IPHA NEWS is proud to kick off our spring 2022 feature spotlight series on female role models in our community. Welcome January Howard, owner of MedSpa 101. Her business is coaching medical professionals who are new to aesthetics- looking for financial freedom. January found her passion with coaching professionals find their next interest in the world of aesthetics. She is among a set of remarkable women chosen as part of the EMPOWERMENT SERIES by our panel of public advocates for their leadership in their respective careers or fields of study, while others have been chosen for social or technical achievements that can inspire us all.
We are at a great age when we can access inspirations to explore and evolve in a better direction. You can learn just about anything on YouTube. Nowadays, you can become an expert at just about anything. Finding those kinds of resources and just being inspired to question life and find better ways in life-- and when you surround yourself with innovators, you too can take note and chose to look for the positive. And by doing so I did just that I became an expert in the medical aesthetic field! A mentor of mine taught me that 'you don't sell your product, you sell the solution... your product solves". So it's whether it's pain, whether it's anti-aging, whether it's just straight vanity and/or it's the newer cooler best thing. I enjoy being healthy and happy, so I choose to inspire others to find their own healthier, happier ways as well by teaching medical professionals how to implement medical aesthetics in their current practices. Aesthetics clients are typically healthier, happier, and cash paying clients, which elevates the mood of the entire practice!
On the Aesthetics Business
I won't take all the credit for a successful business. There's Tony Robbins, which was my catalyst, and then there is Jeff Henderson, which is a direct mentor of mine. He was actually the CMO of Chick-fil-A. He teaches very similarly to likes of John C. Maxwell and Napoleon Hill, A major lesson I learned from Jeff is that "you must become a raving fan of your clients, in order for then to become a raving fan of you... and that's the goal is our clients be our raving fans!". I choose to surround myself with like-minded, grounded individuals who strive to evolve into the best versions of themselves! When I am not teaching Drs aesthetics over the weekend. I serve at my non-denominational church by teaching 4 year olds in Sunday School, I get by giving and am grateful for the teachings and support I get for free every Sunday I attend.
I love what we do. Even though our line of work can be the more on the vane side, we do help people look and feel better about them selves. We help people with scars, hyperpigmentation and hair loss, we help soften fine line and wrinkles, which improves overall texture. This truly helps people build their self-esteem. It's not just for the socialites that want to look amazing-- aesthetics is also for someone scarred from a fall, or that's had a bad bicycle accident and her lip has been scarred and we help bring their face a back to symmetry. And for that child that was acne ridden or a beautiful woman that's full of acne scars - we can smooth her face out. I did it. We worked on an accountant that works with us and we had done six treatments-- acne takes a while (some take several couple years). I had not physically seen a difference and I asked her thoughts, after a while, she tears up and she said, "oh my God, I can smile without it hurting... I can move my face now, like a normal person.". We literally worked on her to address a major piece of scar tissue. So this part of her face used to hurt when she smiled. Stories like this make it a beautiful space to work in. Also, there's a lot in PRP for wound care including diabetics, treatments that actually save limbs, and restore burns to the natural color and texture! Not to mention scar revision for the many women who have decided to explant do to Breast Implant Illness as well as Cancer related surgeries.