Hello Bend! Today, in our series of Local Favorites, is Bend Aesthetics & Wellness, a boutique, physician-owned medical spa offering skincare services, anti-aging injections such as Botox, filler, and much more!
When Leslie Carey and Joel Hernandez pictured themselves growing into a new phase of their medical careers (Leslie is a physician and works as a Hospitalist and Joel is a Biomedical Nurse. They both work at St. Charles Bend), they thought about their enthusiasm for people, working with others to build confidence and their desire to start and grow their own business. They wanted to tap into their creative side, while honoring their passion and talents for serving others in a healthcare setting. The world of medical aesthetics opened those doors for them, and the idea of Bend Aesthetics & Wellness blossomed into fruition in the fall of 2019!
The First Year
While Bend Aesthetic’s doors have been open officially since November, COVID-19 forced them to shut their doors for several months this spring. It’s hard enough starting your own business, but add a global pandemic to the mix, and they’ve been through the ringer! They are now open with lots of precautions and protocols (read below to hear my recap) and they now have two more amazing nurse injectors on their team! Jamie Hopewell, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and Scott Murrell, RN both come from extensive medical backgrounds and each bring a unique set of skills to the table.
The clinic currently is nestled into a corner office in the Northwest BOD gym facility. The collaboration between resident personal trainer/ coach Blaire Rummel, house Dietician Sara Kuhn, and the wellness and coaching team at Northwest BOD lends this boutique clinic a different twist than others in the area. The clinic holds a “Health, Beauty, & Wellness from all Angles” approach and offers a natural solution to some of the peskiest aging and skin issues.
When I was in recently for Dysport (a similar neuromodulator to Botox), I was thrilled to experience the absolute cleanliness of the clinic space, the protocols they have put into place to keep their clients and staff safe from COVID-19, and the protective gear that each staff uses. They went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable in their space, and Leslie is brilliant at what she does. Bend Aesthetics rocks the motto, “Be Confident, Be Strong, Be the Best YOU”, and I think that’s a true testament to the work they’re doing! Mention this blog post for 10% off your treatment!
Brenda Menzel, Broker
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