When Semona Amaral RN joined Skin by Lovely’s team she didn’t just bring her years of cosmetic injectable experience, she also brought her wit, drive, and sunny disposition.
A joy to be around, Semona loves connecting with her patients and delivering natural-looking, beautiful results that restore confidence. Semona specializes in dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers, and skin rejuvenation services out of Skin by Lovely’s Lake Oswego location.
Get to know more about Lake Oswego’s Injection Specialist, Semona, in the following 10 Questions with Semona Amaral RN >
1. How long have you been a cosmetic injector?
I began injecting in 2015 and am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with, and alongside, a variety of practitioners.
This unique experience has taught me the value of client-centered care and diversity of techniques to provide the most personable, thorough, and results-driven care plans and results for my patients.
2. What is your favorite thing about your work day as an Injection Specialist at Skin by Lovely?
There is not a day that passes that I don’t feel inspired by the artistry of our field and the team I work with.
I love being able to connect with my patients on a very personal level and helping them feel like the best version of themselves. It’s truly a gift that I’ll never grow tired of.
3. Are you originally from Lake Oswego? If not, where did you grow up?
I was born in San Jose, California but grew up in the small town of Sisters, Oregon.
Growing up in Central Oregon instilled an appreciation for community and nature, inspired my curious spirit, and definitely sparked my craving to travel and explore.
4. Any advice for a first-time dermal filler and/or wrinkle relaxer patient?
I know the world of aesthetics can be overwhelming and scary. It is our face we are entrusting, after all! So I feel it’s imperative for first-timers, “ol-timers”, and “anytimers” to choose a practitioner they really trust.
Nervousness is normal but I always tell my clientele that their level of excitement should outweigh their nervousness and/or uncertainty.
If anyone ever makes you feel pressured or uneasy, take the time to find the person you connect with, who listens to you, who makes you feel safe, and who has your best interest at heart. Go with your gut.
5. Do you have a favorite product to inject?
Restylane® has been my work horse for years, both for its versatility and cost effectiveness.
6. What is the one skincare product you can’t live without and wish all of your patients would buy?
TNS Essential Serum® is a bottle of all the things.
It contains growth factors, antioxidants, a skin brightener, hyaluronic acid, and more.
It helps with fine line reduction, increased hydration, improved skin texture and tone….
it’s pure magic. ✨
7. What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy exploring, whether it be to new hot spots here at home in Lake Oswego or taking off for wild adventures across the country.
When I’m in homebody mode I love to read, paint, and try out new recipes.
8. Looking back, what are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of my capacity to follow my heart and make fearless decisions, in both my personal life and career.
It’s in those moments and decisions that I’ve discovered my potential, learned humility, and grown in my gratefulness for simple blessings.
9. What’s one thing on your bucket list?
I am my most happy under blues skies, in clear waters, and with my toes in the sand so I’d love to get certified in diving and travel the world for the next great dive.
10. What is your favorite quote?
Life is not about waiting for the storm to be over.
Life is about learning to dance in the rain.
About Skin by Lovely™
Skin by Lovely, the number one Botox® clinic in Oregon, specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR, Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and the Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.
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