We're happy to be doing our second installment of "Meet Your Technician" with Liz, our most recent addition to the Pulse team of laser practitioners. While Liz may be our newest member, she is no stranger to the esthetic field and prior to joining us, worked for over 5 years with a prominent dermatologist doing esthetic services. Lets get to know Liz a little better in her own words...
How long have you been working at Pulse?
I have been with Pulse a little over 2 years. Prior to Pulse I worked with a Cosmetic Surgeon for 5 years doing laser treatments and assisting with procedures. I have been in the in this field for quiet some time, and still find it ever evolving and rewarding.
What is your favorite treatment/service that we offer, and why?
One of my most favorite treatments we offer at Pulse is Laser Hair Removal
for Full Legs. It really makes life so much easier to not hair to worry about shaving every day to keep your skin soft and supple. All our clients love it too.
What is your favorite product that we sell and why?
I swear by our Rhonda Allison Cucumber Spritz
for plumping and hydrating the face, neck, and decollete. It is extremely gentle and soothing especially after laser treatments and chemical peels. My other favorite is the SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Serum. I apply that every morning after washing my face and before applying my Elta MD SPF. Not only does it hydrate, but it protects against free radicals that breakdown the elastin and collagen in our skin. We as New Yorkers expose our skin to so many pollutants everyday, we desperately NEED an extra boost from this vitamin packed product. It helps so much with fine lines and wrinkles, especially crows feet, glabella, and forehead static wrinkles.
I think many clients shy away from the price point, but if you look at the grand scheme of things we waste money on so many products that have little to no result, its best to invest. In other words, this is the Chanel 2.55 bag to your skincare routine.
What is something that your clients may be surprised to know about you?
I constantly scan the internet for news and reviews on new product lines and and skincare treatments. I drive a 6 speed, love vintage and antique shopping, and recently began Metalsmithing.
What is your best skincare tip or trick?
Exfoliate twice a week using a sugar scrub on our bodies and a loofa puff on our face. This helps speed up cell turnover leaving our skin glowing and looking fresh. It also allows products and makeup to absorb and apply better to face as well.
Glowing & supple skin takes time and dedication. You need to begin a regimen with a clinical grade product line in order to have results. I myself cleanse, tone, use a serum, and a SPF 30 or higher daily. Always wash your makeup off at the end of the night, and tone your skin before bed to neutralize to the pH levels of your skin, so you can sleep and your skin can breathe.
Do bi-yearly chemical peels
to maintain your hard work, and slough off any pigmentation you may pick up during those summertime tanning sessions , or rid your face of congestion and thick scaly skin during the winter months.
If there is one piece of advice you can give to a client getting a laser or skincare service, what would it be?
It would be to follow instructions thoroughly that your skincare provider gives you, always inform us of any changes in medications or food allergies. Communication is key to achieving optimal results along with maintaining realistic exceptions.