By DANIELLE REID
Downtown Pulaski is privileged to have another woman-owned business recently open on Main Street. April Andrews’ dermatology business, “Love Your Skin” is now located upstairs at 74 West Main, Suite 206, between Amazing Grace Boutique and the Wedding Shop.
Andrews, who has been a full-time family nurse-practitioner since 2017, and is currently working for Carilion Clinic Family Medicine in Dublin, says she has a passion for working with dermatology.
Her Love Your Skin business was started in July at another location, but she quickly outgrew the space. When she discovered an office space was available on Main Street in downtown Pulaski, she immediately followed-up; and officially opened her business there March 1st.
“These older buildings have so much charm and I want to help our town grow and increase in business,” explained Andrews of her new location. Her comfortable office suite is decorated in soothing neutral tones affording the client a calm and peaceful environment.
Andrews is excited about how much her business has progressed. “People are calling and contacting me on a daily basis. They hear about the services I provide at Love Your Skin from family members and friends and find it on my Facebook page. (LoveYourSkinBotox by April)
Love Your Skin offers three distinct procedures and services for both men and women. There is Botox to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, laser hair removal, and warm sculpting.
Using Xenomin (product which is a form of Botox) Andrews helps her clients get great results with their cosmetic procedures.
“Xenomin is a smaller molecule, more purified and safer than other forms of Botox. As a cosmetic procedure, the Xenomin is injected into the skin where facial expressions have caused wrinkles and lines. It causes temporary paralysis of the muscle to soften frown lines and usually lasts three to four months,” Andrews said.
“Different areas of the face call for different units of Xenomin. I want to help my clients by keeping the cost as low as possible, so I only charge $10.00 per unit. For instance, crows feet usually require 10-units; forehead lines about 20-units; the ‘elevens area’ between the eyes uses 10-units; lip flips to raise the upper lip are 4-units. A full-face treatment would be about 40-units.”
It may take up to 14-days for the client to see the complete results of a Botox treatment.
In addition to the Botox procedures, Andrews offers “warm sculpting,” which she says is especially helpful in tightening areas after achieving weight-loss goals. “Warm sculpting is painless using lasers and ultrasound to reduce fat molecules and tighten the skin.”
Her sophisticated medical equipment has different types of laser lights and different levels of ultrasound vibration to effectively shrink fat cells under the skin. The body sculpting machine is 80k ultrasonic cavitation and radio frequency. The laser has both OPT optimal pulse technology and IPL intense pulsed light.
According to Andrews, the procedure does not injure the tissure around the fat cells. The waste material is expelled through the body by the lymphatic and renal systems. Suggested schedule of the warm sculpting procedure is 30-minutes once a week for six-weeks and the results can last from three to five years.
Clients typically experience about a one-inch reduction in fat cells after six weeks, with the added bonus of the skin tightening in the treated area.
The cost for warm sculpting is $85.00 per 30-minute session or $100.00 for a 45-minute session which includes tightening of the skin.
The third type of procedure provided by Love Your Skin is laser hair removal for both male and female clients. Typical treatments are removing hair from under arms, bikini lines, legs and back.
Andrews works by appointment only and potential clients can text or call at: 540.320.7214. In an attempt to give her clients optimal appointment times, she is available Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Wednesdays from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
As a career woman and small business owner, Andrews says she appreciates the support and encouragement from her family. Her husband Dusty works at Harvey Chevrolet and also volunteers with the Newburn Fire Department. Older daughter, Adele, recently married Alex Roope; while younger daughter, Alexis, is in 10th grade at Pulaski County High School.