Dr. Nick Slenkovich, chief practitioner at Colorado Plastic Surgery Center, helms a team of cosmetic medical professionals who serve patients with compassionate medical care and cutting-edge procedures. During each 60-minute, intense-pulsed-light photofacial, a skilled technician analyzes the patient's skin to diagnose problem areas and chart a treatment plan before harnessing the laser light to seek and destroy impurities under the skin’s surface. The laser treatments aim to break-up groups of pigment, assuaging the effects of sun damage, broken capillaries, acne, and facial break dancing. After each treatment, discarded skin cells continue to regenerate over the next 7 to 14 days, with residual rosiness fading after a few days. Two to four treatments are recommended for optimal results.
Spend some quality time not talking to your sweetie with the Be My Valentine special, which includes a couple's massage, bottle of wine, and complimentary rose ($199) in Beau Visage's handsome and spacious couple's massage room. Facial fans can try out a Fountain of Youth hydrating facial ($125) or an Under the Sea Facial ($125) with seaweed, cultivated from France's Bethany Coast, that contains 1,000 times more vitamins and minerals than anything grown in soil. Those looking to infiltrate high school to write the exposé that will seal their journalistic futures can peel away layers of dead face skin with a glycolic peel ($50) or a medical-grade peel ($120–$160). If you're more in the mood for a massage, a 90-minute European hot-stone therapy session ($120) will increase your relaxation and improve your blood flow with the penetrating heat of smooth basalt rocks. You can also cocoon yourself with a Slender Quest Body Wrap ($95) and emerge a firm, toned, sexy butterfly. Dudes, meanwhile, can enjoy being King for a Day (one of the Valentine's Day specials) with a gentlemen's facial and a sandalwood aromatherapy massage ($129). Beau Visage also offers airbrush tanning, microdermabrasion, men's body services, photorejuvenation, and more.
Nerve damage brought on by chemotherapy almost took away one man's independence. Worried about his body's mobility, he sought healing in an unlikely place: the infrared portion of the light spectrum. Infrared-light therapy gave him back his health and mobility, inspiring him to open a clinic where others could bask in the healing aura of this drug-free treatment.
Nu Light Therapy is also home to noninvasive aesthetic therapies such as microcurrent stimulation, designed to tone the face and body. Vinyasa-yoga classes exercise the core and leave the mind more balanced than identical twins on a teeter-totter.
Radiant Skin Spa founder and aesthetician Rayna Rodriguez specializes in skincare treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasions that help foster a healthy complexion. Her custom facials use products infused with vitamin C and alpha and beta hydroxy acids to brighten and beautify skin. Other services offered include waxing and brow and lash tinting.
Peels exfoliate the outermost layer of skin, revealing a fresher face. The Vivite glycolic 70% peel works to smooth face crinkles, reduce appearance of unsightly blemishes, and improve overall texture and tone. Ceremoniously shed skin cells, greet the season with a fresh face, or get your complexion in gear the reptilian way. Call ahead to schedule an appointment with Christine, who will use AboutSkin's state-of-the-art facilities to restore a radiant complexion to any dull visage.
Licensed acupuncturist Tamara Pollack incorporates both ancient acupuncture techniques and modern, natural anti-aging therapies in her practice at East West Health Professionals. Acupuncture can be used to treat everything from cold symptoms to pain and unruly balloon animals. Tamara also uses acupuncture and homeopathic remedies to address female medical concerns. Her Guna beauty treatments help ward off wrinkles, cellulite, and stretch marks.