How would you describe SkinReMEDItm to someone who has never heard of it?
SkinReMEDI is an advanced medical spa designed to cater to those who enjoy natural beauty.
Why is natural beauty important?
We believe that natural beauty comes from the inside out. Natural beauty is what is within you that gives you confidence, gives you drive. Our clients are very much in tune with who they are and what we do for them is just an outward expression of that through the use of our products and services.
What do you do at SkinReMEDI and how did you get here?
I am a Physician’s Assistant, Practice Director, as well as a Master Injector, Laser Technician, and Body Contouring Specialist. I’m involved with performing all of those services as well as micro-needling, but that is primarily performed by our estheticians. Funny story, I had been a PA for 14 years and worked mostly in women’s health practices. One day I was visiting my dermatologist and they suggested a service. At the time, it shocked me that they’d suggest it since I had never thought about doing it. As time went on, I thought more about it and I decided to try it. Then I slowly engaged into this and that, a service here and there – that was seven years ago. Once I finally received certification then I decided to go 100% in. The experience of doing it yourself and seeing what it does for others really helps you to understand. You see how confident people are afterwards and then it starts to become second nature, just like medicine is to most people.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about SkinRemedi?
Often times people feel they’re going to leave not looking like themselves. They see the motionless and very plastic “Hollywood look” and expect that’s the result they will see in themselves. I explain to clients that all they have to do is look at my face. Once they see it, they believe it – I have five syringes of filler in my face right now which is actually a very small amount and it looks completely natural.
What would you say are the must-have services for the holidays?
We’ve been doing a lot of injectables lately – Botox and Dysport – what I like to call wrinkle relaxers. Dermal fillers, body contouring, those little extras to help you out before big events and holiday pictures. What I would recommend most for the holidays to achieve that glow are the IPL lasers and photo facials. Lasers will get rid of dark and red spots for an allover even tone. The other is a chemical peel by our estheticians. Depending on what your goals are, I would recommend getting any of these services within the first two weeks of December.
What is body contouring?
I like to think of body contouring as like peeling a potato. You’re trying to get that nice smooth and straight line, and the “pudge” that we see is the peel. Using ultrasound micro-focused energy to break apart fat cells, we are able to change the appearance of the contour by getting rid of the fat in a focused area. Body contouring is suitable for most, but we do an initial analysis to assess the BMI requirements. Ideally it is for someone that is already active and naturally fit, to help them with that problem area they can’t fix with gym or diet. It will not change your weight, but it will change the way your pants fit.
Someone who has never stepped into SkinReMEDI might feel intimidated or that it’s not the place for them. What would you say to someone who is hesitant to try any services?
For anyone, there’s always an easy entry point and then you will start to fall in love with everything else. For many people, laser hair removal is it. When I first started doing services, I experienced a lot of facial hair. Trying this out changed my self-esteem – and it changed my life. Open yourself up to the opportunity, but most importantly educate yourself. We can help you with this; we always start with a skin analysis – looking at your pore size, texture, a full-scale evaluation on the current state of your skin. There is no pressure at all, we are all very down to earth. We simply help you identify your concerns and then give you recommendations on where you can start. This can be as simple as a serum. There are small changes you can make every day that will make a difference. We always keep it personal, start with the basics, and then our clients keep coming back for more.
How long have you been with SkinReMEDI and what do you love most about it?
I actually just joined the team this past summer. I’ve worked for Med-spa’s and various practices in the past… SkinRemedi feels like a team, we all work very well together and listen to each other. Everyone is very feedback oriented and we make decisions together as a team. Our clients can tell the difference; they know we’re happy to be there and that we’re happy to be with them.
Is there anything else people should know about SkinReMEDI?
SkinReMEDI is actually in the infancy stage. There is much more to come because we have such a great partnership with Natural Body Spa and there is room to expand our services. We love continuing to help people feel natural and organic in their appearance. Again, there is more to come…