Meet Our New Jeune Skin Care Aesthetician: Lisa Klein
Please join us in welcoming our new UW Health Transformations Jeune Skin Care aesthetician, Lisa Klein (pictured, left, with aesthetician Angie Byer, right).
Lisa is a licensed aesthetician with extensive experience in the cosmetology industry and advanced skin care treatments. She has been in the industry for more than 14 years and is passionate about aesthetics and continuing education.
In 2010, Lisa was awarded the prestigious CIDESCO International Diploma, the highest recognition attainable in skin and body therapy, and is one of roughly 700 aestheticians in the U.S. to have achieved this recognition.
Learn more about our newest skin care expert in our Q&A with Lisa Klein:
Q. What's the best skin care tip you've ever given or received?
A. Learning many, many years ago that 85-90 percent of our skin aging is extrinsic, meaning it is a result of what choices we make; Environmental assault, dietary choices, personal habits, incorrect product choices and usage for our skin type, stress, etc. Only 10-15 percent of our skin aging is intrinsic, meaning heredity. The sun is the No. 1 cause of aging, followed by smoking. No one wants to live in a bubble, but for every action there is a reaction, and many personal choices we make may manifest itself as increased skin aging.
Q. What skin care product or regimen can you not live without?
A. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. Its key ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water. In addition, nourishing Vitamin B5 is added, which is essential for skin and tissue repair function. Anyone can be dehydrated and there are many causes. Lifestyle choices - such as consuming excessive caffeine, alcoholic beverages, hot tubs, whirlpools, saunas, certain medications and environmental assault, just to name a few - all rob our skin of vital moisture. Drinking a lot of plain water is vital, but this key ingredient can immensely aid in replenishing lost water hydration and repair our skin's natural barrier function.
Q. What's the most common skin care question you get from your clients?
A. What can I do to eliminate my "age spots?" Over time, the effects of repeated sun exposure surface on our skin as brown spots, which are commonly referred to as "age spots." This is known as hyperpigmentation. There are various treatment options and topical products we can use to help minimize and fade them, but keep in mind that continued sunscreen usage is key as new ones can appear.
Q. Summer is in full swing – what's your best advice for staying beautiful in the sun?
A. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Look for clothing and hats with UPF protection such as UPF 50, which is manufactured into the fabric. Avoid being out when the UVB (burning rays) are at their peak, between 10am and 3pm, and reapply your sunscreen every two hours in avid sun exposure. Sunscreen in make-up is an adjunct to daily sunscreen use, not a replacement. Remember, the sun's rays are out from sun-up to sundown. If they weren't, it would be black as night, so sunscreen needs to be applied every day. This means even on cloudy and rainy days and particularly in the winter months as the rays intensify as they reflect off of snow and ice. Just think how much you squint your eyes on a bright, winter day.
- Licensed Cosmetology Manager
- Licensed Cosmetologist: Gill-Tech Academy, Appleton, Wis.
- Licensed Cosmetology Instructor: Gill-Tech Academy, Appleton, Wis.
- Licensed Massage Therapist: Lakeside School of Massage Therapy, Milwaukee, Wis.
- Certified Laser Technician: IMA j School of Clinical Aesthetics and Laser Training, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Certified Clinical Oncology Esthetician: Morag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics, Chicago, Ill.
- CIDESCO International Diploma: Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics, Houston, Texas
- Honors Diploma: International Dermal Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.
Transformations/Jeune Skin Care Procedures
- Eyebrow and eyelash design and tinting
- Facial wax hair removal
- Facials and extractions
- Lactic, glycolic, salicylic and retinoic acid peels
- Laser hair removal
- Make-up applications and lessons
- Post-operative camouflage make-up
- Skin care consultations for pre- and post-operative plastic surgery patients