Laura Carlsen, RN.
Vice President & Clinical Nurse Manager
Laura Carlsen has been making people more beautiful her whole adult life. As a Licensed ArqueDerma® Practitioner (see below), Laura continues to seek out the best education available.
Laura got her start, providing haircuts and perms to her classmates in college 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 trainings 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 on 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 has been able to contribute to Colorado Skin and Vein by writing protocol and assisting in surgery, learning laser safety and parameters, taking over the injectable practice, training and overseeing estheticians, and being responsible for all clinic supplies. The number of Botox patients has tripled in the last few years and her filler numbers put her 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 Colorado Skin and Vein on the leading edge of services offered. Laura recently traveled to Los Angeles to learn a new filler technique, and advanced Botox tips. The ArqueDerma® technique is described below.
About ArqueDerma® Artistic Restoration Lift®
Pronounced ‘ARC DERMA,’ the ArqueDerma® Artistic Restoration Lift® is a patented cutting-edge technique developed in California, by Leslie Fletcher, RN, MEP-C. It delivers FDA approved products, such as Juvederm, to improve facial laxity and wrinkles.
The ArqueDerma® technique corrects volume loss, effectively collects redundant facial volume and allows the practitioner to redirect it into facial hollows. Using precepts found in physics and architectural engineering, the ArqueDerma® technique effectively extends the use of dermal fillers by 40% and stimulates neo-collagenesis to achieve unprecedented, longer lasting results. Unlike conventional volume replacement techniques, the ArqueDerma® technique utilizes dermal fillers as strategic relocation vectors to redistribute and direct your tissue toward the facial hollows that have formed.
The Licensed ArqueDerma® Practitioner collects excess, descended facial volume, redirects it and then stabilizes it to create a more youthful, aesthetically-pleasing look that will reveal your natural beauty. Visitwww.arquederma.com to learn more.
Danielle Koontz, R.N.
We’re pleased to introduce Danielle as part of our Colorado Skin & Vein family. Danielle comes to us with over 18 years of aesthetics experience utilizing the latest techniques in skin and laser modalities. She received her nursing degree in 2011 from Arizona State University and practiced in pediatric surgery for several years prior to returning to her passion in the aesthetic industry.
As a Colorado native, Danielle enjoys spending time outdoors with her two sons and 3 dogs as well as practicing yoga.
Edward Poshtakohi, Office Manager
Edward Poshtakohi is a Houston, Texas native who recently moved to Colorado and joined our team at Colorado Skin & Vein as our Billing Manager. He comes to us with over 10 years of medical office management and medical billing experience. When he is not fighting through the insurance companies “red tape”, Edward enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, Crossfit, Gymnastics and exploring wonderful Colorado with his husky, Sasha.
Eryn Harker, RVT
RDMS, RVT Sonographer Eryn discovered her fascination with vascular ultrasound as a sophomore in high school. Immediately after graduation she attended an ARRT accredited program and received her degree in Radiologic Technology Imaging. She was then accepted into an ARDMS accredited program to specialize in Sonography. Her career began at Duke University Medical Center just a few weeks after completing her formal education in ultrasound. Working with the country’s top sonographers, residents, and radiologists Eryn was trained in the physics and techniques of vascular ultrasound including transplant dopplers and bypass grafts. She later took her knowledge to clinics and hospitals around the country as a contract sonographer where she finally made her home in Denver. After moving to Denver Eryn worked at G.E. Healthcare where she studied, demonstrated, and taught leading technology in ultrasound equipment as well as trained as a surgical assistant in venous ablation procedures. Today Eryn is pleased to work alongside Dr. Verebelyi and his team educating people about venous disease and helping them to live a life free of leg pain and varicose veins.
Courtney Miller, Patient Coordinator and Outside Sales & Marketing
Born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Courtney moved to Colorado in 2001 after graduating from the University of Wyoming with a degree in psychology. Soon after, she found her passion in the medical aesthetic field, and has been pursuing that passion ever since. Courtney enjoys building relationships with clients, and will be your first point of contact during your initial consultation. She will guide you and answer any questions you may have, ensuring that you feel at ease and comfortable through the entire surgical process.
An avid fitness enthusiast, Courtney enjoys staying active, and true to her Jackson roots, loves spending time outdoors as much as possible. She loves spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter.
Tabatha Downing, CMA
Tabatha is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. She has been assisting doctors for the past 9 years working in the Medical field.
In 2010 Tabatha found her passion for helping people in dermatology. Here, she can express her passion for helping people by taking care of the bodies biggest organ, YOUR SKIN. In the last 6 years Tabatha has helped with Mohs micrographic surgery, from assisting the doctor in surgery to processing the tissue as a Histo Tech. Tabatha is very aware of her skin education from warts and acne to skin cancers. In 2016, Tabatha started working for Dr. Neyman at Colorado Skin & Vein, where she can pursue her passion in dermatology and skin care. Tabatha is here to answer any questions that you have and walk you through everything step by step.
In her free time Tabatha enjoys shopping, running, and car shows. Tabatha also enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 kids and their 2 dogs doing outdoor activities.
Courtney Dalton, Front Desk Coordinator
Courtney was born and raised here in Colorado. She loves meeting new people and prides herself in giving every patient exceptional customer service, both over the phone and in person. Courtney ensures that your check out process is pleasant and efficient, making sure your questions as a patient or client of Colorado Skin and Vein have been answered, providing you with a peace of mind that our facility was able to meet, and exceed your needs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, attending concerts and living a healthy, active lifestyle.
Michael C. Medina, Laboratory Manager
Michael Medina is the Laboratory Manager of Colorado Skin and Vein. Michael is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, where he received a BA in business management. Before college, he served in the United States Air Force at 18 years old. Michael trained at the A.F.I.P. (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) and has been working in Histology for over 25 years.
After military service, Michael was the Histology supervisor for Swedish Medical Center and Dermatology Associates of Colorado.