ABOUT LUMINOUS YOU
luminous you provides premium laser and injection services in a caring, upscale and professional environment
At Luminous You, our goal is to provide each and every one of our clients with individualized care. We accomplish this through attentively listening to our client’s needs during the initial consultation, and thoughtful reflection while writing each custom treatment plan. Our individualized approach continues throughout treatments as we respond to and alter the approach based on client needs and feedback as expressed during treatments.
By listening to our client’s needs and applying our insight and expertise, we ensure maximum comfort and satisfaction throughout the entire experience. We are committed to delivering a world-class experience in parallel with excellent cosmetic and medical services to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction.
Our services are aimed at not only improving our client’s cosmetic and medical conditions, but also improving their self-esteem. While the journey to realizing one’s full potential is different for each individual, we believe that self-esteem is inherently tied to “feeling beautiful” inside and out. Our mission to help “Reveal the real YOU” is centered around helping clients realize their inner beauty.
In addition to providing a world-class treatment experience, Luminous You understands the value of parallel customer service and aims to provide the same level of service for all aspects of our business from scheduling though billing. Our attentiveness to detail, respect for individual circumstances, and prompt resolution of all issues, you can expect to receive a comprehensive, thorough and consistent experience during each visit and throughout your treatment with Luminous You.
Valery Argo is our passionate and empathic owner who loves helping people look and feel their absolute best. She is a Certified Laser Technician and a Certified Laser Safety Officer by the National Laser Institute. She is also trained in Advanced Aesthetic Medical Injectables, including Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane. Additionally, she is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and an active member of the ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery).
Valery came to the United States several years ago from Russia, where she was a practicing physician for over 25 years. Her specialties included OB-GYN, dermatology, emergency medicine, and nutrition.
When Valery’s mom passed away at a very young age, she decided she wanted to be a doctor and educate people on their health. At 16, she enrolled in medical school and by age 23, she was a fully licensed physician. As an OB-GYN surgeon, she realized she wanted to do more to help people before they needed surgery. Valery was one member of a small team that opened the first private clinic in Lipetsk, Russia to guide women on a more natural, holistic approach to pregnancy and delivery.
Valery’s interest in cosmetology was spurred by her teenage daughter’s battle with acne. When she moved to the United States, she discovered laser technology and saw time and again how much it helped her clients overcome the devastation that can occur from acne and scars.
Valery continues to research and attend regular conferences to stay up-to-date on the latest cosmetic advances. She always looks for the optimal way to help her clients and finds great joy in seeing the real results of her efforts. Her clients appreciate that she takes her time before treatment to educate and create the best customized plan for each individual. She personally understands and demonstrates the organic relationship between aesthetics, health, beauty and lifestyle.
In her spare time, Valery is an avid argentine tango dancer and claims it is the reason she is here in Minnesota; her business name even comes from tango, showcasing her deep passion for her career and her dance.
Raisa Katula is a Registered Nurse and Medical Esthetician with over 20 years of experience and serves as an independent contractor at our clinic, specializing in laser treatments, Botox and fillers. Her initial training was in nursing, with most of her career taking place in surgical assisting. Raisa went on to own and operate assisted living facilities for many years in northern Minnesota.
In 2013, she decided to take her nursing to a new level and help people look and feel youthful. She believes in a natural look and feel, while providing her clients with realistic expectations and results. Her clients love that she truly cares about what is best for them.
Raisa is a passionate, fun and comforting person. She believes in constantly educating and improving herself and her services. Combining internal health and wellness with the most effective, safe and complete contouring treatments for the face and body is her signature approach.
She spends her free time with her husband, children and grandchildren discovering Minneapolis or relaxing at the lake in northern Minnesota. Raisa enjoys fitness, nutrition and exploring new ways to keep herself young.
Client Results & Reviews
Tuesday // Wednesday // Friday 12:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday BY APPOINTMENT