Journey to the Crown: Supporting Miss Washington’s Inspiring Quest

Journey to the Crown: Supporting Miss Washington’s Inspiring Quest

We are beyond thrilled to share with everyone that Camas Medspa has been chosen by Miss Washington, a beacon of strength and beauty, to be her Official Medspa Sponsor.

As she embarks on her journey to the prestigious Miss America Pageant, we are honored to be by her side, ensuring she feels radiant both inside and out.

Hailing from Prairie High School in Battle Ground and currently serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, Miss Washington, also known as Vanessa Munson, has a story that is truly inspiring. Recently featured in The Reflector, Munson’s journey from Miss Clark County to Miss Washington showcases her relentless spirit and deep desire to make a positive difference in the world.

“…It’s a very surreal feeling to now be able to represent an organization that has completely formed me into the woman I am today… It’s a tremendous scholarship organization and it’s super empowering for young women.” – Vanessa Munson, as quoted from The Reflector.


Camas Medspa official sponsor of Vanessa Munson Miss Washington

An Elegant Warrior

Miss Washington Vanessa Munson

Vanessa Munson’s commitment to community service is evident in her initiative,

“Beauty and beyond: What is your beautiful?”

Partnering with impactful organizations like Girls Incorporated and Dress for Success, she strives to empower women and young girls from the inside out, a message that resonates deeply with our ethos here at Camas Medspa.

Along with this, her effort to donate hearing-impaired Barbie dolls at a statewide level showcases her dedication to making beauty inclusive and accessible to all.

What makes Munson’s journey even more remarkable is her dual representation –Vanessa embodies the spirit of the Miss America Organization while also serving our country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army.

With a continuous zeal for learning, Munson is pursuing her bachelor’s in business management with a minor in marketing, all while planning to further serve her nation as a program management analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On The Road To Miss America

As we stand alongside Vanessa on her road to Miss America, our campaign,

“Radiant Journeys with Miss Washington,”

will provide you exclusive behind-the-scenes access, expert insights, and highlights of the treatments she chooses to enhance her natural beauty.

We invite you to join us over the next few months, cheering for a woman who not only dreams big but relentlessly pursues those dreams. In Munson’s own words,

“…truly believing in yourself is the best thing that you can do.”

Together, let’s champion that spirit and belief.

To know more about Miss Washington’s journey, visit

Citation: Excerpts and information sourced from Munson’s feature in The Reflector.

Cutera’s AviClear Gains FDA Approval as a Groundbreaking Long-Term Acne Treatment

Cutera’s AviClear Gains FDA Approval as a Groundbreaking Long-Term Acne Treatment

Cutera’s revolutionary treatment, AviClear, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a long-term solution for mild to severe inflammatory acne vulgaris.

In March 2022, AviClear initially obtained FDA clearance for acne treatment. However, the recent FDA approval now recognizes AviClear as the first acne therapy to provide long-term effectiveness for mild, moderate, and severe acne.

Dermatologists, Master Estheticians and patients alike are astounded by this achievement. Dr. Michael H. Gold, Medical Director of Gold Skin Care Center, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “It is incredibly impressive that AviClear is now the first and only acne therapy, of any kind, able to claim long-term effectiveness for mild to severe acne.” He further emphasized that this is a significant breakthrough for patients seeking reliable long-term clearance among the various treatment options available.

AviClear, the pioneering 1726nm laser on the market, specifically targets and suppresses sebaceous glands, effectively eliminating acne at its root cause. Patients and providers now have access to a durable, prescription-free alternative. After three 30-minute treatment sessions, 90% of patients witnessed visible improvement in their acne six months following their final session. Clinical data over a 12-month period confirms that improvement increases to an impressive 92%, solidifying the long-term efficacy of AviClear in clearing acne and enhancing skin quality over time.

Master Estheticians, Shelly Snodgrass and Amanda McLaughlin, here at Camas Medspa in Vancouver, WA share in the excitement “We, as practitioners who have been administering AviClear to our patients since March of 2022, have observed a remarkable trend: the treatment’s results continually improve over time.”

Their delight is further emphasized they  express their happiness in the FDA’s recognition of these enduring outcomes, which instills a profound sense of confidence among both patients and providers regarding the remarkable effectiveness and long-lasting durability of AviClear’s results.

Sheila A. Hopkins, Interim CEO at Cutera, proudly acknowledges this significant milestone, saying, “We are proud to receive such a significant and landmark designation. The success of AviClear is a testament to Cutera’s ingenuity and innovation as a pioneering force in results-driven technology.” Hopkins emphasizes Cutera’s commitment to developing breakthrough treatment options, exemplified by AviClear, as the company celebrates its 25-year history of groundbreaking devices.

With FDA approval as a long-term acne treatment, AviClear sets a new standard in addressing acne concerns and offering patients renewed confidence in their skincare journey.

Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin with Epionce Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 Sunscreen

Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin with Epionce Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 Sunscreen

Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin with Epionce Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 Sunscreen

Written by Shannon

In the quest for flawless and radiant skin, finding the right sunscreen is essential; especially if you are searching for a tinted sunscreen! One of our favorite products is the Epionce Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 Sunscreen. Not only is it recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use, but it also offers a range of benefits that make it a must-have in any skincare routine. Let’s delve deeper into what makes this product so remarkable.

Broad Spectrum Protection for a Beautiful Complexion:

The Epionce Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection, shielding your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. By using this sunscreen, you can effectively prevent sunburn, reduce the risk of skin damage, and even lower the chances of developing skin cancer. With its potent protective properties, it ensures your skin remains healthy and youthful.

Even Skin Tone and a Natural Glow:

This sunscreen goes beyond sun protection. It features a tinted formula that helps even out your skin tone while imparting a natural-looking healthy glow. The sheer coverage it offers allows your skin to appear bare, yet beautifully radiant. It never pills on your skin and is amazing soft and hyrating so whether you’re heading out for a casual day or preparing for a special occasion, this product ensures your skin looks its best.

Suitable for All Skin Types:

Finding a sunscreen that caters to all skin types can be a challenge. However, the Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 sunscreen by Epionce is specially formulated to accommodate even the most sensitive skin. This makes it an ideal choice for a wide range of individuals, regardless of their specific skincare needs or concerns. You can trust this sunscreen to provide optimal protection without causing any irritation.

Water Resistant for Active Lifestyles:
If you enjoy activities that involve water or tend to sweat a lot, the Epionce Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 sunscreen has got you covered. Its water-resistant formula ensures up to 80 minutes of protection, even in the face of moisture. So whether you’re lounging by the pool, hitting the beach, or engaging in outdoor sports, this sunscreen remains effective, allowing you to enjoy your active lifestyle without worrying about sun damage.
finally a tinted sunscreen that does pill or sit in the creases and wrinkles on my face. I will never use anything else, including foundation. It is perfect.
Antioxidant Benefits for Enhanced Skin Health: Beyond sun protection, this sunscreen is enriched with botanical ingredients that provide antioxidant benefits. These antioxidants help safeguard your skin against free radicals and environmental damage, promoting overall skin health. By incorporating this sunscreen into your daily routine, you can nourish your skin while protecting it from external stressors.
Award-Winning Recognition: When it comes to skincare products, recognition from reputable sources speaks volumes. The Epionce Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50 sunscreen has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, affirming its effectiveness as a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Additionally, it was honored with the “Best Under Makeup” award by Shape Magazine in the 2017 Sun Awards. This accolade underscores its compatibility with makeup application, making it an excellent choice as a base for your daily beauty routine.

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One Month to Radiant Skin: 5 Essential Skin Care Treatments for Brides-to-Be

One Month to Radiant Skin: 5 Essential Skin Care Treatments for Brides-to-Be

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One Month to Radiant Skin: 5 Essential Skin Care Treatments for Brides-to-Be

Written by Shannon

As a bride-to-be, you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day. That means paying extra attention to your skin care routine and considering professional skin care treatments to help you achieve a glowing, radiant complexion. Here are 5 skin care treatments our brides-to-be (and their MOB, MIL, Bridesmaids and more) love to ensure they have smooth, even, glowing skin on the big day!

RF Microneedling

RF Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy. The microneedles create tiny punctures in the skin, which stimulate collagen production and trigger the skin’s natural healing process. The RF energy heats the skin, helping to tighten and firm the skin. RF Microneedling can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun d,amage.

The Potenza RF Microneedling treatment is by far the most popular girl in the school here at Camas Medspa. Unlike other RF Microneedling machines that I won’t name here (however, just ask next time we meet) the Potenza by Cynosure won’t make you running for the hills in pain.

The Potenza technology allows for a pain free treatment with little to no downtime while still enjoying the RF Microneedling benefits and results! As with most RF treatments, 3 rounds are suggested, however even after just 1 you will see great results!


Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have a scary name, but there are different levels peels so it is important to choose the one that is right for your skin, time-frame, and comfort level.

Chemical peels involve applying a solution to the skin to remove the outer layer of damaged skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter skin. There are different strengths of chemical peels available, depending on the level of exfoliation needed. Chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and hyperpigmentation. However, they may require some downtime, so it is important to plan accordingly.

  1. Superficial or light chemical peels: These are the mildest form of chemical peel, which use a mild acid, such as alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), to exfoliate the outer layer of skin. Superficial peels are often used to treat mild acne, fine lines, uneven skin tone, and sun damage. They usually require little to no downtime, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately.
  2. Medium chemical peels: These peels penetrate deeper into the skin than superficial peels and use stronger acids, such as glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid (TCA), to remove the outer and middle layers of skin. Medium peels are often used to treat more severe acne scarring, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. They may require several days of downtime, during which patients may experience redness, swelling, and peeling.

It’s important to note that the type of chemical peel that’s best for you will depend on your skin type, concerns, and desired results. The Advanced Estheticians at Camas Medspa can discuss which treatment is best for you during your initial consultation.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure that uses laser technology to stimulate collagen production and resurface the skin, improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. It is a great option for brides who want to achieve more dramatic results and have some downtime to recover (1-10 days depending upon the treatment).

Below are our most popular Skin Resurfacing Treatments:

  1. Fraxel Laser Resurfacing
  2. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
  3. Laser Genesis
  4. IPL/LG Combo

Each of these treatments uses lasers to address the outer layer of damaged skin, stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells for a smoother, more even complexion. It’s important to consult with a licensed and experienced provider to determine which treatment is best for your specific skin concerns.

Dermaplaning Facial Treatment

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive facial treatment that uses a sterile surgical blade to gently exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. This results in a smoother, brighter complexion and allows for better absorption of skin care products. Dermaplaning is a great option for brides who want to achieve a more even skin tone and a flawless makeup application on their wedding day.

This would be a great treatment to get about 2 weeks before your big day!

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Amidst all the wedding preparations, brides often overlook one important detail—their hands. On your wedding day, your hands will be prominently featured in countless photographs, especially when showcasing your beautiful wedding ring. To ensure that your hands look as radiant as your smile, consider medspa treatments add-ons specifically designed for hand rejuvenation. Light peels can be an excellent option to improve skin texture and tone, diminishing any signs of sun damage or aging. Additionally, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments can effectively target and reduce sunspots or age spots, leaving your hands looking youthful and even-toned. Another fantastic treatment to consider is Laser Genesis, which stimulates collagen production, tightens the skin, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles on your hands. By including these medspa treatments in your bridal beauty regimen, you can confidently show off your stunning engagement ring with hands that match their splendor.

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All of our consultations are complimentary so if you are unsure as to which treatment you need to get ready for your special day, sit with one of our providers and they will guide you in the right direction based upon your needs!

Rising Demand for a Natural Look: Why Sculptra is Gaining Popularity in Cosmetic Treatments

Rising Demand for a Natural Look: Why Sculptra is Gaining Popularity in Cosmetic Treatments

Over the years, the world of cosmetic treatments has witnessed a paradigm shift in the way people want to look. While in the past, patients were more interested in achieving a dramatic transformation, today, there is a growing trend towards a more natural look. This trend has led to the rise in popularity of Sculptra, an injectable treatment that stimulates the body’s natural collagen production.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable treatment made of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic material that has been used in medical implants for many years. When injected into the skin, it encourages the body’s natural collagen production to create a more youthful appearance. Unlike traditional fillers that provide immediate results, Sculptra takes a gradual approach and requires multiple sessions over several months to achieve optimal results.

The Rise of Sculptra

The popularity of Sculptra can be attributed to its ability to provide natural-looking results.

With the growing trend towards a more natural look, patients are now opting for treatments that enhance their natural beauty rather than drastically alter their appearance.

Sculptra creates a more youthful and natural look by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, resulting in a subtle yet significant improvement in the skin’s texture, tone, and volume.

The gradual approach of Sculptra also means that the results are more long-lasting, making it a more cost-effective treatment in the long run.

Another reason for the rise in popularity of Sculptra is its versatility. It can be used to address various concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss, and can also be used to enhance facial contours and restore a more youthful appearance. This means that patients can benefit from a multi-dimensional approach to their skin rejuvenation, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

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Determining the number of Sculptra vials a person needs and the frequency of treatment depends on various factors, such as the patient’s age, skin condition, treatment goals, and the level of collagen loss in the face. Your injector will discuss the best course of treatment for you at your consultation.

Determining if Sculptra® is the right treatment for you

While Sculptra is a popular treatment, it may not be the right choice for everyone.

The decision between Sculptra and other cosmetic treatments ultimately comes down to individual needs and goals. Patients who are looking for a more gradual and natural approach to skin rejuvenation and are willing to commit to a couple of sessions may find Sculptra to be the perfect choice. However, those who want immediate results may prefer traditional fillers or other cosmetic treatments.

In conclusion, the rise in popularity of Sculptra can be attributed to the growing trend towards a more natural look in cosmetic treatments. With its ability to provide natural-looking results and its versatility, Sculptra has become an increasingly popular option for patients who want to enhance their natural beauty. If you’re considering Sculptra or other cosmetic treatments, it’s essential to consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist to determine the best treatment plan for your needs and goals.

FAQs about Sculptra®

How is Sculptra administered?

Sculptra is administered through a series of injections into the skin. Before the treatment, the area to be treated is cleansed, and a topical anesthetic may be applied to minimize discomfort during the injection process. The injector then injects Sculptra into the target areas using a fine needle or cannula.

How many vials of Sculptra are needed?

The number of injections and the amount of Sculptra used per injection varies depending on the patient’s individual needs and goals. Generally, multiple injections are given to distribute the product evenly and to achieve optimal results. The treatment typically takes around 30-45 minutes to complete, depending on the number of areas being treated.

Is there pain or downtime after receiving Sculptra?

After your Sculptra treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort, redness, and swelling in the treatment area, which usually subside within a few days.

Some patients may also experience small nodules under the skin, which is a normal part of the treatment process and will disappear over time. To help minimize these side effects, patients are advised to avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first 24 hours and massage the areas treated for the first 3 days following treatment.

How long does Sculptra last?

The effects of Sculptra have been proven to last. a minimum of two years and up to 5, making it a long-lasting treatment option for facial rejuvenation. However, the duration of the results may vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s age, skin condition, and lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and alcohol consumption.

Some patients chose to get a touch up vial every year to combat the continued decrease of collagen production that continues as we age.


How much does Sculptra cost?

The cost of Sculptra treatment varies depending on several factors, including the geographic location, the number of vials required, and the individual cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist’s fees. On average, the cost of Sculptra ranges from $800 to $1,200 per vial, and most patients require between two to four vials per treatment session.

The cost of Sculptra treatment may also vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and goals, the level of collagen loss in the face, and the number of treatment sessions required to achieve optimal results.

Sculptra Treatments at Camas Medspa

If you think Sculptra might be just what you are looking for, make an appointment for a treament for FREE Consultation here at Camas Medspa. We are currently offering vials at $750 each through February 2023.

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Three months after a treatment of 2 vials of Sculptra.