A night of beauty awaits spa mavens

By Marti Gacioch

Visitors to La Jolla’s SK Sanctuary, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 can meet with some 15 vendors and suppliers who will display their products, provide samples and brochures, and share the latest information about skincare techniques in the medical spa industry at “A Night of Beauty.”

Plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Krant, M.D., F.A.C. and his wife, Lyn Krant, co-own the 7,000-square-foot, 11-year-old business.

“Our vendors will spread out all over our 12 treatment rooms, and people can walk around and have a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres, and learn about the latest beauty treatments available — like non-invasive rejuvenation treatments,” said Lyn Krant. “Both Dr. Krant and his associate, Dr. John G. Apostolides, M.D., who perform plastic surgery and breast reconstructive surgery, will be present to talk about the plastic surgery and makeovers they can do.”

For this night only, there will be special pricing on some of the spa treatments. Call for details.

La Jolla’s SK Sanctuary has 35 employees, including estheticians (who provide facials), laser nurses, RNs, hairstylists and manicurists, plus massage therapists who offer a gamut of massage techniques, including lipo massage, which reduces cellulite and chemical peels.

“We do laser treatments, skin resurfacing and injections like fillers and Botox,” Krant said. “And we also do acne treatments and have a huge copper tub available for mud baths.”

New treatments include a 4-layer facial and Sculptra, which is a brand new injection. “It’s not a filler; it goes deeper into the bone in your face and helps fill out the hollows that we get as we age,” Krant said.

For more than 10 years, the spa has been offering a breast cancer survivor night every other month. “We close the spa to the public and invite 25-35 breast cancer survivors to have complimentary services,” Krant said. “Just call to get on the list.”

To RSVP for the free “Night of Beauty,” call (858) 459-2400 or email More information at