Exhitibing Her Expertise in Both Surgeries and Selfies Alike
Whether it be discussing life-saving tactics in the emergency room with her colleagues at Valley Health Center or chatting the future of cosmetic rejuvenation at her local boutique med spa, Simply Radiant, Advance Practice Nurse Peggy Pruchnicki is a woman of all trades when it comes to medicine in Las Vegas and beyond.
Pruchnicki moved to Las Vegas 12 years ago and quickly became the woman to know in the medical scene. She currently balances her time between the ER and her boutique med spa, Simply Radiant, which has been in business for over eight years. “Working in the ER is rewarding and stressful,” said Pruchnicki. “I have a master’s degree in nursing and enormous hours of training to help the patients and staff. The critical thinking every morning is draining, but I find my balance through my work at Simply Radiant.”
It’s Pruchnicki and her team’s job to make people happy. “Our clients come to us to help them glow again,” Pruchnicki said when asked about her role in her med spa. “They’re happy to see us and happy to be there. We revitalize them as much as they revitalize us.” Pruchnicki is truly changing the landscape of medicine in Las Vegas. Not only is she making a difference in the emergency operating room, but she’s also making a difference in people’s selfie game on Instagram and overall self-confidence for that matter.
The aestheticians at Simply Radiant, Jennifer Knepper, Master Aesthetician, Certified Laser Technician and Renee’ Sullivan, Master Aesthetician, C-EMT, utilize their combined decades of experience to treat and pamper patients. Their specialties include microneedling, collagen induction therapy, laser treatments and many more services. Additionally, Jennifer specializes in specific wound healing post-procedure and the intricacies specific to different skin types.
Simply Radiant is a one-stop-shop for all things rejuvenation and it is the trusted home to both local socialites and the everyday person just looking to take a small sip from the fountain of youth. Pruchnicki and her team offer services ranging from platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), dermal fillers, laser therapy, acne treatments, skin rejuvenation, hair restoration and even sexual rejuvenation. Simply Radiant proudly has a patient base made up of about 30% male, so Pruchnicki truly caters her services to all. “Men realize how important it is to protect their skin from sun and chemical damage, especially in Las Vegas,” Pruchnicki said. “Men are starting to realize that hair removal, facials and wrinkle reduction are simple solutions to feeling better about themselves.”
Simply Radiant sees patients aged 13 to 75 years old, as they truly have solutions suitable for all ages. Many parents praise Pruchnicki for her acne protocol that she provides for their teens, which also benefits adults, and couples thank her for adding that extra spark back into the bedroom that had gone missing with time.
“I am excited to introduce Gainswave to my boutique med spa,” said Pruchnicki. “This erectile dysfunction treatment was developed in Europe 12 years ago and is cutting-edge in America, especially in Las Vegas. It combines soundwave treatments to break up scar tissue and stimulate collagen in order to help the vessels respond easier.”
When Pruchnicki isn’t putting in tireless hours during her time at the ER or brainstorming the next big thing for her boutique med spa to implement, she enjoys spending time with her four children and 14 beautiful grandchildren.
What inspired you to get into beauty rejuvenation?
Beauty Rejuvenation is a way to find yourself. I want to help everyone find the confidence they had when they were young and could do and be everything they wanted. Sometimes we look in the mirror and we see dark circles around our eyes, acne scars, sun damage or fine lines. I want you to look in the mirror and see that beautiful you. See that radiant, enthusiastic happy person that you are.
Tell us more about PRP therapy and how do people benefit?
PRP is platelet-rich plasma therapy. This is a treatment from your own body. Blood is drawn and spun down to give you back the best healing properties from your own blood. We use it in several ways. The best is to apply it after a deep laser peel. The healing qualities of the platelets are outstanding. We have used it to eliminate acne scars, stretch marks and fine lines. PRP is also used for vaginal rejuvenation, which can help with incontinence and looseness.
What are the biggest trends right now?
The biggest trend right now is the natural look. Makeup is used to even out skin tones and make your complexion look sun kissed and glowing. We can give you that glow, that smooth radiant complexion by a treatment as easy as facials, broadband light treatments, Vibraderm or even more extensive treatments such as skin resurfacing or deep laser peels.
What is the most requested service from your male clientele?
Men often come in and want the angry lines to be softened. They want a look that is more approachable. Secondly, men often come for hair removal. They are looking for a more groomed look without the daily upkeep.
Obviously, your skin looks amazing and flawless. What is the best beauty tip your mother ever gave you and what is the best beauty tip you’ve passed down to your own children?
The best beauty tip my mother gave me was to always take your makeup off every night. Sometimes that was harder than I thought it would be. The best tip I give my daughters and my son is to take care of your face daily. Wash and moisturize it every morning and night when you brush your teeth. Make this your routine. Most importantly: WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY!
Are there any client testimonials from patients that stand out to you the most?
This is difficult. I love the client who starting crying after I injected her lips because she had never had lips. My other client had Bell’s palsy, where one side of her face drooped. She had stopped allowing anyone to take her picture. After two to three treatments her face was more symmetrical, and she was happy and getting pictures with her grandchildren.
What are the most popular procedures requested by patients?
Clients love the vampire procedures. The results they get intensify with the platelets, whether it is a vampire facial, vampire facelift or the O-shot.
What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?
The most rewarding thing about what I do is seeing the joy I bring to patients. To watch the glow return when they look in the mirror, knowing that glow and that radiance they feel when they look at themselves will be reflected back to them with each interaction they have. It feels like I am passing on a smile and hug.
Simply Radiant serves patients on an appointment basis and is located at 5568 S. Fort Apache Road. Simply Radiant offers in-office cosmetic solutions, as well as a full line of skincare and after-care products. To learn more, visit simplyradiant-lv.com or call 702.274.6559 to book a consultation. Be sure to like Simply Radiant on Facebook: facebook/com/simplyradiantlv.