“We want people to feel that where they are isn’t a place that they have to stay. If you’re in a place you’re not happy with, we want to help you overcome it and become the best version of yourself-- in every sense.”
- Ellie Molnar, Nutrition Educator & Aesthetician, Vitality
I joined Vitality in April of 2018. I have a degree in Nutritional Science from OSU and have worked in hospitals and in research, so I’ve had a lot of hands-on clinical experience. Since starting here, I quickly fell in love with aesthetics. I love seeing the look on our patient’s faces when we’re able to create positive change.
Dermal Infusion is one of my favorite treatments. I think it’s fun across the board because it’s customizable to every patient. It’s a form of microdermabrasion. So, we’re exfoliating the skin, unclogging the pores, and then pouring nutrients back into the skin so it will function optimally. Anyone who does it will see positive change, and when we tailor it to a patient’s unique issues it’s amazing to see the transformation.
The other issue I love working with is acne scaring because we see so much of it—with women, but men too, are so self-conscious of their scars. Helping people regain their confidence from that is incredibly gratifying. For acne sufferers, we do a series of micro-needling sessions. We numb the skin then run tiny needles all over, causing micro-injuries which, over time, on a molecular level, stimulates the body to send in growth factors, stem cells, and all the cells that promote healing and rebuild collagen. It’s a great treatment for acne patients, but it also treats dark spots, wrinkles, atrophic scarring…you name it.
I had one patient, a younger girl who came in with her mom. She was in tears at the start, because she’d been to a dermatologist and had a bad experience. She didn’t want to talk about her skin, didn’t want to do pictures, just… didn’t want to be here. I ended up talking to her about my acne growing up and we bonded. We gave her a facial and started her on a skincare routine. I’m also our in-house skincare expert, so I’ll create a program designed to help support our treatments; programs that will heal the skin and help prevent future breakouts. By the end of our session, she was all smiles. It’s fun to see the change on the exterior, but it always has an impact on the inside too. With my background in nutrition, I often use diet as another tool in my toolkit, because just cutting out inflammatory ingredients like gluten and dairy can have a big impact on your skin.
And it’s this holistic approach that I admire about Vitality. We aim to help people see that however they’re feeling, whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional, we can optimize it. We want people to feel that where they are isn’t a place that they have to stay. If you’re in a place you’re not happy with, we want to help you overcome it and become the best version of yourself-- in every sense.
I love that Dr. McRae pulls all of us into her vision and wants and respects our input. She empowers us to be personally invested. Think about it, you don’t want to come into an office full of people who are unhealthy and unhappy. She makes sure we are all cared for and healthy, and I believe that’s important for our patients to see. I know it has made my life immeasurably better. I’ve created an interesting niche here that’s all my own. I feel like the sky’s the limit!