Meet the Aesthetic Director & Advanced Injector Mariam Alimi, RN, BSN — Impressions MediSpa

Mariam is an aesthetic nurse and an expert in laser technology with more than 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Mariam is certified in advanced injection techniques using Botox and dermal fillers and has also completed an intense training through the Injectability Institute. Mariam is committed to restoring, sculpting and enhancing one’s natural beauty through non-surgical techniques.

As a certified laser technician, Mariam has specialized training in IPL/ BBL lasers, Fractional CO2 Resurfacing, ND Yag, Erbium Resurfacing, RF Skin Tightening and Sculpsure. She specializes in skin care for various conditions including acne, hyperpigmentation, melasma, wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks, scars, rosacea and veins. Mariam also has extensive experience using chemical peels safely on skin of color, and is certified in microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration and skin rejuvenation.

Mariam is a member of the Association of Medical Aesthetic Nurses, American Society for Laser Medicine, and American Nurses Association.

She is a native of Northern Virginia and when not seeing patients she spends quality time with her family. Mariam also enjoys nature hikes, traveling, and staying current on the latest advancements and research involving aesthetic medicine.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?
“There are many aspects of the aesthetics profession that I love. Probably the highest on that list is the relationships that I build with my clients. I have clients that have been coming to me since I began working in the field 12 years ago. I am also very artistic, and my work allows me to combine art with medicine in a way. Injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers help contour and lift the jawline and cheeks for a beautiful effect. I also enjoy being able to give results to my clients in a quick, noninvasive manner.”

WHAT SETS YOUR PRACTICE APART?
“At Impressions, we are a practice that specializes in all skin types, including skin of color, with injectables, chemical peels and laser technology. I am an Advanced Injector specializing in all of the dermal fillers using advanced techniques with Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, and Radiesse. We also offer the latest technology to treat acne scars, skin tightening, and more with our Ultherapy, Fractional CO2 Resurfacing and IPL System.”

HOW DO YOU EASE PATIENTS’ JITTERS?
“I do a thorough consultation with each patient, trying to understand their unique needs and desires. After listening to their concerns, I formulate a plan with my recommendation to help them achieve their desired outcome. I also explain to each patient the whole process and what can be expected. I am a practitioner who loves the natural, improved approach that helps patients look like a more youthful and rejuvenated version of themselves.”

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
“We help you look and feel your best!”

DESCRIBE YOUR HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT?
“There are many professional moments that warm my heart just thinking about them, however one comes to mind. I had a patient that had severe acne scars that had caused her emotional distress and low self-esteem for years. She came to our practice as a last resort because she had tried many other treatments that did not produce results. So, we formulated a plan of doing two Fractional CO2 Resurfacing + Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments with a combination of facial fillers. After the first treatment, in her follow up appointment she had tears of joy and stated, ‘This is the first time I feel comfortable leaving my home and not worrying about how my face looks.’ ”

Impressions MediSpa is located at 10560 Main Street, Suite 307 in Fairfax, Va. Please call 703-273-0001 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Mariam. Visit impressionsmedispa.com for more information about services and specials.