About UGlow Aesthetics:
UGlow Aesthetics is a woman-owned and operated medspa that focuses on results. In order to provide the most dramatic (nonsurgical) results possible, we offer treatments (and customized treatment plans) that can’t be found anywhere else in Arizona. In addition to being the exclusive provider of the JetPeel Infusion Facial and VKMD Chemical Peels, we’re the Arizona training center for both VKMD and MediThread PDO threads. Collectively our team has 38 years of experience in the aesthetic industry and has performed well over 100,000 treatments. UGlow Aesthetics is different than any other medspa in the Valley and, when you come in for a treatment, you’ll know why.
UGlow is dedicated to providing cutting-edge, regenerative aesthetic treatments to ensure that our clients experience the most dramatic results possible. It’s time to get your Glow on.
Dr. Anna Mkrtchyan, Medical Director
Dr. Anna Mkrtchyan (Dr. MK) is a board certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in non-invasive cosmetic facial and body rejuvenation. She has performed more than 60,000 injectable treatments and is perpetually customizing treatments to optimize her patients’ results.
Dr. MK graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Biology and Psychology and went on to attend Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (located in the Phoenix Valley) where she initially specialized in pediatrics. During this time, she was exposed to the aesthetic industry and realized this is where her heart and strengths evolved. She continued advanced training in dermatology, laser rejuvenation and cosmetic enhancements of the face and body. Dr. MK is highly experienced in all injectable products, using both the traditional needle technique and the new, advanced cannula technique for minimal bruising and swelling. She has more than seven years of experience with Cosmetic Lasers including CO2 Resurfacing, Fractional Lasers, RF Technology and IPL. She has worked in the corporate medical field for both small and national companies.
She uses the latest modalities to help inspire health and beauty from the inside out to help her patients look as youthful and beautiful as they feel.
Nicole (Nikki) Cloven, LE, CLT, Clinic Director and Lead Aesthetician
Nikki is both a licensed Aesthetician and a certified Laser Technician and has performed more than 10,000 medical aesthetic and laser treatments. She completed her Aesthetics program from Douglas J. Aveda Institute in June 2015. After her Aesthetics program she took a Laser Course at Midwest Laser Institute to follow her dream of becoming a Medical Aesthetician. Nikki began her career in medical aesthetics in November 2015. She has always been passionate about the beauty industry and loves helping others to look and feel their best from the inside out. The most rewarding part of her career is helping others get their confidence back! Nikki was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Arizona in January 2018. In an effort to further advance her career, she enrolled at the National Laser Institute and became a Certified Laser Technician. Nikki loves connecting with her clients and customizing individual treatment plans in order to deliver the most dramatic and long-lasting results possible.
Krista Kutac, Founder/Owner
Krista is native Arizonan, born in Mesa and graduated from Arizona State University in 2001 with a double major in Communication and Sociology. After working for 15 years in the medical aesthetic and cosmetic surgery industry for both local and national companies (including Derma Health Skin & Laser, Sono Bello, Ideal Image and Elite Body Sculpture), she decided it was time to take the reins and start her own business. In her fifteen years of experience, working from coast-to-coast, opening 30 medspas and cosmetic surgery centers, Krista has led countless passionate and talented teams. She found her true passion in not only leading teams to success, but also in helping thousands of clients/patients to reclaim their confidence, discover their inner beauty and express that beauty outwardly. Krista founded UGlow Aesthetics with the goal of supporting women in advancing their careers and in helping the loyal community of the Valley to increase their confidence and to own their individual, unique beauty.
Kirsten Ziomek, RN, CLT
Kirsten is both a Registered Nurse and a certified Laser Technician and has performed more than 40,000 injectable, medical aesthetic and laser treatments. Kirsten graduated cum laude from Grand Canyon University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Beginning her career, Kirsten worked within an adult neurological stroke unit, as well as with pediatrics. She explored nursing outside of the hospital and quickly discovered her passion for facial aesthetics and has fully committed herself to the field ever since. She has been injecting since 2014 and brings abundant experience to UGlow Aesthetics. Kirsten loves to assess all her patients from a global approach. This means she looks at facial symmetry from forehead to chin and works to create a beautifully balanced face without changing the original master piece. In her own words, “I am not here to create a face that isn’t yours. Instead, I want to help bring back the youthfulness and joy into your appearance. It matters most that we match the reflection in the mirror to your inner beauty.”
Lauren Palmer, LE, CLT
Lauren is both a licensed Aesthetician and a certified Laser Technician and has performed more than a thousand medical aesthetic and laser treatments. She completed her Aesthetics program from the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) and her laser certification from the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics (SWINA). After years of battling acne during her adolescence, Lauren became passionate about skin and developed a love for helping others. Lauren has a dedicated ear and listens to her her clients in order to customize performance-based, results-driven treatments that address each individual concern.
Ani Castro, Spa Coordinator and Client Concierge
Ani is originally from Wisconsin and moved to the Valley where she’s majoring in Business Management at Arizona State University. Ani comes from a family of entrepreneurs and spent much of her childhood helping out in her father’s restaurant. Throughout high school Ani was actively involved in DECA, a club for business-minded students and future business leaders. Ani is exceptionally outgoing and our clients can always count on being greeted by her beautiful smile and friendly hello.