of a microdermabrasion treatment, Hill waves a diamond-tip wand to gently slough off and vacuum up the outermost layer of lifeless skin cells and misplaced mustaches to smoothen wrinkles and curb mild scarring, leaving skin surfaces glowing and refreshed. Bimonthly treatments are suggested for optimal results.
Though White Pearl Medical Spa specializes in a range of image-enhancing approaches, elos technology plays the starring role. By combining radio frequencies and laser light, the elos hand piece can vanquish hair follicles, diminish wrinkles and age spots, or ease acne with a simple fine-tuning of the controls and a glimpse of the blemish's mug shot. Aside from laser services, the staff smoothes skin with injectable dermal fillers, purifies pores with facials, and sloughs off dead cells with microdermabrasion treatments.
As the clinic's name suggests, Male Medical Group specializes in treating two problems that are faced by many men—low testosterone and erectile disfunction. The center's licensed physician uses FDA approved treatments that help improve clients' libidos, as well as their confidence, energy, and mood. The staff treats thousands of men each year, and even guarantees results.
Under the direction of Dr. Sanjiv R. Kumar, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Medical School, Sonterra Laser Med Spa's licensed aestheticians and laser technicians efface signs of aging with attention to detail that garners the spa regular attention on KENS 5's Great Day SA. Advanced skin-analysis machines scan faces before services to give technicians a closer look at bacteria, sun damage, and wrinkles not visible to the naked or clothed eye. The results determine what skincare services best suit each client, including glo minerals chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal-filler injections. The Lumenis LightSheer Duet laser treatment utilizes a larger spot size to reach greater depths of penetration and destroys hair strands at the root.