The Best Spa Treatments in Woodbury, Maplewood, and Apple Valley by Expert Aestheticians
Melissa has been in the Aesthetic industry for more than 15 years she has been an Aesthetic Injection Specialist for over 10 years. She is educated in facial anatomy which is essential for providing the best and safest procedures. She has advanced training in injecting neuromodulators (Botox, Xeomin and Jeuveau) and dermal fillers (Radiesse, Belotero Balance, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Plus XC, Voluma XC, and Versa.) Melissa is also a certified Laser Technician, and a licensed Aesthetician with education and training focused mainly on the medical side of the field. Melissa is passionate about staying on top of the latest trainings, education, and developments in this constantly growing field. As the manager of Rejuvenation, she takes pride in offering the most effective procedures and products to our clients and keeping our Spa at the forefront of the industry.
She says, "My favorite part of working in this industry is getting to know my patients and working with them to achieve their specific beauty goals. There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone feel beautiful in their own skin!"
Cortney Ziegler, RN
Cortney is an Aesthetic Nurse Injector who specializes in a number of different medically-based treatments including injections, body contouring, vaginal rejuvenation, and our medical weight loss programs. As a nurse, Cortney loves the way the whole team has been encouraged to develop a special relationship with each woman who comes to Minnesota Women's Care – an expression of our foundation that puts our patients and their needs first. She says, "I love it that we can get to know our patients. It allows women to share their most intimate concerns, even the needs that others might consider to be aesthetic in nature. As a nurse, it's incredibly rewarding to be able to offer solutions, solve problems, and to make every woman's life a little better."
Emily is a licensed AP Esthetician and certified Laser Technician. She is passionate about making women feel confident in their own skin. She says, "I'm truly blessed to meet and engage with women from all walks of life. I have a true sense of understanding for my clients and what they may be experiencing. After struggling through my own issues with skin problems and unwanted hair, I can relate. I am so pleased to be able to offer a solution. Working in such a woman-empowering environment is very rewarding. "
Kayleen took an indirect route to the work she now does. Once she completed her business degree, she decided it wasn't the life for her. She went back to school to study to be an aesthetician – the perfect job for her. She says, "I love that this industry is constantly changing and becoming better! It just means there is always something new to learn and apply. I love working with women and helping them achieve their goals. My degree encompasses women's studies so being in an environment that's so empowering to women is really important to me. It's what I love about Minnesota Women's Care."
Our Executive & Medical Director
Dr. Melvin Ashford
Executive & Medical Director
Dr. Ashford has dedicated his career to women's health. He is a very respected and well-known Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon in the Twin Cities. He was one of the first physicians in the nation to be board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology). Dr. Ashford is known in the Twin Cities as a skilled pelvic surgeon and has proven experience helping women with the worst pelvic floor disorders.
As a physician, he says he has three important rules to live by with his patients' concerns: "Listen. Listen. And Listen." By listening, he became keenly aware of a number of patient concerns that were being overlooked and under-treated – conditions like enlarged labia, lack of sensation with intercourse, pain with intercourse, darkening vulva-vaginal tissues and more. Even though these conditions had a significant impact on a woman's quality and enjoyment of life, the women had often been told to "just live with it”, “that’s normal”, or “that happens with age”. He was determined to provide answers and help women address their concerns.
From listening Dr. Ashford realized that not only medical concerns, but cosmetic concerns could also have a negative impact on women’s' self-esteem and quality of life. Dr. Ashford sought out experts in the world on cosmetic gynecology and aesthetic medicine. He recognized that to be the best he had to learn from the best. Over the years he has worked with doctors in Italy, Austria, London, Scotland, and the US all to bring the best cosmetic gynecology and aesthetic services to his patients and to provide an answer for what he was hearing from them.
His training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Gynecology combined with a keen aesthetic eye results in raving accolades from his patients. The Foundational Mission at Minnesota Women's Care is to provide the care that women need and want – and to deliver that care professionally and without judgement. Aesthetic concerns are just as powerful and important as physical concerns as far as impact on quality of life. From this understanding, the Spa at Minnesota Women's Care was born.