By Candice Georgiadis | January 23, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

While I was born in the United States, my mother is from Korea, and I spent the majority of my early life until I was a teen in Okinawa and Korea. In Korea, there is a lot of cultural emphasis on taking care of one’s skin — it’s a part of my heritage that I learned from my mom. Having youthful, radiant skin is a huge part of being healthy and beautiful. With adolescence, however, I developed skin problems that were pretty severe, such as cystic acne and rosacea. In my quest for solutions, I discovered a link between overall wellness and skin health that led me to a deeper and more holistic approach to self-care. I had a natural interest in health, nutrition, and wellness, and spent a lot of time doing my own research — but it wasn’t a consideration for a career yet. Eventually I found myself working at a law firm, and while I loved my career, as a single mother I wanted more flexibility. I never thought that after a conversation with a dermatologist friend about my passion for skincare, I would get my license and begin working with him. We had one of the first HydraFacial machines — which is still a staple of my practice 17 years later!

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