Michelle Nunez, LE, Joins Optima Dermatology’s Bedford, NH Practice

August 2023

Michelle Delivers Expert Esthetics Services to Optima Dermatology’s Bedford, NH Practice

Licensed Esthetician, Michelle Nunez, has joined the Optima Dermatology Bedford, NH practice bringing more than 10 years of esthetics experience.

Michelle has been providing esthetics care to patients in the New England region since 2010, and is a certified laser technician through the National Laser Institute. Additionally, she has advanced training in BroadBand Light® (BBL), microneedling, Diamond Glow®, chemical peel treatments and more.

Michelle is a Master Esthetician who graduated from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics as an Esthetician and Skin Care specialist. During her time there, she completed 1,200 hours of education and training. 

Providing the High Level of Care Patients Expect and Deserve

Michelle is committing to building great relationships with her patients, an approach that is aligned with Optima Dermatology’s mission to treat every patient the way we would want our friends and family to be treated. Michelle takes a unique “panfacial” treatment approach with her patients in which she considers the entire face into consideration and what aging aspects are causing the specific area of concern. 

We recently had the opportunity to learn more about Michelle, her approach, and the path that led her to pursue a career as a licensed esthetician.

How and when did you know you wanted to be an Esthetician? Were you always interested in the industry, and what was your path to get where you are now?

I grew up dreaming of what to be when I was older. It ranged from teaching young girls to dance ballet to working with animals. It wasn’t until I began struggling with acne, that I developed an interest in the skincare industry. Struggling with this affected my self confidence. Upon discovering Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, I was intrigued enough to enroll immediately. 

After graduating from Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, I was fascinated to learn there are so many options in the esthetic world. I decided to pursue the medical part of our industry and enrolled at Catherine Hinds School of Esthetics. I graduated from Catherine Hinds with the most esthetic training offered nationwide. My passion for medical esthetics is part of who I am. I am so happy to be a part of a growing, supportive community. 

What is your number one tip when it comes to taking care of your skin?

Many people don’t know you should be reapplying your sunblock about every 2 hours. I recommend keeping a sunblock, such as EltaMD UV stick spf 50+, with you to always be able to reapply. A stick comes in handy while on the go, walking, driving and great for the whole family to easily use. 

What do you enjoy most about treating your aesthetic patients and what is unique about your approach?

I enjoy helping others feel their best. It is an honor to have patients come in and trust in me to help with their skincare goals. My approach to aesthetics is unique because my passion and drive in the aesthetic industry continues to grow with each patient I meet. I pride myself to cultivate a trusting relationship, while skillfully tailoring a treatment to provide optimal results. 

For someone who is interested in, but new to medical aesthetic treatments, how do you recommend they get started?

If you’re not sure where to begin in medical aesthetic treatments, scheduling a consultation to get a professional assessment of your skin is a great way to get started. Having a professional assessment of your skin can help determine what skincare and treatments are best for you. There are a lot of options available now over the counter and online, it is important to know what is going to give you the result you are looking for and how to safely reach your skincare goal. We carry only high quality medical grade skin care lines, along with the most innovative devices on the market to ensure your skin care goals are satisfied. 

Which patients would you recommend a Chemical Peels treatment for? What kind of results can patients expect to see?

Chemical peels are great for brightening the skin and treating hyperpigmentation, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing texture, acne and acne scarring.There are superficial chemical peels that have little to no downtime and can be included with a facial to give the skin a boost and help to instantly give a beautiful glow. During the fall and winter, I do treat a lot of patients with medium depth peels. These expedite your exfoliation process and slough off the upper layers of skin to reveal a healthier, brighter complexion. Oftentimes, these are recommended in a series spaced out a month apart for optimal results. 

If there is one thing you want your patients to know about you, what would it be?

I love my job! Getting to make others feel more confident in their skin, brings me so much joy. It is so rewarding to be able to help people in such a personal way. Being able to connect on such a deep level with patients is the most incredible feeling. 

What do you like to do when you are not in the office?

When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two children, and pets. When our dog, cats and chickens aren’t keeping us busy, we love spending time by the ocean, lake or our pool. I also enjoy spending time with friends, reading and gardening. 

What to Expect From Dermatology Care From Michelle and Her Team

If you’re seeking esthetic services, Michelle and her team at the Optima Dermatology Bedford, NH practice offer a wide range of services and have advanced training and experience to ensure the highest quality of care. 

View a complete list of our services, and come in for a visit to learn more about our approach to patient care.Michelle is accepting new patients at our Bedford, NH, location, serving the Greater Manchester area. Give us a call at (603) 942-2003 to schedule an appointment today!