Denise started her career as an esthetican in 1985 after graduating from the Catherine E. Hinds School of Esthetics – the first accredited esthetics school in the country – receiving the Merretta Gotham Hinds Award for highest achievement. She has since continued her training and holds many advanced training certificates in the following areas of expertise:
- Dermatologic Skin Care
- Laser Technician Certification
- Medical Esthetics
- Lymphatic Drainage
Denise is also an Internationally Certified CIDESCO Diplomat, Esthetics America Member, NCEA member, and NY State Representative, Green Spa Network Member, ISpa Member, Professional Beauty Association Member, Day Spa Association Member, and NY State Spa Alliance member. She has worked for several Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the Capital Region as well as several dermatologists. Additionally, she has worked with Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc, a plastic surgeon in New York City. Her work includes developing pre and post-operative skin care programs to optimize plastic surgical results and to significantly reduce patient healing time. She also developed a program for Restorative Youthful Skin, Blemish Control, and Age Management Programs which incorporated chemical exfoliation, micro-dermabrasion, facial treatments, injectables, and laser therapies. Denise feels strongly that a combination of these modalities truly provides the most beneficial results along with the appropriate home care regimen.
Denise has had several articles printed in professional trade journals, She has appeared on local television and radio as well as have had the opportunity to be a guest speaker at Professional Trade Conferences nationally. Complexions Spa for Beauty and Wellness has been recognized by the US Green Building Council as the first Gold LEED certified spa in the country for new construction, and we received a bronze plaque from NYSERDA for our energy efficiency, and Energy Star Small Business of the Year for 2009. Additionally, Complexions has been honored to have been recognized by Salon Today – Winner Salon of Distinction for 2009; Best of the Best Salon/Spa 2009 by Industry Source Magazine; Best of City Search 2009; Best of The Capital Region 2010, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Metroland Magazine Best Day Spa 2012, 2013, Times Union; Small Business of Year 2010, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber; Readers’ Poll Winner 2011, Metroland Magazine; and, Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Talk of the Town 2011, 2012, 2013 and Complexions received the Pillar Of Hope award from the American Cancer Society in August of 2014. Saratoga Today 2015, 2016.