Wendy Christman- Licensed Master Esthetician
I battled acne as a young girl and through my teens just like most. I tried everything, even Accutane. It helped, but I continued to break out into adulthood. I decided in 2000 that I had enough, no one was able to help me, so I was going to learn about skin and figure this out for myself. I went to Clover Park Technical College Esthetics Program for the single purpose to fix my skin, I had no intentions of helping anyone else. I was also told by another classmate that I should not take this up as a profession because no one would let me touch their skin since mine looked so bad. She was right, mine was terrible. My self esteem was at rock bottom, I hated to look in the mirror. I hated to touch my face, it was lumpy and bumpy. It wasn’t long that I started to understand how skin worked, and how I was actually causing my skin issues. I was mortified. No wonder these doctors couldn’t help me in the 15 minutes they spent with me in their offices. I made a few changes to my diet, a big difference to my skincare routine, and within a few short months I was seeing a huge change. Don’t get me wrong, I still get the occasional hormonal breakout along my jawline. I am a woman, it is going to happen, I don’t freak out about that and it doesn’t affect me the way it used to, I think because I am educated about acne and how to keep my skin clear. Since I was able to clear my skin up, and I wasn’t embarrassed anymore I decided that I could help others with their skin as well, and went into providing esthetic services. I didn’t stop with skincare though, laser services really intrigued me. I went on to do laser hair removal, photofacials, microdermabrasions, and then to eventually own a successful medical spa with my friend and physician, which years later we sold. I still had too much to offer, and wanted to stay in the industry so I worked for Dr. Brazil at Olympic Dermatology providing laser services and skin care. Then started working on my business degree. Later I decided that I wanted to have a more flexible schedule to have time with my family, finish my business degree and still do what I love – taking care of clients with skin issues. So I opened a small private studio “Saving Face Skinspa” , that is by appointment only, where you will have 100% of my attention, expertise and professionalism.
We have grown exponentially and faster than I anticipated. So I moved and opened a larger location, where we have a Front Desk Staff available Tuesday- Friday 9am-6pm, as well as another Esthetician. She is personally trained in the extraction techniques used at Saving Face Skinspa as well as all other services. She brings her own talents as well to the clinic.