Catching rays is easy enough while the sun’s out, but becomes quite a challenge after nightfall. Fueled by the belief that people should be able to tan anytime—even during the moon’s tyrannous reign—Tan Time Littleton stays open 24 hours a day to accommodate those who aren’t able to reap the benefits of vitamin D during the day. Inside 28 private tanning rooms, 10 different types of UV beds and Mystic booths bronze skin with varying ray intensities and patented sunless mists. In addition to tanning services, Tan Time also offers teeth whitening and restorative red-light therapy, which helps stimulate energy, reduce swelling, and increase blood circulation.
The certified aestheticians at Tuscan Tans & Day Spa shore up faces against winter wind and the sands of time with treatments such as the Tuscan Twilight facial. The 50-minute session is engineered to neutralize fine lines and wrinkles, regulate blotchiness, and settle border disputes between freckles. A special concoction reinforces the lipid barriers of the skin, shielding it from the scourge of free radicals and the howling elements. Visitors step among the Tuscan-style salon's wooden floors and yellow walls hung with artwork. After rearranging the furniture to their liking in the homey waiting area, visitors pass through slatted doors on their way to the treatment chamber.
Julia, a licensed aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience, combines traditional European skincare techniques with advanced technologies at Velvet Skin Care Therapy. She smoothes skin with facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels and naturally evens skin tones with SkinScript skincare products, which contain kojic and arbutin acid. Julia is also a state-certified permanent-makeup artist, and she uses hypoallergenic SofTap pigments to enhance her clients’ eyes, eyebrows, and lips while maintaining a natural look.
The staff at Luminous Spa & Wellness pampers guests with powerful beauty routines that summon pure serenity. During a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, the staff can also soothe headaches with a lavender-oil scalp treatment. Services like these embody the spa's commitment to total-body wellness, rather than just beauty and rest alone.
In addition to skincare, massage, and aesthetic laser treatments, the staff fights cellulite and signs of aging with innovative technology. Their Synergie Cellulite Reduction treatments help smooth and shape problem areas. Alternatively, i-Lipo sessions use non-invasive, cool laser technology to sculpt bodies into lean lines. Injectables such as Botox do the same for the face by smoothing out wrinkles and cheek-pinches left over from overly affectionate aunts. Laser hair removal services and photo facials are also available.
The Mystic Tan HD experience begins as you step into your private coloring chamber, where your body will be evenly coated with a personalized color combination of naturally hued mist. The skin glazing takes minutes to complete, and a full-body drying system ensures you'll emerge healthily bronzed and clothes-ready. The non-UV tanning alternative contains concentrations of aloe vera and antioxidants such as green tea and acai. The Palms Tanning Resort is the official tanning resort of the dancers and cheerleaders for the Denver Broncos, Nuggets, and Outlaws. It boasts a nine-foot waterfall over a sandstone rock cave and private, thatch-roofed bronzing "bungalows," fully stocked with towels, protective eye gear, and bottled water.
Though she held a master's degree in social work and worked at the Children's Hospital of Denver, Melissa Risley felt called to help others in another way. She had personally struggled with physical scars and the emotional damage that went along with them, trying a number of different techniques and products to address the issues without success. Risley decided to enter the field of paramedical aesthetics, and came across a technique known as collagen-induction therapy (CIT), which was gaining attention in Europe, Austria, and South Africa.
Not only did CIT improve the wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks that plagued her clients at Dermagrace Cosmetic Rejuvenation, it also brought closure to Risley's own skincare battles. She now specializes in the technique, which uses tiny microneedles to stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin's sub-layers and convince loitering balloon animals to nest somewhere else. She is also certified in permanent makeup, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, and is a proponent of the Osmosis Skincare line for its noninflammatory ingredients.