I am Valery Argo, founder of Luminous You. My focus and passion is helping people with their aesthetic conditions to reach their full potential and feel beautiful, inside and out. I believe with my extensive experience, I may apply my expertise and the latest techniques and technologies to address each individual's concerns to help them look and feel their absolute best.
I was a practicing physician for over 25 years in Russia before moving to the United States. My specialties included OB-GYN, dermatology, emergency medicine, and nutrition.
When my mom passed away at a young age I found my passion in educating people on their health and wellness and decided to become a doctor. At age 16 I enrolled in medical school, by 23 I was a fully licensed physician. As an OB-GYN surgeon, I realized I wanted to do more to help people before they needed surgery. I was one member of a small team that opened the very first holistic private clinic in Lipetsk, Russia to guide women on a more natural approach to pregnancy and delivery.
My interest in aesthetics was spurred by my teenage daughter's battle with acne. When I moved to the United States, I saw how much laser technology could help clients overcome the devastation of acne and scars and I have been an advocate and adopter of the latest laser technologies ever since.
I continue my education, attend regular conferences, and pride myself on staying up to date on the latest technologies and aesthetics advances. My goal is always to figure out a client's goals in aesthetics and find the optimal way for my clients to experience joy and real results in our joined efforts. My clients appreciate the time and knowledge I put into their unique cases and customizing their treatment plans, so they receive the best, individual results. The relationship between aesthetics, health, beauty, and lifestyle is a focus of my work.
I am a certified Laster Technician and Certified Laser Safety Officer by the National Laser Institute. I am trained and experienced in Fotona Laser Treatments. I am an active member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, a fellow member of the International Fellowship in Advanced Aesthetic Science, and a member of European IMCAS. I'm also trained in Advanced Aesthetic Medical Injectables including Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra and Restylane. Additionally, I possess a Physical Therapy Assistant License.
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 injectables. Her initial training was in nursing, with most of her career taking place in operating rooms. Raisa went on to own and operate assisted living facilities for many years in northern Minnesota.
Founder, Luminous You