Just minutes from the vibrant Kirkland waterfront. Our spa is nestled within the Juanita Professional Center which sits on Juanita creek near Juanita Beach Park. Our location is easily accessible, has ample parking, privacy, and a calm welcoming environment.
Des is a Seattle native who spent half of her formative years growing up on her family’s farm in Montana. She is passionate about patient care and science. She attended the University of Washington for medical school and surgical residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been in private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology for 22 rewarding years bringing beautiful babies into the world.
Both prior to and during her medical training, Des’ passion for science led to her pursuit of discovery through scientific research. Her areas of study were collagen biology and skin disorders, reproductive biology, and cancer gene therapy. Through time, Des has become increasingly interested in combating the aging process, both for herself and her patients, especially since she turned 50. Des has been using her scientific training to carefully select specific medical techniques that are able to predictably achieve safe and natural-appearing results for her patients.
Desiree’s life long goal has always been to achieve medical excellence and she uses her passion and experience to deliver safe and effective products and services to her patients to yield beautiful natural results.
Elena earned her nursing degree at the University of Vermont in 2009, followed by her master‘s degree at the University of Connecticut where she became an Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2018. Elena specialized in neurologic and traumatic critical care at Harborview Medical Center where she trained in advanced procedures and use of modern critical care technologies. She developed a passion for individualized, evidence-based medicine. Combining her procedural training with a love for aesthetic medicine brought her to Glow Medispa. Elena believes everyone deserves to feel their best and uses a collaborative treatment process to achieve safe, natural and beautiful results. She is compassionate, detail-oriented and always provides high quality care.
Elena enjoys spending free time exploring the Pacific Northwest outdoors with her husband and Australian Shepherd; skiing, running, and backpacking.
Rachel developed a love of the beauty industry 13 years ago, first working as a receptionist and then managing a salon. In 2015 she followed her passion for helping people and received her Master Aesthetician license form Evergreen Beauty College and in 2017 her Certificate for Oncology Aesthetics. Having struggled with acne herself, Rachel has developed a special interest and skill in helping her clients clear their skin. Rachel takes an individualized approach, developing a treatment plan and home care routine that is unique to each individual, taking into account each individual’s whole health. “Being able to help people look and feel good in their skin is one of the best parts of my job.” In her free time Rachel enjoys cooking, staying active and spending time with her boyfriend and adorable cat.
Ateara joined our Glow Medispa team in 2021. She’s a PNW based artist lending her talents as our first point of contact, curating marketing content, and apprenticing under our lead aesthetician. Her passion is to help patients find treatments and products that help them achieve their individual needs. When she’s not multitasking or designing, you can find her out with friends, with her puppy, Nellie, or crossing off her list of places to travel.
My face is happy and it’s not just the smile. Rachel does wonders for the skin. She is a true professional and understands her craft. Her knowledge and skills came through with amazing results. Dr. Otto’s recommendations were very helpful and improved my skin as well. I would not be where I am without the help from these two. I had facials and treatments for 4 months before I moved out of state and could not continue with them any more. The spa is easy on the eyes and has a positive energy. I was always greeted as soon as I came in the door and treated professionally with every encounter.
I couldn't be happier! I just went for my first visit with Dr. Otto. She was incredibly detailed with me. And took her time with me to go over my expectations. There was nothing about this appointment that was rushed or hurried. The office is beautiful and the location is very serene. Just an absolutely wonderful experience overall and I will be back many many times. Well done ladies.
I have enjoyed several visits to this very chic medispa in Kirkland and I am so happy with not only the results that I am seeing, which are amazing, but my wonderful experience with Dr. Otto. I am getting ready for the summer sunshine with 4 sessions of Emsculpt Neo on my abs, arms and glutes.
I have also enjoyed amazing results from RF Micro-Needling, so worthwhile. It has taken 10 years off of my 50+ year old face. Total body rejuvenation!!
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