Aesthetician and Skintherapy owner Jennifer Curtin divulges her skin-care secrets.
As a certified medical aesthetician for 25 years, Buckhead resident Jennifer Curtin stays on the cutting edge of technology in her field, ensuring her clients have the tools they need to get flawless-looking skin.
But Curtin also knows what it takes to run a successful business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from the University of Baltimore, and she opened her first medical spa, Ageless Remedies, in 1999 after developing several medical spas for plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Maryland and Atlanta. She and her former business partner, Maureen Herrmann, grew the spa into 25 franchise locations, offering non-invasive and anti-aging skin-care treatments to clients across the country before eventually selling the company in 2010.
Her latest venture, Skintherapy in Buckhead, will celebrate its one-year anniversary in May. Here, we speak with Curtin about some of her top skincare secrets, and find out how this working mom of two stays fresh and fabulous.
Tell me why you opened your first spa.
Medical aestheticians work closely with physicians and other medical professionals to give clients a well-rounded approach to more youthful-looking and healthier skin. I saw that there was a need for a spa that catered toward non-invasive treatments to improve the skin and restore its youthful appearance.
Why did you open Skintherapy in Buckhead?
There have been so many advancements made in the industry—more advanced lasers, new injectables. I wanted to open a med spa that offered the most advanced treatments in a boutique environment. All of our treatments are customized specifically for the clients’ needs and goals. We specialize in Ultherapy treatments, which is an amazing technology that uses ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin.
What types of treatments and products do you recommend for winter skin?
The HydroFacial combined with our hyperbaric oxygen treatment. This treatment uses oxygen under pressure in conjunction with specialized formulations of hyaluronic acid. The machine uses enzymes and light acids, as well as a diamond tip, to exfoliate the skin. Then hyaluronic acid is infused into the skin with the oxygen treatment to rehydrate the skin. And I love African Botanicals Marula Oil and Intraceutical’s Daily Serum. The Marula oil is very light and immediately penetrates into the skin without a greasy feel. Intraceutical’s serum contains hyaluronic acid that rehydrates dehydrated skin within a few applications, and it has a great smell. They fly off of the shelf in winter.
What do you do to stay looking so young and fabulous?
I am a big believer in doing small, non-invasive treatments to keep my skin looking good. I am a fan of Ultherapy, the HydroFacial and injectables—I am always trying out new treatments and products on my skin. And I love to get massages. They are always a welcome treat for me.
What do you enjoy doing in your leisure time?
l love living in Buckhead. I am able to enjoy world-class shopping and workouts in my own backyard. I also love to dine out! My top three spots are Umi, Marcel and The Optimist. I know giving back is important to you.
What types of community organizations are you involved in?
I am actively involved in Project Open Hand, which provides nutritional meals to chronically ill, homebound Atlantans, and Tapestri, which helps advocate for immigrants in Atlanta affected by domestic violence. I believe deeply in giving back to the community and doing what you can to help.
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