- Dennis McNabb
Every year there are plenty of aesthetic procedures that aren’t so noticeable, the ones that make us green with envy, the ones that make people look radiant and ageless. And according to Shana LaMarsh, those are the procedures that really represent what the industry is all about. Shana is the CEO and COO of Aesthetic Medicine Physicians & Surgeons here in Lake Oswego, and in her view, it’s not about appearing to be 20 when you’re 50, but about looking like the healthiest, most youthful version of yourself at any age. Their goal is to expose, maintain, and enhance the client’s inherent natural beauty. Such transformations, although noticeable, should be subtle.
Even though aging is inevitable, there are ways of slowing the process, and at Aesthetic Medicine they are extremely adept with all of these methods. There are even some ways to “reverse” aging to some extent, but Shana treads carefully with her clients heading down that path. She is adamant about being completely open, honest, and transparent about every aspect of every procedure, and what the client should expect. Educating her clients and setting realistic expectations for them is an imperative.
Shana has worked tirelessly to ensure that they remain at the cutting edge of the industry (pun intended); that they have all the best equipment, the most highly-trained technicians and doctors, and the ability to offer the widest array of treatment options available in the local market. That said, according to Shana, when anyone in their industry is doing their best work, nobody should notice! It’s ironic, but true. You should look younger, healthier, your skin more vibrant and less wrinkled, but you should not appear “doctored.” It should not be obvious that you had anything done. And therein lies the art!
Aesthetic Medicine Physicians & Surgeons was founded by Dr. Darm 26 years ago. The office actually started out in Lake Owego, but then moved to Tigard for a time and has now returned to their hometown. Shana has worked in the industry (and with Dr. Darm specifically) for over 10 years now and has additional years of experience as a medical assistant and working in oncology. Although she initially worked for Dr. Darm years ago, she returned to AM in her current role in 2019, and she couldn’t be happier to be back!
Although men are welcome, this is a female-centric business and they want to ensure that women feel very comfortable here. The staff are well-trained and highly professional— especially when it comes to understanding the difficulties women face regarding the aging process, and how sensitive they might be about coming in. Youth and beauty are such highly-coveted commodities in our culture, and there is a significant amount of anxiety over maintaining both. Simultaneously, many women have little to no support.
This is a locally owned and operated patient-driven business, where the team truly cares about their customers, as well as the community at large. Here at Aesthetic Medicine, Shana and her team have carefully fostered a positive, collaborative, and supportive environment; one where anyone can feel comfortable and no judgments will ever be made. Treat yourself to the most relaxing, rejuvenating, and age-defying experience of your life! Call Aesthetic Medicine and make an appointment today!
Aesthetic Medicine Physicians & Surgeons is located at 4800 Meadows Road, just off Kruse Way in Lake Oswego. Call 503-907-9401 or visit drdarm.com for more information, or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @AestheticMedicineLakeOswego.