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- Medicis (Restylane/Dysport) Trainer
- American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- Member of the International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons
- American College of Phlebology
- Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP)
- Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals
- American Council of Dermagraphic Research
- American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association
Introducing Mina Grasso, a Family Nurse Practitioner, founder and CEO of Allure Image Enhancement, Inc. in Upland. Her education started with a Nursing Degree from Loma Linda University in 1983. She became involved with the Nurse Practitioner Program at UCLA early on, achieving her Masters Degree in Nursing in 1988. After a few years of honing skills in family practice she was chosen to be the first nurse practitioner in the emergency room at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Throughout her career, she was especially inspired to help those with facial disfigurement or scars as a result of traumatic injuries, reconstruction after cancer surgery or birth defects, and burn victims.
Mina made her vision a reality with entry into aesthetic medicine in 1997 providing permanent makeup, scar camouflage and areolar tattooing for breast cancer survivors (which she still offers complimentarily). In 1999, Allure Image Enhancement, Inc., providing a relaxing day-spa resort atmosphere, became the first Medical Spa in the Inland Empire. Acquiring expertise in non-surgical Facial injectables, Mina has popularized the “Liquid Facelift” using tailored combinations of Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm, Voluma, Radiesse, Sculptra, Bellafill, Botox and Dysport. She and her husband, Allure’s Medical Director, John Grasso M.D., continually search for the latest most-effective treatment for veins, hair removal, hair restoration, tattoo removal, cellulite, fat, acne, scars and anti-aging skin rejuvenation to bring to the Inland Empire.
Allure Image provides a wide variety of aesthetic procedures and treatments, such as acne, scars, veins, hair removal, tattoo removal, laser rejuvenation, and body shaping technologies like Coolsculpting. This year she has introduced micro-invasive skin tightening of the neck and jowls with Thermitight and non-invasive feminine rejuvenation with ThermiVa.
Over the last several years while helping her patients look better, intimate conversations during treatment made her realize that her patients were not feeling as good as they appeared. Common complaints included stress, limited energy, hair loss, low sex drive, depression, mood swings, sleeplessness, poor concentration, memory loss and fatigue. These patients related most of their physical and emotional complaints as something they just had to live with because it was just part of aging. Most of the patients with these complaints reported taking anti-depressants, anti-anxiety or sleep medications on a regular basis.
With her family practice background and continued interest in preventative medicine Mina has re-launched Allure’s anti-aging medicine program as the Allure Vitality Program. With the recent passing of her father, Mina realizes that life is short and quality of life is essential. She is empowered to provide Allure’s Vitality Program for her patients. Mina is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is certified in Sexual Health. She has a passion for aesthetics, lifestyle medicine and bio-identical hormone therapy, including hormonal pellet therapy.
Mina is proud to announce the 18-year anniversary of Allure Image Enhancement, the first Medical SPA located in the Alta Medical Plaza in Upland. This 5000 sq. ft. medical spa was created and designed by Mina and her husband Dr. John Grasso with a touch of Tuscany and the Orient. A sense of serenity and peace is experienced as one walks through the clinic with sounds of waterfalls, flickering candlelight, and various aromatic scents. Mina offers private complementary consultations in the clinic to educate patients. The enormous number of lasers as well as products and treatments for cosmetic enhancement is overwhelming to the consumer and create much confusion. Educating patients and helping them sort out which options are available for their concerns as well as discussing expectations is Mina's priority in providing a successful treatment.
As a gift to the community, complimentary and discounted services are provided for cancer survivors, in gratitude, as Mina's mother is a breast cancer survivor. Allure Image routinely donates services to various community fundraisers and provides free Laser Hair Restoration treatments for post chemotherapy patients.
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