The âme Spa & Wellness Collective brings innovators in beauty and wellness to you. When the renowned New York esthetician and founder of SB Skin Shamara Bondaroff was asked to collaborate with âme, she said it was an easy decision to make. “When I saw âme, I was blown away by the facilities and I knew it would be a great fit.” Now, Shamara is blowing âme clients away with her signature microcurrent facial that turns back the clock.
We sat down with Sharmara and had a conversation on all things microcurrent.
Can you tell me a bit about your background?
My parents were – and are – very health-conscious and take a holistic approach to health and wellness and were raised vegan and holistic. As I got older, I extended this to my beauty routine: only using natural/organic products, focusing on how my diet & lifestyle affects how my skin looks, etc. When I discovered microcurrent, it was a real aha moment for me – here was a super-effective anti-aging treatment that was non-invasive and didn’t involve injectables, chemicals, etc. I decided to become an esthetician, and more specifically, a microcurrent specialist.
Do you like to be referred to ask a skin care specialist? Facialist?
Facialist or esthetician.
When did you open SB Skin? How big is your practice?
In the few years we’ve been open the response has been phenomenal. We have a NYC
location that is consistently booked at least a month in advance. As for our second (and third…and fourth) location – you’ll have to stay tuned.
What is special about your services and your approach? I understand it’s the microcurrent treatment you offer.
I’m very result oriented; I want to maximize the anti-aging benefits for each and every client. To achieve that, I spend the majority of the facial the actual microcurrent technology. Many other microcurrent facials only spend a few minutes on microcurrent. That’s a bit like going to the gym, doing five burpees and then leaving. If you want the best possible results, you need to really work the muscles.
Can you tell me a bit about the process?
Microcurrent facials are a form of muscular re-education for the face. Thirty two different facial muscles are manipulated during a microcurrent facial. To achieve this muscular re-education, I place different-shaped metal probes on the skin to physically move the muscles into the desired position. The treatment affords the muscles the necessary energy to keep tension in their new improved position after the treatment is over.
How often do you need to get it done?
We recommend a series of 3-5 treatments to start, so you can really retrain the facial muscles. After that, regular maintenance treatments are recommended.
Do you see results after one treatment? What are the benefits?
You’ll see visible results from just one treatment – improved skin quality, more even tone, smoother texture and healthier glow. The face will be lifted and contoured, with lines and puffiness are diminished. You can see a 5-7 year reduction in facial aging after just one treatment! A series of microcurrent facials can take 15-20 years off your appearance – with those results being long lasting.
What specific services are you offering at ame? And at what price?
In addition to her signature microcurrent facial, Shamra offers clients a microcurrent body treatment add-on option that can be done at the same time as the facial on the body area of your choice.
If you’re looking for glowing and radiant skin book your appointment with Shamara at âme on April 21-23. For details and availability call : 305-933-6930 .