With her spunky vibrant demeanor, Sam makes each and every patient who sits down in her treatment chair feel special. A Lake Oswego native, Sam has gained a reputable following from the local community. Passionate about health, fitness, and encouraging patients to be the best version of themselves, Sam plays a key part in our Lake Oswego family. Scroll down to learn more about Sam.
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Portland and raised in Lake Oswego. I’ve been here all my life!
Why do you love the community of Lake Oswego?
Lake Oswego has always been such a tight-knit community that is super family oriented. I’ve felt really supported through the schools I’ve attended on my dance team, and the business community. There are so many small businesses here and they work together to build each other up.
Where did you attend college and what is your degree?
I went to Oregon State and I was in their honors college. I originally was a microbiology major but switched to nutrition which is something I really enjoyed. My minor was in Psychology.
What was your introduction to aesthetics?
I first thought I wanted to get Into Dermatology or even Plastic surgery. After college, I worked at a doctor’s office, got to know the nurses, and decided to go to nursing school. While I was there, I started to think about what nursing path I would take after and vividly remember googling online and coming across Skin by Lovely. I remember the moment when I saw the website and my mom was right behind me and I said, “This is exactly where I want to work one day!” Once the Lake Oswego clinic opened, I came in as a patient and got my foot in the door. From the moment I walked in, I always felt so welcome and loved the relationships I made with the providers and aesthetic consultants.
What do you hope patients can take away from their treatments with you?
My biggest goal is always to enhance patients’ favorite features and help
refresh the areas of concern. I want my patients to leave feeling so confident in their own skin. I want to complement their natural beauty. It is a super vulnerable opportunity to be in the room with a patient when they are opening up about their insecurities, but I have learned that when you are in a safe space you watch people grow in so many other aspects of their life and it is amazing to see.
How would you describe your patient care style?
Energetic, reassuring, driven, and honest. I care deeply about my patients and always want to put them first. I value open communication and bringing forth positive energy.
What is your favorite skincare product we offer and why?
I love Alastin Restorative Complex! It is truly your all in one and I love the way it feels. It helps plump up those cells and gives you protection throughout the day. My other favorite is Instant bright eye. It has really taken care of my dark circles.
What is your favorite part of working at Skin by Lovely?
The people I get to work with every single day! I love my coworkers and I love interacting with patients. We get to help people feel better about themselves and the relationships you form in the room are unparallel to any other job I have had. I love that our job as injectors is the perfect blend of science and art which are two things that I love.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I would like to grow at Skin by Lovely and take on more responsibility in the company. I love to do training and I am an instructor at Star Cycle as well so helping others through educating is something I am passionate about.
Pick one Kybella, Botox, or filler?
Botox! It is the gateway to all other treatments and is also such a good way to dip your toes into aesthetics if you are a first timer to injectables. Botox makes people feel better about themselves. It is clinically proven to elevate your mood. You are not physically able to frown, and it’s clinically proven to elevate your mood. Not to mention it makes your skin GLOW! You must try it.
What is your favorite product to inject?
I love the Resilient line of fillers. There is one for every area you need, they look super natural, and they are smooth to inject. There is so many great products and I choose a product based on each patient’s unique anatomy and aesthetic goals.
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About Skin by Lovely
Skin by Lovely, the number one Botox® clinic in Oregon, specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics, and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR, Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and the Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.
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