The technicians at Loma Laser use light-based therapies to rid the skin of unwanted markings, wrinkles, and hair. By aiming specific wavelengths at acne, hyperpigmentation, and vascular blemishes, the professionals are able to reduce the appearance of these imperfections over the course of several treatments. All colors of tattoo ink succumb to intense pulsed light's heated energy, which causes the pigments to dissipate so they can be flushed from the body naturally.
Naturopathic physician Dr. Nael Dagstani aims to help his patients improve their health but also their quality of life. He does this by merging both conventional and natural medicine that focuss on the body’s inherent healing abilities. Healing treatments include bio-identical hormone therapy that aims to increase energy levels, improve focus, help with weight control, and lessen anxiety. Dr. Dagstani also uses intravenous nutrient therapy, which aims to improve immune system function and treat virtually any condition, from the flu, to migraines, to chronic pain.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Two Northwestern College of Chiropractic alums oversee the services at Foothills Chiropractic. Since the school didn't have a football team, Doctors of Chiropractic Jurgen Oltjenbruns and Gail Shriner have reserved their rah-rah spirit for the adjustment techniques they learned, which include the Diversified, Activator, and Thompson Drop techniques. Complementing the adjustments are other traditional pain-relieving services such as physical rehab, massage therapy, and reflexology.
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 and its sister location, Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale. 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.