Mary Lee Cudd, PA-C, owner and operator of Elan Med Spa, has a philosophy and mission of helping patients live a healthier life. After observing her Medical Spa for a while now and seeing the results of Mary Lee’s efforts among her patients, it’s evident how effective her blend of science, education and genuine caring can be.
After thirty years of medicine in offices of other practitioners, the realization culminated in her last seven years at a plastic surgeon’s office, that she was qualified to perform Botox injections and more on her own.
Mary Lee is passionate about promoting a youthful appearance and a healthy attitude about aging. Asked if a high success rate existed among her patients, the answer was, “Definitely! It’s amazing how much younger one can look by making a few simple adjustments. Professional makeup artists can adjust an actor’s age dramatically over the course of a movie using only makeup.”
That is one of the reasons why Mary Lee offers permanent makeup solutions in addition to Botox and Xeomin injections. Her patients today are very educated about the safety of Botox (botulinum toxin). They are not afraid of it and they know it will make a significant difference in how the skin on their face will age. Mary Lee encourages them to see it as a preventative effect.
The science of these injections dovetails perfectly into Mary Lee’s philosophy of total wellness and its contribution to better living. She sums it up this way, “I believe most people and women specifically, feel better when they look better. It is all about being happy with their mirror–not trying to impress someone else. Aging gracefully means looking your best, even into your seventies.”
Like all good educators, Mary Lee doesn’t push treatments on her patients. She fields questions and educates with the answers. If a patient asks for a certain procedure, she first determines whether they are a good candidate for it, and only if they are, will she do if for them.
The biggest factor in a patient’s success at Elan Med Spa is the relationship built with Mary Lee during the evaluations. Mary Lee feels that bonding with the patients helps them to become open minded about treatment options. When they trust her judgment they are confident about accepting the treatment that best matches their condition.
Because the age range of spa patients between thirty to fifty, one might assume that their ‘condition’ would only include anti-aging products such as Botox and Xeomin injections, lip plumpers and permanent makeup.
However, Mary Lee has had remarkable success with tattoo removal and reducing or eliminating migraine headache pain. She also dispenses advice on do-it-yourself products. In the case of makeup and moisturizers, Mary Lee cautions patients to use a ‘less is more’ approach, as the skin always needs to breathe.
Mary Lee is passionate and very confident in her ability to help people through the Elan Med Spa practice. She helps people become less critical of themselves, including not focusing on flaws which no one else would never notice.
Her philosophy and mission take Mary Lee’s patients beyond the scientific applications. She describes it this way, “I always say that when you look better you feel better, and feeling better helps one live happier which in turn helps people live better. We promote a wholesome self-image along with wellness. We build strong relationships with our patients through caring and education, promoting a feeling of inner peace and confidence. It is definitely part of my goal to educate people about things that can help them and we’re looking forward to helping as many people as we can.”
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Elan Med Spa
6415 Brookstone LaneSuite 103
Fayetteville NC 28314