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Deana equates skin care with pebbles in a beauty bag. "Wearing sunscreen may be worth 20 pebbles. A good moisturizer might be worth three pebbles. Botox might be 100 pebbles. Exfoliating once a week at home? at's another three pebbles. By themselves, none of those make a heavy impact. But the weight of those synergistically will impact how you age." e skin is the body's largest organ. Like other major organs, it is susceptible to disease, infection, and aging. Worldwide, people seem to be starting to take notice. It is projected that the skin care industry will be a $177 billion industry by 2025. Because of this, Conn says consumers need to be vigilant. He says, "ere are laser companies that don't produce good results. ere are gimmick machines. ere's everything in the world out there. We won't bring in a product unless it has at least a 75% satisfaction rate." Deana adds, "Montanans are very conservative and frugal with their money. ey don't like gambling on luxury." Some of Signature Med Spa's offerings include chemical peels, Botox, microdermabrasion, micro-needling, and laser treatments. A product they espouse is the Epionce line of skincare products founded by Dr. Carl ornfeldt in Boise, Idaho. Skincare products are classified as cosmetics by the FDA. In many other countries, cosmetic companies are required to register their establishments and list products and ingredients. In America, cosmetic registration is voluntary. is makes it hard for consumers to really know what they are geing in a product. With Epionce, Deana says, "Dr. ornfeldt not only tests what goes into the product, but he also tests what happens aer the product is packaged. Epionce is produced in small batches. It is not made to have a long shelf life. It does expire. But Dr. ornfelt has also proven its efficacy." Are you ready to treasure the skin you are in? Consider beginning your own aesthetic journey. Deana encourages you, "Our goal is to bring you back to you. You will look rejuvenated and rested. Everyone will notice…but no one will know what you've done!" hps:// hps:// 92 | SIGNATURE MONTANA S MT Heather Bode is an award-winning children's magazine writer. She's a non-fiction junkie who loves to tell the stories of people she meets and interviews. Heather lives in Helena with her husband and five children. Med Spa vs. Salon While visiting a salon or a med spa is a personal choice, there are important differences. Salons are staffed by estheticians. ey focus on client experience. Estheticians can provide services like facials, body wraps, and waxing. A med spa is staffed with medically trained personnel. Certain treatments, such as Botox and fillers, are medical procedures. ese should not be done at a salon. At a med spa, "You are going to get a targeted treatment. Med spas deliver results based on a clinical thought process," says Deana. Located at 400 Park Drive, Signature Med Spa takes up 1600 square feet of a 10,000 square-foot building. "It's the perfect balance of a clinic and a relaxing environment. You feel the cleanliness and sterility. That's the medical presence. But you don't feel like this is a paper gown situation," says Deana. "When you walk in, we are excited to see you! This isn't something you HAVE to do. We are a want…not a need.

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