Dr. Greta McLaren graduated in the top of her class from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Biology and then earned her Medical Degree from and continues her affiliation as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the prestigious University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. She received her Board Certification in 1991 specializing in primary care, with a focus on Sports Medicine, Orthopedic injuries, and Dermatology. In addition, she was one of the first physicians in Colorado to train in the field of aesthetic laser surgery. As an expert in her field of Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Dr. McLaren has taught her fellow physicians throughout the United States for many years and continues to train resident physicians. She has also authored a book chapter on the subject of photodynamic therapies for treatment of precancerous lesions and various skin conditions. With her diverse and extensive training in dermatologic, orthopedic and degenerative diseases and her advanced training in liposculpting and fat transfer procedures, Dr. McLaren is privileged and excited to be involved with cutting edge fat derived stem cell therapies and applications in all of these fields. Dr McLaren has been a teaching instructor in laser physics and aesthetic laser courses for physicians She has a particular interest in the research and development of regenerative medicine involving Stem cell harvesting from fat, and is honored to be an affiliate of the California Stem Cell Treatment Center investigating the treatment of multiple medical disorders affecting the joints, lungs, heart, and nervous system. Dr. McLaren’s practice is devoted exclusively to the health, vitality and well being of her patients Her sole commitment to anti-aging procedures, liposculpting, fat transfer and fat derived stem cell therapies gives her the ability to focus her energy and expertise on how best to lessen the effects of aging for men and women, and to give her patients an exceptional experience and outcome. She is committed to forging partnerships with her patients that focus on optimal, long-term health through education, empowerment, and personal responsibility. Dr. McLaren is the founder and medical director of a large anti-aging and laser practice in the Denver area. Her state of the art clinic offers the latest and most innovative techniques using platelet rich plasma and stem cells, in addition to “Hi Definition” liposculpting and all of the latest facets of anti-aging. In addition to her Stem Cell Practice, Dr. McLaren also hosts an extensive Laser procedure oriented website at www.skinsecretsmedspa.com.


Greta McLaren M.D.

Name: Greta M. McLaren
Citizenship: USA

Business Name: Skin Secrets L.L.C.
DBA: Skin Secrets by Dr. McLaren

Business Address: 6950 E. Belleview, Suite 102
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Business Phone: 303-770-7546 Clinic
303-913-1973 Mobile
E-mail: greta@skinsecretsmedspa.com
Web: www.skinsecretsmedspa.com

Education and Training
Name and Location Degree Received
of Institution
University of Colorado B.A. Biology
Boulder, Colorado Secondary Education

Name and Location of Degree Received
University of Colorado M.D.
Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

Post-Graduate: Residencies and Fellowships:
Name and Location of Discipline and Name of
Institution Program and Director
University of Colorado Family Medicine
Health Sciences Center Internship
Department of Family Medicine Larry Green M.D.
University of Colorado Family Medicine
Health Sciences Center Residency
Department of Family Medicine Larry Green M.D.

Board Certification and Accreditation
Name of Board Re-certified
American Board of Family Medicine July 2004
Occupational Heath 2002
Level II certification

Appointments and Positions
Name and Location of Institution Rank/Title

8/1/2009 to present Skin Secrets Medical Spa Owner/Medical Director
17523 E. Powers Dr
Centennial, CO 80015

2000 to present University of Colorado Health Assistant Clinical
Sciences Center Professor

7/15/07 to 3/1/2009 One Eighty Medical Skin Spa Medical Director
6290 Main St. #101
Aurora, CO 80016

12/1//2005-7/15/07 RenewSkin Clinics Medical Director
3030 E. 2nd Avenue, #101
Denver, CO 80206
10/2000-12/2005 University Family Medicine Assistant Professor
University Physicians Inc. Medical Director
Lone Tree, CO

Current Job Responsibilities and Skills
Medical Director/ CEO/Owner of Skin Secrets by Dr. McLaren
As a pioneer in the field of aesthetic medicine for the last 10 years, I decided to open Skin Secrets by Dr. McLaren after years of experience in the cosmetic laser and aesthetic field. The Skin Secrets Medical Spa was founded in June of 2009 with an opening date in August of 2009. As the sole owner, CEO and full time medical director, I have been responsible for developing and implementing a business plan and budget for the clinic, all aspects of marketing including the design and development of the web site, clinic brochure and business cards.. My responsibilities as medical director include the hiring, supervision and training of all medical and support staff in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic laser procedures. Training encompasses educating all staff on the consultation process and evaluations of the aging face, as well as proper patient selection for aesthetic procedures, As an onsite, full time physician, I consult on anti-aging and health and wellness procedures and services offered at our clinic. I perform procedures, develop treatment plans, and manage the care of all patients which include treatment modalities such as liposcuplting using tumescent anesthesia, microdermabrasion, botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, facial sculpting with Poly-L-Lactic acid, laser hair removal, fotofacials, fractional resurfacing, both non-ablative and semi-ablative with the Smarttxide Dot Co2, laser, vein treatments, photodynamic therapy and acne treatments, skin tightening, and health and wellness services. I developed the consent forms and protocols for all procedures. I am responsible for the development, design and implementation of all marketing tools and strategies including the web site, monthly newsletter, blog, television segments, email blasts, direct to consumer mail campaigns, and Medical Spa functions including teaching seminars for patients, and networking strategies with other businesses including physician and dental practices, day spas, fitness facilities, etc.. I have implement several skin care regimens and educational materials for patients of various skin types including ethnic skin, and promoted the growth of a successful office based cosmeceutical skin care program. I developed and implemented a laser safely program for all members of my staff. In addition to my duties as a full time medical director and aesthetic physician, I have been lecturing and providing workshops on aesthetic procedures for other physicians, both locally and nationally for the last 6 years.

Previous Work History

Medical Director/Clinic Physician:
University Family Medicine 2000-2005
Job responsibilities consisted of administrative duties, marketing, and supervision of five primary care physicians and mid-level providers. I was responsible for networking with the management of University Hospital, coordinating job duties, and collaboration with fifteen support staff members. Clinical responsibilities consisted of primary patient care in the field of family medicine with a focus on Gynecology, Sports Medicine and Dermatology.

• Adivive Adipose tissue Stem Cell Harvesting
• Vaser Fat Transfer
• SmartLipo Liposculpting
• VASER ultrasound Liposculpting
• Smartxide Dot Co2 Resurfacing
• SmoothShapes infared laser Cellulite Treatment
• Endymed Radiofrequency Skin Tightening
• Endymed Radiofrequency fractional resurfacing
• Aluma: Radiofrequency skin tightening
• Cutera 1064 Yag Laser: Vein removal and hair removal
• Candela Alex 755nm: Hair removal and pigment disorders
• Cynosure 1440 nm Fractional Device: Fractional resurfacing non-ablative
• Cynosure Elite 755nm and 1064nm lasers: Hair removal, vein treatments and pigment disorders.
• Lumenis Quantum Intense Pulse Light : Fotofacials, photodynamic therapy with amino-levulinic acid
• Medlite C6 Q Switched Yag Laser: Tattoo removal and fotofacials
• Palomar IR Laser: Laser skin tightening
• Palomar Medilux and Starlux, Intense Pulsed Light : Fotofacials, photodynamic therapy with amino- levulinic acid, and hair removal
• Palomar Fractional devices both ablative and non-ablative resurfacing with 1540nm and 2940 nm wavelengths
• Reliant Fraxel: Fractional resurfacing
• Photodynamic Therapy with Amino-Levulinic Acid and Dusa Blue Light
• Omnilux LED light treatments
• Dusa Blue-U light
• Botulinum Toxin Injections, All advanced techniques (Botox)
• Hyaluronic Acid Injections, All dvanced techniques( Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm)
• Collagen Injections, (Cosmoplast and Cosmoderm)
• Calcium Hydroxyl-apatite Injections, (Radiesse)
• Poly-L-lactic Acid Injections, (Sculptra)
• Sclerotherapy
• Chemical peels, including Obagi Blue peel
• Microdermabrasion
• Ethnic skin care
• Acne therapies
• Obagi Diamond Club Member
• Cosmeceutical training and sales
• Jane Iredale Cosmetics
• Color Science Cosmetics

Speaker Engagements/Continuing Medical Education Lectures and Workshops
October 2004-
September 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians annual Scientific Assembly: Multiple cities for 8 years.
1) Cosmetic Fillers
2) Use of Aesthetic Lasers
3) Photodynamic Therapy for skin diseases
4) How to Add Aesthetic Procedures to Family Practice
5) Advanced Aesthetic Lasers
6) Advanced Botox Classes
7) How to Set Up and Operate an Aesthetic Medical Practice

June 2007-
July 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians: Skin Diseases Conferences and Dermatology Workshops:
Multiple cities for 6 years

1) Cosmetic Fillers
2) Use of Aesthetic Lasers.
3) Photodynamic Therapy for skin diseases
4) Advanced Botox classes
5) Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion
6) How to open and operate an Aesthetic Medical Practice

February 2009 Allergan Corporation, Latisse Advisory Board September 2007
Regional Public Seminars and Lectures Presented
December 2009 Skin Sense in 2009, Skin Secrets Medspa
Greenwood Village, CO
March 2004 Healthy Skin, University Family Medicine, Lone Tree, CO
November 2003 Skin Sense in 2003, University Family Medicine, Lone Tree, CO
Teaching/ Preceptorships
2011 – Present Mentor and teacher for the University of Colorado 3rd year residents in aesthetic lasers and cosmetic dermatology

2000 – 2005 Mentor for the University of Colorado visiting medical students interested in the field of Family Medicine
2000 – 2005 Mentor for the University of Colorado visiting Pharm D students interested in physician collaboration and experience in pharmaceutical management in the primary care setting
2002 – 2004 Preceptor for residents in training in Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
2002 Dermatology in Primary Care: Noon Conference for Professors and Residents
The Colorado Research Network (CaReNet) 2000 to 2005
McLaren, G., et. al., “Mental Health Recommendation/Referral Practices in Primary Care”, Poster presentation, NAPRG, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Oct 2005

McLaren, G., Photodynamic Therapy: Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care 3rd Edition)
Media and Television
2006 to present: Television with over 60 appearances on Channel 9, Colorado and Company, various aesthetic procedure topics, Haystack Colorado, and Channel 7 news.
2006: Radio, Appearance on the Tom Martino Show, local Denver Station, various aesthetic procedure topics
5/14/06: Television, KMGH Channel 7 news with Mitch Jelniker: Photodynamic Therapy for Acne
3/14/2005: Television, KCNC Channel 4 news with Stephanie Riggs: Photodynamic Therapy for Acne
2006/2007: Television, KUSA Channel 9, Colorado and Company: multiple appearances, discussing various cosmetic procedures
2002: Television, UPN 20, Photo-damage and the Importance of Sunscreen

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