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Esse Med Spa Team


Esse Med Spa Carthy C


Founder + Owner,  Cosmetologist, Certified Laser Specialist, PMU Artist + Trainer

Carthy is a permanent makeup artist and eyebrow tattoo removal specialist. She is a Certified Laser Specialist and is also Laser Safety certified. Carthy began her career in the aesthetics industry over 17 years ago and now specializes in permanent makeup (PMU) including feathered nano machine hairstrokes, microblading, ombre powder brows, variations of combination brows, natural lash liner, and lip blush. Her extensive experience and knowledge of permanent makeup helps her to effectively treat and remove old permanent makeup, which led to her specialization in laser tattoo removal mainly focusing on removing old permanent makeup on eyebrows.


Through her innovative approach and exceptional talent, Carthy has established herself in the PMU industry. She has developed her own signature technique, known as Feathered Nano Brows, in which was driven by her passion in creating the most natural, beautiful and realistic healed PMU results.

Esse Med Spa Kennia


Aesthetician, Certified Laser Specialist, PMU Artist

Se habla español.

Kennia is an Aesthetician who specializes in Permanent Makeup (PMU) and waxing. She always strives to exceed in anything she does. She graduated high school at the age of 16 and soon after began her career in the beauty industry. Since then she has become a Certified Laser Specialist and is also Laser Safety certified. She also has mastered the Feathered Nano Brow technique in addition to providing customized Lip Blush treatments. Kennia also has experience in working in high volume environment for all waxing needs.

Not only is she passionate about providing beauty services, she also is an advocate for self care. She loves getting facials and doing self care at home in addition to her treatments. She also loves doing her makeup, taking relaxing baths, working out, and relaxing and enjoying a good movie.

Esse Med Spa Tawney


Certified Laser Specialist

Tawney is a Certified Laser Specialist and Laser Safety trained. With almost a decade of educating and teaching tattoo removal under her belt, she is a true expert in her field. Tawney specializes in permanent makeup removal, tattoo removal, scar therapy, and Pico skin treatments. She takes an innovative approach when she treats her clients with lasers in so many ways that she has developed result-driven techniques to efficiently remove stubborn tattoos and help restore the integrity of her cleints' skin. Her true passion of work is to work on the most difficult or traumatic tattoos.


In addition, Tawney has also been a licensed massage therapist for seventeen years and frequently utilizes her knowledge of pain, healing and the body to help aid clients in their laser treatments.

Outside of being in our clinic, Tawney spends her spare time staying active, being outdoors and hanging with her daughter, fiance and two dogs. She loves travel, sailing, food, murder mysteries and a good glass of champagne. Cheers to Tawney!

Esse Med Spa Lindsay


Aesthetic Injector

Lindsay is a registered nurse for 18 years with a background in emergency and procedural medicine before making the move to Aesthetics 5 years ago. She specializes in cosmetic injectables which include neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin), Juvederm, Restalyne and PRP injectables, hair restoration, VI Peels, and Microneedling. Lindsay always strives for natural sustainable results by building individualized treatment plans for each client that always focuses on their unique needs and goals.

Not only do we adore our RN Lindsay, she is also admired by her two daughters and husband. She enjoys glamping, a good glass of wine and sports!

Esse Med Spa Lexie


Aesthetician, Certified Laser Specialist

Lexie was born and raised in Iowa and went to aesthetics school in Houston, Texas. Later she moved to Denver where she continue getting more certifications, which includes becoming a Certified Laser Specialist and Laser Safety. Now she's looking to meet new clients and developing treatment plans to help her clients feel beautiful in their own skin. She is very passionate about skin care and meanwhile delivering result driven facials, she has magical hands and has that special touch to massage for every product she applies to your face. This gives for the most relaxing facial you will ever have! If you need a good skin care regimen, guidance in getting your skin to glow and acne free, she will get you there! 

Lexie's favorite treatment that she offers is our Secret Refine.

When she is not in clinic, she enjoys her other passions which include waterskiing, reading and trying new foods. Lexie also enjoys taking day trips to the mountains, and going to concerts. 

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Assistant administrator

Stephanie is our Assistant Administrator.

Jonathan Gallen

Jonathan Gallen, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Jonathan S. Gallen is our medical director. He is a renowned medical doctor Anesthesiologist. He is actively practicing in Colorado and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Sky Ridge Medical Center and National Jewish Health-Denver. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia in 1981, has been in practice for more than 20 years and medical aesthetics since 2016.

Dr. Gallen is highly skilled in all aspects of patient care and is friendly, caring and has a compassionate nature.

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