Cosmetic Surgery Staff Southern Colorado – Pueblo
Responsibilities at Adonis Cosmetic Surgery & Spa:
I have been the receptionist and assistant for Dr. Shinn since April 20, 2015.
I have greatly enjoyed getting to know all our amazing patients as well as watching and learning everything Dr. Shinn has to offer here.
I am extremely excited to branch off and utilize my skills as a Medical Aesthetician. Dr. Shinn has taken a lot of time to train me so I can be just as great as she is.
I have been treating patients on our newest procedure, UltraShape, since September and am thrilled to be treating our patients with Exilis, Smooth Shapes, Laser Hair Removal, Photofacials, Vi Peels, Microdermabrasion with Infusion, and Laser Resurfacing.
I hope to further my education here at Adonis and continue to expand and grow.
Favorite skin care tip/wellness tip:
All of Dr. Shinn’s patients should already know the phrase “water, water, water.”
Therefore, my favorite tip to anyone, patients, friends, and family is “WATER!”
Dr. Shinn has taught me a lot but I’d say that hydrating has been one of the biggest life changing lessons.
It sounds silly but it’s amazing how many people, and I was one of them, walk around dehydrated and think two glasses of water a day was plenty.
Dr. Shinn took the time to educate me on the importance of water, during my first weight loss appointment, as she does with each patient. I have lost 40 pounds since starting her program on July 20, 2015.
Hydration has not only helped shed weight but I feel better, my skin glows, my hair is healthier, and all around I feel healthier. I have received nothing but compliments since listening to Dr. Shinn and taking her advice.
So my tip to everyone I know is to drink a gallon of water a day.
Where did you go to school?
I graduated from Pueblo Community College for Cosmetology
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to spend as much time with my son as I can going to the park, play dates, swimming, going to the museum, and best of all snuggling up to a movie. I also enjoy going to the movies with friends, having dinner and drinks, or even cleaning the house, if you can believe it or not.
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Pueblo
Favorite Starbucks drink?
Does anyone have just one favorite? Venti iced caramel Macchiato, if I had to choose.
I love listening to John Jay and Rich in the morning on 99.9. The car is the only place I can listen to music of my choice, unless my son is in the car then he is the boss.
What is your favorite item in your house?
As a mom the answer is my bed.
What do you want to say to your future patients?
I am eager to meet you as well as make you feel and look amazing.
Irina Vancea, M.D.
Irina Vancea, M.D. works at the Southern Colorado Nephrology Associates and on her day off is volunteering and apprenticing with Dr. Rina Shinn at Adonis Cosmetic Surgery & Spa.
Dr. Vancea has experienced two successful treatments from Dr. Shinn and is thoroughly enjoying the experience of learning functional medicine and aesthetics from “the best doctor in town.” Dr. Vancea firmly believes that the knowledge and experience she is gaining from Dr. Shinn will help her become a more rounded physician and that all her patients will benefit from this knowledge too.
For many years, Dr. Vancea enjoyed running, swimming and biking, but a knee injury side-lined this active physician, wife and mother. After surgery and rehab, Dr. Vancea was still not able to get back into her running shoes and back out on the trails. However, after several Instant Pain Ease, pressure point treatments from Dr. Shinn, Dr. Vancea is now back to running two- three days a week.
Dr. Vancea has also had success with Hormone Replacement Therapy. The saliva and blood tests as well the symptoms chart revealed that Dr. Vancea was very low on progesterone. She was very reluctant to fill her prescription, let alone take the pills. After much internal debating, Dr. Vancea decided to take just one progesterone pill. To her surprise, the next day, Dr. Vancea was back to her old self: smiling and joking with the nurses at the hospital, and overall feeling energetic and happy again. Dr. Vancea refers to herself before Hormone Replacement Therapy as “Tinker Bell in Black and White and now she is back Tinker Bell on Sparkles!”
Through her apprenticeship with Dr. Shinn, Dr. Vancea is learning how to inject different fillers( Xeomin , Botox) as well different types of laser therapy . She is very excited to learn about functional medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy and the Adonis Diet.