Marissa Faircloth’s Job Is to Make People Look "Balanced, Natural and Pretty"

Marisa Faircloth, founder of Restoration MedSpa, sees her job, first and foremost, as making people feel good about themselves.

She’s in the business of injectables, skin rejuvenation and weight loss management. But ultimately, her goal is to make sure one is “overwhelmingly happy” when they look in the mirror.

“I love that,” she says. “That’s why I do what I do—to dramatically boost their self-esteem. People come in, may not like something about themselves. And we help them.”

Restoration MedSpa, which is based in Winston-Salem, opened a satellite office in Greensboro last year.

That office offers injectables, laser procedures and HyrdaFacials, as well as weight management services. The move into Greensboro, she says, made her more accessible to clients in the area. It also represented a partnership with Lasik surgeon Karl Stonecipher, who was looking to work with someone who could provide additional services to his patients.

Marisa, who was born in Guatemala and grew up in New York, graduated in 1982 from what was then the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. After completing her studies, she went into the plastic surgery field.

Prior to opening the Winston-Salem spa in 2015, she performed injectable procedures at clinics in Greensboro, Burlington, High Point, Thomasville and elsewhere in the area.

Marisa specializes in a number of noninvasive methods, and many procedures take less than 30 minutes.

Among the services she offers is CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical procedure in which fat cells are frozen and then eliminated from the body naturally. The process, which is used often on the chin, love handles and arms, leaves no scarring and can be completed with one or two appointments.

She also offers Botox injections, dermaplaning and laser hair removal.

Consultations are free.

Many clients, Marisa says, worry they may not recognize themselves after such procedures. But her aim is not to radically alter one’s appearance.

“I had someone come in who said, ‘I realize I’m turning 50, I’m not going to look 20.’ And I said, ‘We don’t want to make you look 20, we don’t want to make you look plastic.’ My job is to brush out little flaws. All we’re doing is a little bit of airbrushing. We’re not making you look like someone else. We’re not creating a false look. The key to excellence is knowing your facial proportions and keeping everything relative. What I want is to make someone look balanced, natural and pretty.”

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