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Woman Crush Wednesday: Mahsa Tehrani

  • 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 — 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!

Woman Crush Wednesday: Sasha Hoffman

  • 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 plan for how to get there. Spend 30 min a day of focused time working on you and your goals.
  • Favorite beauty services: I’m mixed race with sensitive skin and have to be very careful with sun exposure so I’m always checking out new products and services to prevent aging and protect and hydrate my skin. Facials monthly, LED light therapy (buy your own home machine and use it nightly), high frequency for killing under skin acne and shrinking pores (can add to facial), laser for hyperpigmentation, microdermabrasion every couple months, Botox quarterly, microneedling, fillers if you need them
  • Favorite beauty products: Everyone should get the things that are best suited for their skin type and that’s quite personal. See a dermatologist and learn about your skin. Some of my favorite brands are Skinceuticals, EltaMD, Boscia, Kiehl’s, Fresh, Raya Spa and Tatcha. Go clean where you can and learn to read labels. If you can figure out what you need (oil based cleaner, AHA exfoliating toner, a vitamic c serum, hydrating moisturizer, sunblock, nightly cream, anti-aging product), you’ll learn to start putting together products that make sense for you. You also don’t always need to pay the price tag. If you understand the ingredients, you can get cheaper products with a shorter ingredient list
  • Skincare Routine: Morning: Wipe an ice cube all around your face and take a cold shower, Tatcha deep cleanse exfoliating cleanser, Ole henriksen balancing force oil control toner, Skinceuticals CE ferulic serum, Skinceuticals hydrating B5 gel, skin refining concentrate from raya spa, true cream aqua bomb, Fresh black tea eye cream, EltaMd sunblock or Skinceuticals UV defense fusion sunblock. Night: Boscia makeup breakup cleansing oil, Amore pacific toner, Raya Spa brightening serum with 20% vitamin C, Raya spa glycolic gel (15% glycolic acid), eye cream, Kiehl’s midnight oil. I also scrub 2-3x a week with Ole Henriksen pore balance facial sauna scrub or Raya spa lemon sugar scrub. The best thing you can do for your skin is drink tons of water and eat well! You can also do DIY skincare such as avocado ro crushed strawberries as a face mask. Sometimes going simpler is better
  • General overview of a typical day: 6:30am wake up, trade stocks, workout, get ready, meetings upon meetings, cook or order dinner, write a piece of my book, 30 min of either learning something or working on a project against my yearly goals and bed at midnight. Monday – Thursday I mostly don’t go out or see friends. Friday night – Sunday is when I concentrate my social activities so I can be present and not be distracted by work. Sans COVID, I travel almost every weekend
  • Favorite fashion of the moment: Yellow maxi coats (or colors in general), natural tones all over. With covid, I feel like all I wear is exercise clothes now!
  • Favorite hotspot to chat with other #ellevated women: Chief Clubhouse (NY, LA and soon SF and Chicago) – if you haven’t heard of Chief, it’s an incredible group of rockstar executive women across tech, media and other industries

Woman Crush Wednesday: Shaheen Khosla

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 and Wellness Center
  • Empowerment advice: Be yourself, everyone else is already taken
  • Favorite beauty services: Botox, Chemical peels, and Micro-needling with PRP
  • Favorite beauty products: Aidin & Anya skin care,  exclusively at PCD & Wellness Center
  • Skincare Routine: Cetaphil gentle cleanser as face wash both morning and night. Anti-oxidant serum rich in Vitamin C, E and Ferulic acid, moisturizer with growth factors, sunblock in the am.  Pm – substitute sunblock for retinol!
  • General overview of a typical day: Get kids ready for school, get myself ready for work.  Patient’s all day, pick up kids from school, dinner, bath, bedtime, watch favorite TV show with husband, sleep. Squeeze in yoga or spin class if time permits, meaning if kids permit me to do so.
  • Favorite fashion of the moment:  Fig scrubs as that is all the rage right now! 
  • Favorite hotspot to chat with other #ellevated women: I love tea time at Mints and Honey in San Carlos

 

Woman Crush Wednesday: Jackie Lamping

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.

 

 

Woman Crush Wednesday: Kara Goldin

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 services: Blow dry and curl, and Thai massage.  
  • Favorite beauty products: Kristin Ess Ultra Hydrating Curl Repair Mask.Softens my hair without weighing it down
    BIOLOGIQUE CREME MASQUE VERNIX — LIFECHANGING!
    Skincare Routine: Biologique Lait VIP 02, P50, Collegene Natif, Vernix
  • General overview of a typical day: Hike first thing, breakfast, work, Walk and talk my meetings throughout much of day, Dinner with family, sleep early.
  • Favorite fashion of the moment: Pants with no zippers. 
  • Favorite hotspot to chat with other #ellevated women: Zoom or a socially distant hike up to Phoenix Lake in Ross, CA.

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Women Crush Wednesday

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.

Transformation Tuesday; Botox

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

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 the dermal layer without destruction, avoiding blisters or raw skin
  • It has two treatment modes, one that is more superficial for things like sun damage, fine lines, pore reduction, and overall radiance, and one that is deeper for deeper lines, wrinkles, and melasma
  • Typically, I have clients apply a very strong numbing cream and relax with it for about 90 minutes, after which they almost always tell me that the treatment does not hurt at all
  • You should stay out of the sun after Fraxel for a solid week, and always be sun conscious (meaning wear sunscreen and a hat if possible!)
  • “Downtime” after Fraxel is just some mild redness similar to that of a sunburn, and lasts about 4-5 days followed by a gentle peel
  • Dr. J offers two versions of this treatment, one is called the Fraxel Eye Strip, where we are treating only the eye area, and another full face treatment
  • The neck or chest can be added on, most typically for wrinkles or sun damage
  • Dr. J places very small eye shields for this procedure so that she can laser all the way up to the lashes, giving you the most complete treatment possible!

Women Crush Wednesday

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.

  • Who: Ann Jayaram, MD
  • What does she do: Eyelid plastic surgeon and founder of ellevateMD, the concierge beauty practice for empowered women
  • Empowerment advice: Surround yourself with women who inspire you and the rest will follow.
  • Favorite beauty services: Quarterly preventative Botox, a subtle lip enhancement, and yearly Fraxel laser to keep glowing 
  • Favorite beauty products: Skinceuticals Phloretin Vitamin C Serum and SkinMedica HA5 hydrator 
  • Skincare Routine: AM: Lancome Creme Radiance cleanser, Skinceuticals Phloretin, SkinMedica HA5, Skinceuticals Physical Fusion Tinted SPF. PM Routine: Lancome Creme Radiance cleanser, Skinceuticals reservatrol, SkinMedica 0.5 retinol on most of my face, SkinMedica 0,25 retinol around my eyelids, and Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Moisturizer
  • General overview of a typical day: Snooze for 15 minutes, 45 minutes treadmill speed walk while watching mindless TV, snob-approved pour over drip coffee, train to work while answering client inquiries, consultations/surgeries/procedures all day, train home while listening to business podcasts, make dinner with my hunky fiancé, grab a drink with a badass girlfriend
  • Favorite fashion of the moment: the double breasted, gold buttoned, chic woman’s blazer (Balmain for the splurge, Veronica Beard for a slight lesser splurge)
  • Favorite hotspot to chat with other #ellevated women: The Neiman Marcus Rotunda in SF for champagne and popovers




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