A former staff sergeant in the Air Force. An airplane mechanic who repaired oxygen masks. A master massage therapist, registered medical assistant, and certified laser technician. Tina Long is all of these things and more. As the owner of Parker Med Spa, she combines her unique background with innovative technology to offer clients the latest anti-aging and beauty solutions.
Long helps her clients to deal with the frustration of weight loss with body-contouring treatments such as the Zerona and Yolo laser systems, having herself lost pounds, inches, and degrees of insulation with the fat-emulsifying devices. The historical ambiance, array of facial and body treatments, and advanced technology earned her spa recognition on ABC 7 and CityVoter's 2011 A-List; it was named a finalist in the Best Day Spa category and nominated in the Best Medical Spa category.
The practice is located within the charming yellow Hoskins House, a century-old Victorian landmark surrounded by cottonwood trees, complete with a porch swing. Inside, massage therapists and aestheticians perform relaxing massages, hot-stone pedicures, and skin-rejuvenating chemical peels in 15 private rooms. Technicians use seven different lasers to perform procedures ranging from vein and hair removal to nonsurgical face-lifts.
The team at Colorado Hair Institute works to help patients reclaim full, lush heads of hair through a variety of procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical. In addition to detailed grafts performed with the aid of dissecting microscopes, the institute also offers laser hair therapy, which helps to spur the growth of hair through use of a laser comb.
Outside of scalp-related activities, the staff deploys a noninvasive Zerona low-level laser technology to assist its patrons in the quest to shed inches from abs, thighs, love handles, and tails.
At Slim Ambition, technicians sculpt clients’ figures using cold-laser technology. The instrument works to break down and convert fat stores in trouble spots into circulating fatty acids, which are burned off in exercise afterward. The laser requires no downtown and achieves its goal without subjecting clients to needles or pain.
The Hollywood Body Laser Center revamps appearances with its signature Red Carpet line of skincare products and slew of beautifying services. Its team of certified and trained aestheticians use noninvasive laser energy and radio frequencies to help remove an array of unwanted blemishes, including spider veins, body hair, wrinkles, and acne. They administer FDA-approved VelaShape treatments designed to evict patches of cellulite and inject stubborn wrinkles with Botox and Juvéderm formulas that can help send crow's feet back to the nest to do what they do best: give the thumbs-ups to baby crows who just caught their first worm.
Laser Aesthetics of Colorado strikes an even balance between the clinical and the cosmetic. The staff comprises two board-certified MDs who bring healthcare experience to the mix, while onsite aestheticians combat skin conditions as well as wrinkles, scars, and jowls that sag from chewing too much stale bubblegum. With a gentle touch and aggressive stance against such imperfections, the team uses state-of-the-art equipment to help clients look younger and feel more self-confident. They eschew the scalpel during non-surgical facelifts, which tighten and tone the skin without dramatic procedures and recovery time. Their services address everything from acne to stretch marks, and do so with the advantage of having healthcare workers and aesthetic professionals combining powers in the name of healthy and youthful-looking skin.
As a naturopathic doctor, Tom Demaro combines natural treatments and advanced technology to spark dramatic change in the body. Infra-Slim may be the most notable result of this innovative approach: Demaro fused the idea of pressure therapy, which has long been used to help patients suffering from circulatory problems, with infrared heat, which natural healing experts often call on for its detoxifying powers. The treatment is based on the idea that when fat cells heat up, they expand; add pressure to the mix, and the cell walls will burst, flushing their contents out through the body's lymphatic system. Infra-Slim is said to trim up to five inches from the waistline in as little as three sessions, a claim the center backs up on its website.