When she first delved into the medical subject greater than 17 years in the past, Andrea Uliano knew she wished hands-on experiences.
Starting her profession as a medical social employee, Uliano settled into her position as a listener — somebody who might perceive a affected person’s wants and construct belief inside the healthcare system. However as she did so, Uliano additionally witnessed the round the clock work of nurses who’d roll up their sleeves to offer bodily care.
“I all the time had this burning want to do what they do,” Uliano mentioned. “I’m positively extra of a mover and a doer.”
It’s why Uliano is now celebrating the launch of her new enterprise, Magnificence Lab, which formally opened in downtown Dillon this month. A medical spa, the enterprise merges aesthetic physique and facial care — resembling vitamin injections, anti-wrinkle therapy, wellness photographs and botox — with schooling round greatest practices.
The purpose, Uliano mentioned, is to be each a spot the place neighborhood members can obtain medical-grade magnificence care and have a deeper understanding of their physique and objectives.
“Loads of medical spas are conveyor belts. They inject your face, promote you the product and also you’re out the door,” Uliano mentioned. “Loads of the merchandise are about feeling good about oneself … so you must take the time to know what your affected person desires to ship actual outcomes.”
After perusing a menu of therapies the spa provides, Uliano mentioned she’ll sit down with a shopper to clarify the method and ensure it’s the precise match for them. Shoppers will full a well being evaluation type aimed toward giving Uliano a “snapshot of who they’re bodily and emotionally.”
Whereas Uliano mentioned she desires to assist her clients really feel like their greatest selves, she doesn’t see magnificence tendencies as a one-size-fits-all philosophy. Uliano gave the instance of IV drips, which have turn into a classy option to increase important minerals and nutritional vitamins instantly into the physique’s bloodstream.
“I don’t wish to be unfavourable … however what folks ought to know is almost all of these merchandise which might be within the IV baggage you may get in a vitamin injection,” Uliano mentioned, including that injections are faster, cheaper and fewer invasive for the affected person.
IV drips, Uliano mentioned, can convey the next danger of an infection, including that the therapy is “actually made for hospitals the place they should get fluids in sufferers in an emergency state of affairs.”
Uliano’s consideration to care is rooted in her medical profession. After serving years as a medical social employee, Uliano went again to highschool in 2017 to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Denver School of Nursing.
Uliano kick-started her skilled nursing profession with coaching in easy methods to administer botox and fillers. Then got here the COVID-19 pandemic and Uliano was thrust into public well being, administering 1000’s of COVID vaccines as she and different medical staff battled the virus.
“It’s so extremely neighborhood based mostly, it was a pure match and mix of my social nurse background,” Uliano mentioned.
However because the vaccination drive ramped down, Uliano mentioned she “wished to have the ability to do one thing the place I can mix my expertise and schooling … and one thing the place I could possibly be in my very own neighborhood.”
Initially of 2023, Uliano put collectively a marketing strategy and inside months she secured her personal house at 124 Predominant St., Suite 304, Dillon.
Uliano has now lived within the city for 4 years after transferring from Eagle County. She mentioned she desires to make her enterprise a spot the place the neighborhood can come to.
“I’m so excited, and I’m additionally anxious,” Uliano mentioned, including she’s dedicated to “making folks really feel they’ll come to me they usually belief me.”
Magnificence Lab is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to three p.m. It’s closed Friday by Sunday. Uliano will probably be internet hosting an open home at Magnificence Lab on June 6 at 6 p.m. Extra info might be discovered on her enterprise’ Instagram, @BeautyLab_Dillon, and on her web site at BeautyLabDillon.GlossGenius.com/about.