By Terri Poindexter-Smith
You’ll rarely hear Marisa Faircloth, PA-C, owner and founder of Restoration MedSpa in Winston-Salem, use the term “anti-aging,” even though it’s often used to describe her work. “Anti-aging suggests that somehow aging is bad,” said Faircloth. “It’s not endless youth that makes a person beautiful…it’s about a confidence, a smile, a rested and stress-free demeanor. Unfortunately, the world we live in often takes a toll on our skin, robbing us of our natural beauty.”
Faircloth, who was the youngest person to graduate from Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine as a certified physician assistant in 1982, spent her early career working with plastic surgeons. She believes that injectables, lasers and even non-invasive procedures for removing unwanted fat have really revolutionized the cosmetic procedures industry.
“I remember very clearly when injectables and surgery alternatives came onto the scene,” said Faircloth. “I thought then, as I think now, that less invasive procedures and treatments are perfect for people who don’t want or need a drastic change to their overall appearance.”
Faircloth has quickly built a strong following after opening Restoration MedSpa late last year. “It’s about listening to the patient and providing a comfortable approach that is affordable with little or no down time.”
Early experiences provided Faircloth with an acute understanding of ideal proportions in facial structure. Lisa G., a busy pharmaceutical representative who has referred many of her friends to Restoration MedSpa, says that Faircloth’s 30-plus years of experience are really what makes the difference in her approach.
“I’m 50 years old and have been to multiple doctors and spas, but no one comes close to Marisa’s technique,” said Lisa. “She has a gift for making women feel beautiful on the inside and outside…a sincere goodness that prevents her from ever doing too much or using a treatment you don’t really need. And, for me, it’s the difference between looking ‘natural’ instead of looking ‘done.’”
Restoration MedSpa has a full-time medical concierge on staff and offers a cost-free first consultation. Faircloth says this new approach helps eliminate all the confusion about the many different products and treatment options available today and makes understanding them more accessible to the average person.
“My typical patient is someone who wouldn’t consider something as aggressive as a facelift,” said Faircloth. “They either wouldn’t take that risk or can’t afford time away from a busy career or the expense of surgery.”
In addition to facials and other traditional spa treatments, Restoration MedSpa offers laser procedures for facial rejuvenation, skin tightening, hair removal and pigment and vessel reduction.
Restoration MedSpa also offers volumizers which plump and lift cheeks, jawlines and temples, fill out thin lips and plump sagging hands; Ultherapy treatments that use ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck and chest for tissue tightening and lifting; and CoolSculpting, a FDA approved, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment.
“With the new technologies, it makes it possible to perform any treatment on the face, neck and body in total safety, even in such delicate areas as the eyelids,” said Faircloth.
Many of the injectables will fill lines and wrinkles in fewer than 30 minutes with results that can last from one to three years. CoolSculpting treatments, which melt unwanted fat, take an hour for noticeable results that kill fat cells, literally freezing them to the point of elimination.
“I encourage anyone who simply wants to feel better in their own skin to visit Restoration MedSpa today,” said Faircloth. “I can’t wait to listen to your story and customize a treatment plan that suits your life and your needs.”
Restoration MedSpa is located at 250 Executive Park Boulevard in Winston-Salem. To learn more, visit www.RestorationMedSpa.com, or call 336.999.8295 for a complimentary consultation. Elizabeth Faircloth is the medical concierge, and Kelly Hollows is the aesthetician.