Today we’d like to introduce you to Molly Stanton.
Molly, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Born in Los Angeles, my life took a dramatic (literally) turn at the age of 19 while attending my freshman year at UC Berkeley. I auditioned on a whim for a new daytime soap opera, and well, I got it! Admissions said I could come back anytime, even YEARS later, and my professors were quite amused when I told them I needed to postpone my finals cause I was gonna be on a soap opera.
I moved right back home to L.A. and proceeded to spend my college years playing a “good witch” on daytime tv. After 15 years of an illustrious career on camera, I decided I wanted to switch my focus from my own beauty woes (aging isn’t an option in Hollywood) to making other people feel better about themselves with the magic of microcurrent.
Always feeling insecure about aging I had been doing botox, filler, and lasers since in my 20’s, as beauty had become my currency as an actress. But everything changed when I met microcurrent. Mesmerized by this anti-aging modality that was natural, non-invasive, and actually WORKED, I wondered why EVERYONE wasn’t doing this!
After a one hour treatment with a low-level electrical current gently re-educating the 43 muscles of the face while stimulating the body on a cellular level, not only did I walk out feeling like I’d had a good night’s sleep, but I also looked five years younger.
A month later, I signed up for beauty school. After graduating and receiving my esthetician’s license, I went on to learn about what would be my focus, microcurrent, ultimately ending up in the UK to train with the leaders in the field, Caci.
Now about a year into my practice, I’ve built Sage Lane Skincare, my dream studio tucked away in Santa Monica Canyon (which has always been my favorite neighborhood in the city).
Microcurrent is relatively unknown, but word of my all natural facelift has begun to spread around the westside. I’m so pleased to say clients are getting jaw-dropping results with microcurrent (and some additional age-defying add-ons I’ve incorporated) and they leave Sage Lane feeling like a million bucks.
Has it been a smooth road?
Of course smooth is not the word I would use to describe my experience in beginning a brand new career in my late 30’s. Just the idea of going back to school terrified me. Now couple that with having to wear all white scrubs (the least flattering option) to a crowded campus of mostly 20-year-olds. My first day of class was Chemistry. It was like high school all over again, except for the outfit, the salon chair I was swiveling around in, and the fact that I was an adult.
I cried my face off when I returned home. I literally couldn’t fathom how I was going to survive 600 hours at this rather antiquated beauty school where all I would receive is the most basic education on skincare, sanitizing, and most importantly passing the state board exam. I would have to do homework, take finals, and make friends ahhhhhhh! I felt like I was in a parallel universe. Of course, I did get through it, and I thankfully passed the most nerve-wracking exam of my life for the state board.
Now would be the real challenges… building a business from scratch! First, I needed to figure out how to get an education in what I actually wanted to do, microcurrent. I trained locally with the one person in La who was actually using it and willing to train me. After months of getting the basics, I decided I needed more. I researched and discovered the most advanced microcurrent machine was made in England.
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Built solely on referrals, Sage Lane Skincare is getting clients such amayyyyzing results with microcurrent that their friends insist on an introduction. Cheekbones are more pronounced, jawline is refined, nasolabial folds lift, jowls… what jowls?? Skin is glowing and hydrated, and everything looks tighter and higher.
Not to mention the other benefits I’ve seen from fine lines disappearing, to treating acne and rosacea. Clients are able to space out (and even eliminate) botox, fillers, or other invasive treatments. And if you still wanna do botox or filler, no judgment is passed at Sage Lane. Doing microcurrent is going to enhance those results, give you facial tone that the injectables simply can’t, and most importantly it will bring blood flow to the muscles that are paralyzed, so they stay healthy and responsive.
In my cozy canyon sanctuary I’ll work my magical microcurrent wands with the help of my next level Caci Synergy machine (the newest technology on the market). And, if you need a little extra boost for a special occasion (or just because), I can add in sculplla (a Korean sheet mask on steroids), radio frequency (collagen boost), or an eye-revive (dark circles be gone).
Oh, and don’t forget to ask about the body toning I can do with her electro-cellulite massager! Come over to the canyon for an hour, listen to some great tunes, melt into the bio-mat (amethyst infrared heat mmm), and leave looking five years younger. What could be better?
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I think starting a business is always going to be a challenge wherever you are. The great thing about LA is that there’s room for everyone to succeed with such diverse areas to establish yourself in.
- Microcurrent treatments range from $150 (for body) to $200 (for face)
- Website: sagelaneskincare.com
- Phone: 310-936-9629
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @sagelaneskincare