Amanda Allery is our new aesthetician here at Alamo Heights Dermatology. We invite you to read more about our knowledgeable yet humble new family member. She’ll explain why everyone can benefit from seeing an aesthetician and what this Star Wars die-hard does for fun!
What was the inspiration behind your becoming an aesthetician?
Amanda: I always knew I wanted a career in the beauty industry. I toured a cosmetology school with the intent of becoming a hairstylist. While there, I fell in love with the world of aesthetics. I never knew how fascinated I was with skincare and skin health. 10 years later, I’m still excited to come to work every day. The continuous advancements in skin care technology keep this job interesting and challenging. This, along with the ability to help others look and feel their best, is what makes my job so rewarding.
What would surprise most people to know that is a part of your job?
Amanda: What I think may surprise people is that a huge part of our job is skin analysis and thorough consultations. This is so important! As medical aestheticians, we tend to perform more advanced treatments that require safety to be our top priority. The number of factors we have to consider would surprise most. Everyone’s skin and lifestyle are unique to them, and what may work great for others may not be the best treatment for you.
What career highlight are you most proud of?
Amanda: I am a very humble person; it’s hard for me to think of any one moment in particular. I would say I am very grateful for everything this career has provided me. Three years ago, I left Minneapolis and moved to San Antonio to start a new chapter of my life. Being able to grow still and thrive as an aesthetician through all that is not something I take for granted.
If you could have a favorite procedure, which one would you choose?
Amanda: My favorite treatment would be Microneedling with PRP. It is safe for almost all skin types, and the multiple concerns it can address are what make it an excellent choice for treatment. The results received compared to the downtime are unmatched.
What is the best thing about working at Alamo Heights Dermatology?
Amanda: Working here at Alamo Heights Dermatology has been absolutely wonderful. The doctors and staff have been so welcoming, and the patients are so appreciative. I am so excited to be a part of this community.
Name your top 3 products you can’t live without.
Amanda: A gentle skin cleanser, retinol for prevention of breakouts, dark spots, and fine lines, and of course, sunscreen for maintaining the overall health of my skin!
Under what circumstances could someone benefit from seeing an aesthetician? Is there a suggested frequency, or just as needed?
Amanda: Absolutely everyone can benefit from visiting an esthetician. Whether you are looking to correct an issue such as acne, scarring, pigmentation, and fine lines or just maintaining and preventing signs of aging. We offer a wide range of treatments for every skin type and condition. The frequency can range from weekly, monthly, or even just a few times a year, depending on the treatment plan and your skincare goals. This will be determined during your consultation with your aesthetician.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Amanda: Video games and Star Wars, I am such a nerd! If there is a comic convention in town, you will definitely find me there!
Schedule your consultation with Amanda today! Call us at (210) 255-8447 or submit an appointment request online.