Nashville Beautician Warns of Acutane DangersMar 25, 2005 | www.vanderbilthustler.com
In an age where concerns about Accutane are widespread, some students are beginning to turn to a series of facials, a potentially safer alternative to treat acne.
Nicole Diamond, a local beautician, said that a six-week treatment plan of facials and related products is safe and extremely effective.
"Far more people are prescribed Accutane than actually need it," Diamond said. "Accutane is an extreme, and it has become a common solution." It is worth mentioning that this remedy has been linked to numerous Accutane side effects since its inception on the market, ranging from light to life-threatening.
Diamond's plan includes glycolic-based facials and the popular M.D. Formulations skin products. Her plan is particularly geared towards acne-prone individuals, but she also has facials for wrinkled and sun-damaged skin.
And Diamond's method has always given results.
"I have seen significant improvement of breakouts every time," says Diamond. Some of Diamond's satisfied customers include Vanderbilt students, who prefer her treatments to Accutane and other therapies.
"My skin has totally turned around since I did the treatment plan. I don't wear makeup in the day anymore!" says senior Amy Elhoff.
Diamond offers other beauty services to her clients, particularly waxing.
"Nicole does the best waxing job of anyone I have ever met," says senior Mollie Mulloy.
Diamond considers her profession more than just a job--to her it is a form of art.
"I see the face as a canvas. I like helping people look and feel the best they can," says Diamond.
Customers of the Look Salon where Diamond performs facials and waxes are satisfied with both service and atmosphere.
"Nicole is not just great at what she does, she's a great person," says Elhoff.
The local beautician has given facials and waxes to celebrities from Nashville to Los Angeles (Diamond recently moved from California). She also sells the popular Bare Escentuals all-natural cosmetics and treatments that are guaranteed not to clog pores.
In addition to her salon services, Diamond models and sings, giving her an inside perspective on beauty services in the entertainment industry.