By: Megan Ford
An effective skin routine goes deeper than moisturizing after your nightly makeup removal, albeit it’s a good start. Elevate Wellness & Aesthetics, a Norman Med Spa provides advanced skincare in Norman that creates lasting improvements to the skin rather than only focusing on the surface-level upkeep. The services provided include aesthetic injectables, laser skin treatments, hormone therapy, IV and injectable vitamin therapy, HydraFacials, and micro-needling.
A Focus on Self-Care in Norman, Oklahoma
Ashley Willeford, the Norman Med Spa owner, always knew she wanted to work in women’s health. She began her career as a labor and delivery nurse before nurse practitioner school and then worked at a well-known OB-GYN practice. After having four kids, Willeford realized she wanted to own her own business to allow flexibility with her work schedule and personal life. A touching moment occurred when her daughter asked if she could attend her fourth-grade field trip, but Willeford didn’t have enough notice to request off work. The realization that it was the last year she could participate in field trips inspired the change in her career path. Willeford knew many other mothers were balancing their careers and motherhood and desperately needed to incorporate self-care into their lives.
“As women, we take care of everyone around us first, and self-care always comes last,” Willeford says. “I wanted a place for people to be able to come in and focus on themselves first.” Allowing women to focus on their well-being truly inspired Ashley to start the Norman Med Spa, but their services aren’t limited only to women; they see both male and female clients from the ages of 10 to 90.
Willeford says “Whenever you can feel your best, whether that be mentally or physically, you feel confident. If you look in the mirror and know that you can improve your best qualities and boost your confidence and overall well-being, why wouldn’t you?”
Norman Med Spa Treatments and Philosophy
The biggest accomplishment of opening the Norman Med Spa, Willeford believes, is the relationships that they have built with the people who come in, adding that “75% of the people that walk through our door end up being lifelong friends, so that has been such a huge value since opening.” Willeford goes on to say, “The relationships we’ve built, not only with the team internally but with the clients who come in, is like a family unit. My goal is for everyone that walks into the facility to feel welcomed and immediately know they’ll be cared for by highly trained staff on a personal level, not just transactional.”
Willeford ensures that they are very conservative with treatments to alleviate the hesitations of someone anxious to make an appointment. “We never want to change the way anyone looks but rather enhance natural beauty or help improve something that subconsciously bothers them,” she says.
Willeford has been blown away by how quickly things have grown in their first three years. She would love to continue to grow and better serve the community and metro. There are no definitive answers about where the company will go, she feels confident that big things are in store.