Blog Archive

Woman Crush Wednesday: Lauren Gozon Aug 25th, 2021

Who: Lauren Gozon What Does She Do: Director of Concierge at ellevateMD Empowerment Advice: Empowered women empower women. Favorite Beauty Services: RF Microneedling quarterly! Favorite Beauty Products: SkinMedica HA5, Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist, and Olaplex. Skincare Routine: AM: Cera Ve Cleanser, SkinMedicaHA5, SkinMedica Instant Bright Eye Cream, Skinceuticals Physical Fusion PM: Cera Ve Cleanser mixed with...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Sharon Dauskardt Jun 23rd, 2021

Who: Sharon Dauskardt What Does She Do: Sales: Bay Area Real Estate Agent Empowerment Advice: Always Be True To Yourself And Others Favorite Beauty Services: Facial; Broad Band Light Therapy; Chemical Peel; Botox Favorite Beauty Products: Obagi; France Laure; Shir-Radiance Skincare Routine: wash with Shir-Radiance foam cleanser morning and evening; moisturize with Hydra-Lift Day Cream...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Ashley Pantuliano Jun 2nd, 2021

Who: Ashley Pantuliano What Does She Do: In-house counsel Empowerment Advice: A rising tide lifts all boats Favorite Beauty Services: Facials Favorite Beauty Products: Skinceuticals Skincare Routine: serum, moisturizer, retinol & face oil at night, SPF during day.  General Overview of a Typical Day: Wake up by 2 little toddlers, coffee, work, peloton, work, dinner and toddler...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Lindsey Mignano May 26th, 2021

Who: Lindsey Mignano What Does She Do: Founding partner at women and minority-owned law firm for tech startups Empowerment Advice: Practice self-care daily. Favorite Beauty Services: Botox, Fraxel Favorite Beauty Products: CE Ferulic Acid, Retin-A Skincare Routine: Whatever Ann tells me to do  General Overview of a Typical Day: Client calls and networking lunches/happy hours, managing...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Lana Rifkin, MD May 13th, 2021

Who: I’m a badass eyeMD (uveitis specialist), lucky wife, ringmaster of 4 [kids – 2 girls: ages 12 and 8 and 2 boys: twins, age 3] What Does She Do: I diagnose and treat rare inflammatory eye conditions, teach medical students, residents and fellows, give local and national talks on uveitis topics,...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Maria Afzal May 5th, 2021

Who: Maria Afzal What does she do: Realtor to Athletes, Celebrities and Executives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Empowerment Advice: In order to Fly, you have to believe you can fly. Always Believe in yourself. Favorite Beauty Services: Monthly Facials, Monthly Hair appointments Favorite Beauty Products: Giorgio Armani Luminous Skin Foundation- Alleven Colour Shield...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Safa Rahmani, MD MS Apr 28th, 2021

Who: safa Rahmani MD MS What Does She Do: retina surgeon  Empowerment Advice: trust yourself and embrace your imperfect moments  Favorite Beauty Services: facials  Favorite Beauty Products: anything Dior  Skincare Routine: with two little kids I have time for basics of skincare , a good face wash and a good moisturizer… and sunblock sunblock sunblock ...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Rebecca Garza, MD Apr 15th, 2021

Who: Rebecca Garza, MD What does she do: Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Empowerment advice: Be tough but king, support other women. Favorite beauty services: Everything! Loving hydrafacials right now! Favorite beauty products: Bobbi Brown and Chanel Skincare Routine: Obaji Nu-Derm and add Vitamin C serum, eye cream. At night, Beuti Beauty Sleep Serum… and...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Vanessa Guajardo Apr 7th, 2021

Who: Vanessa Guajardo What Does She Do: Senior Vice President of Marketing at US Capital Global Empowerment Advice: Always act more confident than you feel in the workplace (not cocky, but confident)  Favorite Beauty Services: IPL or Botox Favorite Beauty Products: SkinCeuticals & Latisse  Skincare Routine: Always drink 1-2 gallons of water a day if...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Alexandra Letts Mar 18th, 2021

Who: Alexandra (Lexi) Letts What does she do: Executive Vice President, General Counsel, with a focus on M&A and high growth  Favorite beauty services: Massage and Facial  Favorite beauty products: All things Tata Harper, especially her Regenerating Cleaner and Hydrating Floral Essence Mask  Skincare Routine: Tata Harper Regenerating Cleaner and Tata Harper Repairative moisturizer...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Yuna Rapoport Mar 11th, 2021

Who: Yuna Rapoport, MD MPH What does she do: Cataract, Cornea and Refractive surgeon who started her own ophthalmology practice Manhattan Eye. Empowerment advice: You’re only ever competing with yourself. Be a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday and you have succeeded.  Favorite beauty services: Don’t get many! highlights and manicures...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Megan Fooshée Mar 10th, 2021

Who: Megan Fooshée  What does she do: Business Law, Business law attorney Favorite fashion of the moment: Blazers on top with nike shorts on bottom Skincare Routine: Sunscreen and hat…. always! Favorite hotspot to chat with other #ellevated women: Ida Claire Patio Favorite beauty products: I’m not very loyal, I’m always trying something new. However, I...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Carolyn Penner Feb 11th, 2021

Who: Carolyn Penner  What Does She Do: Brand and Communications Consultant, with a focus on early-stage consumer tech companies Empowerment Advice: Practice self-awareness and self-compassion — know your strengths, lean into those: know your weaknesses, ask for help and advice with those.  Favorite Beauty Services: all of them  Fraxel completely changed my skin a...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Lindsey Wendler Jan 13th, 2021

Who: Lindsey Marie Wendler What does she do: Investment Banking — Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Raising, Restructuring. Empowerment advice: Be brave and go for it because it’s hard to catch a wave if you’re not in the water. Favorite beauty services: Dysport and Restylane Silk Favorite beauty products: Tarte Amazonian clay foundation and their maneater...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Rachel Cossar Jan 6th, 2021

Who: Rachel Cossar What does she do: Presence and Body Language Expert Empowerment advice: Always take the stretch opportunity, even if you don’t feel quite ready for it. Favorite beauty services: A good pedicure – always leaves me feeling like a million bucks Favorite beauty products: Foxtail Hair products Skincare Routine: I’m super basic with my...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Carla Brenner Dec 1st, 2020

Who: Carla Brenner What Does She Do: Founder, Healthtech Women & Salesforce, Enterprise Sales Empowerment Advice: I love the quote “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” Choose wisely as your time is your future! Favorite Beauty Products: I am loving this new line of products from ClarityRX. I use...

Women Crush Wednesday: Jen Martinez Nov 30th, 2020

Who: Jen Martinez What does she do: Policy Communications Manager at Facebook, aka telling stories about how Facebook keeps its systems, data, and global community secure. Empowerment advice: Anything Netflix CMO Bozomo St. John posts on her Instagram account (@badassboz). It’s a source of inspiration to me every day! Favorite beauty services: I’m all...

Women Crush Wednesday: Mahsa Sohrab, MD Nov 18th, 2020

Who: Mahsa Sohrab, MD What Does She Do: Oculoplastic Surgeon Empowerment Advice: Dream big and stay fearless! Draw on support and garner advice from other strong women who are living the life you want to lead. Have a plan B, but never lose sight of plan A. Favorite Beauty Services: Facials, Chemical Peels, Botox Favorite...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Samantha Collins Nov 18th, 2020

Who: Samantha Collins What does she do: Management consulting Empowerment advice: The world needs our unique gifts. Where we show up authentically, we change the world. Re: Empowerment advice — don’t rely on advice from others my journey has shown it’s most important to: 1) know yourself, 2) trust your knowing and your...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Jenny Hernandez Nov 4th, 2020

Who: Jenny Hernandez What does she do: Attorney doing Commercial and Business Litigation with a focus on Real Estate Litigation in Miami, FL. Empowerment advice: Surround yourself with people who push you to be your best self. Favorite beauty services: My mood depends on how good my hair looks. Getting my hair done is...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Sarah Adams, Oct 28th, 2020

What does she do: Lead our Startup Growth team at Plaid. Plaid makes money easier for consumers by being the link between banks and fintech apps (such as Venmo). The Startup Growth team makes sure our customers are able to successfully launch and grow on our platform. Empowerment advice: “The greatest danger for...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Mahsa Tehrani Oct 22nd, 2020

Who: Mahsa Tehrani What does she do: Lead the social teams for Jira and Bitbucket at Atlassian. Empowerment advice: Being sexy is about being able to be comfortable in yourself. Favorite beauty services: Facials and massage! Favorite beauty products: Dermalogica, KKW, Nars Skincare Routine: Mix of products from cleasning to exfoliation and night time cream —...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Erin Lally, MD Oct 7th, 2020

Who: Erin Lally MD What does she do:  Ophthalmologist- anterior segment surgeon and medical retina specialist Empowerment advice: Keep putting one foot in front of the other…. it is amazing where life will lead you! Favorite beauty services: Deva Curl Haircut Favorite beauty products: Buxom lip gloss (any/all colors) and a diffusing hair...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Clara Sieg Sep 12th, 2020

Who: Clara Sieg What does she do: Partner & Co-Founder, Revolution Ventures  Empowerment advice: Confidence is a mindset. Favorite beauty services: Microneedling  Favorite beauty products: NuFace (I don’t actually know if it works but the placebo effect feels good) and Higherdose infrared sauna blanket (same disclaimer) Skincare Routine: Wake up my skin with lukewarm water then...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Erin Boyce Sep 9th, 2020

Who: Erin Boyce What does she do: Director of Product Marketing for Photography at Adobe. What that really means – helping people who love photography or are just getting started find our products (Lightroom and Photoshop!) and learn to use them so they can create stunning images. Empowerment advice: Successful leadership comes in many...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Christina Flood Sep 8th, 2020

Who: Christina Flood What does she do: I help banks transform their operations to meet market demands and deliver industry-leading client experiences  Empowerment advice: Don’t sacrifice the things that make you happy when you get busy. Doubling down on self-care and leaning into family and friends is what gets you through the tough...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Sasha Hoffman Aug 17th, 2020

Who: Sasha Hoffman What does she do: Head of Uber Rewards product. Sasha leads the global rewards program for Uber, one of the largest loyalty programs in the world Empowerment advice: The only person standing in your way is you. Make a list of 1-2 things you want a year and outline a...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Marzia Johnson Aug 5th, 2020

Empowerment Advice: Be such a good soul that people crave you. Favorite Beauty Services: Haircutting and styling! Favorite Beauty Products: Inoa Hair Color products and olaplex for hair treatments. General overview of a typical day: A glass of water with lemon, followed by coffee, followed by doing hair. Favorite Fashion of the moment: I’m in...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Shaheen Khosla Jul 29th, 2020

This week we would like to highlight the amazingly talented Shaheen Khosla, Dermatologist and founder of Khosla Dermatology, as our #wcw! Read below to learn more about her and some tips she has shared with us! Who: Dr. Shaheen Khosla What does she do: Board Certified Dermatologist, Founder of Pacific Coast Dermatology...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Jackie Lamping Jul 27th, 2020

This Week’s Woman Crush Wednesday is the incredible Jackie Laming: Chief Marketing Officer at Modern Health. We are proud to have her apart of the ellevate network. Read more for some fun tips and facts about Jackie! Empowerment advice: Progress not perfection. Don’t sweat the small stuff. You’re never going to...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Kara Goldin Jul 15th, 2020

We are honored to feature this week’s Woman Crush Wednesday, Kara Goldin. She is the founder & CEO of hint, Inc. She is a boos babe and we are so inspired by all that she has accomplished! Empowerment advice: Stop the negative and turn on the positive. It’s contagious. Favorite beauty...

Get The Pink Glove Service: Ellevate Lips Jul 14th, 2020

Get the Pink Glove Service: ellevate LipsFull lips are HOT right now…because what’s under the mask matters Here are the details:Ellevate Lips are a subtle, natural lip enhancement that focuses on optimizing lip symmetry and maintaining the correct upper to lower lip ratioThe ideal ratio for lips are 2:3 Upper...

Women Crush Wednesday Jul 8th, 2020

So excited today to highlight the gal that makes all things ellevateMD possible, our Head of Concierge Client Experience, Jenn Donohue! Who: Jennifer DonohueWhat does she do: Head of Concierge Client Experience for ellevateMDEmpowerment advice: Don’t be afraid to fail, some of the best experiences come outside of your comfort zone.Favorite beauty services: Quarterly...

Favorite Service Friday Jul 8th, 2020

Favorite Service Friday Every Friday we will be bringing you info on the best services and products out there! This Friday, we will be highlighting one of my very favorite “shelter in place” services, Fraxel Laser. Fraxel Dual is a NON-ABLATIVE laser, meaning it penetrates through the epidermis to treat...

An Eyelid Surgeon’s Top 7 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Latisse Jul 8th, 2020

If you are going to invest in your lashes, how do you get the most out of Latisse (Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution)? Make it a routine. Because I prefer that my Latisse application does not interact with other creams and makeup products, it is the last thing I sweep across my...

Transformation Tuesday; Botox Jul 7th, 2020

What is Dr. Jayaram’s Signature Nano-Droplet Botox Technique? Dr. J employs a special strategy when administering your Botox, which aims to give you the most natural and even results. She uses several small aliquots of product rather than larger boluses, placed in anatomically strategic locations. This allows for a nice,...

Women Crush Wednesday Jul 1st, 2020

Woman Crush Wednesday Over the next several Wednesday’s, we’d like to honor the beautiful, strong, intelligent women who comprise the #ellevated network. We’ll post about them on social media, and provide a short blog on who they are, what they do, and how they stay both beautiful and ellevated. So...

Transformation Tuesday Jun 30th, 2020

This GORGOEOUS ellevate gal had Dr. J’s signature ellevate Lid Lift and Bag Removal. So what is that you ask? The ellevate Lid Lift is Dr. J’s most known procedure: 30 minutes, in office, local anesthesia only, and only about 5-7 days of bruising/swelling. This involves the removal of excess,...

Introducing, EllevateMD Jun 29th, 2020

The Fresh New Face of ellevateMD What do you need to know? EllevateMD was created by Dr. Ann Jayaram, a board certified eyelid plastic surgeon EllevateMD’s goal is to provide customized natural beauty for today’s busy woman We start every visit with a thorough analysis from forehead to neck on...

Do I Need Lower Lid Surgery? Apr 21st, 2020

Many people have issues with the appearance of their lower lids. However, because each problem is unique, there must be a personalized approach to addressing lower lids, and this is usually best done through an in person consultation with your eyelid surgeon. First, let’s take a look at the most...

If I Have Dry Eye, Am I Not A Candidate To Get Eyelid Surgery? Apr 21st, 2020

The answer is yes. There are some additional things that you need to consider. But it does not necessarily preclude you from moving forward. Upper lid blepharoplasty is one of the most rewarding satisfaction producing surgeries that one can udergo—A relatively straight-forward, often times in-office procedure can take years off...