Clinical Staff

Dr. Kakkar received his medical degree from Christian Medical College in India in 1971. He went on to pursue two residencies in the United States, one at Columbia University in New York in Psychiatry, and one at UCLA in California in Neurology. He has been practicing medicine in the United States for over 40 years. In addition to his neurology practice, he maintains an aesthetic practice and has done so since 2002. His aesthetic clinics are in the Lowry area of Denver as well as Southlands Mall in Aurora.

With the aesthetic industry evolving constantly, Dr. Kakkar is highly trained in every aesthetic treatment, supervises his staff, and performs injections and other anti-aging treatments.  Dr. Kakkar receives frequent training in up-to-date methods and treatments so that his patients have the best possible outcomes. He also assures that his staff members are trained and knowledgeable in current aesthetic practices through on-going training and education.  His goal and the goal of his clinics is to have his patients looking their best, while not looking “done.” Dr. Kakkar will not recommend a procedure to a patient unless he believes it is needed. He does not perform surgery, and his practice is limited to minimally invasive and non-invasive aesthetics.

As with the other staff members, Dr.Kakkar’s consultations are always complimentary.

Carla North is a licensed Aesthetician and Certified Laser Specialist. She received her training at the Hanover Park Academy of Aesthetics in Illinois and has been in the industry for over 17 years.  Carla consistently attends seminars as well as continuing education classes to keep up-to-date on the latest skincare and medical treatments for her patients. She is very passionate about health and skincare and loves helping others achieve their physical goals. She listens, educates her patients on the importance of skin care products and treatments and will always follow up with you to make sure you are seeing the results you expect.  Carla focuses on: Laser Hair Removal, Laser Vein Treatment, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Acne Treatment, Body Reshaping, Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Tightening, Chemical Peels, Waxing, Chemical Peels and so much more. She has a great relationship with her patients and looks forward to meeting with you soon.

Marina Leshchinskaya is a Registered Nurse, providing aesthetic services to her patients. She has over 25 years of experience in the medical field, with her last 13 years devoted to gaining expertise in the field of aesthetic and anti-aging medicine.  Marina is a native of Russia and graduated from Medical University in 1988. Following graduation, she worked as a physician at a clinic in Russia for ten years. Upon her arrival in America in 1998, her goal was to continue working with patients to improve their health and happiness.

Working in the field of aesthetic medicine has given her the chance to fulfill this goal. As a Registered Nurse, she continues applying her knowledge to improve her patients´ lives. In the last 13 years, she has worked at several medical clinics in addition to helping open the first aesthetic medical spa for University Physicians at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She specializes in advanced dermal fillers and wrinkles relaxers, like Dysport, BotoxCosmetic, and Xeomin, plus chemical peel procedures to treat a vast array of skin types and conditions, including darker skin types and acne.  Her expertise extends to Skin Rejuvenation and Skin Tightening, Microneedling, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Body Reshaping; and she has extensive experience using the latest, state-of-the-art aesthetic lasers for anti-aging and general skin health procedures.

All of our treatments are performed by or under direct physician supervision. We offer free consultations, and treatment packages are available on some services.

Tracy Nichols has spent more than 33 years in the customer service industry, and her professional experience includes decades of retail sales and business development service including district and regional sales management, in addition to medical spa and plastic surgery experience at several clinics.  Much of her knowledge about our services comes from partaking in many of them herself and is happy to answer any questions you may have through her own personal experiences.

Tracy’s an identical twin as well as a Colorado native.  She’s a proud new homeowner, which she relishes in decorating with her partner, Randy.  Her passions include college football, the Broncos, and all things Denver sports! She loves her family & friends, entertaining, has an awesome boot collection, and is currently obsessed with her new Weimaraner rescue puppy, Gunner!

Tracy values the patient experience and believes whole-heartedly in “The Golden Rule”:  Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This is a motto that guides her both personally as well as professionally!  More than likely, she’s spoken to you on the phone, answered many of your questions and is here to welcome you for your service at the front desk.  She absolutely loves getting to know our patients and is the introduction to the family atmosphere you receive at Innovative Aesthetics! “Skin is our largest organ, so why not take care of it to slow down the aging process with results-based products and procedures.”

Ready to look as young as you feel?