Medical spa offers free educational events before grand opening |

Medical spa offers free educational events before grand opening

Nevada Appeal staff report

One of Northern Nevada’s quality medical spa treatments has expanded to Carson City and is offering educational events to the public before its grand opening.
BLINK Inner and Outer Beauty is an acronym of its five core non-surgical synthetic procedures: BioIdentical Hormones, Light Treatments, Injectables, NonInvasive Fat Reduction, and Kybella.

The brand is created by the region’s board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Virden, with plastic surgery offices located in Reno and Truckee, since 1998.
Offered for men and women, BioIdentical Hormones treats hormone imbalances; Light Treatments for laser hair reduction, skin tightening, and acne treatment; Injectables for faces and lips; NonInvasive Fat Reduction for sculpting stomach, neck, arms, and hips by freezing fat cells; and Kybella, a nonsurgical fat reduction to treat fullness under the chin area.

BLINK is the first of its kind within Virden’s brand, especially as its next door neighbor, Bella Salon, is an ally to the business.

Virden’s new office includes a referral program from the salon, on top of evaluations and plastic surgery consultation from his staff.

“BLINK is offered in all of my offices, but what we’re doing in Carson City is a streamline,” he said. “I didn’t want to compete with the salon. We became a cosmetic focused service in the area and pairing with our neighbors.”

In Reno and Truckee, Virden consults 40 to 100 patients per day, where in Carson City, he sees 10 to 20 per day. However, he expects that statistic to grow.

Virden said its important for the general public to learn about businesses such as BLINK as certain procedures are booming among the crowds of 18 and older.

“The quality of the staff are people who love this business and are happy to serve Carson City as a new location,” he said.

Although educational events began June 15, there are four more events left before the grand opening Sept. 14, reviewing each letter of BLINK.

The next class begins today from 6-7 p.m. at 1910 East College Parkway Suite 130, with drinks and snacks available. RSVP to Virden’s office is required by filling out the contact form at or by calling 775-600-4550.

August 24 – Noninvasive Fat Reduction: We will explore the world of Nonsurgical Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting, the innovative non-invasive treatment performed at BLINK.

August 31 – Kybella: Join us for an informative discussion on Kybella, the revolutionary injectable treatment for submental fat deposits.