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Skinovatio Pushing Medical Spa Services to The Next Level

Medical spas have risen in popularity across the country these past few years. And as more providers arise, it seems that there’s really nothing new under the sun. At least that’s until one encounters a center like Skinvatio, which continues to reinvent the way people think about medical spa services and bring experiences to a whole new level.

Skinvatio is a medical spa franchise that started back in 2015. Since its early days, it has become one of the premier modern beauty destinations for people in the Chicago, Illinois area. The company doesn’t shy away from the spotlight, but it has many unique aspects that make it stand out unquestionably. For one, the company is 100% women-owned and run. The company founders Katarzyna Vigneau Sallam and Aleksandra Waibel have conquered all to create a brand of beauty and rejuvenation that has become a status symbol for many of their clients across Chicago. Moreover, the company uses some of the most recent technologies in cosmetic medicine to bring top-level results for anyone looking for transformation or relaxation.

In the last seven years, Skinvatio has pushed the envelope as far as medical spa experiences are concerned. To date, the franchise has expanded to six sites, with many more now in the works. Katarzyna and Aleksandra will stop at nothing to bring their vision to the next level. An important aspect of that is constant market education. 

“We want to educate our readers and inform them that it is very important to choose the right facility for their procedures,” shares the two women founders. “Cheap treatments are not always good treatments. You can still receive your procedure out of cost but it is very important to make sure that it is done by a highly trained injector or laser technician since the majority of these treatments carry on the risk of long-life side effects.” 

Skinvatio Medical Spa has also committed to providing top-tier expertise to its clients. Their team of highly-trained medical practitioners and aesthetic specialists have spent countless hours learning proprietary therapies and using cutting-edge technologies that bring out a beauty that does not look fake. Many of their services are fast treatments. The centers also focus mostly on minimally invasive treatments so that there’s little to no downtime on the client’s end. It’s also a priority at Skinvatio to seek out the most painless or virtually painless solutions so that there’s a positive experience without all the hassles and fears that come along with keeping one’s beauty.

Katarzyna and Aleksandra remain driven to continue their company’s growth. They won’t stop until they become the first-ever medical spa to have a branch in all states. The duo’s passion for beauty services and customer experience helps them stay competitive. They are not to be taken lightly. Highly driven, the two female entrepreneurs have a vision that they will not be denied. Katarzyna and Aleksandra are also highly motivated by their dreams of making Skinvatio the most convenient medical spa choice across America.

Skinvatio hopes to branch out of the Chicago metro soon and is readily available for franchising. Learn more by visiting the company’s website.

Ann Marks’ The Full Feedings Method Helps Parents Build Consistent Sleep Routine for Babies

Parenthood brings many joys, but all parents, especially new ones, share one challenge in common – building effective sleep habits for their babies. Sleeplessness and parenthood are often perceived to go hand-in-hand, but Ann Marks says differently. The creator of The Full Feeding Method, Ann Marks, has played an instrumental role in guiding parents to put their babies to sleep effectively and consistently, building a system that prevents neither the parent nor the child from losing a good night’s sleep.

As a mother of three herself, including twins, Ann Marks knows how difficult it can be to implement consistent sleep habits for infants. Hence, she developed The Full Feedings Method, which has proven effective in helping parents achieve consistent nighttime sleep from birth. The method veers away from the popular sleep training method of crying it out. Instead, the method helps parents meet the baby’s need for enough food to fully satisfy their stomach, ensuring that there is no need to feed at night (when age-appropriate) as well as preventing them from sleeping too much during the daytime (so 12-hours of nighttime sleep is possible). Once all age-appropriate needs are met, The Full Feedings Method guarantees a baby can sleep naturally every night and even help keep the consistent nighttime sleep through the many transitions of baby’s first years of life. 

“My method can begin from birth and involves no crying. It also encourages parents to hold and help their babies to sleep, which is good for sleep and mental health,” said Ann Marks, emphasizing that The Full Feedings Method is ideal for babies of all ages. The program is available for parents who registered for membership in the life-changing coaching course where Ann Marks offers tools and all the ingredients needed to develop healthier sleep patterns. The program also offers phone and email support for parents who may have questions at any given time, a service signifying the founder’s commitment to genuinely helping parents address the problem of sleep deprivation.

With the membership, parents get access to a simple three-step method explaining how to establish consistent sleep, as well as monthly guides showing parents age-appropriate sleep routines for their children. The program also provides over 80 helpful videos and 50 PDFs to help parents understand their baby’s eating and sleeping problems better anywhere they want. 

“I honestly just wanted my daughter to sleep so that I could sleep too. That was my only goal. I was searching for a method that would get my daughter sleeping through the night as quickly as possible, without compromising her needs at any time or leaving her to ‘cry it out,” Ann Marks said. “I wanted something flexible and gentle yet effective. I decided to create an alternative – a full night of sleep for any parent who wants it, without having to sleep-train their baby,” she added further. 

Ann Marks shared that she developed the program because of her love for sleeping, understanding that a good rest is crucial for people to function to their fullest, especially for parents whose responsibility is to care for their children. She saw many parents being conditioned that parenthood would cause them to never sleep again, and she wanted to give parents an alternative…a full night of sleep for any parent who wanted it. Today, The Full Feedings Method has changed not only her life but also the lives of many parents worldwide.

She can be found helping parents daily on Instagram @fullfeedings and via her Online Programs at https//

Capture Films Takes Content Creation to a Whole New Level

The advent of the modern age has paved the way for numerous opportunities that make use of digital tools like social media. True enough, the last couple of years have shown just how much of a difference technology has made in multiple trades across the globe. One of the industries that have been gaining traction because of technological advancements is content creation. Taking heed of the rise of this content-driven environment, leading authorities and experts have been helping brands grow and flourish through creative strategies and techniques. Such is the case with Capture Films founder Brennan Strader, a visionary whose passion for his craft has helped go-getters translate visions into reality. 

Widely acknowledged as a beacon of excellence and trustworthiness, Capture Films is armed with an impressive track record of pushing brands toward the spotlight. Since its launch, the company has worked with numerous power players around the world, such as Shell, P&G, BIC, Team USA, and NFL.

With how competitive the online landscape has become, brands are now more compelled to step up their games and fight for their place in the industry. For this reason, Capture Films has addressed itself to the challenge of exploring new ways that would help brands gain exposure and attract more audiences. An approach that the company has been tapping into is the user-generated content (UGC) side of the market. Through UGC, it can give consumers the opportunity to participate in a brand’s growth instead of being mere spectators. 

Standing at the helm of Capture Films’ UGC division is Damien Foster. The luminary is hailed for his creative prowess and incredible flair. As a matter of fact, he is the powerhouse behind the company’s amazing TikTok videos. 

“With this rising generation being used to digital ads throughout their entire life, the best way to market on an entertainment platform is to be the entertainment,” Brennan Strader said. “And since Gen-Zs can spot an ad a mile away, brands have got to stop looking and sounding like an ad. The way to solve this is to let creators make the ad,” he pointed out.

Nowadays, people are more selective about the brands they interact with and purchase from. This is especially true for ever-fickle Gen-Z. In an effort to elevate the content creation process, Capture Films primarily produces high-end films and top-notch content. As a matter of fact, the company specializes in high-end video production and creates everything else, including 2D and 3D animation and photography.

At its core, Capture Films wants to address the increasing demand for user-generated content. According to Brennan Strader, this kind of content is native to the TikTok platform and connects more powerfully to the viewers than high-end advertising traditionally used to. “We have a database of creators that can make native TikToks that advertise any brand without looking like a traditional advertisement,” he explained. “They are often filmed on mobile devices and look scrappy. We produce these verticle ads from conception and casting to filming and editing. Brands can sit back and let us take the wheel,” he added. 

In the coming years, Brennan Strader envisions Capture Films at the forefront of the industry. The founder believes that his company and his brilliant team of creatives will continue to serve business and marketing leaders looking for growth and exposure.