You’ve probably heard a little something about the field of Medical Aesthetics or have seen mention of products like Botox, Juvederm or Restylane. But, you may not know exactly what these products are, how they work or what they can do for you. In the field of Medical Aesthetics these products and others like them are used in procedures to provide you a unique beauty enhancement by smoothing wrinkles, correcting small facial imperfections or by giving your skin a supple lift.

Botox Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium which blocks nerve impulses, therefore reducing the activity of the injected muscles that cause frown lines between the brows, the horizontal lines on the forehead, and the smile lines around the eyes. After injection, the appearance of these lines is temporarily improved.

Dermal Filler

This family of products help reverse the changes associated with aging. Products like Juvederm®, Voluma, Restylane, and Belotero reduce or eliminate wrinkles, diminish the appearance of scars, enhance lips and replace soft-tissue volume loss. And since they are all composed of hyaluronic gel, they stimulate collagen spindles to become more active and youthful and improve elasticity by their hydrophilic action.

In this gentle procedure, tiny amounts of filler are injected just below the surface of the skin. Unlike face-lifts that stretch the skin, fillers add volume for a more natural youthful appearance. Fillers can also increase the fullness of the lips for a beautiful result. The most common areas treated are the smile lines around the nose and mouth, fine lines above the mouth, frown lines between the eyes and acne scars. The results from temporary dermal fillers are instant and can last 6 - 12 months. Voluma may be used to correct mid-face volume loss for a more youthful facial silhouette that looks very natural, and may last up to 2 years.

Neck Rejuvenation utilizing Dermal Fillers

The dermal filler, Belotero, can be injected directly in to the so called “necklace lines” of the neck, softening and often eliminating them. This combined with Botox or Xeomin treatment, provides a remarkably more youthful silhouette and appearance of the neck.

Radiesse for Hands

RADIESSE® for Hands is the first and only dermal filler FDA approved to correct volume loss in the hands. Over time, loss of volume in the hands can leave skin looking thin and wrinkled, often revealing unsightly tendons and veins. As one of the most visible parts of the body, the appearance of the hands can be a significant indicator of age. With just one quick treatment, RADIESSE for Hands provides immediate volume for smooth, natural-looking results that last up to 1 year.

Kybella Submental Fat Injections

KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin.” The active ingredient in KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Usually, only 2 to 3 treatments are required. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA®, retreatment is not expected.

Physician directed treatments by Dr. Ruggero


Smoother, tighter skin without surgery.

Ruggero Medical at Leah Nickie Advanced Aesthetics is now the only Medical Skincare Center in Boulder to offer Pellevé: a non-invasive treatment, FDA approved to tighten and firm skin without surgery. Pellevé uses radiofrequency technology to precisely heat the deep layers of the skin, allowing collagen fibers to contract and tighten. This is achieved without any damage to the outer layers of the skin; hence no downtime. Pellevé can be used to tighten skin on the jawline, nasolabial folds, forehead area, eyelids and crow's feet, lines around the mouth, and the neck and décolleté.

The Pellevé treatment is comfortable, feeling similar to a hot stone massage. After one treatment you will see an improvement in the texture and tone of your skin, and although most people see considerable improvement in two treatments, three to four are recommended to achieve firmer, tighter skin, and an overall reduction in lines. Depending on your age, the condition of your skin and your general health, results can last for 12 to 18 months. Pellevé can be used on any skin type, any time a year, and you can return to your busy schedule immediately after the treatment.

Chemical Peels

PCA Professional Products help reduce the depth of surface lines, smooth rough skin texture, treat skin discoloration and redness, and assist in clearing acne/blemished skin. The naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHA), retinol and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) found in PCA Professional Products loosen dead cells from the skin’s surface, revealing new, healthy cells. The result? Smooth, radiant, glowing skin. We will create a customized treatment plan that will address your personal skin care needs.

Dermapen Treatments

Collagen Induction Therapy is a nearly painless, minimally invasive procedure that is extremely safe and has little down time. Virtually everyone can benefit from a series of Dermapen® treatments. After the Dermapen treatment, the skin begins its healing process almost immediately with a minimal inflammatory response. Growth factors are released, and both fibroblast proliferation and matrix production occur. Next, the body deposits collagen type III, IV and I, and elastin. Lastly, tissue remodeling results as the skin’s vascular matrix matures. The skin becomes tighter, thicker, and new collagen growth becomes evident.

Collagen Induction Therapy is an excellent alternative to Fractional Laser treatments, being far safer and with less downtime because it does not ablate or burn the epidermis to achieve results. This technology can address many concerns such as skin texture, hyper and hypo-pigmentation, photo aging and wrinkles, acne scarring, and tissue laxity. It can also improve the appearance of surgical scars on the body.

Not all Dermapen® treatments are the same. At Ruggero Medical we incorporate a professional strength AHA peel, a medical depth Dermapen® protocol, and complete your session with a peptide mask containing Transdermal Cosmetic Delivery of active ingredients to soothe and diminish down time, reduce redness, and deeply hydrate the skin. A small kit of specifically designed after-care products is also included with the treatment to ensure the best possible outcome.

IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation

Intense Pulse Light or IPL is an aesthetic treatment that uses broadband light. IPL treatments are highly effective for dermal facial rejuvenation and the treatment of unwanted hair, pigment and unslightly veins. Pigmented spots on the face, chest, hands and extremities are all treatable. With IPL, therapeutic broadband light is converted to a gentle heat energy which is concentrated in the unwanted targets, thereby destroying them without compromising surrounding normal tissue. A careful history is first taken to determine your skin type and the appropriate treatment for you. Your first visit will involve careful test pulses and thorough explanations of the risks and benefits.

Latisse Eye Lash Lengthener

Latisseª is a novel treatment for hypotrichosis (lack of hair growth) of the eyelashes. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved, science-based treatment to enhance eyelashes as measured by increases in length, thickness and darkness of eyelashes.

Available only through a doctor, Latisse is a once-daily prescription treatment applied to the base of the upper eyelashes with a sterile, single-use disposable applicator. You can expect to experience longer, fuller and darker eyelashes in as little as eight weeks, with full results in 16 weeks. To maintain effect, continued treatment with Latisse is required.

G.M. Collin Skincare

G.M. Collin products are developed with one goal in mind: To offer high tech skin care solutions, which are deeply. rooted in the brilliance of nature. Beauty reborn is about recapturing your true, natural radiance with the help of modern technology.

G.M. Collin products are derived from natural plant and marine extracts and are technologically developed to achieve visible results. Their laboratory uses the highest scientific standards, with the philosophy of respect for the environment that mandates products are not tested on animals. This balanced commitment to good science is the cornerstone of all their product development. The true spirit of G.M. Collin is to help women and men look great while feeling good about how they achieved the results.

EltaMD sunscreens

Here in Colorado, protection from the sun is critical not only for skin health but as an integral role in your anti aging program. EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.