Your local beauty doctor
By Jillian Chandler
Drawn to the area for its beautiful scenery, range of outdoor activities for every season, as well as the warm and loving people, Audrey Nolten, M.D. and her family made the move to Sandpoint in 2020.
This summer, she opened the doors of Pend Oreille Aesthetics Boutique—a medical office … for beauty! At this physician-owned and operated business, located on Euclid Street in Sandpoint, Dr. Nolten brings her wealth of education and experience to her clients.
Inspired by her father, who specialized in endocrinology, Dr. Nolten’s only career plan since childhood was to become a physician. She succeeded in what she set out to do. She graduated from the School of Medicine at UW-Madison in Wisconsin, and after a year of internship through Loyola University at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, she completed a four-year diagnostic radiology residency at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and passed the American Board of Radiology examinations. She then took a fellowship in cross-sectional imaging at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
With a specialty in diagnostic radiology, also known as imaging, Dr. Nolten found herself drawn to ultrasound, “an imaging technology that radiologists use to get a ‘real-time’ impression of the patient’s condition and perform image-guided procedures,” she shares. “I have done many procedures daily with ultrasound over the past three decades.”
It was a colleague of hers who encouraged Dr. Nolten to pursue a new path. “She inspired me to expand my scope of practice through an independent aesthetics business, leading me to realize that there are many ways to use diagnostic imaging. Having worked with different imaging modalities and emerging technologies through clinical trials, I saw that the application of technology for beauty offers me both creativity and entrepreneurship. And, there is no bad news!” she adds.
The top services offered at Pend Oreille Aesthetics Boutique include:
Canfield Visia. This facial analysis camera system is offered to all patients during their consultation, capturing high-quality facial images and analyzing subsurface skin conditions. This enables Dr. Nolten to personalize treatment, skin-care products and procedure recommendations.
Ultherapy. The only ultrasound-guided, FDA-approved skin tightening device, Ultherapy technology delivers heat at specific depths within the skin to cause thermocoagulation, which induces collagen repair and new collagen formation. “Ultherapy causes thermal coagulation points at precise levels in the skin and subcutaneous tissues to stimulate injury and repair with new collagen formation, better than before, resulting in tightening, which increases over time,” adds Dr. Nolten. With an Ultherapy treatment, there is minimal anesthesia needed and no downtime.
Xeomin. A neurotoxin with a double-purified protein formula that smooths moderate to severe fine lines.
VI Peel. Using a blend of five acids to rejuvenate the skin, VI Peel is a painless, medium-depth chemical peel that is appropriate for all skin types. “The VI Peel with Precision Plus, the most popular peel, is great for melasma and stubborn pigment,” adds Dr. Nolten.
Neocutis. A medical-grade skin-care line that stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
Through her work at Pend Oreille Aesthetics Boutique, Dr. Nolten feels fulfilled. “I understand that optimism, self-confidence and appearance are all related, and that improving looks can contribute to one’s overall well-being. I find it rewarding that I can be a part of that for someone.”
Whenever possible, Dr. Nolten and her family prioritize supporting the local business community including local grocers, farmers, ranchers, restaurants, tradesmen and service organizations. “We show our children that it is important to contribute locally, and that it is important for everyone to have a role in maintaining our community,” she shares. “It is desirable to live in such a community where independence and entrepreneurship are encouraged and supported.”
Dr. Nolten looks forward to partnering with you as your local beauty doctor. To learn more about the services she provides at Pend Oreille Aesthetics Boutique, visit PendAesthetics.com. To schedule a free consultation, you can call 208.217.5198. And don’t miss her summer special: Clients will receive 20 percent off Ultherapy, now through September 2023.
Pend Oreille Aesthetics Boutique
By Appointment Only
102 South Euclid Avenue, Suite 307
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864