I was never going to ‘age gracefully.’ During my teen years, my mom emphasized natural beauty and how a woman’s attractiveness evolves over time, each wrinkle adding character and charm and never reducing appeal. It was a beautiful message for two growing women (I have a sister) in a world of comparisons and cosmetology. While I can certainly apply this thinking to others, by the time I reached my early twenties I was already afraid of aging and was quick to comment that I’d fight time with every arsenal available. I was hot LA girl, club hopping and accustomed to the free entry and free drinks my looks could garner. I loved my youth, and I didn’t plan to let it go.
I was 29 when I did Botox for the first time, and I’ve been a regular ever since. At 35, I’ve been a patient at 6 different med spas. In many cases, my experience has been quite clinical: unadorned waiting rooms much like a gynecologist’s, quick in-and-out procedures, and no proper space for post-injection touchups for the makeup that’d been swabbed away. However, this no longer has to be the case.
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Proof Aesthetics, which opened its doors this summer, really puts the ‘spa’ in ‘med spa.’ Stepping into this San Diego County venue is like taking a trip to Kim Kardashian’s Hidden Hills mansion. Decorated with chic, minimalist furniture and a neutral pallet, I guarantee you’ll be wanting to get your flick on before you’ve even received your treatment. Proof has backgrounds galore! Serving a generation of selfie-lovers, their complementary infrared sauna reads, “We All Need Therapy” in neon lights, and you can peruse the beverage bar while relaxing in their recovery lounge. Treatment should feel like treating yourself, after all, and it only took me one visit to understand the luxury this full-service, relaxing experience provides. Call me converted!
Of course, when it comes to injectables, finding the right provider is key. Proof’s Female Co-Owners, Winnie Eastwood and Gardenia Perez whose experience in the beauty industry includes a tenure at Allergan, wanted to create a space for a modern, welcoming experience that people go to because of the relationships and the destination. Their team distinctively caters to and is representative of all skin types and personal identities. Medical Director, Dr. Steve Yoelin, brings over 20 years of clinical knowledge, ensuring that the team is at the forefront of industry advancements. He is not only a highly sought-after injector, but a key opinion leader, and a national “trainer of the trainers” in injectables. In addition to her proficiency in subtle supplements to natural beauty, expert injector Amina Stone, NP brings a keen understanding of products and devices that are safe and effective for people with all skin types and tones. Not to mention, her lip injections truly top tier! But really. . . run to her Before and Afters for a plethora of perfect enhancements. In case that wasn’t enough, Susie Litschke, a Forbes 5 Star Certified aesthetician offers custom medical grade facials and specialty massages, including Buccal and Booty Facials (you heard me: BOOTY FACIAL), and lymphatic drainage.
The only thing that could sweeten the deal is just that: DEALS. Proof Aesthetics offers hundred dollar discounts with influencer codes and hosts pop up events with vendors like Link x Lou Permanent Jewelry. Just in time for giving season, their Black Friday deals – which run throughout the month of November, include BOGO prices on Botox and Juvéderm, buy 3 get 1 free Sculptra, and more. You can certainly share the wealth, but a trip to Proof Aesthetics is a gift you give yourself. And you deserve it! So, plan a self-care day at Proof Aesthetics this Winter, I promise it will prove(wink!) worthwhile.
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