Look Good, Feel Great & Live Happy

Celebrating 10 years of helping clients save their skin.

Like many women, Janie Rushnell first noticed a few signs of aging in her face while she was in her late 30s. Staying one step ahead of that dreaded aging process soon became her passion. In time, that passion became a business.

The Staff of Skinfastc celebrating the 10th anniversary.

Back Row left to right: Tracy Burke, Brianna Lebkey, Unjen Sin, Janie Rushnell, Emily Zielinski, Alexis Sunderland, Alex Messier Front row left to right: Katie Schultz, Isabel Langdon, Jessica Estrada, Jamie Johnson

“That’s how Skintastic was born,” Janie says of the boutique med spa celebrating its 10th year in Spring Hill. “I wanted to turn my passion into more than a hobby, but I never imagined Skintastic would become what it is today.”

When Janie first opened Skintastic — in a much smaller building than the current location — she had recently earned her facial specialists license and planned to offer a modest menu of services.

“We offered only some of the most basic services, things like BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® injections,” Janie remembers. “Then I got into my 40s, and I started researching nonsurgical treatments for lifting and tightening. I was actually looking for something for myself but didn’t want plastic surgery.”

Through her research she found Ultherapy®, an FDA-approved, noninvasive treatment for lifting and tightening.

“So, I got an Ultherapy machine,” she confesses. “We’ve been adding services ever since.”

Facials and More

By doing so, Skintastic has grown into a med spa unlike any other in the area. With more than 50 treatments, Skintastic offers the most extensive menu of health, wellness and aesthetic services in Hernando County.

“We’re like a Tampa med spa but with Spring Hill pricing,” Janie says. “In addition to BOTOX, JUVÉDERM and Ultherapy, we also offer intravenous vitamin therapy, wellness shots and body scrubs, even hormone replacement therapy.

“We offer CoolSculpting, laser skin and acne treatments, massage therapy and every injectable on the market. It’s the same with facials. I like to say, No one outfacials Skintastic. We offer European facials, clinical facials and everything in between.

“We offer all these services because we want our customers to live the happiest, best life possible. We do that by offering services your typical med spa simply doesn’t have. And we guarantee natural-looking results. That is my promise to our customers.

“Your husband, boyfriend or other friends may ask you if you recently got your hair done or if you’re wearing a new lipstick. They’ll tell you things like, You look really well rested, or You look great, and that’s our goal. To make you look good, feel great and live happy.”

Helping Janie achieve that goal is a staff that’s nearly as vast as Skintastic’s product line. It includes medical director Cynthia Brooks, MD, four nurse practitioners, three medical aestheticians, a physician’s assistant and a massage therapist.

In addition, Janie is a master aesthetician who recently became a Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO) diplomat, a title recognized internationally as the most prestigious qualification for aesthetic and beauty therapists.

It’s that world-class expertise that allows Skintastic to provide customers with the “naturally looking results” Janie promises. The key to producing such results is simple, Janie reveals. It’s just a matter of not overdoing it.

“I believe in doing the right thing at the right time in the right way,” Janie explains. “For example, Galderma, the manufacturer of Dysport®, an injectable we use to erase and prevent wrinkles, recommends getting treated once every four months. Following that recommendation is the key to getting the natural-looking result customers want from that treatment, or any other treatment.

“We have customers come in all the time who say they want something done, but they’re afraid they won’t look natural or won’t look like themselves afterward. Sometimes I have to tell the person, You already don’t look like yourself, and that’s not because of anything we’ve done. It’s because of the aging process.

“If someone who is older looks at a photo of themselves when they were in their 30s or 40s and then compares it to a photo of themselves when they’re in their 60s, there’s going to be a difference. That’s because of the aging process. So what we do here is help you look more like yourself. And that starts with a free private consultation with me.”

Self-Care, Self-Love

That consultation includes having photos taken using a Reveal® Imager, a special camera that can see beneath the skin’s surface and display in great detail the skin’s health. Those images can then be used to develop a treatment plan aimed at alleviating the fine lines, wrinkles and age spots that make a person look older.

“There’s a lot that this industry has to offer, and it can be confusing, overwhelming and, yes, even scary,” Janie acknowledges. “But there’s no reason to be fearful. When these treatments are done the right way and at the right time, the results are marvelous.

“And I’m proof of that. I’ve been getting these services done since I was 36, and when I tell people that, some can’t believe it. They say, Really? But you look so natural. And I say, I look natural because this is what it looks like when a med spa does it right.”

Janie notes that a free consultation is the best way to start the process of looking more like yourself. It’s also the first step in what she describes as a self-care, self-love approach to customers finding their happy place.

“I look natural because this is what it looks like when a med spa does it right.” – Janie

“It’s rare that someone calls up and says, I’d like to make an appointment for your ResurFX™ laser to treat my acne scars,” Janie shares. “Most people call and ask what we can do about a specific problem, and we always say, Come in and let’s talk about it. And once they come in, we’ll sit down together and discuss goals.”

Based on that, a treatment plan is developed that is unique to a person’s needs and wishes.

“The beauty about Skintastic is that we service most any need,” she points out. “If you want to look and feel more refreshed, we can help you do that. If you’re someone who has looked in the mirror recently and said, Gosh, my eyes never used to look like this or Where did this droopy, heavy skin come from? we can help with that.

“The bottom line is we have something for everyone. If you’re 18, you can come in and get a facial and maybe get your lips injected. If you’re 81, you can come in and get a facial and IV therapy and everything in between.

“We have the most extensive service menu you’re going to find, so no matter what it is that you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got the treatments, the staff and the equipment to provide the best treatment available for self-care.”

© FHCN article by Roy Cummings. Photo courtesy of Skintastic. js
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    • Janie Rushnell, CME

      Janie Rushnell, CME, is a board-certified medical electrologist and certified laser specialist. She earned her bachelor’s degree and graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Florida. She received her facial specialist training at ... Read More

    • Cynthia Brooks, MD

      Cynthia Brooks, MD, has more than 17 years of experience in patient care, including more than seven years in the field of cosmetic and laser medicine. She is certified by the National Council on Laser Certification and has expertise in all asp... Read More