Before moving to Houston, Melissa Gibbens (also known as Missi) grew up in small East Texas farm town. She was not always a “glamor girl” and transformed through a process of education and first hand experience. ”
Melissa earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Health and Wellness Promotion and a teaching certificate in secondary education. She also became a registered nurse. But it was her leap into pageants that steered her into the “beauty business.”
“I was far from a typical pageant girl and can relate to Sandra Bullock’s character in the movie Miss Congeniality,” she adds. Yet the “getting ready” part of pageants taught her about physical preparedness, diet and exercise, skin care, hair and makeup — and she was soon in the best shape of her life. She competed in the Miss America system (which includes a talent competition) and went on to compete in the Miss Texas America pageant.
It wasn’t “being on stage” that led Melissa into her career as a beauty expert. Rather, she was inspired by the transformational self-improvement steps that anyone can make. “What I realized is that we all are a work in progress,” she says. She segued into aesthetics as a promotional assistant for Estee Lauder. She sold skincare products and chemical peels for La Roche Posay/Biomedic and was recruited to Merz Aesthetics selling dermal fillers.
Interested in the medical aspects of cosmetic rejuvenation, Melissa pursued her nursing degree and developed a passion for the art and science of injecting. She became an industry expert and over the last eight years has trained many physicians and nurses in a variety of injectable procedures. These doctors span the greater Houston area, including Katy.
Melissa specializes in helping her patients look their best. As a certified teacher, the “teaching’ part of patient care comes naturally. The goal is a friendly, informative consultation that yields a refreshed, rested, and more youthful appearance. Her services include dermal fillers, Botox and Xeomin, chemical peels, dermaplaning, Clear and Brilliant Laser, IPL, skincare, sun care, Mineral makeup, Clarisonic, LATISSE for eyelashes, and sclerotherapy for spider veins. Melissa also teaches the underlying foundation for a healthy glow—a personalized daily skin care regimen.
“I like working with all types of patients, no matter their situation, from those who suffer from acne, to those who have sun damaged or wrinkled skin,” says Melissa. There is no intimidation factor. Melissa considers herself the “girl next door” and cares about forming relationships with her patients. “When you visit me, you get my undivided attention,” she says. “Looking and feeling better is based on a thorough analysis, but what’s important to me is correcting what bothers my patients.”
Melissa has trained doctors and nurses in many office and often witnessed the patient feeling “intimated or overwhelmed” by the “recommendations” that have been given them, rather than addressing their true concerns. “I don’t fix what doesn’t bother a patient,” she explains. “If they come in for specific treatment, that’s what they’ll get (as long as it is their best interests). My patients will not walk out with a list of “solutions” to problems they don’t have.”
As a wife, mother and business owner, Melissa understands the demands of a busy lifestyle. “It is too easy to neglect ourselves, especially when families and careers monopolize our time,” she says. But she believes each person deserves beautiful skin that is free of worry lines, clogged pores and unwanted hair. Often her patients need direction and encouragement. “It is ‘okay’ to invest in ourselves and take care of our skin,” she says. “None of us have to live with wrinkles, sagging skin, excess hair or embarrassing spider veins.”
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