Hello! I’ve been a Licensed Esthetician since 1997. I started my career in Esthetics at the top day spa in the U.S., I then started a skincare practice in a busy San Francisco Cosmetic Surgeons office, then I opened a busy San Francisco skincare clinic, which I operated for over 10 years, an office in Saratgoa, CA and now I’m located in downtown Los Altos, CA.
My specialty is healthy aging (I’m pro-aging but it doesn’t mean the skin has to look our age!) I also specialize in skin that has scarring/pigmentation and sensitive skin. I’m a clean-beauty practitioner. I use only the highest quality ingredients and I’m very picky about sourcing of my products and ingredients.
Very soon after I became an Esthetician, I noticed an undeniable link between nutrition and skin, so I went to school to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. I love being able to give my clients tips and ideas to achieve their skin goals from a holistic and integrated perspective. My focus is on healthy skin from the inside out and this naturally promotes healthy aging. I believe in using the cleanest, most vital skincare ingredients, which translates to healthy, vibrant and well-functioning skin. I strongly believe in continuing my education with lifelong learning in my field. I’ve studied many skin concerns and healing modalities. I believe that ancient cultures have many wellness techniques which I see wonderful results with in my treatment room. I draw upon my training, i.e.. “my skincare toolbox” when I work with my clients. My passion is helping my clients feel amazing about their skin. When needed and desired, I also employ clinical tools as well, such as Lightwave LED, Ultrasonic treatments, Microcurrent, Oxygen infusion therapy, Microdermabrasion, many different type of peels and much more. I attend holistic and medical conferences, classes and seminars, around the world- always seeking out the latest and most effective treatments, but also have many special, tried and true treatments, that I’ve used on my clients for the last 20 years. I believe in combining science, health, wellness and ancient wisdom to create the best outcome for your skin.
I’m certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Oncology Esthetics, Advanced Facial Massage techniques, Aromatherapy, Gua Sha, Facelift Acupressure, Craniosacral, trained in NYC with the Doctor Zhang, who originated facial Gua Sha, Foot Reflexology, Makeup Artistry, and more. I’ve also attended multiple advanced trainings in skin conditions, such as acne, rosacea, sensitivity, premature aging, hyper pigmentation, etc. I’m a certified skin geek and my mission is giving my clients not only an effective and relaxing treatment, but an experience that also leaves them glowing and feeling renewed on every level. I’m a student of Herbalism, as I have experienced and seen thru my skincare practice the healing and revitalizing effects that well-sourced and nutrient-rich plants have on the skin.
I look forward to meeting you and I hope to assist you in looking and feeling your most radiant!