Stuart Johnson, Deseret Morning News
Toni Rose Harris, left, a master aesthetician at Aesthetica Spa and Laser Center in Lindon applies a gel solution to Heather Lieren Grow's under arm just before a laser hair removal procedure.

LINDON — Taking care of the envelope that surrounds each of us — our skin — is a process that begins with a healthy lifestyle.

But for people who didn't quite get that there's comprehensive care, such as that performed at Aesthetica Medical Spa.

The spa, which grew as a sideline to plastic surgeon Dr. Kimball Croft's practice, treats patients with specific needs that cover every stage in life, said manager Chris Croft.

Skin care includes laser treatments, facials, whole body facial-like treatments and microdermabrasion. Lasers are used to treat conditions such as sun spots, age spots and discoloration of the skin, along with wrinkles, he said. Even Botox treatments, pedicures and massages take place in the ultra-modern facility tucked a block off State Street in Lindon at 385 W. 600 North.

A team of trained and certified laser technicians, nurses and master aestheticians care for many of Dr. Croft's patients.

Training is ongoing to keep the staff at the cutting edge of new developments, said Chris Croft.

"It's such a dynamic industry that in two or three years everything changes," he said. "It's about aging gracefully and for people to feel comfortable with who they are."

Product lines offered at the spa are for use by a physician, who encourage patients to see a specialist for skin care. The spa gives people an opportunity to prevent skin cancers, such as melanoma, Chris Croft said.

The 2007 American Cancer Society estimated that 60,000 people will get the across the United States, with more than 8,000 deaths.

Skin care is especially important after age 25 when the body stops producing new skin cells, Croft said.

The 3,500-square-foot spa with eight treatment rooms and three laser rooms, including the new Fraxel laser, is on one side of the facility, while the plastic surgery wing is on the other.

Among Dr. Croft's tips for healthy skin?

get plenty of sleep

eat a healthy diet


"People need to do their part," he said.

He also advises people to stay away from tanning beds and wear sunscreen out of doors.

After that, doctors can step in and help with restoration processes as the body naturally ages, he said.

Contact Dr. Croft at 785-8884 or see: