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.
At its locations in Loveland and Denver, Tattoo Must Go's expert technicians erase unwelcome ink with a Q-switched laser, which sends nanosecond pulses of intense light to the treatment area. Patients go through a complimentary consultation before treatment begins, determining the number of sessions necessary depending on ink colors, skin tones, and how many Alfs are in the tattoo. During half-hour treatments, the laser breaks down particles of any color while minimally affecting the skin. A Zimmer Cryo 6 Chiller provides additional comfort during the process, keeping the treated area cool. Patients can return for their next treatment in as few as three weeks.
Laserwave Clinic harnesses advanced laser technology to combat everything from unwanted tattoos and body hair to nail fungus and yellowed teeth. Technicians target follicles during efficient, 10-to-20-minute laser hair removal sessions that can help permanently reduce unwanted growth. Tattoo-removal treatments begin with a blast from the cryofreezing machine, which numbs areas and makes cold hearts even colder before a laser sweeps in to break up epidermal debris. The team’s lasers also beam across teeth to brighten smiles and heat up nails to hinder unsightly fungus.
The certified laser technicians at What Were You Inking? wield an Astanza YAG laser to undo tattoos inked in any color. After an initial assessment determines the proper course of treatment for tats of up to 10 square inches, staffers choose one of three light wavelengths to tackle and break up pigment during each 15-minute treatment. Most tattoos typically disappear after 5–10 treatments, depending on the image’s age, the type of ink used, and whether it was professionally created or drawn on using a half-melted Kit Kat. Clients typically experience little discomfort, and side effects are mild and may include temporary redness or swelling. What Were You Inking? answers additional client questions online on its FAQ page.
He may be master of multiple laser systems, but Dr. Robert T. Motazedi is not looking to blow up the moon. Rather, the chief of The Colorado Laser Clinic has set his sights on destroying sun spots, acne, and even tired tattoos with his aesthetic laser treatments. The doctor, along with his certified and trained assistants, has wielded laser power to remove unwanted hair for more than 15 years. For jobs not fit for a laser, the doc calls upon Physician’s Choice chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and doses of Restylane, Sculptra, and Botox.
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 complete with a porch swing and a portrait of Woodrow Wilson. 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.
Danita Longmire captaining a styling station at Sahair Salon—a tropical-themed beauty parlor with exotic bamboo fixtures, playful thatched awnings, and colorful murals of palm trees and the sea. The stylist transforms hair with professional cuts and coloring services, customizing treatments to accommodate each client's unique style and facial features. As Danita snips new hairdos, her fellow staffers busy themselves with facials, massages, and mani-pedis. Meanwhile, clients await appointments while sipping on complimentary coffee, tea, and soda.