Interview with Dr. Ilona Shternfeld of Inner Glow Aesthetics MD
Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is the owner of Inner Glow Aesthetics MD, a medical spa in Avon, Connecticut. Dr. Ilona joins Regina and Cate to talk about how our looks do and don't affect our mental state, feminism and aesthetic medicine, and why her original expertise as an eye surgeon helps put her clients' anxieties to rest.
We spent a lot of time talking about the potentially addictive nature of cosmetic procedures, and we really benefited from hearing Dr. Ilona's straightforward, honest thoughts about how to manage peoples' expectations around changing the way they look. Surprisingly, we wound up talking about themes we've discussed time and again on this show: honesty, good boundaries, and deep listening for what people are truly asking when they request a particular service.
Part of our conversation was a fascinating exploration of how medical and aesthetic treatments often intertwine, and Dr. Ilona nerded out about the difference between male and female facial anatomy, different kinds of muscles, and facial balance.
In the end, her basic message about aesthetic medicine is simple: make choices for yourself, never for anyone else.
Oh, and never tell anyone they look tired.
Dr. Ilona was a wealth of information, and her candor and expertise on the subject were truly delightful.
Download the episode here or listen below.
Where to find her: innerglowaestheticsmd.com
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