About Hannah

August 9, 2013 / 6:18 pm

Hannah Sowd combines her varied work history and extensive education to provide effective skin care treatments and therapeutic body work. She embraces a holistic approach centered around lifestyle and preventative maintenance.

As a teenager Hannah suffered from hereditary acne, she received facials from an esthetician which piqued her interest in skin care. Her skin problems eventually led her to a dermatologist where she noticed a profound disconnect between the two professions.

The dermatologist didn’t approve of the esthetician’s treatments and vice versa but Hannah thought “I’m getting results from the combination of treatments, what would it be like if they were able to work together?”. Fast forward twenty years and, thankfully, that is becoming a  reality

In 1998, Hannah learned a new treatment from Europe that was gaining popularity in the states; microdermabrasion. This marked a major turning point in the skin care industry and Hannah’s career. Microdermabrasion was one of the first effective, affordable treatment options for acne scars and wrinkles and helped bridge the gap between the spa and the
doctors office. Years later, it remains one of the most popular treatments in the industry as well as on the menu at Hannah Sowd Skin Care.

For eight years, Hannah ran the skin care department at the Spa at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.  The fast paced environment centered around “awards show season” and catered to the Hollywood elite, providing cutting edge, effective yet relaxing treatments.

When Hannah decided to move home to Northern California, she took her career in a new direction and accepted a position practicing skin care in a plastic surgery office.  The world of plastic surgery wasn’t the best fit so she moved on to build a part-time practice in a dermatology office in downtown San Francisco.

Always curious about owning her own business, Hannah started seeing clients at a shared studio space two days a week. After four years of working 6-7 days a week, her business was booming so she made the transition to a full time private practice in 2012.

Today, Hannah Sowd Skin Care operates 7 days a week and sells Hannah’s line of skin care products, sowd:therapy for skin. It is the embodiment of Hannah’s diverse experience and education, providing effective, relaxing, customized treatments and high quality skin care products.

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