10 Questions with Dr. Liz Elliott ND LAC
Skin by Lovely Oregon Injection Specialist Dr. Liz Elliott ND LAC is a catch.
A Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist and accomplished cosmetic injector— Dr. Liz brings a world of medical knowledge to the Skin by Lovely clinical team. She is passionate about Women’s Health, body confidence and positivity, and patient education.
When she’s not consulting with patients, you can find her rock climbing, running, or spending time with her niece.
Keep scrolling to find out more about Skin by Lovely’s expert Injection Specialist in 10 Questions with Skin by Lovely’s Dr. Liz Elliott.
1. What brought you to Skin by Lovely Oregon?
I had my first aesthetic experience (as a patient) here and was so strongly affected by how unique the practice was and how great I felt even prior to any actual treatment— I vowed to join the Skin by Lovely team then and there! I took the leap from primary care medicine to aesthetics and could not be happier with my decision.
2. What is your favorite part of your workday?
There are so many parts of my day that are favorites— mostly involving my love for my team and love for the interactions I have with patients. One of many favorite moments would be when I walk in the door in the morning and have a chance to listen to our staff on the phone interacting with patients— I get a huge sense of comfort and pride listening to their professionalism, kindness, sincerity, knowledge, and eagerness to help. You don’t find that level of service in very many places!!
3. How does your experience as Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist influence your treatment approach as an Injection Specialist?
This is a great question and one that I get a lot. My answer is that in my 16 years of experience, I’ve come to believe that medicine comes in many forms, and that my work at Skin by Lovely really does have the opportunity to affect people on a very deep level. It’s not all about what we’re doing, but how we’re doing it and the intent behind it.
Secondly, I can say without a doubt that after years of sitting with patients reviewing their supplements or skincare product regimen— please please please don’t buy everything off the shelves that you kinda sorta think might be good for you! Find providers who can educate and guide your decision making. Be willing to spend the money on the ONE THING that will have the best result for you vs. 20 things that won’t do much of anything. Quality over quantity.
You will save so much money in the long run and will have actual RESULTS!
4. What would you personally look for in an injector?
I look first for general attitude and approach followed by experience and technique. I would never want someone sticking needles in my face, no matter how experienced or knowledgeable, that approaches my visit with the attitude that my face is a problem and needs to be corrected immediately, reinforcing negative body image issues.
Aesthetics should be fun and empowering. I feel very strongly about that.
As for experience, the reason that I joined the Skin by Lovely team was because instead of being ‘jacks of all trades’ and dabbling in numerous aesthetic treatments, we are experts at the very few tried and true things we do. So, basically the only people ever touching my face are my own team— who I trust 100% as the best of the best.
5. Do you have a favorite product to inject?
I really love the trifecta of Juvederm Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella. They are three fillers of different thicknesses made to work together to treat the complete face from cheeks to lower face to lips.
I love it when patients choose to treat multiple areas with this combo; it’s so pretty, and I love the subtle and classy look of Volbella in lips.
6. When you’re not at Skin by Lovely, how do you like to spend your time?
Oh gosh, life is so full!
Currently, I am quite often surrounded by little people- 16, 7, 5.
I also am a huge advocate of mindfulness and quiet time, so I spend a little time every single day “pressing the reset button” which means sitting like a quiet lump on my porch for at least 10 uninterrupted morning coffee minutes to remind my brain and body that life can be slow and easy and peaceful.
I also run. A lot.
7. Which 3 adjectives describe you best?
Approachable, knowledgeable, warm and funny (yeah, that’s 4 😊.)
8. What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
One secret thing about me these days is that I am a huge closet nerd and am obsessed with neurochemistry. I could talk for hours and hours and hours about the brain and its chemicals, how the two brain states of fight or flight vs. rest and digest states can influence every single part of our lives— including our moods, sense of happiness, hormones, and overall health.
9. What do you find most inspiring?
Nature, “no plans!!” slow down time, learning new things, making jokes with little kids, flying in little airplanes, international travel, storytelling, and jokes- did I already say jokes?
10. What advice would you give your younger self?
- Start now. Forgive yourself and everyone else you can. Holding onto that stuff will weigh you down and distract from the beautiful things that are all around if you pay attention.
- A good friend of mine says “if it’s not yours, don’t pick it up!!” meaning- don’t try to make other people business your business, yours to fix or yours to stress over.
- Everyone has their path and it’s not your job to judge or try to manipulate that.
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