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 — with monthly facials and lots of sleep!
General overview of a typical day: Wake up around 7:30am, have my (first) cup of coffee and check emails and social media. Morning meetings and get a 30 min walk or workout in between. Finish the workday around 5pm and make an early dinner and catch up on shows or meet friends for dinner and drinks!
Favorite fashion of the moment: Oversized beach hats! Looks fab and protects your face from the sun.
Favorite hotspot to chat with other #ellevated women: The Batter or Epic Steak with Dr. Ann!
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!
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 be able to make 100% of the people around you happy 100% of the time, so stop beating yourself up. Also, you’re capable of way more than you think, and you certainly don’t get what you don’t ask for. If you can dream it, you can do it. Set big goals and break them down into small achievable goals, and hold yourself accountable. Build and maintain a network of trusted confidantes you can reach out to for help, but the most important thing is to build tools for self-reliance. Do the work. Get back up when you get knocked down. Learn the lesson and use it to tune yourself up and reach even higher. Be kind to everyone, no matter their status. You never know who’s had a shitty day or what’s going on in the background of someone else’s life.
Favorite beauty services: I’m old school and try to get chemical peels every 2-3 months. Post lockdown I use Dr. Dennis Gross’s Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel. I’m terrified of needles (I quite literally faint if I have to watch) and haven’t tried Botox yet, but told Ann in a few years I’ll probably be coming to her for help 🙂
Favorite beauty products: SK-11 Face Masks, Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum, MAC Longwear Concealer, L’Oreal Paris Infallible The Super Slim eyeliner, Marcelle Fortifying & Lengthening Mascara
– Skincare Routine: To be completely honest, I knew I should have some kind of skincare “routine” for most of my life, but never really had the discipline and would only use a basic face wash from whatever was on the shelf at Walgreens. I would occasionally get a facial and have the aesthetician recommend products (toners, serums, etc) but it just wasn’t a priority for me until later in life. A few years ago I noticed I had sun spots on my forehead and chest, and decided to see a dermatologist. I started a routine of RetinA and SkinMedica 2.0 Lytera Pigment Correcting Serum back then and have seen a huge difference in my skin.
General overview of a typical day: Wake up 15 mins before my first zoom, throw on a blazer and shorts, zoom for most of 9-5, ideally taking a mental health break somewhere in there for a few minutes on my patio, then virtual Barry’s / shower / order Postmates, then zoom with friends / family or use the evening to do longer work projects like building decks, writing bylines, video editing, catching up on emails / slacks. Unwind with Stephen Colbert on YouTube or Sarah Cooper on TikTok, dream of my next travel adventure, and a glass of wine before bed.
Favorite fashion of the moment: Leopard everything. I’m a “blazer for all situations” kind of girl and recently added a leopard print sequins number by L’agence to my collection ✨
Favorite hotspot to chat with other #ellevated women: My outdoor patio. Since lockdown, it’s been heaven-sent to have a large private outdoor space where I can invite a few girlfriends over to hang out at a safe distance wearing masks. There’s just something about being together live and the level of depth and emotional vulnerability you can get into that zooms can never replace.
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!
Get the Pink Glove Service: ellevate Lips
Full 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 ratio
The ideal ratio for lips are 2:3 Upper to Lower
Dr. J’s favorite filler for lips is Restylane, and she transfers this filler into small insulin syringes with the tiniest possible needles, minimizing both pain and bruising
Ellevate Lips strive for a perfect upper lip “Cupid’s Bow” and a perfect “2 pillows” lower lip
You can also get numbing cream and ice packs to minimize pain as well
Swelling lasts about 48 hours and then settles to a perfect pout
Call today to get your ellevate Lips!
So excited today to highlight the gal that makes all things ellevateMD possible, our Head of Concierge Client Experience, Jenn Donohue!
Who: Jennifer Donohue
What does she do: Head of Concierge Client Experience for ellevateMD
Empowerment advice: Don’t be afraid to fail, some of the best experiences come outside of your comfort zone.
Favorite beauty services: Quarterly preventative Botox
Favorite beauty products: Kate Somerville Gentle Cleanser & Drunk Elephant whipped creme moisturizer
Skincare Routine: AM: Kate Somerville gentle cleanser, Skinceuticals Phloretin, SkinMedica HA5, Skinceuticals Physical SPF. PM Routine: Kate Somerville Gentle Cleanser, SkinMedica HA5, and Drunk Elephant whipped creme moisturizer
General overview of a typical day: Usually starts with a starbucks (Grande iced matcha latte) run on my way to work, then a full day of making graphics, posting on social media, and scheduling appointments for patients at ellevateMD. After work, I try to either go for a bike ride or run around my neighborhood and finish off the day with a few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.
Favorite fashion of the moment: A statement Gucci belt and a fun fedora for summer!
Favorite hotspot to chat with other #ellevated women: CoffeeBar in Menlo Park
What would you say to the other strong and beautiful women in the #ellevatednetwork: Keep striving to the top, you are all an inspiration to me and I love seeing you #bossbabes killing it in the business world.
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, even spread, and avoids the dreaded eyelid droop or eyebrow spock.
Does Botox hurt?
Every provider is different but Dr. J takes the time and goes the extra mile to make sure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. She uses the smallest possible needles and has you apply an ice pack prior to treatment to minimize pain.
Will I bruise?
While we can never guarantee a bruiseless treatment, Dr. J gets excellent results in her attempts to avoid bruising. Examining your forehead for visible blood vessels, using cold packs and smaller needles, and having an overall gentle touch really does minimize your risk. Additionally, if possible, being off of all blood thinning agents like aspirin, ibuprofen, Motrin, or Aleeve for about 10 days prior to your treatment greatly reduces your risk of bruising as well.
How do I know I’m getting a good treatment?
Botox is an art, not an algorithm. It should feel like your provider is customizing your treatment to you. Dr. J uses different strength concentrations of product in different areas, has you dynamically move your wrinkles prior to treating so she can mentally map out your custom plan, and keeps careful records of exactly what has and has not worked for you in the past.
How is Botox priced?
Different places will price differently. Dr. J, as well as many other board certified plastic surgeons choose to price treatments per area. This does a few things: 1. It takes away the importance of number of units and rather allows for focus to be on quality of treatment. 2. It allows for a dynamic shift of your focus as your muscles and anatomy change over time. 3. It builds in physician responsibility—I offer a completely complimentary touch up at the 7-10 day mark meaning I own my treatment, and do everything I can to nail it the first time. Botox can vary in price, but the universal truth to purchasing does apply here too—you get what you pay for—if the price seems to good to be true, it likely is, and you can likely bet that you’ll be sorry in about a week.
To find out more, call Dr. J at 650-200-8633!
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.
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 today as the inaugural #womancrushwednesday, we’re highlighting our founder, Dr. Ann Jayaram.
Get all your inquiries answered directly from Dr. Jayaram.