ABOUT

ABOUT MONICA

Welcome! I’m Monica Smith, RF– 14 year Skincare Practitioner. My focus as an aesthetician in Albuquerque is to provide effective treatments for your skin care concerns.

A little about my aesthetics philosophy- I’m a firm believer that what you put in your body affects your overall appearance and quality of skin texture. It’s my promise to you that your treatments and services will consist of the best in skincare products that are chirally correct and pure in formulation. Some of my favorites to use in practice are: ModVellum Clinical’s Porcelain Peel, Skin Script Rx’s nutrient rich enzymes, and PCA Skin’s tried & tested chemical peels.

        

   

I always provide complimentary consultations for those seeking high quality aesthetic services and products that are scientifically proven to be effective. I will work with you to create a custom treatment plan to help you achieve desired results for your skin. 

My aesthetic education background– I studied aesthetics in Carlsbad, NM. I have provided clinical skin care as an aesthetician in Albuquerque and Carlsbad for over 14 years in a clinical and medical setting under incredibly reputable medical professionals. I have furthered my education by becoming certified in and/or completed training in laser modalities such as IPL, fractional Co2 laser, and ND:Yag laser treatments like Cutera’s XEO under medical guidance. I also carry a PCA certification in advanced chemical peeling and certifications and training from Dermalogica. I have additional experience and certifications in body contouring using CoolSculpting & Velashape. 

I look forward to helping you look and feel your best, and more importantly I’d be honored to help you achieve your skin goals! Please schedule your complimentary consultation by clicking here.

“Great skin doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment.”

SERVICES

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Skin Science ABQ Corrective Treatments

Nanofill Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid Induction
Gently induces hyaluronic acid into the epidermis to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, while stimulating collagen production. Minimal redness and absolutely no downtime!
185.00

Dermaplan
Gently sloughs off dead skin cells from the surface of the skin to exfoliate and promote cell turnover without redness, irritation or downtime.
85.00

Chemical Peels.
Each chemical peel treatment is customized for your unique needs and lifestyle.
Starting at 90.00

Enzyme Peels.
Designed to harness the power of natural fruit enzymes to exfoliate and stimulate skin cell renewal. Each enzyme treatment is customized to your skin type.
Starting at 65.00

Microneedling.
Designed to minimize fine lines & wrinkles and address scarring/pitting of the face and body. Plumps the skin and stimulates the epidermis for an increase in collagen and elastin production. Provides smoother appearance of stretch marks.
129.00

159.00 with facial

LED Light Therapy.
Best suited for troubled skin to diminish hyperpigmentation and acne.
Add to any treatment for $20

Skin Science ABQ FacialsArtifact Facial.
This brightening treatment brightens dull, pigmented skin for an incredible glow, while you indulge in a  revitalizing facial experience. Products are uniquely customized to suite your skin type. *Wheat free, gluten free, vegan.
60 mins. | 125.00

Antidotum Facial.
This soothing facial is designed to minimize redness and inflammation due to breakout prone skin. *Vegetarian and mostly gluten-Free.
60 mins. | 90.00

Clarity Facial.
This oxygen infused treatment provides significant relief for acne prone skin.
20-45 mins. | 75.00

Down Time Facial.
A gentle, relaxing yet highly effective treatment.
30 mins. | 65.00

ADD ON’s

Steam and extractions +$10

Disclaimer: All aesthetic treatments done by Monica are guaranteed, provided that client follows recommended treatment protocols. In order to achieve desired results, please anticipate at least three visits and regular follow-ups/maintenance.

Pricing listed is only an estimate and is subject to change; detailed pricing provided upon consultation.

ELYSIAN (adj.)

Beautiful or creative; divinely inspired; peaceful and perfect.

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SKIN AND BODY NEWS

Why I chose Primal Health Coaching

My primal story began in December of 2011. I had my second child in October of 2010 and just over a year later I found myself still carrying the pounds I put on during pregnancy. I was overweight, unmotivated, sluggish, and just plain unhealthy. I didn’t know why and blamed my hormones… which wasn’t entirely untrue.

As the new year crept around, I decided my focus was going to be on having a more positive emotional relationship with myself. So, like most of us ladies do, I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. It was my nightly ritual of scrolling through and searching for pretty haircuts, makeup and outfits. I began to put together my pins and boards and really decided that it was time for a better me. Jazmine 2.o.

This lead to an increased interest in choosing healthier meals and of course, I was off to Pinterestland for inspiration. I came across a recipe that led me to another site that led me to another site (you Pinterest users know exactly what I’m talking about!), which ultimately led me to the discovery of the paleo lifestyle. I had absolutely nothing to lose so I researched as much as I possibly could and decided to give it a shot.

I committed to following the guidelines and advice from Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint book on December 19th, 2011. The first two weeks were incredibly difficult but I persisted. By the end of January I had lost a whopping 18 lbs. My energy level was through the roof and my mood was incredibly improved! For me, it was a miracle. I had achieved in just over a month, what I had been wanting to achieve for an entire year! Since beginning my journey I’ve lost 30 lbs and gained my life back. I’ve continued this lifestyle since and although sometimes challenges arise, I cannot envision living any other way.

When I learned that Mark Sisson rolled out his health coaching program I knew I had to enroll. This way of living has literally saved my life and my ultimate goal is to instill that same hope and encouragement to others.

If you’d like to learn more, I encourage you to set a complimentary exploration appointment. You may do so by clicking here.

What is HIFU?

HIFU is an acronym for high intensity focused ultrasound. It is a technology that uses ultrasound waves to noninvasively treat unwanted adipose tissue. This type of therapy also helps increase collagen and elastin production for a more youthful, vibrant look.

Is this an alternative to liposuction?
In short, no. Liposuction is a permanent procedure that provides instant results for those who have an over abundance of adipose tissue and are looking for drastic results. HIFU provides more subtle results for those who have problem areas that have not improved despite an active lifestyle and proper eating habits. HIFU is not a viable option for those with excessive visceral fat.

Are results permanent?

HIFU is a treatment that eliminates fat cells that in most cases will be permanent. The ultrasonic waves create an intensity that ultimately releases the contents of the fat cell into the body for absorption and elimination through the liver. Most cases require multiple treatments in order to achieve maximum results.

Am I a good candidate?

Schedule a free consultation to see if LipoSonic HIFU is an option for you.

Make time to love the skin you’re in. You’re going to be in it a while.

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