As women, we typically wear many hats. Friend, Sister, Mother, Homemaker, Caregiver, Business Professional, Vacation Planner, Budget Strategist … the list goes on. It is easy for us as women to get wrapped up in the day-to-day chaos of our lives, and we often find that we tend to everyone but ourselves first. In caring for others so much, we frequently forget to show our bodies the love they equally deserve. And just as others rely on us for care, it is also okay to lean on others for support and self-care services.
Three local professionals are providing essential self-care services catered towards women by women. With services ranging from Primary Health & Wellness, Permanent Makeup & Lash Extensions, and Medical, Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology, each business has something for every woman to care for themselves physically and allow them to feel better mentally. Read about these impactful women below and feel your best by treating yourself to one (or more) of their services.
Mandy Buttrum, MD.
Dr. Mandy Buttrum, MD, is a physician at Avandy Medical, a “female-lead physician group that takes pride in their ability to treat patients with the respect and dignity they deserve.”
Dedicated to providing high-quality collaborative care between physicians and their patients, Avandy Medical provides Primary Women’s [and Men’s] Health Care, Annual Check Ups, and Wellness Exams, as well as Acute Sick Visits, Immunizations, Flu, Strep, & COVID tests, and Specialist Referrals — allowing you to take care of yourself and your family’s needs all in one place.
Dr. Brandy Buttrum received her training from the St. George University School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Florida. Her interests include Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Preventive Healthcare, and Healthy Living.
When asking Dr. Buttrum what her best advice to give to women seeking to take better care of themselves was, she said:
“Take time to focus on yourself and your well-being. Preventative care is truly the BEST care.”
Avandy Medical is a state-of-the-art facility located in Henderson, Nev., geared towards treating your issues effectively and focusing on your wellness and health needs.
Mila Thomas, Master Artist/Owner
Mila Thomas is a Master Artist and Owner of Mila Aesthetics, whose motto is “Enhance your natural beauty.” She has a team of highly rated Permanent Makeup Artists and Lash Artists who are multi-certified, experienced, and recruited at the highest standard. Mila and her team prioritize their client's health and safety, using vegan and/or organic products and routinely asking a series of questions to ensure that each service is right for the client. Mila and her team are sure to listen to what the client wants and ensure they are comfortable before beginning any procedures.
Services available include Microblading, Microblade & Shade, Ombré Powder Brows, Microblade & Powder Combo, Feather Nano Brows, Cover-Up/Corrections, Lip Blushing, Eyeliner Tattoo, Beauty Marks, Tiny Tattoos, PMU Removal/Lightening, Eyelash Extensions, Brow Lamination, Brow Tinting, Eyelash Lifts, and Brow Wax & Shape.
Mila Thomas is a Licensed Aesthetician, Permanent Makeup Artist, and Master Trainer with Beauty Angels International Academy. Mila has seven years of experience in the Beauty Industry and holds more than 60 certifications in Microblading, Nano Brows, Permanent Makeup, Eyelash Extensions, Tattoo Removal, and more leading techniques in the Permanent Makeup Industry.
When asking Mila what her best advice to give to women seeking to take better care of themselves was, she said:
“Use a gentle face cream with an SPF daily. Lastly, maintenance is key in the beauty world, so have a plan, a budget, and a routine.”
Mila Aesthetics is a permanent makeup academy and beauty salon specializing in Microblading, Permanent Makeup (PMU), and Eyelash Extensions. The business’ main goal is to provide long-lasting beauty without compromising the health and integrity of clients.
Erica Moran, PA-C
Erica Moran, PA-C, is a Certified Physician Assistant at Lux Dermatology, where physicians and staff have a genuine passion for skin care and believe in nourishing the health and look of each person’s skin.
Erica, alongside Lux Dermatology doctors and staff, offer services like acne care, Botox® application, microneedling, and more, as well as specializing in skin cancer detection and treatment.
Erica Moran is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) who graduated from Touro University Nevada-Henderson. Erica earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Gerontology from the University of Nevada Reno. Prior to joining the Lux Dermatology practice, Erica spent over five years in the medical field in various roles, providing a broad range of experience and insight into quality patient care, which Erica is extremely passionate about.
When asking Erica what her best advice to give to women seeking to take better care of themselves was, she said:
“Wear SPF 30 every day! It’s never too late to start wearing sunscreen. And make sure to get your yearly skin check from your dermatology provider.”
Lux Dermatology is a Medical, Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatologist office located in Las Vegas, Nev., with additional offices located across Nevada and California.