Natural Awakenings recently sat down with Hilda Demirjian, owner of two aesthetic laser and skin care centers in Manhattan and White Plains, New York to discuss her passion for skin, education, and her proprietary skin care product line.
How did you first develop interest in health and skin care?
My passion for skin began in my native country, Persia, where skin care and wellness is still considered highly valuable and important. As a young girl in Persia, considered by some to be the “Mecca” of skin care, I grew up visiting hammams (steam rooms) and spas from the age of 6 on a weekly basis. As an adult, my love for radiant skin grew into a driving passion. My mission is to help every individual to make them feel confident and give them hope for them to love their skin, the largest organ in the body, once again.
What is your specialty?
Skin education is my passion and I travel the world, presenting at conferences and events. I always state, “Laser is my business, skin is my passion.” I specialize in combining the science of aesthetic laser with the ancient world of skin care. I use a unique laser technique which provides nearly painless treatments for laser hair removal, collagen and skin rejuvenation. I work with many types of skin without limiting my clients. This applies to people with: rosacea, acne, sun damage, scars, stretch marks, and many more conditions, including illnesses like cancer.
What were some of your earlier influences?
I was particularly affected by my grandmother’s experience when she was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I can remember touching her skin and feeling how papery and thin it had become because of the treatment. My flagship collagen product developed with green apple stem cells was something I created in part because I wanted to help people recovering from cancer. The collagen product helps undo some of the damage caused by the medicine.
What is different about your proprietary skin care line?
I formulated my own premium quality skin care product line through many years of scientific research with 100% botanical sources, including fruit stem cells. I’m particularly proud of Collagen-Elastin Gel with Apple Stem Cells is an innovative all-treatment formula derived from botanical sources that actively stimulates the growth of the protein collagen in the epidermis.
By replacing the lost collagen, the product strengthens the skin and reduces the appearance of scars, acne, fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks. Users will quickly see substantial improvements in the look and the feel of their skin, as well as an elimination of dullness when consistently applying the gel.
Working at a cellular level, Collagen-Elastin Gel heals and rejuvenates pre/post-surgical scars by providing enough protein level so that the skin does not suffer after surgery. The gel has also proven effective at healing skin damage following cancer treatments including mastectomies.
What should a client or patient expect from working with you?
Confidentiality and compassion are my hallmarks. My work is more than a business. I am devoted to my clients and work with them to restore hope, confidence and self-esteem. I work with many individuals recovering from serious illness, including cancer, and devote time and support to charitable organizations such as the AmericanCancer Society, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation,YMCA, Gilda’s Club, and White Plains Hospital.
For more information about Hilda Demirjian Laser & Skin Care Centers, visit HildaDemirjianLaser.com. For more about the skin care products, visit HildaDemirjianSkincare.com. To order products, visit Amazon.com. Locations: 161 Madison Ave, Ste 3B, New York, NY (212-991-8566) and 508 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY (914-686-2121).