Facial Peel Specialist
Epidermal Leveling Specialist
Carmen is a Licensed Aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience in the professional skincare business. As a teenager, Carmen moved with her family to Germany. There she completed her three year apprenticeship in cosmetology and aesthetics at the Kirchensteiner Beruf Institute in Regensbury, Germany. After completing her training in Germany, Carmen moved back to the US to pursue her career as an aesthetician.
Carmen has been a part of the Spa Mizan team since its opening in 1998. She began her career as an aesthetics assistant before being promoted to aesthetician. With advanced training in medical aesthetics, Carmen is now one of the Medical Aestheticians at Spa Mizan where she specializes in all Aveda Signature Facials, Advanced Anti-aging Facials, Chemical Peels, Epidermal Leveling, an alternative to chemical peels, and Myotonology, an FDA approved medical procedure that uses micro-current electrical stimulation to strengthen and tone facial muscles and enhance healing after medical facial procedures. Carmen is dedicated to the restoration of the skin with an emphasis on non-surgical treatment options. With her knowledge and understanding of the physiology of the skin, she can help develop both a clinical skin care treatment program that will improve the look and texture of your skin as well as an at home regime to maintain your skin's health and beauty. She is also one of our Makeup Artist and Senior Waxing Specialist, specializing in lip and brow waxing procedure. Carmen continues to advance in her career as a Medical Aesthetician by attending regular advanced medical aesthetics training events. She has also attended Serious Business, a business forum that focuses on the business side of the salon and spa industry.
When asked why she chose a career in aesthetics, Carmen replied, "I was always interested in the beauty industry. After enrolling in cosmetology training for three years, I realized that I was really more passionate about skin care than I was about doing hair so my focus switched to professional skin care."
When asked what she liked the most about her career as an aesthetician, Carmen said, "I love helping people with their skin. Its very gratifying to know that I have helped them in some way, even if its just to come in and close their eyes and relax for an hour or more."
When asked why she chose to work at Spa Mizan, Carmen said, "I saw the opportunity to grow with Ginger, our in-house medical aesthetician and I took it. That was more than 20 years ago and the rest is history."
In her free time, Carmen enjoys reading, playing tennis, working out and being outdoors with her son.