It was here I discovered my true calling.
Everything suddenly clicked.
THIS is what I was meant to do with my life!
I realized that becoming a skin care specialist was a way I could help other people and truly make a difference in their lives. Working one-to-one with my clients is where I feel most at home -- where I really shine.
I have to admit -- I'm a skin care geek. I love it!
In 1992, one year after receiving my esthetics license, I opened my own skin care studio.
I studied Clinical Esthetics and Acne Treatment at the American Institute of Esthetics, and received certification in Post-Operative and Paramedical Esthetics as well as Camouflage Therapy for clinical trauma patients.
In addition, I took classes with James E. Fulton Jr., M.D., Ph.D, America's most compassionate acne doctor, and a pioneer involved in the development of Retin-A, benzoyl peroxide and other prescription acne medications.
Most recently I've trained with Laura Cooksey, who developed a comprehensive acne treatment system for licensed estheticians. Presently, I'm one of only 199 Face Reality Certified Acne Specialists in the nation -- although our numbers are growing steadily.
To stay current, I read trade journals and attend skin care conferences on a regular basis. I also participate in professional associations and chat boards for certified acne specialists. We're a very dedicated community of professionals committed to providing help for acne sufferers nationwide.
I don't work with one particular product line or company -- I work with many.
My opinions and reviews are based on my practical experience over the past twenty years, testing and refining methods for treating acne prone skin.