Our skin is our largest organ, a complex and ever-changing part of our body. But it’s easy to forget that and view skin treatments as a luxury or even as an exercise in vanity rather than health.
In fact, treatments like medical aesthetics, such as injectable neurotoxins, dermal fillers, laser rejuvenation, micro-needling, medical grade skin care and chemical peels, are an important part of self-care, says Kelsey Hancock, Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician, and owner of Luminance Skin in Collingwood.
When she isn’t in Collingwood, Kelsey works alongside Emily Greb Nurse Practitioner, Medical Director and owner of Face First Medical Aesthetics in Orillia, offering a wide spectrum of medical aesthetic treatments from the Orillia office, including laser treatments.
Through the use of laser, Kelsey is able to treat a number of skin conditions, including acne scars, pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and rosacea.
“These treatments have more to do with health than vanity,” says Kelsey. “Medical Aesthetics as a whole is about caring for people, and helping them feel better about themselves all while keeping their skin in the healthiest state.”
Emily can attest to the positive impact of cosmetic procedures, having had multiple reconstructive cosmetic surgeries as a child to remove a benign vascular tumor in stages that covered her left eye and cheek. This experience inspired her to use her skills and knowledge to help others.
“If you can safely improve on something that bothers you, and if it gives you more confidence, then wouldn’t you do it?”
Together, Emily and Kelsey strive to create result-driven, long-lasting change in their clients by boosting their self-confidence all while receiving a high level of care.
“What I love about Face First is how personal we are with our clients,” says Kelsey. “As a team, we’re able to offer full-circle care. We personally follow up with our clients and address their needs in a very personal way.”
While there’s never a bad time to invest in your skin, spring is a great time to discuss the right treatment for your skin needs.
“Spring is the time for fresh starts, and new opportunities to look our best – and that starts with your skin,” says Emily. “Whether you’re looking to treat your rosacea or acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, texture irregularities and red spots, or simply look and feel refreshed, medical aesthetics can help.”
TEXT SHELANNE AUGUSTINE | PHOTOS ANDREW FEARMAN