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Wendy Christman

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.

Professional History

-Clover Park Technical College -Esthetics Program - 2001
-Advanced Laser and Skin in Tacoma-Esthetician
-American Laser Center in Tacoma- Clinic Manager
-Aesthetic Laser and Skin in Puyallup -Managing Owner/Operator/Esthetician- Sold Business Dec 2012
-Olympic Dermatology and Laser Clinic/Dr. Brazil- Master Esthetician
-Saving Face Skinspa and Acne Clinic- Owner/Master Esthetician

Certificates and Workshops

-Dermalogica Skincare Certified 2001
-PCA Skincare Certified - Skin Biology and Chemical Peels-2006
-Lumenis- IPL and Laser Application 2007
-Certificate of Training- Revitalight 2008
-Certificate of Training- Quanta Technologies/ Eliminink Tattoo Removal 2009
-Certificate of Training- Zerona Body Slimming 2010
-Latisse LashExpert 2010
-Certificate of Training- Venus Freeze 2012
-Epionce Skincare Product Knowledge July 2013 

-Certificate of Training - Palomar Vectus July 2013
-Certificate of Training- Solta Medical- Clear and Brilliant 2013
-Certificate of Training- Hoya Con Bio- Nd:Yag 1064/532 Tattoo Removal 2013
-Certificate of Completion-CryBaby Mascara Technique and Safety 3/2014
-ASLM-The Skinny on Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening Workshop 4/2014
-ASLM- Nursing/Allied Health Course 4/2014
-Epionce Advanced Clinical Training- 10/2014
-Member- Associated Skin Care Professionals 8/2015
-Certificate of Completion-Face Reality Acne Specialist 2015                                                                                                                                                -Epionce Advanced Clinical Training/Dr. Carl Thornfeldt April 2016
-Training in other skincare lines as well such as Skin Medica, MD Forte', Keyano, Vivite', Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup, and Elta MD, Priia Acne Safe Makeup. 

Personally

I love spending time with my family. I am a homebody, we love doing things at home. We have 5 acres, so there is always something that needs to be done. My husband and I have two wonderful sons ages 18 and 16. We have three dogs. A Belgian Malinois, Mini-Schnauzer, and a Mini Golden-Doodle, and last but not least we have a talkative Cockatiel that is getting grumpier the older he gets!

In The Media

 

Acne Specialist or Doctor?

When is the Right Time to Choose an Acne Specialist? 

By: Wendy Christman  Published by: Thurston Talk

The Dream of Saving Face

By: Lisa Herrick / Published By: ThurstonTalk

Pore Clogging Ingredients

Are your Products Making your Skin Worse?

By:Wendy Christman  /Published by: ThurstonTalk

Dreaded Facial A's Acne and Aging

By: Lisa Herrick / Published by: ThurstonTalk

Natural Acne remedy olympia

Saying Goodbye to Acne the Natural Way

By: Heidi  Smith  / Published by: ThurstonTalk