Getting to Know
Carol Anderson, BCRN, CANS, Owner
Nouveau, A Medspa
Outstanding Skincare, Services and Products for Women, Men and Teens
If the key ingredients for a successful business includes outstanding products, excellent, customized services, all provided by an experienced staff of professionals with an abundance of enthusiasm, then the Kirkwood-based Nouveau, A Boutique Medspa is poised for an exciting future as word of mouth spreads the news of their amazing plethora of beauty and relaxation services.
Headed by the bright and lovely owner, Carol Anderson, BCRN, CANS the business opened its doors in Kirkwood in October, 2016. The transition of Carol from being a Quality Management RN working for SSM Health to becoming a nurse for a plastic surgeon for 12 years to operating her own business has been challenging but enjoyable. “I was able to learn a great deal during those years and appreciate the opportunities I’ve had. Working with the plastic surgeon gave me valuable insight and knowledge, as well as satisfying for my love of science and creativity.
Carol’s credentials are impressive. She is a Board Certified Esthetic Nurse, the first nurse in Missouri to achieve this certification and a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Other members of Nouveau team include Lauren Niewoehner, Licensed Esthetician, Advanced Skin Care Specialist, and Beth Schrieber, spa coordinator, “At Nouveau, we practice Regenerative Skin Care meaning we use tools and techniques which encourage the body to regenerate and restore itself as a primary source of enhancement. Many people desire a natural youthful radiant look. We embrace aging and the relationship we have with our/your skin to help our clients achieve that youthful radiant look.”
About Nouveau’s Services
“When you make your first consultative appointment at Nouveau, a Registered Nurse and Licensed Esthetician will consult with you about the condition of your skin, make recommendations, give you options, and build a plan of care involving our team, and most importantly, you.”
Salt Glo Hydrotherapy – A Slice of Heaven!
Salt Glo – Face and Body Exfoliation and Rejuvenation Treatment gets the glow from head to toe! “This full-body exfoliation combines Himalayan pink salts, or Dead Sea salts with essential oils and herbal aromatherapy.
“After this invigorating cleanse, your treatment is finished with a gentle relaxing rain shower and you are left with silky smooth skin and a slice of heaven.”
Neuromodulators Botox and Dysport
“Neuromodulators Botox and Dysport are the single most common cosmetic treatment in the world. Neuromodulators reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles made by facial expressions.”
“Facial fillers are injected to smooth lines, create volume, generate lift, and contour the face. Fillers we offer are: Radiesse,Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Voluma XC, Volbella, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Silk.”
“Bio stimulators are an injectable substance which stimulates your body to produce collagen and elastin to repair and regenerate its own tissues. Sculptra Aesthetic (Poly-L Lactic Acid) is the Bio-Stimulator we currently use, requiring a series of treatments, allowing time for the process of regeneration.”
Photo-rejuvenation for the Face and the Body
“Photo-rejuvenation for the face and the body – Forever Young Photo-rejuvenation, Broad Band Light (BBL) is non-invasive, and utilized to manage both red and brown pigmentation. Treatments include BBL and Skin Tyte. This treatment turns the aging clock back. You can look Forever Young!”
About Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
“PRP is a natural product derived from your own body. Platelets are a component of blood that helps repair, heal, and grow new cells. When injected into specific areas of the skin, platelets trigger a ‘cascade of healing,’ which includes eight different growth factors and various cytokines that stimulate collagen, healing, and growth of new tissue. PRP has a long history of being used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery, and now the benefits of PRP are being applied to other fields of medicine such as dermatology, skin wound healing, and cosmetic facial rejuvenation.”
How does PRP work?
“During treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from the client’s arm. It is placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a highly specialized centrifuge to separate the blood’s different components. What remains is plasma (a clear yellow to light red fluid) containing a concentrated number of platelets. The PRP is either injected at very specific locations of the face for regeneration of deep tissue or applied topically following a microneedling procedure for correction of more superficial dermal layers. The goal of PRP facial rejuvenation therapy is to achieve improved skin tone and texture, tightening, smoothing of acne scarring, softening of fine lines, reversal of volume loss, and reduction of large pores. Results begin to show three-four weeks after the treatment session, and continue to improve with time.”
Infini – Fractionated Radiofrequency
“Infini – Fractionated Radiofrequency is the most current technology and most consistent modality for tightening and lifting, utilized on the face, neck, decollete, and other body parts. Infini is also highly effective in the treatment of acne scarring. Infini is recommended with PRP.
“MixeoNeedling for the face and body is used to penetrate the layers of skin with extremely fine needle points to the deep layers of the dermis. PRP and serums with vitamins and peptides are applied to the surface for refinement. It can be applied to face, neck, decollete, arms, legs, and abs with minimal downtime.”
Laser Hair Removal
“This treatment is a permanent reduction in hair on many body parts, including face, underarm, arms, legs, back, and bikini. This advanced technology allows us to safely treat many skin types.
Acne Treatments range from non-invasive to invasive for active acne and acne scarring. Our Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist will evaluate your condition, and recommend a protocol unique to your symptoms.”
“Research and innovation are the core of the SkinCeuticals’ mission, and their dedication to science has established the brand as a leader of advanced skincare. The company’s founding was the direct result of a revolutionary discovery that set the standard for antioxidant formulation. Skinceuticals continues to pioneer products that will optimize the health and beauty of skin.”
Advanced Skincare Backed By Science
“INNOVATIVE SKINCARE® is a scientifically advanced luxury skincare company that bridges the gap between science and beauty. INNOVATIVE SKINCARE® is dedicated to producing highly effective, clinically-validated skincare products that deliver dramatic physiological improvements to the skin.”
About the True Value of a Facial
“Our faces are affected by so many elements daily – from environmental stressors to hereditary skin issues to lifestyle – that they require a great deal of our attention. No matter who you are, we all want youthful, healthy skin for years to come, right? But in order to get that skin, we have to put in the work.”
Beyond diet, fitness, and sleep, your next savior is the facial.
“At-home facials are great for cleansing, and hydrating, but lack the control of a professional facial – ingredients, knowledge of how to apply, and how long to apply. Key facial steps like extractions, massage and peels are those processes that lead to more long-term results.
“We live in a world of pollution and we touch our faces too often distributing oils, contaminants, and bacteria. Our pores get clogged and need help with deep cleansing. Extractions help kick these contaminants to the curb. Doing them yourself can break the skin and leave scars, but the professionals get the deepest of grime out in a non-abrasive manner, giving you an overall healthier epidermis. Think less puffiness, fewer breakouts, and clean skin.
“Massage is important for increasing circulation which helps the skin heal itself as well as keeping skin taut and an outward glow. It also promotes collagen production, which smooths out fine lines and decreases the likelihood of sagging. Massage also promotes lymphatic drainage that moves toxins and fluids away.
“Last but not least, there is exfoliation and the peel process that banishes old dead skin cells and allows for higher turnover of cells and that youthful glow. Spa facials include a much more effective exfoliation process and rids the face of everything the daily wash cannot. Combined, these processes lead to new skin cell growth and allow products to penetrate the skin, improving hydration retention.
“All steps combined offer a deeper clean, heightened hydration, tighter pores, less puffiness and fewer breakouts. The texture of your skin and the evenness of your complexion all improves for decades if you treat the rest of your body right.”
Forever Young Broad Band Light (FYBBL) Is Clinically Proven To Reverse Aging
– With No Downtime
Everyone wants to look Forever Young…and Now Everyone can!
What is Forever Young Broad Band Light (FYBBL)?
“FYBBL is a cutting edge new skin treatment utilizing pulsed light. The protocol was developed by Patrick Bitter, Jr., dermatologist, who is considered the world’s topmost authority on IPL/BBL treatments. FYBBL will help eliminate brown spots, redness, enlarged pores wrinkles, etc. It also increases your skin’s reflectivity of light which produces a much more youthful appearance or – the glow. The best feature is no downtime.”
What makes FYBBL so special?
“In a study conducted at Stanford University by Patrick Bitter, FYBBL was shown to literally cause genes to express themselves younger. We are now talking about not just slowing down the signs of aging, but actually reversing it. An independent panel of 400 people was asked to guess the ages of 15 test subjects who had gone through the FYBBL study. The panel guessed the subjects to be 11 years younger than they actually were. It’s the first study to conclusively prove age reversal”!
Who is qualified to perform FYBBL?
“Once I learned about FYBBL, I attended lectures and one-on-one training with Dr. Bitter. What better source of learning than from the doctor who developed the protocol and performed the study? FYBBL utilizes the Sciton BBL/S System to deliver a variety of wavelengths of light, pulse widths, and deep tissue tightening. Only the Sciton system can deliver FYBBL. FYBBL delivers some of the most amazing results I have seen over the 10 years I have been in aesthetic medicine.”
About Carol Anderson
Carol has three children, six grandchildren lives in Chesterfield and enjoys outdoor activities. She is a triathlete and is a sailboat “crew member.”
Her decision to locate her business in Kirkwood has worked out well, both personally and professionally. “I looked at the demographics and also looked the community. I grew up in a small town and Kirkwood always had that appeal to me – it’s a small town in the big city and it retains that strong sense of community.”
She has become known for loyal clients, who she refers to as friends and family. And loyal they are, coming to Kirkwood from throughout the St Louis Metro area as well as nationally.
Carol is looking forward to meeting all Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce members. To make an appointment or for additional information, please check their webpage at nouveaumedspa.com, or call 314.394.3314, or drop by their beautiful facility at 320 S Kirkwood Road, Suite 104.