“I love every aspect of skin care. My number one passion is chemistry of the skin and how products can help skin ailments,” states Anne Marie Johnson, Contour’s Aesthetician. Anne Marie joined Contour in January 2011 and sees patients in the Rancho Mirage office. An Aesthetician is a skin care specialist who is licensed by the state. Aesthetics has to do with beauty and aesthetician services are focused on beautifying the skin.
At Contour Dermatology, aesthetic services include custom facials, chemical peels, reduction of cellulite with the VelaShape II™ laser and waxing. Anne Marie reviews each patient’s skin type with them and helps them understand the condition of their skin and what can be done to improve it. Anne Marie is trained in facial massage, not only to help patients feel good, but to maximize lymphatic drainage, and to improve their complexion. She also is passionate about helping people get through the hardships of acne and erase the remnants of acne scars.
Born and raised in Palm Springs, Anne Marie has more than eight years of experience working with other medical practices, salons and resorts in Southern California, including the The Viceroy in Palm Springs where she worked for two years. She is a graduate of the Dermal Institute in Tustin. She also spent three months at the Skin Medica® Institute in Vista, CA.
“I am excited about Contour Dermatology because I thrive on knowledge and continued education. Dr. Jochen is adamant that his staff stay up to date on scientific discoveries and be able to distinguish between cosmetic trends and scientifically proven facts. A majority of skins conditions are due to genetics, as well as environmental factors. My mission is to prevent, and reverse damage as well as aid the skin’s natural abilities to be resilient and beautiful,” she comments.
Anne Marie lives in Palm Springs with her husband, Sean Wheeler – lead signer of the punk rock band Throw Rag, and their 5-year-old son, Desmond. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family and desert hiking.