Each of Professional Dental’s dentists attends lectures, conventions, and classes to further their knowledge of new techniques and cutting-edge technology. They put this knowledge to use during cosmetic and restorative procedures at 10 clinics with extended and weekend hours. At the start of appointments, the dentists thoroughly review the patient’s medical history for anything that could impact health. During the treatments, movies help distract patrons or allow them to watch the scary parts of The Adventures of Milo and Otis with an unshakeable doctor.
Licensed massage therapist Emily Sparks attended Eagle Gate College, where she perfected hands-on techniques such as Swedish massage, deep-tissue bodywork, and opening a pickle jar with one finger. Now in the comfort of her own Spark of Life massage suite, Emily can melt stress with a relaxation massage or apply firmer kneads to relieve muscle aches and spasms.
The master aestheticians at Lashes to Waxes have a complicated relationship with hair. They seem to be on good terms with eyelashes, which they regularly lengthen and enhance with extensions. Hair across the body doesn’t fare as well at their salon, where they swiftly clear bushy patches with strips of wax. Aside from the services alluded to in its name, Lashes to Waxes aims to keep women “feeling pretty and feminine in today’s society” with exfoliating facials, body wraps, masks, and salt scrubs. A nail technician with more than 10 years of experience meticulously grooms fingers and toes, painting nails with splashes of color or portraits of one’s extended family.
At the Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery, cosmetic surgeons Brent D. Kennedy and Steven Constantine use their expertise to bolster patients' appearances. Dr. Kennedy, who holds both a medical and a dental degree, established the institute in 1988 to he train doctors from across the country in a continuing-education fellowship program. He also shares his extensive knowledge as a clinical associate professor of aesthetic maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and has seen his surgical techniques published in several medical journals and textbooks. His colleague, Dr. Constantine, combines his experience in surgical procedures with a deep-seated desire to get to know his patients and witness the positive mental transformation that follows the physical one.
In the 7,000-square-foot state-licensed surgical facility—which offers overnight stays and 24-hour nursing care—the duo performs a variety of procedures, ranging from face-lifts and tummy tucks to laser skin resurfacing. A master aesthetician is on hand to care for skin with anti-aging GlyMed Plus and Obagi products.
After studying at the University of Utah, Emory University, and Vanderbilt, Dr. Justin Johnsen returned to his native Utah to raise his family and begin to realize his dream of helping those suffering from ocular and facial trauma. At Utah Eye & Facial Plastic Surgery, he and his trained aesthetician administer multiple types of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the face, ranging from four types of cosmetic injectables—including Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Restylane—to the removal of painful eyelid tumors.
The doctor is happy to consult with any prospective client beforehand—and for free—in order to review all options and develop a rapport that can later be applied to a comedy bit.
For evidence of the keen style sense of Taylor D'Shaw Salon’s beauticians, take a look at the staff members' hairdos. The cropped or flowing coifs include luscious waves of blond, bouncy auburn curls, and trendy side-swept bangs. The staff's styling prowess infuses the homey salon and spills into a vast array of services, including flattering cuts and professional coloring treatments that use Pureology products. At the manicure station, nail techs sculpt and adorn nails with glimmering gel polish. The whole beautifying production takes place in a cozy space where bright-yellow walls, rustic wood vanities, and a lack of live amateur musicians playing '80s glam-band hits on the kazoo create a relaxed, intimate atmosphere.