Registered Nurse | Licensed Esthetician
Artistry Skin and Laser was the vision of Laura Carlsen. Laura has had a passion for skin health her whole life. As a teen, she suffered from horrible acne on her face, chest and back. That propelled her to go to cosmetology school in 1982. She then decided to further her education by going to college. She provided haircuts and perms to her classmates to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. She graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University.
After moving to Denver, Laura worked for Aveda, doing advanced training for salon owners. As Laura raised her two daughters, she worked as an aesthetician for Le Jardin and Montana Salon and Spa, eventually opening her own home business: Secret World Day Spa. The spa offered Laura the chance to grow a thriving business while being close to her children. After 12 years in business, Laura wanted to expand her knowledge of skin care and went back to school.
Armed with a Nursing degree and a certificate of Registered Nurse, Laura went to work for Dr. Verebelyi in 2009. Laura contributed to Colorado Skin and Vein by writing protocol, assisting in surgery, learning laser safety and parameters, taking over the injectable practice, training and overseeing nurses and aestheticians, and being responsible for all clinic supplies. By 2013, the number of Botox patients tripled and her filler numbers put the practice in the top 6% in the nation.
Laura’s passion is in helping people to look younger and better, but not “done.” She prefers a conservative, natural approach. Because of her dedication to the long-term care of her patient’s skin, she still retains many of her original clientele from Secret World Day Spa. If you have an interest in perking up your looks but are not sure what to do, meet with Laura for a complimentary consultation. Her expert eye, combined with incredible training from some of the top injectors in the world, will have you smiling in no time.
Continuing education helps to keep Artistry Skin and Laser on the leading edge of services offered.
RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist
It was my struggle with acne that ignited my passion for skin care. I am Japanese and Irish, therefore I tan and freckle. Thus my current struggle is with hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and still acne(eye roll). I received my esthetics license in 2005 and practiced the art of acne facials and waxing, but found myself limited in what I could do for the body, I then pursued my Bachelors in Nursing from The University of Colorado. From there I focused on inner beauty and worked for six years at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the inpatient psychology unit. With the birth of my third child I chose to focus on my work at home. Upon my reentry into the work force I desired to combine my two licenses: RN and esthetician. After researching the field I approached Laura. I am thrilled to be joining a woman owned and operated company with shared vision and values. I am a fifth generation Denverite, proud of my deep roots and grateful for my many connections. I am a mother of three wonderful children, two girls and a baby boy. I take care of myself with yoga, meditation, adventures in nature and the intentions of peace, love and joy. I believe that you must fill your well before you can fill others. I receive great joy in helping others fill their wells.
Michelle Watson obtained her esthetics license from Stacey James Institute in Parker, CO. and began her career as an esthetician this new year. She has excelled in her skin care and esthetics training and was at the top of her class. Michelle is very passionate about the esthetics industry and believes it offers a natural and exciting synthesis for all of her life’s education and experiences. Her core beliefs encompass listening and understanding through care and compassion. She believes beauty comes from the inside and outside, and champions the idea that both are essential for balancing life. For her, continual education is key to being the best esthetician possible, and she is always striving to learn and grow professionally and personally. Her passion for skin care and personal connection with clients makes her job an enjoyable, rewarding experience. Michelle believes that investing in your skin is a benefit that lasts a lifetime, and she respectfully and gladly looks forward to helping every person look and feel their best. Her treatments include Microneedling, Chemical Peels, Dermal Infusion, Facials, Skin Analysis, Dermaplanning, Lashes, Brow extensions, waxing and shaping.
Michelle is also a very proud mother of 4 successful boys and that role as a mother has been her greatest achievement. Outside of her passion for esthetics, she enjoys travel, tennis, family and friends.
Michelle comes with an extensive educational and professional background with a BA in Political Sience from Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC Canada, a Certified Professional Life Coach from the Accredited Institue of Orange County, CA. Reno Air (United Airline) Flight Attendant, Staffing Company Sales Manager, and a Professional Intuitive Tarot Card Reader of 35 years.
Lindie is our Operations Manager who handles all of our front office responsibilities, inventory management and client services. She comes to us with many years in various industries most notably as an engineer within the oil and gas industry, but also with stints in diverse marketing roles. Always having had a passion for the skincare industry she obtained her estheticians license and used her new skill set to expand her career experience helping clients to feel beautiful and comfortable in their own skin. She is well versed in our retail area with emphasis on helping our clients with our SkinMedica product line. She is the mother to 2 teenage boys. She enjoys spending time with them and her husband doing outdoor activities in Colorado.
Andrea has joined the Artistry team as the Marketing Manager. Her background is as a sales executive within the Cosmetics and Beauty Industry in both the wholesale and retail channels. She developed a strong sales and customer during her time as Regional Cosmetics Manager at Nordstrom, Regional Manager at GloProfessional and National Account Manager at Margot Elena Companies and Collections. She enjoys spending time with her family, at her children’s activities and spending time in the Mountains.
Dr. Aubrey Copeland, MD.