Donna Lapetina, owner and head aesthetician at Skin Solutions Medical Spa, has spent the last decade caring for aging skin—including her own. Donna and her team work their age-defying magic under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Boyle, whose career includes time as a flight surgeon, a lieutenant commander in the military, and a volunteer speaker on skin cancer. The staff’s specialty services include microdermabrasion, peels, and facials, as well as intensive acne treatments. Dr. Boyle performs all Botox and dermal-filler procedures herself to safely keep crow’s-feet, frown lines, and worry lines at bay. Clients receive their treatments in private, earth-toned rooms that mix the serenity of a spa with the professionalism of a medical office.
Rather than buying leftover potions from local sorcerers, Skin Solutions Medical Spa has developed its own line of products, including cleansers, eye creams, and an exfoliating scrub. The gentle solutions are formulated with ingredients such as green-tea extract, oil of calendula, and cranberry extract.
Helmed by Dr. Whitney Kennedy, a board-certified family physician, and Shannon Ellifritz, a jack of all beauty trades (aesthetician, neuromuscular massage therapist, laser technician), Spa Raviche offers advanced skin treatments and therapies. Book a relaxing, 60-minute custom massage ($75), laser hair removal (prices vary), or lightening lift chemical peel ($85). Apply your Groupon toward age-defying Juvéderm or Radiesse treatments ($500 and up), or reveal your purest skin feel with a virgin skin body scrub ($85). View a complete list of services here; this Groupon cannot be used for Botox or Dysport treatments.
Helmed by owner Shannon A. Wolfgang, the staff of injection specialists at A Hair Never There smoothes skin, removes unwanted follicles, and banishes cellulite with FDA-approved techniques and services. Botox injections remove facial folds and wrinkles for months at a time, and VelaShape treatments can undo cellulite without invasive surgery or dangerous, human-size panini presses. The med spa's technicians draw from extensive certification and medical experience as they beautify both men and women, reducing future hair growth with lasers and electrolysis and helping restore youthful glows to skin with light therapy and chemical peels.
Certified laser specialist Pamela Archer is a staunch believer in the manifold power of lasers, employing their beams to rid bodies of hair, spider veins, wrinkles, and fungus at BARELaser clinic. Her arsenal of Quanta lasers covers a wide range of wavelengths to address the needs of patients of all skin types and ham-radio-station preferences. The center's resident aesthetician conquers issues unreachable by lasers through skin-smoothing injections of Botox or dermal fillers.
Dr. Jonathan W. Singer sees his career as a practice in treating not only the symptoms but also the causes of ailments. At The Natural Place, he oversees a staff of registered nurses, laser technicians, and licensed and certified paramedical aestheticians who subscribe to the same philosophy. Through their services, which include vibration therapy, the team can help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson's Disease, MS, and orthopedic problems. The clinic's aesthetic treatments, such as Botox, oxygen facials, and laser hair removal, help to boost confidence, and weight-management plans aim to produce healthy results in patients. Dr. Singer and his staff also perform Body Bronze sunless spray tans and intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), which can be used to diminish the appearance of spider and varicose veins as well the need to go to the disco.
Long before they were both paramedical aestheticians, Connie and Desire’e were mother and daughter. These days, they make a natural team at the head of Samaeo Skin Spa, which is named after the Apache word for "beautiful." With the goal of drawing out the natural allure of each client, they perform a repertoire of both traditional and high-tech skin therapies. Pulsed light noninvasively stifles hair follicles during laser hair-removal treatments, and a Hydro Wand delivers nutrients and vitamins to complexions that have not recently been swabbed with a boiled grapefruit peel. For at-home care, clients can purchase an array of skincare products that compensate for Colorado's blustery, elevated atmosphere.