Master Esthetician and published author of “Your Guide to Beautiful Skin at Any Age”, Lyn Ross, founded Institut’ DERMed Spa 22 years ago with the goal of empowering clients with knowledge and proven treatment product systems for optimal skin health. So what is it that has propelled Institut’ DERMed into phenomenal success?
Q: Lyn, first things first: How did you become the skincare expert you are today?
Lyn Ross: I often tell the story of how I became an esthetician at age 11 when I experienced my first acne break-out. As a teenager and well into my 20s, I have suffered from severe acne. This disease of the skin had also become a disease of self-esteem for me, as it often does for many people afflicted. I lacked self confidence because of my skin. It is for that precise reason that I went into skincare in the first place. I yearned to learn how to rid myself of this affliction and in the future, rid others of it too.
Q: Tell us about your medi-clinical spa in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta.
LR: As a skincare professional, I know each individual’s skin health is unique and requires a personalized approach so we provide a variety of customized facials for our clientele. The skin is a magnificent, complex, and multi-purpose organ. In the last 10 years, more has been discovered about the way the skin functions than has been learned in the last two hundred years. We now see the direct relationship between skin product performance and skin physiology. Our signature treatment is the Rx Infusion Facial, this customized corrective treatment includes skin analysis, corrective cleansing, enzyme or acid peel, steam, deep pore extractions, high potency cosmeceutical infusion serum and mask application. Combine this treatment with a Microdermabrasion and you give the skin unparalled hydration, lifting and rejuvenation. We also offer comprehensive, technologically-advanced services such as IPL Photo Facial, Hydrafacial, Microcurrent, and total-body treatments including Medilift, Endermologie and massage.
Q: Talk a little about your product line. Why did you feel the need to create your own line? What makes it different?
LR: When I was starting my business, I scouted the skincare product market far and wide, trying to find the right combination of ingredients to heal what was ailing my clients’ skin. That is how the Institut’ DERMed clinical skincare product line came into being. Our treatment options incorporate cosmeceutical ingredients that are safe and effective for purifying, lightening and nourishing the skin to radiant health.
Q: Lyn, can you please give some skincare tips to women who’re looking to preserve their youthful appearance?
LR: I believe beauty starts on the inside. So drinking water and eating well is a must for everyone. I can’t stress enough the importance of wearing sunscreen every single day.
5589 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA, 30341
Lyn Ross is a licensed medical esthetician and founder of Institut’ DERMed MediClinical Spa and cosmeceutical product line. She has nearly 30 years of experience in skin care, has written numerous articles and published a book on the subject of skin health, and has been interviewed on such programs as Good Morning Atlanta. www.idermed.com.